Tableau Review
It has extended the native capabilities of various type of data sources (database, big data).

Valuable Features

Self-service: Its ease of use means Tableau can be operated by business users. It is aligned with the mission “Help people see and understand the data”.

Improvements to My Organization

Tableau has extended the native capabilities of various type of data sources (database, big data). There are also significant features at the map and features level of detailed expressions.

Room for Improvement

With the Device Manager in Tableau 10, you can design, customize, and publish a single dashboard with optimized views for tablets and phones.

Other features include clustering segmentation data and a custom territories map.

Use of Solution

I have been using it since 2012 (four years).

Deployment Issues

We encountered issues with Tableau 8. However, since Tableau 9, there has been significant improvement.

Customer Service and Technical Support

I rate technical support 8/10.

Previous Solutions

We evaluated others, but Tableau is the business intelligence platform which allows everyone to use the product in a way that supports how they work with data.

Initial Setup

Tableau is easy to be deployed from the beginning, from the desktop up to Tableau Server, which you can implement at the organization level.

We have implemented Tableau in organizations of up to thousands of users.

Implementation Team

We are a Tableau partner. We provide system integration services to our clients. We begin implementation by focusing on a specific subject area where it is the most important and it will have a significant impact for executive management.

Pricing, Setup Cost and Licensing

Research the variety of licensing schemes and choose the best one for your organization.

Other Advice

Try it first by downloading the trial license. You will love it and experience how easy it is to use the product.

Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: My company is a Tableau partner.

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