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Tableau has been a great tool for us, has room to improve too!
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October 05, 2018

Tableau has been a great tool for us, has room to improve too!

Score 8 out of 101
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Overall Satisfaction with Tableau Server

TS is used as a reporting framework that connects to a legacy SQL server that stores Time and Expense information for a national consulting company. We primary use tabluar\xtab reporting formats
  • Easy connection to SQL Server. Easy creation of SQL statement, data source for reporting. Easy drag and drop report creation
  • Flexible report formats
  • Easy to set permissions on a per User basis
  • We use Tab CMD extensively; documentation is poor (specifically on how to format some exports - a topic we recently had to rerseach).
  • We leverage xtab reports a lot, and we run into the 16 column limit
  • Positive - has allowed our business to access and analyze data that was previously not available via stock reports in our legacy system. Has allowed us to identify and pursue growth opportunities
Our Tableau instance resides in Amazon EC2 - and connects to a private SQL database.
Part of our User directory are regional managers who all access the same basic reports, but we are able to restrict filtering to their particular departments - works great.
Connects easily with SQL Server and Google Sheets. We intend to also connect TS in the future to our new cloud based T&E system\Oracle.
We don't use this feature. All of our reports and data are managed by a central IT team, and pushed to our users. Users do not create their own reports.
Any time we get an error message, it's easy to find folks with similar issues, but not always good answers. Have used tech support once or twice with good results.
It works great for our applications; internal reporting directly connected to our back end database. In our case we were replacing the reporting tools that accompanied a legacy system - and Tableau performed that role easily.

We're a middle sized company, and only have 12 licenses because adding more is too expensive...

Tableau Server Feature Ratings

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