Tableau Server is a great addition to Desktop
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
August 17, 2018

Tableau Server is a great addition to Desktop

Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Tableau Server

The Business Analytics department uses Tableau Server to share reports and data sources internally. A small number of visualizations are shared outside the department. We currently have 50 users and the majority of those log in at least once per month.
  • Shares data sources very well.
  • Solid security at the folder and file level.
  • Recently added a "read-only" licensing option.
  • Performance can be problematic when using MS SQL stored procedures as a published data source on Tableau Server. We've only tried this twice, but it has failed spectacularly under two completely different situations.
  • Maintenance upgrades are extremely slow. That may be improving in version 2018.2.
  • New subscription pricing models are more expensive than the discontinued perpetual licensing model.
  • Tableau Server makes it easy to share engaging visualizations with clients.
Tableau Server connects to all the standard data sources. But it does not integrate with our customer database.
Requires you to really think about your folder (project) structure. But once we settled on a folder structure that mirrors our existing department structure and permissions, it really became a lot easier to manage.
Connects to all the standard stuff.
The user community is very active. You always find the answer to your question in the Tableau community. Documentation and free training resources are fantastic. Technical support services are fine, but we rarely use them. There is always a long delay in getting back to you. We usually solve our problems before they respond.
We have not found an excellent use case. However, our limited number of users rarely complain, so that is probably a good sign.

Tableau Server Feature Ratings

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