Tableau is the clay for big data - the forms are endless.
Updated March 01, 2016

Tableau is the clay for big data - the forms are endless.

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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  • Custom

Overall Satisfaction with Tableau Server

We utilize Tableau to serve a variety of data purposes. The beauty of Tableau is it's ability to be adapted for purposes across the entire organization. For us, Tableau solves unique business problems for every department. Whether you need a high level business update on how the entire company is doing or something related to a specific account -- Tableau usually has the answer.

Pros

  • Versatility -- there are endless ways to visualize data
  • Adaptability -- all departments have unique business questions/challenges. Given the proper concision around the question, Tableau can usually be manipulated to have an answer.
  • Immediacy -- Tableau Server is quick, simple as that.

Cons

  • Some of the best use cases for Tableau come from building custom views out of the raw data sources. Tableau does not save custom views built in this fashion -- they have to be rebuilt each time which can be painfully time consuming.
  • Data manipulation -- much of the time data has to be exported into excel in order to see things the right way.
I won't be the one who makes this decision but I'm confident my company will renew.
  • Turnaround time on RFPs and other demand-related requests has decreased substantially
  • Efficiency of troubleshooting has increased
  • Publisher intelligence has lead to increased inventory transparency resulting in smoother transactions
The reporting made available in Tableau is often utilized by companies that do not directly own that Tableau account instance. It does not serve as a UI or API for those external stake-holders. Rather, the account owner must manually generate and send reports. It is less appropriate for providing on demand reporting and a controlled user interface for external clients. However, Tableau remains very well-suited to internal data uses of all kinds.

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