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Tableau Review
We evaluated Microsoft Excel and IBM Cognos: they are more time consuming, less efficient for generating reports, and more expensive.


Valuable Features:

The most valuable features of this product are:

  • Easy-to-create dashboard
  • Friendly user interface
  • ShowMe
  • Database connections

Improvements to My Organization:

Users can generate reports by themselves, while IT people can focus on the database management.

It significantly reduced the time to prepare reports, from three days to three hours.

Room for Improvement:

Add ETL function; add 3D graphics; add a keep-only filter because it is difficult to revert to the original data format; add more ShowMe options; include AI function.

Use of Solution:

I have used this solution for two years.

Deployment Issues:

I have not encountered any deployment, stability or scalability issues.

Technical Support:

I rate the level of customer service and technical support 9/10.

Previous Solutions:

We evaluated Microsoft Excel and IBM Cognos: they are more time consuming, less efficient for generating reports, and more expensive.

Initial Setup:

Initial setup is straightforward, consisting of simple procedures for database connections and desktop setup.

Implementation Team:

An in-house team implemented it using self-learning materials.

Cost and Licensing Advice:

Desktop Pro is US$ 1,999 each.

Other Advice:

Define the main purpose of using Tableau, and in which aspects.

Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: Partners

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