Tableau Public - No fuss dashboarding for non-techies
Updated May 21, 2022

Tableau Public - No fuss dashboarding for non-techies

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Tableau Public

We use Tableau Public as part of our reporting and dashboarding toolset within our agency's marketing team. We use it both for internal and client dashboards and find it is a pretty helpful and wide-ranging dashboarding and data visualization tool, the fact that it is free is only an added bonus despite the limitations of the free account.
  • Data visualisation
  • Sharing visualisations
  • Importing data from Multiple sources, both online and local data
  • Creating Dashboards
  • Pre built visualisations
  • Data sharing
  • Haven't seen any as it currently meets all of our requirements and expectations for a free tool
  • We have saved costs on Dashboarding tools thanks to the free tools within Tableau Public
  • Streamlined reporting
  • Time saved with easier data preparation features
  • Professional looking dashboards and visualisations
The determining factor in us deciding to go with Tableau Public over Power BI Free was the ease of Tablueau's ability to easily process larger datasets in comparison to Power BI Free's limitations.

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It is pretty simple to use for someone just looking to visualize simple datasets without the need for more complex features, despite the initial difficulty in learning Tableau with its more technical interface.
I have not yet required to contact support as the documentation and help i found online has always worked so far
Tableau Public is a great data visualization tool for its price and the functionality it offers you when it comes to creating and maintaining dashboards. Compared to the other tools we had used, with Tableau we were able to process larger datasets. The community visualizations also help save time when building new dashboards.

Tableau Public Feature Ratings

Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Predictive Analytics
Customizable dashboards
Report Formatting Templates
Pixel Perfect reports
Drill-down analysis
Formatting capabilities
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Report sharing and collaboration
Publish to Web
Publish to PDF
Report Versioning
Report Delivery Scheduling
Delivery to Remote Servers
Not Rated

Using Tableau Public

2 - Our Paid Media Specialist and Senior Account manager currently make use of Tableau to create visualisations that we screenshot and send to some of our clients with special reporting needs.
1 - It is largely our paid specialist who is responsible for the use and maintenance of our work on Tableau Public. Basically of the skills i would say are required to Support Tableau Public, basic data comprehension is probably the most crucial, and then other skills that assist this process like familiarity with Ms Excel or Google Sheets, some SQL would also help, and then lastly would be data visualization know-how and best practices.
  • For now its just to create and manage simple dashboards for basic visualizations
  • As we grow as an organisation though we will definitely explore the need for a Paid option to give us access to more features, and data sources.
  • Visualizing data
  • Basic report creation
  • Dashboard Management
  • Data Exploration
  • we have also used Tableau Public as a Tableau "Free Trial" to help development of my data skills
  • I would say the way we make use of it as a small organisation, we just use the visualization features to present data and then we screenshot this info and paste it into our regular reports to be sent in PDF format.