Tableau Server - A Powerful Tool to Democratize Data
Updated February 27, 2015

Tableau Server - A Powerful Tool to Democratize Data

Nelson Davis, MSCE, EIT | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Tableau Server

  • Rapid fire analysis: the ability to ask questions and find answers rapidly of the data on the fly.
  • Dashboarding: taking different views or sheets and bringing them to one screen where they can then interact with one another.
  • Integrated mapping: rather than layering on top of Google Maps through complex coding, Tableau gives you the ability to look at geospatial data simply and quickly with both point maps and filled maps.
  • Data Blending: taking data from different sources (even different DB types) and bringing it into visualizations together.
  • Putting the ability to do analysis in the hands of the user
  • Can be a bit buggy every so often.
We also looked at Spotfire and Qilkview
We've found that Tableau's capabilities often exceed our needs. There is nothing else on the market that we've seen that we would choose over and above this product.
  • Greater understanding of our data.
  • Greater transparency both internally and with our clients.
Tableau Software and Tableau Server make doing analysis enjoyable, insightful, and fun. Putting new capabilities in to the hands of users and allowing them do their own analysis is a fantastic solution to unlocking data.

Tableau Server Feature Ratings

Using Tableau Server

  • Data Storage
  • Data Management
  • Data Visualizations
  • Dashboarding
  • Automated Reporting

Evaluating Tableau Server and Competitors

This is the only BI tool we've implemented.

Tableau Server Implementation

Each day we learn new ways to leverage the software and implement it ways that we hadn't before.

Tableau Server Training

It is certainly learn-able without formal training. The formal training would provide some best practices, but the software is very approachable on your own.

Tableau Server Support

All my interactions have been positive to this point.
No - The free tutorials and forums are almost always acquit for answering our questions and solving our issues.