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I'm looking to learn about Tableau to become an expert user. Other than online videos, can anyone recommend a book I can study? Specifically, I would also like to learn about dat…

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Kelly Martin
Real User
BI Expert at a other non-computer industry with 1-500 employees
Yup. It exists. And it comes in many forms. I've done a lot of Tableau presentations to managers and analysts over the past couple of years and the same concerns keep cropping up. - The Elusive Single Version of the Truth - (the Sasquatch of data fear) This one is usually expressed by u… more »
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imran_shIn Tableau, you can easily weed out all those people to whom you think should … more »
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Larry KellerThank you for your comment. Enterprise data is just not that simple in many c… more »
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Larry Keller
Real User
CEO at a tech consulting company with 1-500 employees
Jan 13 2014
Over the years Tableau Server has emerged as a very powerful platform by which clients can share visual analyses on an enterprise scale. There are now Tableau Server implementations with thousands of users or Interactors (web clients) as they are called in Tableau lexicon. Years ago a CI… more »
Director of Development at a tech consulting company with 1-500 employees
Apr 14 2014
I use both Tableau and QlikView. Although very different, I really like both solutions. They belong to the new BI generation known as Interactive Visual Analytics. http://bit.ly/qiFiyr In my opinion, QlikView has a more intuitive interface for regular users or executives that are not technical e… more »
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Matt Francis
Real User
Senior Developer at a pharma/biotech company with 500-5000 employees
Mar 03 2014
Use Of Solution: I first started using Tableau in June 2011 • Valuable Features: The ability to quickly connect to all of our datasources, whether its a Oracle or MySQL database, and excel sheet of a csv file and produce a rich interactive visualisation that can then be shared amongst ever… more »
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Sridhar Kamma
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Business Analyst at a tech vendor with 1-500 employees
Pros: - Tableau can be used to retrieve data from multidimensional relational databases, spreadsheets and from cloud databases. - Simple to develop worksheets and dashboards. Cons: - Didn't come across any yet, but yet we are still trying out many features. Deployment: Deployment was ver… more »
CEO at a analyst firm with 1-500 employees
Tableau is charting, graphing and data analysis with go-faster stripes. It has obvious appeal, with prolific amounts of eye-candy and a relatively easy to use interface. As with other products of this nature its utility is firmly anchored in visual exploration of data using every format imaginabl… more »
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tina5gigaI have never used this product but it appears perfect for visualization of dat… more »
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Jorge Camoes
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Consultant at a tech consulting company with 1-500 employees
Most users love Excel, non-users hate it. When it comes to data visualization, Excel is generally dispised, except by those that have to make dozens of charts every single day. I call this the Excel Stockolm Syndrome. These are the forsaken data visualization users that keep making 3D pies w… more »
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bernhardsmith
Consultant
Consultant at a insurance company with 5000+ employees
I spend most of my time with clients trying to get more out of their existing tools, more often than not some combination of an ERP tool (JDEdwards, SAP etc.) a selection of more “pure” databases such as Oracle, Access, SQL and a lot of spreadsheets. All of these tools have well understood stren… more »
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lazarmihai
Real User
Project Manager at a software R&D company with 1-500 employees
Pros: • Graphical representation – great for showing trends over time or comparisons • Data source integration – can integrate with almost every type of databases/data sources like text files (csv, txt), SQL, SSAS, Oracle, etc • Flexible – very simple for a user to create reports with paramet… more »
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managing1215Excellent Advanced Visual and Interactive Analytics tool. Intuitive to both u… more »
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Alin RaduFrom my point of view, Tableau has three advantages: First is that the user ca… more »
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Director of Data Analytics at a transportation company with 5000+ employees
Can connect direct to transactional data. They really worked to provide data vizualization for the data to tell a story. This is their strong point. Their performance is good as long as your not bringing in multiple data sources that have complex joints. Really easy to use. A business can learn an… more »
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tina5gigaTableau is a BI tool that is perfect for small and medium enterprises that pro… more »
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Kevin Geiger
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BI Expert at a manufacturing company with 5000+ employees
One major area where Tableau fell short for us is authentication. We would like LDAP (or Windows AD) SSO authentication to the server based Tableau product. We also want Tableau to handle authentication methods back to data sources like SQL Server or SAP BW other than a hardcoded ID/password. At t… more »
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guycuthbertFor reference, Tableau Server *does* integrate with Windows AD (but not generi… more »
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Steve Wexler
Consultant
CEO at a tech consulting company with 1-500 employees
Thoughts on Standard Business Practices, User Expectations, Tableau’s Server Pricing Model, and Appealing to the Consumer’s Inner Narcissist. In my six-plus years of using Tableau I’ve created hundreds of dashboards and thousands of interactive visualizations.  In observing these creation… more »
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Anthony Cerrato
Consultant
Developer at a tech consulting company with 1-500 employees
When you say Business Intelligence it often conjures up different visions. For example, when I tell people I work in BI, I get reactions ranging from blank stares to “Oh…so computer stuff,” to my personal favorite, my barber asking if that meant corporate espionage. While I do like to entertain … more »
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Luke_AlonsoThe dashboard functionality in Tableau makes it the go to app for distributing… more »
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Kelly Martin
Real User
BI Expert at a other non-computer industry with 1-500 employees
I love Tableau because they took the time to design a solution that allows me, a plain old analyst, to produce reports that help management make sound decisions on business practices. Now let me define 'plain old analyst': - Masters in Demography. - Advanced statistical research - Publish… more »
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Bob Samuels
Real User
Business Development Staff at a media company with 1-500 employees
Pros: Very nice visualization product. Easy to learn and use; powerful quick change of data sets and visualization output. Cons: Price is not cheap...not awful though. (That's why it gets 5 stars.) more »
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Industry Analyst at a analyst firm with 1-500 employees
Disclosure: I am an industry analyst focused on self-service business intelligence and data analysts. QlikView and Tableau user. Current clients include QlikView, Spotfire, and Tableau. What’s the future of BI? Last fall, one sharp source of mine answered, “Two words: Tableau and QlikView. You … more »
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Marc A
Real User
BI Expert at a higher education with 5000+ employees
Pros: Great visualization tool!!! Connectivity to many different types of data sources. Great flexibility with function/features used to produce the visualizations and make them interactive for end-users. Cons: The Tableau server piece isn't as mature but it getting better with time. I think… more »

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Ariel Lindenfeld
Community Mgr
Senior Community Manager
IT Central Station
Feb 18 2014
By Ariel LindenfeldThe following is an article about Tableau, including pricing information we have found from public sources - through searching the web and browsing the vendor's website. We include a company overview, pricing information for some of its products, plus suggestions on how to conne… more »
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Jhornber
Real User
BI Expert at a tech services company with 1-500 employees
Mar 30 2014
I just completed an evaluation of (and ultimately a final selection from) several vendors and identified about a dozen high level evaluation criteria (using Gartner capabilities as a starting point, and adding those specific to our focus). We were primarily concerned with an efficient, compet… more »
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alopmanThanks, Jhornber, a very useful set of criteria. more »
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imran_shHi Jhornber. Thanks for sharing with us this useful set of evaluation criteria… more »
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Jhornber@imran_sh. For our particular needs, Qlikview was deemed to be the best solut… more »
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