Tableau Valuable Features

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. They don't know anything about programming, so Python is more difficult. Tableau is also, right from the outset, a self-service product. It's easy for anyone to understand and use. Some of the organizations that I introduce to Tableau are using the full-blown version, i.e. the commercial version, and they can very quickly start analyzing data with the use of the Ask Data feature, where you can simply drag and drop while querying for data with natural language processing. You type in English and it will pick the data and analyze it for you. Those features are built into Tableau which makes getting started with data analysis very easy. And it's also got some pretty good built-in visualization tools. I would say Tableau is one of the best when it comes to self-service functionality. View full review »
Sai Krishna J
Manager, BI & Analytics at a consultancy with 11-50 employees
I believe the most valuable feature of Tableau is the flexibility it offers with regard 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 room for customization, if any. But Tableau allows the user to work with its predefined templates such that the end result can be a visualization that is highly customized - in terms of the design, colors, sizes, shapes and the overall visual appeal. This is an invaluable feature as it enables one to communicate more powerfully from the data. I would also consider the ‘Create Calculated Field’ feature as very valuable. It’s one that I’ve used quite extensively. Most of the time, the data we work with will not have all the necessary features that enable us to tell a good, convincing story out of it. Therefore, it becomes imperative that we create them and extract the maximum amount of information possible from the data. Formatting charts - colors, lines etc. - is also simple and there are a lot of options for customization. View full review »
Sreekrishna Mohandas
Chief SAP - ICT (Digital & IT) at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
It's an extremely good product with respect to performance and analytics. All the transactions that are happening are happening in SAP and some of the solutions are in Oracle as well. The combination, the data extraction which is filtered into authenticated, validated financial data, sales data, material data, etc, into Tableau platform is very useful for us. 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. View full review »
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Gaurav Chakraborty
Senior Team Lead at Peristent Systems
Tableau has really good and interactive visualization and interactivity. 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. View full review »
Data Visualization Specialist at Data Catalyst
The most valuable features are the ability to classify variables into Dimensions and Measures, Ask Data, and Show Me. The Dimensions and Measures feature solves one of the basic problems most would-be data analysts have, which is to determine which variables to analyze or focus on. Tableau makes this easy by splitting them into Dimensions and Measures and then use Dimensions to dissect or dice and slice the Measures. Ask Data enables non-technical personnel to quickly derive insights from data just by knowing which variables are available. 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. I cannot end without mentioning the overall seamless flow of how to derive insights from data using Worksheets, Dashboards, and Stories. View full review »
Vice President Engineering Intellicloud at a university with 1,001-5,000 employees
The diagram drop facilities help to double up hard drive reports. The map facilities and the ability to connect with different data sources are the most valuable features. Tableau has a lot of different connectors, many of which are very new. You can connect many different data sources with Tableau. Overall, it was a good experience with Tableau and the visualization looks quite attractive with the proper combination of colors. View full review »
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. It's extremely user-friendly. You can cross a lot of variables. It's much easier, for example, than Excel. View full review »
Alberto Guisande
Director at Decision Science
* Its ease of use and ability to convert drag and drop gestures into queries. * The ability to create complex calculations. * The completeness of things you can do. * It has a very nice dashboards. * You do not need a technical background to fulfill your business needs. View full review »
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. View full review »
Product Manager at a computer software company with 201-500 employees
I like the data flow and the ability to easily manage the data. The solution also has good building capabilities. When we apply filters, we tend to order different reports and it becomes easier for us. View full review »
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. It's a new technology, so it's easy to get somebody up and running. View full review »
Lead Data Scientist at a financial services firm with 11-50 employees
The most valuable feature is the aggregation function. View full review »
Manager at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
The most valuable feature is the interface, which is user-friendly and intuitive. Even for somebody new, who has no idea of how a BI tool is supposed to function from a technical standpoint, it is very intuitive. You simply import the data and then use the drag-and-drop capabilities. View full review »
Performance and Business Intelligence Specialist at a transportation company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Compared to other products, visualization features are really good. When it comes to data availability and visualization, some tools like PowerBI give 20% to the visualization and 80% to the data. With Tableau, it gives 80% to the visualization and 20% to the data. View full review »
Senior Director BI & Analytics at Hertz Global Holdings, Inc.
The features that stand out in this solution are: * Scheduled extract and the multiple connectors are fantastic. * Tableau Prep is fantastic. * Tableau mobile on the tablet is also great for operations and the field users. * "Ask Data" is good. View full review »
Pooja Kashyap
Product Manager at Rabita Software
It's very user-friendly. It's not like Power BI, Tableau is very user-friendly. Anybody can use Tableau. It's very easy to adopt things. I can visualize the stats. It's one of the fastest-growing data visualization and data analytics tools. It aims to help people see the data. You can simplify and convert raw data into a very understandable format. That's the good thing about Tableau. View full review »
Alejandro Moscoso
General Surgeon at a healthcare company with 51-200 employees
It is a complete solution allowing a lot of integrations, different graphics, multiple operations and analyzes our date and gives us meaning from it. View full review »
Ratna Sekhar Aradhyula
Architect at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Its dashboarding is the most valuable. It is easy to create visualizations and dashboards and import Excel sheets and ESP files in Tableau as compared to other tools. View full review »
Technical Architect - Sr. Manager at a consultancy with 1,001-5,000 employees
The most valuable feature is the richness of its visualization and from a self-service standpoint, the ease of use. The interface is fine. The functionality in the UI front is good as well. It integrates easily. From a UI visualization standpoint, I think it's pretty robust. View full review »
Cristobal Rodriguez
Director Consultoria at tecnoscala consulting
The most valuable features are data discovery and fine visualizations. View full review »
Bin Wu
Lead of Business Intelligence at Canadian Natural Resources
It is very easy to create dashboards, charts, and graphs. View full review »
Project Development Coordinator at ALIMENTOS ITALIA
With Tableau, I can upload excel files and visualize the information with details. Another aspect is that I can organize the information with the data I have as dates of income, expenses, and annuals. View full review »
Pete Marshall
Operations Manager at iWantGreatCare
The most valuable features are the user filters for data security and subscriptions to distribute images of reports. View full review »
Sr Business Intel at WestJet Airlines
The extremely intuitive and user-friendly UI helps naive users easily click and connect, drag and drop, and build fantastic visualizations. Of course, the back-end data structure needs to be strong for them to be able to do that, but it saves them a lot of time. View full review »
Director of Professional Services, Analytics at a computer software company with 5,001-10,000 employees
The most valuable feature is the ease of use. View full review »
Senior Software Engineer at a comms service provider with 501-1,000 employees
The most valuable feature is the geographic data analysis. It provides functionality for sending email alerts. The performance is good compared to some other products. View full review »
Vice President, Business Analytics at a logistics company with 10,001+ employees
The most valuable feature is the "drag and drop" environment. We also appreciate the ease of use for adoption with "row-level" internal customers. View full review »
Learn what your peers think about Tableau. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: December 2020.
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