- Flexibility producing visualizations
Anything and everything becomes fact-driven; we don't do a lot by gut feeling.
ETL functionality is limited, which is both a strength & weakness. It would be nice to have Alteryx & Tableau as a package, but I believe Tableau have deliberately stayed out of the "deep" ETL capabilities to "stick to the knitting", which they have done very well.
I have been using it for eight years.
Any issues we have encountered have been related to data preparation rather than the tool itself.
Technical support is excellent.
I have historically developed using SAP BusinessObjects and IBM Cognos for visualization and various tools for ETL. I have trialed Qlik and Power BI, but this has a much higher level of maturity at this stage.
Initial setup was significantly easier than other products I have used.
An in-house team implemented it. Your investment needs to be in data preparation, then the implementation of any of these analytics tools is much easier. Typically, I spend between 70 & 90% of project effort on data not the tool. If data is well prepared, the Tableau development is very quick and best handled by the business analysts, rather than any tech personnel.
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