Tableau ROI

Justin Larson
Principal Business Intelligence Analyst at a logistics company with 1,001-5,000 employees
ROI can only be attained by use, so the ROI will be a function of adoption, not features of the product. Make sure you have the culture and an execution strategy to get people engaged and using it. Compared to other BI software, it's very easy to use, but not everyone will start using it just because there is a new icon on their desktop. Figure out adoption. Focus on it. If people are using it, the ROI will be there, but if you spend 6-7 figures on an enterprise feature set and nobody uses it, it will have been wasted. For the prototyping situation described earlier - one complex dashboard built from scratch then implemented in SSRS - the saved development time alone paid for the Desktop license. View full review »
Ron Bayes
Senior HR Analyst at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
We’ve found quite a bit of savings using Tableau, based on the time it takes to develop ad-hoc reports, changes in process due to new insights and report automation. View full review »
Karl Riddett
Manager Business Intelligence and Analytics at a hospitality company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Our first dashboard caught an issue in the system and almost completely paid for the server license with the money saved. View full review »
In my experience most that Tableau will have a tough time to displace. Tableau is most successful when it is introduced at a departmental or subsidiary level in an organization. That’s the starting point, and grow the ‘footprint’ from there. With that background in mind, make the initial pricing & licensing simple for a department to budget for & approve. View full review »
Oscar Barrientos ǀ ITIL V3, SAP BO
Business Intelligence Specialist with 1,001-5,000 employees
Tableau offers a rapid ROI in comparison to other tools. It’s a very cheap tool, but it has some barriers in big enterprises. View full review »
Alberto Guisande
Director at Decision Science
It is very high, but it requires a data preparation/blending tool. View full review »
Nick Heigerick
Product Manager - Emory University (Tableau) at a university with 1,001-5,000 employees
ROI has yet to be determined as the implementation is less than a year old. Adoption has been slower than expected but gaining momentum lately. I attribute the slower adoption to the fact that using Tableau is a shift in thinking for those wanting to use it and therefore involves some growing pains that some are hesitant to embrace. However, those that have embraced it are beginning to reap the benefits. View full review »
User at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
I have not measured this, but the time saved by allowing the tool to make the necessary changes instead of going back to the spreadsheet is definitely worth my time and the company's money. View full review »
Industry Analyst at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
While I don't have specific $$ numbers, I can say that several reports that we were maintaining previously in Excel that took 4-5 hours to be updated manually each month, now can be updated in 20 seconds. I do think that this would probably be true of any of the products similar to Tableau available on the market now. View full review »
Vineeth V
Senior Engineer Business Intelligence with 1,001-5,000 employees
ROI depends on how effectively you utilize the tool and explore the data. View full review »
Milena Manfredini
Delivery Planning & Implementation at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
I can say that it took about six months for Tableau to payback the investment done just by the fact that it reduced 99% of the rework for a single report. View full review »
Sumit Agrawal
Lead Business Analyst at a energy/utilities company
We were able to see 200% increase in usage of the platform vs usage of OBIEE. View full review »
Anthony Korkmaz
Senior Consultant at a consultancy with 1,001-5,000 employees
ROI is strictly related to how are you using the tool. You can publish dashboards and embed them in a live website which can bring you more hits, or you can provide your users/clients access to your Tableau server, which is related to how much they are paying for that. Use your licenses wisely so they are worth the high amount you’re paying. View full review »
Arthur Kancelarovicz
BI Specialist at a K-12 educational company or school with 501-1,000 employees
Our employees no longer have to search for information in many systems and/or use a web search; they can just go to the BI platform and do a lot of analysis by just clicking. So, with this time savings, our ROI is more than 100% - a lucrative investment. View full review »
Lead Software Engineer at a tech vendor with 1,001-5,000 employees
For a large company, the ROI is really fast. View full review »
IT Specialist at a pharma/biotech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
ROI has been good so far. View full review »
Director, Business and Clinical Analytics at a healthcare company with 501-1,000 employees
ROI is not easy to quantify at this point, but we have gained efficiency through some initial self-serve data and faster time to discover. View full review »
Larry Keller
CEO with 1,001-5,000 employees
Generally, assessing ROI is a very open-ended question. Real ROI if that significant will never be revealed. Day-to-day savings are in time savings, which are viable, to say the least. View full review »
Industry Analyst at a construction company
ROI is difficult to calculate. View full review »
Senior Business Analyst at a logistics company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Tableau seems to have easier user acceptance than QlikView because of the simpler charts and big data integration, increasing the possibility of helping an organization transform from reactive analysis to predictive analysis. View full review »
Architect-Technology at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The ROI is immediate. View full review »
Business Intelligence Director at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
I don’t have authorization to provide numbers for our organization, but I can say that Tableau is a product with great price performance. View full review »
Charlie LeCrone
VP Associate Director at a marketing services firm with 501-1,000 employees
ROI is difficult to estimate as a lot of our use case revolves around streamlining internal processes / analysis. We are now providing analytic solutions to clients where we price on our hours, plus pass through costs for seats on the Tableau Server and a monthly maintenance fee. As we scale this up, we expect to drive profitable revenue through our analytics products. View full review »
Richard L Williams
Senior Engineer, Big-Data/Data-Warehousing at a manufacturing company with 501-1,000 employees
We achieved ROI in <1 year. View full review »
Steve Cornett
Solution Architect at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The ROI is unknown. View full review »
YungKyoo Kim
VP at EON group
Return = time saving, efficiency. Investment = license fee & study time. When you consider how much time is wasted on DB work, including visualization, the license fee is a small issue. Unfortunately, many people are concerning only "the cost of software". They miss "the hidden in-efficiency". View full review »
Galina Kozachenko
Director, Strategic Data Analytics at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
We haven’t calculated ROI, but we know that we shortened the delivery timeline by 60%. View full review »
Management Consultant at a consultancy with 1,001-5,000 employees
I’d suggest taking the following steps: * Define what you want to get out of the tool. (People don’t always need these types of solutions, and this becomes evident once they actually get in there with the data they have.) * Make sure you have the existing data needed. * Download a trial version and play with the software and develop prototype dashboards and analysis * If you actually have a recurring need, then I’d look at purchasing Tableau desktop. If the need for use and analysis extends to many across the organization, Tableau Server could be your best option. View full review »
Miroslav Kosecek
Business Intelligence Expert at a insurance company with 10,001+ employees
I have not calculated ROI. View full review »
Paul Arokiam Raja
EMEA Business Operations Analyst at a tech vendor with 1,001-5,000 employees
At the moment, we have not worked out ROI; it is definitely more productive than using Excel. View full review »
Akarsh Agnivesh (Tableau/Spotfire/R Enthusiast)
Manager, Business Intelligence at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
ROI shows when you hear 'Wow' from your clients every time you deliver a dashboard or a report. They always come back with new projects and greater expectations. View full review »
Bala Subramanian Krishnan
IT Admin at a tech company with 501-1,000 employees
Tableau Specialist, BI and ETL Developer at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Pricing is costly when compared to products like Microsoft Power BI. Also, the licensing should be more general. View full review »
GSDC Consultant at a consultancy
This tool has provided savings in terms of man hours. View full review »

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