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Review: "Tableau Online is a Data Visualization Dream!"
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January 07, 2019

Review: "Tableau Online is a Data Visualization Dream!"

Score 10 out of 101
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Overall Satisfaction with Tableau Online

Our analytics consulting team uses Tableau Online for many of our client projects. We are a boutique data analytics consulting firm who specializes in advising clients on how to achieve their analytics goals as well as creating and implementing customized data visualization tools, and BI best practices. Tableau is usually an application that we will have clients consider, as it is considered a leader in the marketplace.

Tableau Online is one of my favorite applications in our toolbox and I thoroughly enjoy showing our clients how powerful it can be to get them started. It is very easy to use, and even the most intimidated, least tech-savvy customers tend to grow excited when using Tableau. It is powerful, easy to load data into, it is compatible with many sources, feature-rich, and packaged up behind a super-slick UI.
  • Compatible with many data sources.
  • Easy to use, easy to learn - with a slick UI.
  • Feature-rich, especially in the geo-analytic area. Lots of charts with customizable options.
  • Tech-support widgets or web-agents would be helpful. Because the tool is so feature-rich, it is not always easy to identify where the seemingly-endless list of features exists.
  • The price of Tableau over-all can be high depending on the needs of your organization and the purchase model.
  • The out-of-box color schemes and options could be more dynamic, but this is my personal preference.
Tableau is among the top applications out there in the space and at this level. It really comes down to personal preference and data visualization goals. All of the top products I listed do their job very well and are packed with features. I prefer Tableau online for analyzing geographical information. I like the out-of-box geo-analytic visualizations and charts better in Tableau than Qlik Sense, for example.
I have only used Tableau online with excel flat file uploads, so I cannot speak to how other sources connect to tableau and if there are any connection issues with the tool and various file types. I had no issues with excel.
Tableau online is built for sharing and collaboration and it performs well by all accounts in this area. Team members are able to share data easily, and share/forward files with ease and collaborate across teams online, remotely.
Custom formatting options can be limited with the Tableau Online edition.

Tableau Online Feature Ratings

Pixel Perfect reports
8
Customizable dashboards
6
Report Formatting Templates
Not Rated
Drill-down analysis
9
Formatting capabilities
6
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Not Rated
Report sharing and collaboration
9
Publish to Web
9
Publish to PDF
Not Rated
Report Versioning
Not Rated
Report Delivery Scheduling
Not Rated
Delivery to Remote Servers
Not Rated
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
10
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
10
Predictive Analytics
Not Rated
Multi-User Support (named login)
10
Role-Based Security Model
10
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
10
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Not Rated
Responsive Design for Web Access
Not Rated
Dedicated iOS Application
10
Dedicated Android Application
Not Rated
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
10
REST API
Not Rated
Javascript API
Not Rated
iFrames
Not Rated
Java API
Not Rated
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Not Rated
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Not Rated

Using Tableau Online

Users and Roles

20 - All consultant types use Tableau at our firm, including the solution designers, practice directors, developers, project managers, and even the partners and sales team.

Support Headcount Required

3 - Developer/Designers
Product Owners
General Consultants