- Ease of creating dashboard objects
- Variety of dashboard objects
- Visual appeal
- Responsive design
It needs to allow for more complexity in data joins and creation. It needs to allow for designers to create objects together on one page instead of each object having its own page before then bringing them all together. They need to offer a personal (i.e., free) edition.
I have been using Tableau for six months.
Customer service and technical support are very good.
Initial setup simplicity or complexity depends on the project and the systems already in place. As for the tool itself, initial setup is straightforward.
I have implemented it in-house and with a vendor team. Business needs need to be fully understood and documented. Most of the issues have always been data related. The development team and the business HAVE to get a full understanding of what the data is, where it is stored, and how it is stored. BUSINESS RULES and a DATA DICTIONARY are a must.
Among Tableau, QlikView, and Qlik Sense, I prefer QlikView, due to its higher customization capabilities, its associative nature, and its ETL features.
Standardization in design/development is crucial. FULL communication and documentation with EVERYONE is needed. I don’t know how much time has been lost or efforts duplicated because of a lack of all this.