Sai Krishna JManager, BI & Analytics at a consultancy
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"This has improved our organization by allowing people to see their data and develop visualizations themselves."
"I work for clients. That is my business model. Business people really like to see Tableau. They love Tableau because it is very user-friendly. The platform provides an easy to use interface, which is what most people like about it."
"One of the most valuable features is that the solution allows users to build interactive dashboards. This allows the end user to modify the criteria or the filtering if need be. As far as for my personal use as a QA Engineer, I really value how extensive their API document support has been."
"Scheduled extract and the multiple connectors are fantastic!"
"It has been the best tool to work with from a self-service point of view."
"The most valuable features are data discovery and fine visualizations."
"This solution has transformed us from an Excel reporting environment to one of visual exploration."
"Good data flow and management."
"The most valuable feature is the interface, which is user-friendly and intuitive."
"There is a significant degree of sophistication required to compete with Tableau or Cognos."
"From the developer perspective, the data connection handling the target data set is what most needs to be improved."
"Improvements can be made in template support. The workbook file structure is really hard to version control. If there was some sort of version control support offered particularly for workbooks, that would help big time."
"The performance could be better."
"Licensing and pricing options could be made better so that more users would be able to use it."
"The SQL programming functionality needs to be improved."
"I would like Tableau to handle geospatial data better in terms of multiple layers and shapefiles."
"Requires a lot of user training."
"The charts in Tableau are quite limited."
"The initial cost that is set according to CPU cores is expensive."
"Be careful with the Tableau Viewer's licenses, and stay with the right number of users."
"The company chose to purchase a creator license for me, which was $70. With that license, you can also be an administrator. We also have 20-25 extra licenses and they cost around $20-$35 each. Those are for normal users who will be viewing the dashboards. Those are monthly charges."
"Tableau's licensing is pretty straightforward and simple."
"ROI is very high, but it requires a data preparation/blending tool."
"The cost of the solution should be improved."
"It is reasonable and cheap as compared to other major tools. It has a good price, and people go for it because of its pricing."
"Pricing is not bad. It's competitive."
Guillermo (Bill) CabiroDirector of Development at Strat-Wise Consulting
Google Data Studio (beta) turns your data into informative dashboards and reports that are easy to read, easy to share, and fully customizable. Dashboarding allows you to tell great data stories to support better business decisions.
Tableau helps people and organizations become more data-driven as the trusted leader in analytics.
The Tableau platform provides the breadth and depth of capabilities to serve the needs of even the largest global enterprises in a seamless, integrated experience. Tableau is designed to fit, not dictate your data strategy, and adapts to your environment with unmatched flexibility and choice, while meeting the toughest governance and security requirements.
People love using Tableau because it is both powerful and intuitive—and offers a fundamentally different user experience by empowering people of all skill levels to explore and analyze data using visuals and natural language. Tableau has become the standard language of analytics for modern business users and continues to lead the industry with the most passionate and engaged user community in analytics, a customer base with millions of users at more than 80,000 organizations, and a deep commitment to customer-focused innovation
Google Data Studio is ranked 9th in Reporting Tools with 1 review while Tableau is ranked 1st in Reporting Tools with 32 reviews. Google Data Studio is rated 8.0, while Tableau is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Google Data Studio writes "Easy to use and offers a plethora of query sources". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Tableau writes "Lets me train new users quickly, easily, and intuitively". Google Data Studio is most compared with Amazon QuickSight, Microsoft BI, Qlik Sense, Looker and QlikView, whereas Tableau is most compared with Microsoft BI, ELK Kibana, SAS Visual Analytics, Oracle OBIEE and IBM Cognos.
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