Tableau Valuable Features

Sai Krishna J
Data Scientist at a retailer with 10,001+ 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 »
Lunik Kanungo
Assistant Vice President - BICC - Development at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
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 developers. It has now gone out to the different groups within the bank, and we just have to make sure that they follow certain governance rules so that they don't create crazy queries. It's easier for them. Hopefully, in the long run, they will get their visualization much more quickly. They are closer to the team members that are giving the requirements so they get feedback right away. 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 »
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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 »
Program Manager at a non-profit with 1,001-5,000 employees
One of the most valuable features are the different visualizations. It makes it much easier for us to represent what the data is showing. The dashboard is great, and the visualizations are really what we focus on. It's as powerful if you know how to use it, so it's made as much as we know how to use it. It's enough, but there's much more of a need to understand what you do to operate the solution. To be able to do more, we need to set it up to do different things. It is fine, but we have not really invested time or people into doing this much. View full review »
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. In this version of Tableau (the latest version), the most valuable feature is Tableau Prep, which is a useful integration because I can prepare data in simple ways without errors. 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 »
Anthony Febres
Ejecutivo de cuentas at a marketing services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
What hooked me to this service is the combination of very pleasant, interactive graphical visualizations along with the application of advanced statistical models (in some cases). View full review »
Cristobal Rodriguez
Director Consultoria with 201-500 employees
The most valuable features are data discovery and fine visualizations. View full review »
Project Development Coordinator at a logistics company with 51-200 employees
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 with 11-50 employees
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 a logistics company with 10,001+ employees
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 »
Dante Garcia
BI Operations Support Leader at a energy/utilities company with 10,001+ employees
* Visual analytical reporting * Ad hoc reporting * Self-service; users can build their own reports based on their needs. * Drag and drop to create analytical dashboards. * Multiple data sources connectors View full review »
Manager Technology at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
* Interactivity * Fast data access * The graphs * Understanding our data better based on the sublevel of data provided. View full review »
MEA Sales Director at DR
The most important feature is the tool is very easy to use. This makes it simple to introduce it to CxOs. After a rapid demo, they are usual impressed by the results shown, because it has such a rare simplicity. View full review »
IT Manager with 1,001-5,000 employees
It is easy to adapt visualizers to have interactive conversations among decision-makers. Powerful aggregating and drill-downs are critical for effective insight discovery. 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 »
Director, Data-Driven Innovation with 201-500 employees
Definitely ease of use and interactivity. We found Tableau has the quickest learning time out of the few other BI reporting tools that we have used. View full review »
Fernando Chang
ACS/OPS at a logistics company with 10,001+ employees
The friendliness and easy way of using the platform. I think that as a new user it is easy to learn, and really easy and quick to try and learn from mistakes. View full review »
Mariebel Larin
Analysis Manager at a K-12 educational company or school with 51-200 employees
* Parameters * Calculations * Dynamic filters * LOD * The ability to use multiple data sources. The use of a storyboard helps the flow of the data visualisation. View full review »
Rajat Wadhwani
Process Data Engineer (Subsurface and Wells) at a energy/utilities company with 10,001+ employees
* Platform to automate and make user-defined customized dashboards. * Very well integrated with other applications which helps to move data from one application to another with much ease. View full review »
Francisco Lizama
Manager at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
* Easy of use * Easy to learn * Gradual scalability from simple to complex situations * Wide integration with BI industry View full review »
Robert Meunier
Principal Consultant at a tech vendor with 1,001-5,000 employees
The ease of developing visualizations, not just charts and graphs. View full review »
Jayesh C
SVP Technology at a energy/utilities company with 10,001+ employees
The most valuable feature is the 3D charting. View full review »
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