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Tableau Server Review: "Amazing product for sharing actionable insights!"
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October 29, 2018

Tableau Server Review: "Amazing product for sharing actionable insights!"

Score 8 out of 101
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Overall Satisfaction with Tableau Server

Tableau Server is being used at Ellie Mae as a platform for not only sharing enterprise level Tableau dashboards created by our BI developers, but also as a location to host business specific data sources for end users to create their own ad-hoc visualizations.
  • Allows for easy sharing of data and actionable insights with an extremely user-friendly visual interface
  • Acts as an environment to implement and enforce data governance with centralized and certified data sources
  • Easy to deploy, scale to our specific needs, and monitor
  • Enterprise level implementation is very pricey
  • Dashboard layout changes if the screen resolution of the Tableau developer is different from the end user's screen resolution
  • Embedding is limited and difficult
  • Quick implementation
  • Slow adoption
  • High deployment cost
  • Skilled developers necessary
Our Tableau Server is hosted on an Amazon EC2 and works in unison with our enterprise data warehouse on MS SQL server and our Talend ETL server
We have permissions set up at every level including, projects, workbooks, views, and published data sources. We have also taken advantage of user level filters for view-specific governance on some of our reports.
We connect to our data entirely via custom queries off our enterprise data warehouse on MS SQL. The queries are then made into hyper extracts and, depending on the query, published on to our Tableau Server to be used by others.
Sharing reports on Tableau Server is very intuitive and user friendly depending on the permission level of the report recipient. Users can also set up threshold level email alerts and subscriptions.
Everything you need to become a Tableau Expert is available for free online. I have gone through both Tableau Server and Tableau Desktop documentations and found them to be invaluable. I have also gone through all the training videos and online whitepapers, both of which are great supplementary material. Tableau tech support is also readily available via the customer portal to answer any questions or concerns.
If you want a BI tool with the capabilities to create and share rich, vibrant reports with advanced data visualization options, Tableau can’t be beat. It’s easy to implement and has a very active and helpful online community. If, however, you are looking for a more affordable option, it’s better to look elsewhere.

Tableau Server Feature Ratings

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