Review of Tableau Public for reports and dashboards serving banking clients
Hiren Mistry | TrustRadius Reviewer
August 19, 2019

Review of Tableau Public for reports and dashboards serving banking clients

Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Tableau Public

Tableau is being used to make sense of the plethora of data to CxO team and bank-clients. It is used across the organization. It solves the problem of generating insights and aids in making a quick decision. Internally, it helps discover data patterns such as customer purchase behavior, sales trends, or production bottlenecks.
  • Excellent, mind-blowing variety of visualization wizards
  • Lightweight and secure
  • Variety of data sources supported by its connectors, from plain file, Excel, RDBMS, and Hadoop to NoSQL databases.
  • Easy deployment to production.
  • Padding and working with null or missing values.
  • Expensive Licenses
  • Slow rendering when the data volume is huge.
  • Real-time changes in visualization as the underlying data changes.
Tableau Public provides a variety of visualization and point-and-click functionality, with little or no scripting, gives Tableau the advantage. Also, being lightweight, Tableau Public finds the ease of use from our PSU bank-clients that use low-end hardware and devices. Tableau public helps raise satisfaction index, by way of ease of use and beautiful visualizations.
In the Enterprise, data lies in disparate sources such as excel files, unstructured files, relational databases, and NoSQL systems. Range of varied data source connectors, help to combine and mashup data from these Enterprise silos to generate new insights quickly, thereby aids in decision making at all levels of the organization. Particularly, Senior Management is extremely satisfied with the outcomes.
Report publishing functionality and the variety of formats in which reports get published are excellent. Particularly, having banking clients, there is a need to comply with the client's preferred formats dictated by the regulators ensuring appropriate security is in place. Tableau's security features for data in motion and rest help comply with regulation and periodic audits reports are found to be satisfactory.
For a data warehouse environment, where a post-facto analysis is done, Tableau is well suited. For generating insights or summary analysis and for predictive analysis. The visualization, coupled with critical thinking, aids in data storytelling. For real-time dashboards, where refresh rates are high coupled with high data volumes, Tableau is less suited.

Tableau Public Feature Ratings

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