Great for data visualization in blogs, reports, and other documents
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
November 29, 2017

Great for data visualization in blogs, reports, and other documents

Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Tableau Public

It is used to visualize data to use in blog posts, periodic reports, white papers, emails, and social media posts. It makes it easy to share data visualizations with the public, or to add them to documents intended for a specific audience. The platform is useful in keeping all of our data and reports consolidated in one place across multiple devices. It is used in both communications and development.
  • Integration with Goodle Drive
  • Allows you to highlight specific data points
  • Optimizes visualizations for viewing from different devices
  • In order to keep your data private, you have to buy a subscription
  • Problems with embedding on some websites
  • Must have a professional subscription to share with your network
Google Charts/Drive is sufficient for simpler data sets, but it does not integrate with other web platforms and the visualization does not look as professional. I'm not aware of any other competitors that offer the same package as Microsoft.
You can use a wide range of data sources, including Excel, Google sheets, .CSV, R, SAS, spatial files (although I haven't used this capability), and various web data connectors.
File sharing is easy if you have a professional subscription, but for public/unpaid users it only offers access to the public platform. Sharing and collaboration capabilities vary depending on the subscription level that you have.
Generating data-based reports for donors or board of directors. However, note that the public version should not be used for any data that you would like to keep private. Also good for creating unique data visualizations to use in presentations, or simpler visualizations to use in the text of a blog post or in a social media post.

Tableau Public Feature Ratings

Pixel Perfect reports
9
Customizable dashboards
10
Report Formatting Templates
9
Drill-down analysis
7
Formatting capabilities
9
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Not Rated
Report sharing and collaboration
10
Publish to Web
9
Publish to PDF
8
Report Versioning
8
Report Delivery Scheduling
7
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
8
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
10
Predictive Analytics
6
Multi-User Support (named login)
9
Role-Based Security Model
Not Rated
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
7
Single Sign-On (SSO)
7
Responsive Design for Web Access
10
Dedicated iOS Application
10
Dedicated Android Application
10
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
9
REST API
Not Rated
Javascript API
Not Rated
iFrames
Not Rated
Java API
Not Rated
Themeable User Interface (UI)
7
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
7

Using Tableau Public

2 - Executive, communications, development
2 - Easy to use for those with less technical experience.
  • Annual reporting
  • Presentations
  • Use in white paper reports
  • Use in reports to donors
  • Grant applications
  • Social media sharing