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Tableau Server: "Big Fan Review"
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August 23, 2018

Tableau Server: "Big Fan Review"

Score 9 out of 101
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Overall Satisfaction with Tableau Server

Tableau Server is used today as our BI system of choice, primarily for analytical purposes. That is, our healthcare analysts use Tableau for ad-hoc analysis purposes. However, we likely will be converting our standard BI solution to Tableau in the near future.
  • Flexible deployment
  • Ease of administration
  • Security controls
  • Would love the ability to manage/maintain a uniform business semantic layer for consolidation of business rules/logic
  • The interface with folders/projects/workbooks is difficult to navigate and not intuitive
  • Development time is significantly less in Tableau relative to many competitor platforms. We have numerous examples where we have transitioned existing assets to Table and done so in 10-20% of the original development time. Big ROI factor there.
  • Training and ease of use is simple. Not a large learning curve.
  • Server deployment could not be easier.
Was not permitted to deploy originally because we supported no Windows servers. That roadblock has been cleared and now that a Linux version of the server software is available, we're good. Utilizing Tableau online is not an option in the healthcare space due to HIPAA and other regulatory restrictions.
We do not deploy sophisticated user permissions in my current organization, but have deployed solutions with row-level security in previous organizations. Data level permissions are limited (or were 2 years ago) but role-based security is solid.
Overall good. However, we use Exasol, and the native driver (for some time) did not work when published to the server, so we needed to us ODBC to get assets to interact with Exasol properly. Less boutique solutions are solid.
Very good. Offers us tremendous speed and flexibility in the development of and deployment of analytical assets.
I've had very good experiences with Tableau support on all front. Support community is outstanding.
Our analytics team is big on developing narrative around data and we have found no other tool on the market to support that (and do so efficiently) than Tableau. It provides balance of standard washboarding and BI capabilities with unparalleled support for ad-hoc analytical scenarios (and distribution of those assets).

Tableau Server Feature Ratings

Customizable dashboards
10
Report Formatting Templates
6
Drill-down analysis
8
Formatting capabilities
9
Integration with R or other statistical packages
6
Report sharing and collaboration
10
Publish to Web
Not Rated
Publish to PDF
9
Report Versioning
7
Report Delivery Scheduling
8
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
7
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
8
Predictive Analytics
6
Multi-User Support (named login)
9
Role-Based Security Model
6
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
9
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Not Rated
Responsive Design for Web Access
9
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