Tableau Review

Good visualizations, and it is easy to create dashboards, charts, and graphs


What is our primary use case?

We primarily use Tableau for reporting and visualization. Visualizations are important to us.

My role is primarily concerned with financial planning and financial reporting. 

What is most valuable?

It is very easy to create dashboards, charts, and graphs.

What needs improvement?

The Hyper Extract functionality is not as strong as that provided by Microsoft SQL.

Tableau is not as strong as Oracle OBIEE in some regards.

For how long have I used the solution?

We have been using Tableau for six years, since 2014.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Tableau is quite stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The scalability of Tableau is very good and I don't have an issue with it.

How are customer service and technical support?

I have not dealt with technical support personally. We have a specific person that communicates with them.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We also use Microsoft BI and Oracle OBIEE for reporting. I think that Tableau's features are much better than those of OBIEE and although Microsoft BI has better performance, Tableau is still the one that I like the best.

Tableau is much more expensive than Microsoft BI.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is not complex. This is one that I can set up on my own, unlike a solution such as EnterprsieOne, which I cannot.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The professional version of Tableau is quite expensive. This is in comparison to some other products, such as Microsoft BI, which is only $110 per year.

What other advice do I have?

I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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