Tableau Prep your way to cleaner data!
February 18, 2020

Tableau Prep your way to cleaner data!

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Tableau Prep

We have been using Tableau Prep to prepare simple data sets for analysis in Tableau. We do not use it for more complex data but it definitely helps with smaller, simpler data sets. we have most of our Tableau Desktop users utilizing Tableau Prep when needed, but when we do more complex data cleaning and prep we use Alteryx.
  • Easy to use
  • Integrates perfectly with Tableau
  • Can be sluggish when making a lot of changes
  • Not as robust as other software on the market
  • Included with Tableau Desktop licenses so, cost effective in that sense
  • Easy to learn
We use both Tableau Prep and Alteryx and, although Tableau Prep integrates better with Tableau Desktop, I find that more often then not I open up Alteryx to do most of my data prep prior to bringing my data into analysis as it is just so much more robust. Not that this makes Tableau Prep bad, it just highlights the missing features. However, if I did not have Alteryx, Tableau Prep would still be able to handle most of the work I need it to do.
I have not really had to reach out for any kind of customer support for Tableau Prep, so I can't really say. However, the support that Tableau has given for their other products has been great, so I would assume it would be the same here. They are also constantly adding new features and providing software updates, and that is always a plus.

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Tableau Prep is a great software if all you need to do is prep some files and do some simple joins and other simple data prep steps in order to get your data in Tableau shape. However, if working with large sets of data and doing more complex calculations and other more complex data prep, there are better products on the market.