Tableau Pros and Cons

Tableau Pros

Lunik Kanungo
Assistant Vice President - BICC - Development at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
It's the ease of use. It is also a self-service tool so it decreases the burden on having centralized IT-type teams or developers.
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Jhornber
Sr Manager, Reporting & Analytics at a leisure / travel company with 10,001+ employees
Visualization attributes: Marks – Color, Size, Label, etc.. Easily Accessible and Intuitive.
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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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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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Pro3289Mng
Program Manager at a non-profit with 1,001-5,000 employees
It allows us to basically understand and evaluate our numbers in an expedient manner.
It is a stable solution.
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Carlo Capasso
Partner at a consultancy with 1-10 employees
The most valuable feature is the drag and drop, then the simplicity to build dashboards which allows us to provide more usable data to our customers.
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BenjaminArnulf
Senior Director BI & Analytics at Hertz Global Holdings, Inc.
Scheduled extract and the multiple connectors are fantastic!
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Anthony Febres
Ejecutivo de cuentas at a marketing services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
This service is the combination of very pleasant, interactive graphical visualizations along with the application of advanced statistical models (in some cases).
It is an excellent tool for data capture, processing, and visualization.
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Cristobal Rodriguez
Director Consultoria with 201-500 employees
The most valuable features are data discovery and fine visualizations.
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Tableau Cons

Lunik Kanungo
Assistant Vice President - BICC - Development at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
It needs a little bit more advanced modeling. I would like to see functionality like Cognos has in the Framework Manager.
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Jhornber
Sr Manager, Reporting & Analytics at a leisure / travel company with 10,001+ employees
Small multiples (a.k.a. Trellis charts) are possible only through very hacky means. Update: Still remains a challenge.
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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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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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Pro3289Mng
Program Manager at a non-profit with 1,001-5,000 employees
I would like to be able to set the parameters in a more specific manner.
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Carlo Capasso
Partner at a consultancy with 1-10 employees
I would like them to include the Italian language, as I can see there are other foreign language in the product.
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BenjaminArnulf
Senior Director BI & Analytics at Hertz Global Holdings, Inc.
The performance could be better.
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Anthony Febres
Ejecutivo de cuentas at a marketing services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
The use of this service in the desktop version is annoying due to the constant updates which lead to reinstalling the application. If they could give support with updates on the same downloaded version, it would be great.
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Cristobal Rodriguez
Director Consultoria with 201-500 employees
The SQL programming functionality needs to be improved.
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