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Sai Krishna J
Real User
Data Scientist at a consultancy with 51-200 employees
Aug 19 2018

What is most valuable?

I believe the most valuable feature of Tableau is the flexibility it offers with regards to the types of visualizations the user can create. A lot of other products in this space offer limited chart types and work in a way that provide little... more»

How has it helped my organization?

In our line of work, we primarily use Tableau Desktop/Server to visualize data based on our clients’ requirements. Once, while dealing with a procurement scenario, we found that the client could save $2.00 on each unit of Part A if they... more»

What needs improvement?

I would like to see the inclusion of a template to create a speedometer chart. I can understand that Tableau doesn’t have it as one of its default chart types because it’s not a good way to represent the data. Indeed that’s true, but... more»
Lunik Kanungo
Real User
Assistant Vice President - BICC - Development at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
May 03 2018

What is most valuable?

It's the ease of use, the quick deployment from developing it and then moving it on to our servers. It's much faster than our Cognos deployment.... more»

How has it helped my organization?

In the long run, things should be faster to deployment, to production, than they used to be before. It's the speed of getting results, based on... more»

What needs improvement?

I think they have just come out with a tool called Prep, which we just heard about today. It was something that was missing, a little data... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

The switch was driven by the end-user level. We discovered that people were actually getting the self-service tool without us really being aware... more»

What other advice do I have?

My advice would be that you should consider Tableau. Certainly, for visualization-type projects, it would definitely be one of the products to... more»
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it_user251337
Real User
DHS HQ at a government with 10,001+ employees
Aug 23 2017

What is most valuable?

It’s good for quick visualization and being able to quickly consume unstructured data to play around with. This is good... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Good for adhoc visualization of an unstructured dataset which comes from other sources outside of source systems that... more»

What needs improvement?

It is good for its use if ad hoc, offline, or needed for quick turnaround on reports/dashboards. It is not so great... more»

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

License small scale and run with it to get a business case going on its use. Give the licenses only to those analysts... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I didn’t switch. It was just a matter of seeing where Tableau makes sense as a service to use in our environment, which... more»

What other advice do I have?

We always have the latest versions of Tableau. If new to the analytics/BI market, use it, as it's good for getting you... more»
Ron Bayes
Real User
Senior HR Analyst at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
May 08 2017

What is most valuable?

The data blending capabilities is a huge factor for our team. The ease of blending data from multiple sources has... more»

How has it helped my organization?

We’ve been able to replace several manual spreadsheet reports that took hours for individuals to complete. With Tableau... more»

What needs improvement?

Formatting controls could use some improvement. We’ve found that to be the most confusing part of developing reports,... more»

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

Best advice on pricing is to anticipate the desire for more licenses once the results of this product are acknowledged... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

No - most of our reporting was done between MS Excel and MS Access.

What other advice do I have?

The annual Tableau customer conference is a huge learning opportunity for new and seasoned users alike. The week-long... more»
Dev Bhosale
Real User
BI Architect at a healthcare company with 501-1,000 employees
Nov 22 2016

What is most valuable?

Tableau excels at data visualization and exploration. Terminologies such as a "sheet" are similar to the concept of a... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Tableau has empowered the business users to get answers to their data questions without relying on IT teams. Rather... more»

What needs improvement?

Many areas for improvement are in Enterprise features. Some of which are: 1. A private folder on the server for a user... more»

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

Tableau pricing is competitive with the other options available in the market.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Yes. I have prior experience with SAP Business Objects, Lumira, Sisense, as well as javascript charting tools such as... more»

What other advice do I have?

Before committing to Tableau, it is helpful to list the top problems you are trying to resolve. If most of your needs... more»
Peter Birksmith
Real User
(2IC) Senior System Analyst at a insurance company with 10,001+ employees
Aug 20 2017

What is most valuable?

Operations Perspective: The most valuable aspect of this product is the ease of deployment from the Tableau Desktop to... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Tableau has provided the organisation a means to allow business people to explore their data at their pace. They can... more»

What needs improvement?

At this stage, we haven’t had any suggestions since moving to Tableau 10.3, so there may be improvements requested... more»

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

Buy 50 at a time. Project your use base every three months, and project your requirements forward, so you can meet... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We are still using another solution. However, this will be shutdown next year due to the decline in development on this... more»

What other advice do I have?

I’d strongly advise going to the forums, attending the Tableau conferences, and ask questions about governance, report... more»
Jhornber
Real User
Sr Manager, Reporting & Analytics at a leisure / travel company with 10,001+ employees
Sep 05 2018

What do you think of Tableau?

***We've upgraded to 2018.1 So I've updated the Pros and Cons accordingly!" I've been working between Tableau and Qlikview (depending on use case) and have been jotting down Pros and Cons of each as I come across them.  Many of these, but not all, are centered around some fairly specific UI functionality and limitations that I've come across while trying to deliver on various dashboard solutions.  If you're evaluating Tableau as a potential data visualization solution, some of these points might help with your evaluation, or at least I'm hoping so!  One caveat I will apply to the "Cons" section is some of these may in fact be resolved in the latest version, or may be achieved through some means that I'm just not aware of (though I do generally research pretty extensively before...
Alberto Guisande
Real User
Director at Decision Science
Aug 07 2018

What is most valuable?

* Its ease of use and ability to convert drag and drop gestures into queries. * The ability to create complex... more»

How has it helped my organization?

* Data is easily understood at all levels of the company. * Business insights are shared across various departments. *... more»

What needs improvement?

* Conditional formatting could be an interesting feature to provide to final users. It is a long-term request of our... more»

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

Tableau's licensing is pretty straightforward and simple. However, Tableau is a company that does not respect partners.... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I used Cognos, BusinessObjects, and QlikView. I switched because of the paradigm change to self-service capabilities... more»

What other advice do I have?

Do not hesitate to implement Tableau. You will not regret it if you are looking for a visualization and discovery tool.... more»
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