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Data Scientist at a consultancy with 51-200 employees
Mar 17 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»
Real User
Principal Business Intelligence Analyst at a logistics company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Aug 31 2016

What is most valuable?

There are so many smart features baked into this product, it's hard to even rank them. I think what makes Tableau stand out over other software I've used is that it doesn't start with a visualization, then pump numbers into it: It starts with... more»

How has it helped my organization?

The use case has been different from one organization to another. In most cases, the initial buy-in and value-add is at the analyst level. The freedom to calculate, then derive, then iterate - that never-ending cycle every analyst out there... more»

What needs improvement?

Connectivity seems to be a sticky point, but it's also a hard nut to crack at the level that I would love to see. Tableau is fast, razor sharp on the whole - WHEN you use an extract. The problem is querying the data to fill the extract is... more»
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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. It is also a self-service tool so it decreases the burden on having centralized IT-type teams or... 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 what the user actually requires. Before it was a very strict, follow the FDLC process. There was a... 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 preparation type of tool. I believe it is an ETL tool but it's not, as far as I know, a robust type... more»
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 way to show a demonstration/prototypes of dashboards and scenarios for design discussions on reporting requirements or to... 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 you can overlay on top of the structured data and you have to get a quick visualization dashboard prototype going. It helps... 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 when it comes to data exchange/integration, data mining, etc. I rely on what’s available in current versions to see what APIs... more»
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 allowed us to generate new insight and bring a different level of questions to the meeting table. The type of dashboards we have... 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 Server and some automation processes put in place, those reports are now automatically delivered to the end users, saving... more»

What needs improvement?

Formatting controls could use some improvement. We’ve found that to be the most confusing part of developing reports, at least until you get use to where all the controls are at and how to use them. Ideally, making a user-friendly interface... more»
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