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Tableau Server Review: "Big data management across multiple platforms made easy!"
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August 17, 2018

Tableau Server Review: "Big data management across multiple platforms made easy!"

Score 10 out of 101
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Overall Satisfaction with Tableau Server

We use Tableau server across the entire organization. All departments are using worksheets and data sources to answer day-to-day business decisions. It is our go-to business intelligence platform and is heavily used.
  • Controls over who can see what report
  • One place for everything
  • Custom controls over various datasources
  • Better mobile
  • Updates are hard, but we try to wait until data source first couple after release, always end up getting connection issues back to our servers
  • A user activity dashboard - more than what data sources
  • Positive ROI. Always need more training
  • We utilize a service provider (ICIMO) - they are the best and double/triple the value that we get out of Tableau
Examples:
  • Live DB feeds of inventory for customer service and finance
  • Daily updates for finance and tax prep
  • Daily/weekly/monthly/Q reports for sales
  • Complex calculations using both live DB and server-based data sources for email and print mail segmentation prep
We only have 13 users so we don't have a high level of permissions set up. Currently, we use 3 levels.
SQL
AWS (multiple types)
Excel
Google Docs
CSV

Haven't found something that we wanted to tie into that we have not been able to set up.
Easy to share. We haven't leveraged the alerts or subscriptions. Need to better understand. NEED EXAMPLES OF THIS AT THE TABLEAU CONFERENCE
Once again, this is fully leveraged for us because of our service provider ICIMO.
Suited
Any type of BI, metrics, easy to use, fast, robust.

Not Suited
This may start to cross over into general Tableau use itself, but we are always fighting using the right tool for the right job, we have tried to use tableau to adjust data much the way Alteryx or Tableau prep can be used.

Tableau Server Feature Ratings

Customizable dashboards
9
Report Formatting Templates
8
Drill-down analysis
10
Formatting capabilities
8
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Not Rated
Report sharing and collaboration
10
Publish to PDF
Not Rated
Report Versioning
Not Rated
Report Delivery Scheduling
6
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
10
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
10
Predictive Analytics
10
Multi-User Support (named login)
10
Role-Based Security Model
10
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
8
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Not Rated
Responsive Design for Web Access
3
Dedicated iOS Application
Not Rated
Dedicated Android Application
Not Rated
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
1
REST API
Not Rated
Javascript API
Not Rated
iFrames
Not Rated