Share and Collaborate with Tableau Online

Overall Satisfaction with Tableau Online

Tableau Online is used to share and collaborate on workbooks created or generated by Tableau Desktop. In Tableau Online, you do not have to worry about hardware specifications, you simply buy the license and use it in a browser. All of the background hardware is maintained by Tableau. It is completely adapted to our organization. We have 3 sites in Tableau online for each department so that our data is not shared between the departments.
  • Scalability- If you want to increase the number of users, it can be done without any hardware replacement or update.
  • Flexibility- Since is maintained by Tableau, it can be adapted to any environment.
  • In Tableau Online, the risk is less compared to Tableau Server.
  • Data source: It doesn't support many databases to run a direct query in it.
  • Downtime will be very frequent [twice or three times per month] based on the region you deploy.
  • Some of the configurations cannot be done as per your choice.
Deployment time is less than Tableau Server. Configuring Tableau Online is managed by the Tableau Team, so there is less risk.
Talking about the connectivity to the data source, it's connectivity list is small but you can extend it by using Tableau Bridge in Tableau Online. Connecting to the data source takes hardly a few clicks in Tableau Online. Tableau Online supports live connection to some of the data sources and for remaining it extracts the data.
Whatever dashboard you create in Tableau Desktop, it can be shared in Tableau Online with specific permissions to a particular user. Tableau Online has separate sites, and you can use it for each department for building silos between their data.
Tableau Online is used in an environment where Tableau Desktop creates dashboards and you want to share them and collaborate. It is best suited in a place where hardware infrastructure cannot be adopted. It is not well suited in an environment where you use certain data sources because Tableau Online only supports specific data sources.

Tableau Online Feature Ratings

Pixel Perfect reports
8
Customizable dashboards
9
Report Formatting Templates
8
Drill-down analysis
9
Formatting capabilities
8
Integration with R or other statistical packages
6
Report sharing and collaboration
9
Publish to Web
8
Publish to PDF
7
Report Versioning
9
Report Delivery Scheduling
9
Delivery to Remote Servers
9
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
8
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
9
Predictive Analytics
8
Multi-User Support (named login)
9
Role-Based Security Model
9
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
9
Single Sign-On (SSO)
10
Responsive Design for Web Access
9
Dedicated iOS Application
9
Dedicated Android Application
9
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
9
REST API
9
Javascript API
8
Java API
8
Themeable User Interface (UI)
5
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
5