Tableau Pros and Cons

Tableau Pros

YAWANTWI-ADJEI
Data Visualization Specialist at Data Catalyst
Tableau is easy to use. That's the first and most important thing. I not only provide consulting but I also train people to use it, so with its ease-of-use it's not as difficult for me to train executives and management staff, because they don't have the IT background, unlike when I'm using Python.
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Sreekrishna Mohandas
Chief SAP - ICT (Digital & IT) at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The solution makes for very productive and really informative decision making. It can lead the whole business and build a strategy across whole working departments.
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Gaurav Chakraborty
Senior Team Lead at Peristent Systems
The action feature which Tableau has is very useful for us. If we click on one visualization, it will pass the value to another visualization. That interactivity within different visualizations is the most valuable feature of Tableau.
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YAWANTWI-ADJEI
Data Visualization Specialist at Data Catalyst
Show Me is a feature to help with knowing which chart is an appropriate one for the selected variables, and it makes helps in creating appropriate visuals.
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VP9887765
Vice President Engineering Intellicloud at a university with 1,001-5,000 employees
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.
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MarcelHamasuna
Manager at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
It's very easy to visualize data with this product. The visualization maps of and frames that we have been able to cross-reference has been excellent.
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Alberto Guisande
Director at Decision Science
​Data is easily understood at all levels of the company.
Business insights are shared across various departments.
Its ease of use and ability to convert drag and drop gestures into queries.
The ability to create complex calculations.
​Its ease of use and ability to convert drag and drop gestures into queries.
Tableau's support could improve.
Partner support is very good.
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Bohdan Harimovych
Software Quality Assurance Engineer at Syapse
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.
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reviewer1303290
Product Manager at a computer software company with 201-500 employees
Good data flow and management.
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Venkateswarlu Paturu
Service Delivery Manager / Architect at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
It's a very good, flexible product, and it's easy to learn.
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Tableau Cons

YAWANTWI-ADJEI
Data Visualization Specialist at Data Catalyst
Overall, the only major frustration that I have had so far is with Tableau Public. I first used Tableau Public when I was building capacity, and when there was a later release to download and you wanted to upgrade, all your work would have to be manually re-entered.
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Sreekrishna Mohandas
Chief SAP - ICT (Digital & IT) at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The cost of owning the solutions from Tableau is much higher compared to any other analytical solutions.
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Gaurav Chakraborty
Senior Team Lead at Peristent Systems
The pricing is a bit higher than the competition. They'll need to lower it to stay competitive.
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YAWANTWI-ADJEI
Data Visualization Specialist at Data Catalyst
The forecasting feature in Tableau in my view is too limited because it must have dates but I should be able to predict the outcome of an event without having a date as part of the input.
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VP9887765
Vice President Engineering Intellicloud at a university with 1,001-5,000 employees
From the developer perspective, the data connection handling the target data set is what most needs to be improved.
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MarcelHamasuna
Manager at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The pricing is high. I'm using a student license, however, I know that even this license is very expensive. I've tried to have this product in our organization, however, it's quite expensive. We don't have the internal budget.
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Alberto Guisande
Director at Decision Science
​Conditional formatting could be an interesting feature to provide to final users.
The data preparation/blending options are very basic. They could be improved.
Tableau is a company that does not respect partners.
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Bohdan Harimovych
Software Quality Assurance Engineer at Syapse
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.
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reviewer1303290
Product Manager at a computer software company with 201-500 employees
Requires a lot of user training.
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Venkateswarlu Paturu
Service Delivery Manager / Architect at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
The interface can be improved, in part because there is no indication that something is running or that it's processing.
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Learn what your peers think about Tableau. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: January 2021.
456,966 professionals have used our research since 2012.