Tableau Review

Initial setup is ​straightforward, because of the quality and consistency of data


What is most valuable?

Visualization and user friendly. Visualization: How you sell your ideas or your message, for example, integrate D3.js graphs.

Traditionally bars or line graphs are useful, but they make a difference when presenting your important ideas. The vision of Business Intelligence creates a rupture between old-school (like IBM, Oracle, etc) and new guys (Tableau, TIBCO, and SAP Lumira) and new forms to work with: structured and unstructured data.

How has it helped my organization?

Interaction between information/data and final user.

What needs improvement?

Preparation and consolidation of data. Many organizations needs prepare data, changes formats or consolidate sources. ETL jobs waste a lot time and sometimes is unproductive.

For how long have I used the solution?

Two years in my company.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

No.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

No.

How is customer service and technical support?

An eight out of 10.

Which solutions did we use previously?

Excel.

How was the initial setup?

Straightforward, because of the quality and consistency of data.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

It's transparent; no hidden costs.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Yes, IBM Cognos, BusinessObjects, SAS, TIBCO, and Qlik.

What other advice do I have?

Make your decision based on your own culture, quality of data, and champion for the project.

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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