Tableau Review

Self-service; users can build their own reports based on their needs


What is our primary use case?

  • Create dashboards for different functions in the organization.
  • Used to report out information from the corporate data repository.

How has it helped my organization?

It provides business users with a tool, so they are not dependent on IT.

What is most valuable?

  • Visual analytical reporting
  • Ad hoc reporting
  • Self-service; users can build their own reports based on their needs.
  • Drag and drop to create analytical dashboards.
  • Multiple data sources connectors

What needs improvement?

Needs bursting email and export to Excel. Many users still need to download the information (to Excel) and export to an Excel macro to merge the info with some other info. 

Bursting email is also needed to deliver the reports to many people in their inboxes and this functionality is not provided by Tableau.

For how long have I used the solution?

One to three years.

Which solutions did we use previously?

Analysis is now more visual than in the past, which was only long operational support reports with bunches of info.

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