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Tableau Server Review: "Show your data with pride!"
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January 16, 2018

Tableau Server Review: "Show your data with pride!"

Score 10 out of 101
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Overall Satisfaction with Tableau Server

Tableau Server is used within my organization to present users with an easily understandable visualization of our very large data sets. These data sets include web log information, customer information, and transaction information. By using Tableau, we are able to present this data in a number of formats including tabular format as well as various charts and graphs. Because the charts and graphs are interactive, the user experience has been received very well.
  • Tableau's visual presentation of data is unsurpassed
  • Tableau Server is easily integrated into various database and technologies such as Business Objects
  • Because the Tableau user community is so large, we are able to obtain answers to the majority of our questions through news feeds and online user groups and communities.
  • On the lowest level, many of Tableau's features and strengths are too complicated for the typical end-user
  • IT expertise is required to fully implement Tableau Server
  • Tableau Server is very weak in source-code versioning.
We find Tableau Server much more flexible and powerful for the developer. The resulting dashboard and interactive charts far surpass those of Business Objects. IBM Cognos is much too restrictive in its ability to present data visualizations in a way that is easily integrated into both web platforms and mobile applications.
We have multiple data sources from SQL, to Oracle, to Hadoop and Tableau provides connectors to allow native connection to each of these. Our company embraces a large number of various technologies and Tableau's ability to connect to each of these is a requirement. This connectivity is one of the driving factors behind our decision to choose Tableau.
The ability to present data in the way we desire, to the end-point we desire is a requirement for us Tableau allows us to easily present our data either automatically through scheduled distribution or interactively through a web or mobile interface is pivotal in our maintaining the role as the leader in our industry.
- Tableau Server is particularly strong in the creation and presentation of dashboards
- I would not recommend Tableau out-of-the-box for use by an end-user

Tableau Server Feature Ratings

Pixel Perfect reports
8
Customizable dashboards
10
Report Formatting Templates
9
Drill-down analysis
7
Formatting capabilities
8
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Not Rated
Report sharing and collaboration
8
Publish to Web
10
Publish to PDF
10
Report Versioning
5
Report Delivery Scheduling
8
Delivery to Remote Servers
Not Rated
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
4
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Not Rated
Predictive Analytics
Not Rated
Multi-User Support (named login)
Not Rated
Role-Based Security Model
6
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
10
Single Sign-On (SSO)
10
Responsive Design for Web Access
10
Dedicated iOS Application
9
Dedicated Android Application
10
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
9
REST API
10
Javascript API
10
iFrames
8
Java API
9
Themeable User Interface (UI)
8
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
9