Tableau Review

Helps understand data in seconds with lower cost.

What is most valuable?

Included data engine, work interface.

What needs improvement?

Include new graph views in Tableau, increase dual axis - sync of only two axis isn't enough.

For how long have I used the solution?

1 year

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

No, but I have no experience in Tableau Server deployment

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Yes, in v8.1 there was a problem with changing bg color of sheets and dashboards (TD shutdown)

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

In v8.1 there was a problem with big Excel files - for ex: if you have an Excel spreadsheet with three sheets and more then 300,000 rows in each one and you want to add it as one datasource linked by one key field - your Tableau Desktop will be very slowly.

How are customer service and technical support?

Customer Service: 3 out of 5Technical Support: 4 out of 5

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

QlikView and Microsoft. Switched because there aren't any cubs, user friendly interface and lower cost.

How was the initial setup?

Initial setup very easy but I did not setup Tableau Server

What about the implementation team?

It was in-house

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

Only license fee and electricity:)

What other advice do I have?

It's a nice solution, the vendor should listen to users and customers.
**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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author avatarit_user137202 (Business Analyst at a tech services company with 51-200 employees)

Thank you so much for the responses. Quite helpful in various ways. I sense a favourable leaning towards Tableau, will continue on due diligence keeping all the advice in mind too.