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"Tableau Server Review"
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August 10, 2018

"Tableau Server Review"

Score 10 out of 101
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Overall Satisfaction with Tableau Server

Tableau Server is being used across the organization as our Data Analytics tool of choice. This product empowers our end users to explore data on their products or efforts and make key decisions to improve their customers' experiences. This frees up our BI / BA analytic teams to perform deeper dives into the data.
  • Tableau server is an easy to use / powerful tool for visual analytics. Users who are not familiar with technologies can easily create beautiful visualizations to convey the impacts of their products and efforts.
  • Tableau server allows our executive members to have quick easy access to our KPI measures to know how our business is performing at a glance.
  • Tableau server empowers our BI / BA team to dive deeply into our data, and summarize, visualize the significant facts in views that are easily consumed and understood.
  • As with any tool there are areas that can be improved/enhanced. However, Tableau has been a fairly full coverage robust application. I do not have any gaps at this time.
  • Giving users the ability to quickly see trending and total impact of products and efforts in easy to consume visualizations has had significant impact to our overall performance metrics.
Our current Tableau server instance is on-prem, however over the next year or so we will be moving to the cloud.
We utilize Active Directory and Okta MFA for the broad level of access, then within Tableau we can restrict down to the workbook level (even down to what data appears on the report) based on the users' permission levels.
We have yet to run into any issues connecting to data within our ecosystem. Our current connections include Hadoop/Hive, Teradata, AWS Redshift, MSSQL, MySQL, PostgresSQL, Google BigQuery, Google Sheets, MS Access, MS Excel, as well as Text files. Again a representation of how easy it is for our end users to find their data and create visualizations.
Uses can quickly send a url link to any dashboard they've created to any user who has access to Tableau. In addition if needed views can be exported to PDF or csv for easy sharing
Tableau offers extensive free online training videos and and expansive user forum community. Answers to most any question you may have are easily found with a quick Google search, provided but both Tableau knowledge base as well as the user community.
If you're looking for an easy to implement, easy to support tool that is easy for your end users to adopt, Tableau is your answer.

Tableau Server Feature Ratings

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