Tableau - the Gold Standard
February 16, 2016

Tableau - the Gold Standard

David Shi | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Tableau Server

Currently Tableau Server is used to rapidly develop and distribute ad-hoc reporting to limited to senior level stakeholders, as such it's currently mainly used by finance department users.

It addresses the problem of slow development process of traditional SSRS based reports and lack of flexibility and self-discovery.

Pros

  • One version of the truth, instead of passing around Excel workbooks which are prone to errors and lack of updates. A universal 'version' is used and is automatically updated based on new information fed by the data warehouse.
  • Ease of integration with active directory allowing user level access restrictions based on existing infrastructure, as well as flexibility to easily override user level restrictions if needed.
  • Intuitive interface, gold standard amongst a myriad of other products.

Cons

  • Pricing can be a bit daunting compared to a desktop license, it should be cheaper.
Tableau by far has the most intuitive interface and best out of the box looks for presentation. The speed of development and ease of development is unbeatable.
Rapid deployment of dashboards/reports is where Tableau Server would be most well suited.

Tableau Server Feature Ratings

Pixel Perfect reports
8
Customizable dashboards
9
Report Formatting Templates
9
Drill-down analysis
10
Formatting capabilities
8
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Not Rated
Report sharing and collaboration
10
Publish to Web
10
Publish to PDF
10
Report Versioning
Not Rated
Report Delivery Scheduling
Not Rated
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
9
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
10
Predictive Analytics
Not Rated
Multi-User Support (named login)
10
Role-Based Security Model
9
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
9
Responsive Design for Web Access
9
Mobile Application
8
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
8

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