Tableau Online - Your Data When / Where / and How You want It
July 13, 2016

Tableau Online - Your Data When / Where / and How You want It

Lance Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Tableau Online

Tableau is used in many different departments throughout my organization. It is used in every department from Sales and Engineering to Accounting and Production. Tableau is used to analyze trends in large amounts of data and reveal the patterns locked into the data. It also excels at building dashboards that are able to provide management and other users with dynamic easy to understand visuals.
  • Easy to use and set up
  • Scales well within a growing organization
  • Works well with mobile or cloud based platforms
  • Easy to customize access for a variety of users
  • Customizing a particular look can be challenging
  • Has a bit of a learning curve
I feel like Tableau is easier to use compared with the SAP Business Objects. Both have a bit of a learning curve but I felt that Tableau Online was still more intuitive and user friendly. Tableau Desktop is a powerhouse. It has a very steep learning curve but once you master the fundamentals the sky is the limit.
I have found that it is well suited for sending reports out to any level in the organization. Executive management used to receive many emails each day with a report, slides, and analysis. Now the majority of those updates and reports all flow through Tableau Online. They are able to get live data and digest and analyze it at their own pace. They are more prepared when they walk in to meetings and find it easier to explain trends with the Tableau Dashboards.

Tableau Online Feature Ratings

Pixel Perfect reports
Customizable dashboards
Report Formatting Templates
Drill-down analysis
Formatting capabilities
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Report sharing and collaboration
Publish to Web
Publish to PDF
Report Versioning
Report Delivery Scheduling
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Predictive Analytics
Multi-User Support (named login)
Role-Based Security Model
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Responsive Design for Web Access
Mobile Application
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile

Using Tableau Online

20 - Sales, Marketing, Engineering, Production, and Accounting
7 - People with a strong background in IT and data analysis.
  • Continued migration of older static reports.
  • The sky is the limit with this software and we are still learning what it can do.
  • Spread information
  • Speed up reporting
  • Enhances trend analysis
  • Turned an antiquated monthly reporting process into a slick automatically updating set of real time dashboards.