Tableau Review

The connection to the SQL data was straightforward, but the integration of multiple data sources has sometimes been difficult.

What is most valuable?

It has ease-of-use features that make it a good data discovery tool for use with our clients. Additionally, the ability to rapidly mine data and visualize data issues for clients is valuable.

How has it helped my organization?

We can use this tool with our internal data as well as on client sites to rapidly evaluate data sets and gain understanding of patterns rapidly.

What needs improvement?

The integration of multiple data sources has sometimes been difficult and the size limitations are sometimes an issue.

For how long have I used the solution?

We have been evaluating this product for approximately six months now.

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

No issues encountered.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

No issues encountered.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We are very early in our project but do not see any major limits yet.

How are customer service and technical support?

Customer Service:

Customer service has been excellent.

Technical Support:

Technical support is very good.

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

No previous solution was in place.

How was the initial setup?

The connections to the SQL data and flat files were straightforward.

What about the implementation team?

Implementation was all done in-house.

What was our ROI?

Unknown at this time.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

  • Tableau
  • PowerPivot/PowerBI
  • Birst
  • Sisense

What other advice do I have?

1. Understand your business hierarchies intimately.

2. Create flattened data files for roll-ups.

3. Be prepared to clean and process data prior to use.

Which version of this solution are you currently using?

**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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author avatarCarlos Mardinotto Junior (Business Intelligence | DW Consultant)
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Hi, could please say about Tableau can connect with (mdx) Cubes, native or another.