Tableau Prep is great prep for your work!
August 26, 2021

Tableau Prep is great prep for your work!

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Tableau Prep

[Tableau Prep] is used by the commercial side of our organization to clean up data sets before we create dashboards or run analytics/data science projects. Some of the data sets can have missing or erroneous values and Tableau Prep helps to point out such situations so that we can address them before creating visualizations.
  • Display the raw data coming in from the data warehouse
  • Point out situations that might be erroneous
  • Show the distribution of raw data figures
  • Should allow you to connect to more databases and platforms
  • Allow clearer initial visualizations
  • Run through data quicker
  • Ability to clean data sets
  • Ability to help us determine if a dashboard can be created
  • Ability to monitor the data feeds we [receive]
  • More efficient dashboard production
  • More streamlined workflow
  • More autonomy with data sets
Tableau Prep is covered in our license whereas Alteryx required additional fees and a separate license. Tableau Prep is similar to Tableau Desktop which a lot of our team is comfortable with so it wasn't difficult to get a feel for Tableau Prep. However, Alteryx would have been a totally new platform.

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If your data sets are coming in without much stewardship then Tableau Prep can help to clean the data before you start trying to create visualizations for your end users. You will save a lot of time this way - rather than seeing problems once you are creating dashboards. If you don't have large data sets or your data is relatively simple, then Tableau Prep may not be needed.