Tableau Review

Good filters for data security, but reports should be downloadable as PDFs


What is our primary use case?

I used this solution for providing dashboard analytics from MySQL data.

How has it helped my organization?

This solution has improved insights into quantitative data.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features are the user filters for data security and subscriptions to distribute images of reports.

What needs improvement?

The cost of the solution should be improved.

Reports should be downloadable as PDF files. Emails containing images of dashboards can  be scheduled, but there is still demand for creating printable PDF snapshot views of dashboards. UPDATE - In fairness to Tableau, with the right design, dashboards that are downloadable can be created ad-hoc.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for three years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Good

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Good - by licebnse model can be replaced by an enterprise model solution for large numbers of licenses.

How are customer service and technical support?

Good - customer success program is a great service

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I've looked briefly at Google Data Studios (good basic solution) and Amazon QuickSight which also looks good.

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

Check that you need the functionality that you pay for - Tableau is not cheap. 

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

No

What other advice do I have?

None

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