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Tableau Other Advice

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Data Analysis Team Leader at Viber
Don't visualize more than 2M data points in a report. Use extracted data and not a direct connection to the database; it will run faster. Don't use too many sections in a report; 3-4 at most. Make most calculations during the ETL process and not in Tableau; every calculation that Tableau does will make the report go slower. view full review »
Gareth crawshaw li?1414337963
Consultant at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Assess the scalability using the Server set up, engage users of the tool independently through the Tableau Community for their ideas and advice on the pro’s and con’s of the tool. Even the biggest evangelists will be honest enough to tell you where it doesn’t meet their expectations. view full review »
Jonathan friesen li?1414332822
User at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Everyone is always impressed with the charts that Tableau can produce. As well as the ability quickly modify them. view full review »
Larry keller li?1414328940
CEO at a tech consulting company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We find that there is a new type of Tableau user emerging. These new users do not abide by the tenets of data visualization by thought leaders like Stephen Few. Hence, we created a blog for an open discussion comparing the work of the artist Jackson Pollock with this new generation. That blog is accessible below. http://www.viainsights.com/Blo... ( http://www.viainsights.com/Blog/PostId/2/jackson-pollock-and-dashboards ) Note well: VIA Insights has no formal relationship with Tableau; we are completely independent. view full review »
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Business Intelligence Specialist at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
They should read about compatibility. Before implementing Tableau, they should meet with the business users and ask: * What are your needs in business intelligence? * Do you have some information silos? * Is the generation of information a manual process? The BI area should perform a self-assessment of a business intelligence roadmap in order to plan the development of the product, the areas involved in the pilot, the information needed to achieve the business goals and define the final architecture for the BI deployment in the near future. view full review »
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VP, Business Insights at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
The Tableau on-demand learning resources are fantastic to help a new user get going. There is a robust user community that is very generous with their time and knowledge to help you get through the learning curve. view full review »
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(2IC) Senior System Analyst at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
I’d strongly advise going to the forums, attending the Tableau conferences, and ask questions about governance, report certification, and capacity. These questions and the corresponding answers should guide you on how you would best implement your own solution. We did not want to be dictated to by Tableau to install it as a free for all. We wanted to future proof the product and provide certainty around the reports being developed and deployed to the business. view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
Manager, Finance Operations at a tech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Get started using Tableau as it serves the purpose for most people. view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
VP Strategy, Global Delivery & Operations at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
It is a nice visual and high performance all-in-one BI tool which is becoming more popular with its ease of use and user-friendly features, effective visuals and apt major functionalities of BI. However, it depends on one’s requirements and budget to balance the need. We would recommend using it for mid-size datasets to visualize near real-time data, as there is no control over the execution model. view full review »
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Manager Business Intelligence and Analytics at a hospitality company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Find a couple of good, quick-win use cases and don't necessarily re-create the dashboard or report in Tableau, but find a way to tell something about the business that wasn't already known. view full review »
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Planning Specialist at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
It's a great solution to present data, and our directors love to work with it. view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
Business Intelligence Manager with 501-1,000 employees
It is very important to do an evaluation of your users who will be interacting with the tool. Their technical abilities will determine if a cumbersome tool is suitable for them. Secondly, if you do not have the technical expertise to administer a product, then it may not be the solution for you. Some of the other tools require a high dependence on the vendor for administrative purposes. view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
DHS HQ at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
We always have the latest versions of Tableau (part of the package deal), so we can have the latest in APIs and integration hooks and plugins needed across our platforms of OBIEE, SQL, etc. Tableau is good for quick visualization once you have the data, but not such a great interoperable tool or getting to multiple sources without a lot of work and know-how. Good for pulling in unstructured data and doing quick reports/prototypes. Does require some stronger business analytical skills rather than your novice user (and technical with regards to use of API and plugins). If new to the analytics/BI market, use it, as it's good for getting you jumpstarted to understanding your data/data sources and to envision what you can use the data for. It's a good starting tool for that. If more advanced or need it for interoperation, I suggest looking to see how it fits with your current environment and determine where best to use it as it shouldn’t be your only option as the features are not robust enough to scale for everything. view full review »
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Senior Manager - Analytics at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Just go for it, and you will not regret it. view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
Sr Programmer Analyst at a construction company with 1,001-5,000 employees
First try a proof of concept with one data set using Tableau. Present it to the user community. Try to work with an implementation partner. Training is essential for power users. view full review »
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Enterprise Risk Manager at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
Thoroughly test your data connectivity requirements to make sure everything works well. From an end user perspective, it is a very easy tool to use. view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
Business Intelligence Specialist
This is a powerful product that allows users to analyze themselves rather than viewing the report. I hope you can master it and become an advanced data analyst. view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
Software Development Engineer at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
Be sure to review all the vendors and features/functionality. There are many products out there in the market today. view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
Business Intelligence Manager at a non-tech company with 10,001+ employees
To be very clear about the expectations of the BI Project, to work in a very deep and detailed way regarding the PMO, and to clearly identify the key users and sponsors. view full review »
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ProductEngineer with 51-200 employees
It’s really an A+ product. Other than being a customer, we also suggest to our clients this product. view full review »
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IT Instructor at a university with 1,001-5,000 employees
Great tool. view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
‎R&D Manager at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
* Define clear objectives and outcomes. * Proper sizing if Tableau Server is needed. * Follow Tableau Drive Methodology. view full review »
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BI & New Project Profesional at a insurance company with 10,001+ employees
Make your decision based on your own culture, quality of data, and champion for the project. view full review »
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Data / Systems Analyst at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
As I had mentioned above in regards to improvements, I believe every tool or application or databases for that matter can always use improvement. That's why we work in the field of data and/or IT, it's ever changing and improving, so we need to change and improve as well. Keep abreast of new things in the market and the improvements of the tools or apps you use on a daily basis. The last thing we want in our industry is to become complacent. Then again, we should never become complacent in any facets of our lives. view full review »
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Pre-Sales Technical Consultant at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Invest in the memory and RAM of the PC or server you intend to use with Tableau. Though most database sources are available for connection, you should still ensure you have all the necessary resources and connectors installed for proprietary databases. view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
Advisor at a retailer with 501-1,000 employees
The key point is if you would like to have faster, ad hoc and quick data visualizations, I would strongly recommend Tableau. But for enterprise-wide deployment and migration across different environments, I would say Tableau has room to improve further. view full review »
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Consulting Head
It's very easy and an excellent solution. Even though this solution is, in my opinion, the best BI solution in the world, they are continuously developing their product, improving with every upgrade (and even with the minor upgrades). view full review »
Ron chipman li?1414339219
BI Expert at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
First and foremost, outline the value proposition of BI. Getting a plan on whether you are going to go with a centralized, decentralized, or blended approach will help aid you in how you can maximize the tool. On its own merits, it is a great tool. Most failures come from a mismatch in the organizational needs and the implementation approach. view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
Senior Principal at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Make sure that you have your requirements and your use cases. You need to know what exactly you are trying to solve. You need to know the story that you are trying to tell. The business needs to know. If you are an IT organization, then you need to understand what the business is trying to do before you just go and start using the product. Tableau was able to handle the challenges that we've had, in terms of reporting and analytics. It's flexible enough, so that you can bring in other data and be able to quickly marry that data with what you have, report on it, and be able to tell the story that the business wants fairly quickly. view full review »
Richard l williams li?1414338773
Senior Engineer, Big-Data/Data-Warehousing at a manufacturing company with 501-1,000 employees
Start ASAP with a tiny cohort of hungry users; let them drive it. view full review »
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Tableau Specialist, BI and ETL Developer at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Go ahead and use Tableau. view full review »
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Architect-Technology at a tech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Use this tool with the right use cases. Use your creativity to build dashboards. It’s a great tool for data discovery. view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
Data Warehouse Manager at a university with 10,001+ employees
There is a lot of competition brewing with other visualization providers ( https://www.itcentralstation.com/categories/data-visualization ) that may be at better cost points. Definitely go in and deep dive/experience the other solutions. Though Tableau has a great reputation for ease of use, there definitely is a learning curve to optimize it, and other solutions like Microsoft Power BI ( https://www.itcentralstation.com/products/microsoft-bi ) and Qlik ( https://www.itcentralstation.com/products/qlikview ) are making progress. view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
Technology Lead at a tech vendor with 1,001-5,000 employees
This is a good product. Easy to implement and use. view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
Director at a tech services company
IMO, I don’t think any client can isolate an analytics tool and derive an ROI that stands up to scrutiny. I usually start by looking at a company’s annual report and I look for the transformational initiatives. E.g. They want more mobile capabilities, more real-time decision making, etc. I use that as the entry-point for discussion around capabilities, not a discussion of technical features and I look for real-world use cases to develop a solution architecture. My advice to clients is always: Start with a clear goal in mind, generate some quick wins, and grow the environment from there. The enterprise-scale initiatives are big on vision, but I’ve seen more failures than successes. The product is definitely a leader in the analytics-lite & data visualization space. Unless a client has a well-defined use case for one of the statistical or predictive analysis tools, Tableau can meet the needs. If the use case for Tableau becomes too complex, then clients can use the ‘R’ extension. I don’t have hands-on experience with that feature. view full review »
Milena manfredini li?1422291849
Delivery Planning & Implementation at a tech vendor with 1,001-5,000 employees
I strongly recommend using the trial version of Tableau before buy it. If you are not the type of person that is familiar with programming scripts, this is the perfect tool. It is really simple to create the first views, even though it will take a while to understand how some of the details work. Watching the tutorial videos helps too. view full review »
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Solution Engineer - QlikView/Qlik Sense at a consultancy with 1,001-5,000 employees
Standardization in design/development is crucial. FULL communication and documentation with EVERYONE is needed. I don’t know how much time has been lost or efforts duplicated because of a lack of all this. view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
Business Intelligence Director at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Tableau is a user-friendly product, but I think that is very important to consider a well-organised training program based on the user roles (administrators, super users, information consumers, etc.). view full review »
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Director at a tech services company
Try it first by downloading the trial license. You will love it and experience how easy it is to use the product. view full review »
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Director, Strategic Data Analytics at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
Beware of licensing costs, but it shouldn’t deter anyone from using this product. Even if you just use Tableau desktop to provide static data vis’s, it’s worth it. view full review »
Simone noventa li?1422998950
Industry Analyst at a construction company
It's a great visualization tool, but not only that: It simplifies implementing new reports and maintaining them, combining a great way of looking at data with flexibility never seen in other tools. view full review »
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Founder, Director, Srinivasan Software Solutions Pvt., Ltd. at a tech vendor
Proceed in a step-by-step manner of engaging users to find the best solution for the business. Be prepared to explore for yourselves how to analyse needs according to market trends, with the highest level of security management. Each and every step should be recorded and performed based on cross-domain analysis, so that it will be easy to implement in any kind of scenario. view full review »
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Assistant Consultant at a tech vendor with 1,001-5,000 employees
If you've previously used other BI tools, you need to be aware that Tableau doesn't have any semantic layer like OBIEE or BO. So, you might have to write lot of queries if the report involves complex logic. view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
Lead Knowledge Analyst - Advanced Analytics at a consultancy with 1,001-5,000 employees
Some very good and fancy visualisations are possible with "tricks" (not very obvious how to do it). It is very helpful to use the Tableau community to see if the visualisation one is looking for is possible and how to do it. There are also many ways to get to a result, so don't look for one perfect solution as long as you get what you want. view full review »
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Business Analyst at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
There is a public version you can implement for free. Its main restriction is the variety of data source connections that it supports. You can still work with the typical text or Excel files, but live database connections are not supported. I think it's great at what it tries to do. view full review »
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Director of Analytics at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
If you have a lot of databases to bring together, you might experience some ETL issues. But in the next release, version 10, the product will have a cross-join database, and that will help a lot to bring in many datasources. view full review »
Virginio d amico li?1414339029
Developer at a construction company with 501-1,000 employees
The best way to have a clear perception of the potential of this product is just downloading a trial version of the desktop application and play with it a few days. In my case, that experience was clearly decisive in making the decision to buy. Its desktop application is a beautifully designed tool - very powerful and intuitive. It allows a business user, with no knowledge of databases and query languages, to build in a matter of minutes complex and compelling visual dashboards that enable users to detect and highlight interesting patterns in data. The dashboards created can be published and shared through Tableau Server, a powerful web platform where dashboards are rendered efficiently in HTML5. A cloud version and a free public version are also available. view full review »
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VP at EON group
At first, buy one or several copies (not 10's or 100's). Be an information worker who see and understand data by yourself without waiting an IT department support. Then, expand later view full review »
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Senior Analyst at a government with 501-1,000 employees
Try it out to see if it suits your organisational needs. To make the product work as desired, know how it works and implement workaround solutions if that is not readily available. view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
Assistant Manager - Solution Consulting at a consultancy with 1,001-5,000 employees
It’s about each and every individual and organization. view full review »
Dongyan zhu li?1430289042
Deputy Director, Global Sales Planning & Policy at a wholesaler/distributor with 1,001-5,000 employees
On the desktop version, use the community forum wisely; you will be able to find enough support for 99% of your challenges. view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
Manager at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Define the main purpose of using Tableau, and in which aspects. view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
Data Warehouse Consultant Sr at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Try the trial versions and explore all of the features before going in; it is very useful. Also, the training videos on their website are good. view full review »
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Business Intelligence Expert at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The product is probably not very suitable for standard corporate reporting, but if your users need analytical insight to data, it is an excellent solution. view full review »
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Senior Engineer Business Intelligence at a engineering company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Tableau is more than a reporting tool; it has the analytical capabilities which need to be explored efficiently to get the best out of the tool. If you just want to replicate an Excel report, it would not help much in terms of ROI. Tableau is a very good analytical reporting solution. It is improving its features with every release. view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
Sr. Database Architect at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Really, it’s a great product, and very interesting. You will love the data you see when you use the product. view full review »
Sumit agrawal li?1425541019
Lead Business Analyst at a tech vendor
Do not think twice about it; just go for it to find new insights in your data. There is a great future for this tool. It will help you perform basic statistical analysis. It will give you a different way to look at data structures. view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
IT Admin at a tech company with 501-1,000 employees
It is important to consider change management, definition of roles and performance analysts. Tableau is a powerful tool for performing analyses and communicating them. We managed to empower the organization with Tableau and we are in the process of extending it to all the analytical community of our company. We can integrate with SAP BW and perform analysis of information. However, we have found it difficult to join elements of BW such as cubes or queries, but this promises to be resolved in the new version, Tableau 10. We are really pleased to have chosen Tableau as our ETL tool to support our analysis and sharing it within the organization. view full review »
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Sole Proprietor at a tech consulting company with 51-200 employees
Tableau is a very robust engine. As attractive as the speed to combine data sets is and the great visuals it can produce, it is well known that it is not an affordable product if you maintain small datasets. To use a phrase, you don’t need an army tank where a red wagon will do. Because of this, Tableau would need to have a Tableau-lite for smaller businesses, so that it wasn’t so hard to start using the tool, then as the business grows, so does the product if need be. view full review »
Reviewer91872 li?1414330324
Senior HR Analyst at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
The annual Tableau customer conference is a huge learning opportunity for new and seasoned users alike. The week-long conference provides a large number of workshops to help increase your skills and many of these sessions are hands-on training. Also a great way to network with other users and see how they are using Tableau. view full review »
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Director, Business and Clinical Analytics at a healthcare company with 501-1,000 employees
Utilize the trial version and test out functionality of the product. It’s very easy to get started and as you gain proficiency, you will want to learn more and develop more advanced solutions. view full review »
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Partner at a tech services company
If you are looking regularly for answers that are hidden inside your data - like 3-4 times in a week - then it is undoubtedly more valuable to take a shot with a BI solution (even if you don’t use Tableau). The speed; the deadlock dependency on your R&D resources leads to a loss of time. Tableau gave me the freedom to experiment with the hypothesis that I had. view full review »
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Senior Marketing Manager, CRM at a tech vendor with 1,001-5,000 employees
As with any software implementation, it's going to require learning, adoption and acceptance, so you want to temper your expectations of immediate success and reinforce the use of Tableau throughout your company. view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
Assistant Vice President, Institutional Analysis at a university with 1,001-5,000 employees
Start now, start small and grow. This isn’t like your traditional BI platform, where you have to spend years designing the infrastructure before the first report comes out. view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
Industry Analyst at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The video tutorials available on the Tableau site are very helpful. We spent many hours watching both the step-by-step tutorials as well as the broader webinars highlighting an organization Tableau use case for education and ideas on novel dashboards/metrics to develop. view full review »
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Senior Manager at a tech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The desktop is fairly intuitive and easy to get started with. Training (on the product, data viz/scientist) is needed for deeper analyses. As with any solution, do your homework. Understand what it is you’re trying to solve. Tableau is just one of many tools/solutions implemented across the company. view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
IT Specialist at a pharma/biotech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
They must understand their real business goal and user’s needs or behavior for using the dashboard design. That impacts your tool’s usage and design approach. Try using Tableau Desktop anyway. Pay more attention to the Tableau community’s sharing or other experts’ design sharing on the website. It will give you many ideas or best design practices and reference. view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
BI Analyst at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
People should be aware of the fact that Tableau doesn’t have a semantic layer. It takes a good amount of time to prepare the dataset / data structure. Once the dataset is ready, the data visualization part doesn’t take much time, even for a fairly complex dashboard, because the tool is very intuitive and easy to use. view full review »
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Portfolio Analyst at a insurance company with 501-1,000 employees
For smaller organizations, Tableau Online would be a better solution. It is always up to date with the latest version, and no complex administrative duties are involved. For bigger organizations that prioritize data security over cloud infrastructure, Tableau Server could be considered, which would allow full control by the organization. view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
Graduate Student at a university with 1,001-5,000 employees
Buy it, implement it and stick with it for a sure and quick ROI. view full review »
Justin larson li?1426024414
Principal Business Intelligence Analyst at a transportation company with 1,001-5,000 employees
This is a visualization software. Make sure you are looking at total cost of ownership in the context of other BI infrastructure that is still needed to get good ROI. Management of data at an enterprise level is more than just visualization, and if all of those things are in place, this product shines. If you have dirty data, slow resources, governance problems, etc., this software is not designed to solve those problems, and those problems will stunt the usefulness you get out of Tableau. view full review »
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Solution Architect at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Pick the right tool for the job/consumers of the products. There is not a single product that can cover all personas/use cases well or there would be only one product out there commanding the world – and there’s simply not just one. Tableau is great if the targeted users want highly polished visualizations of the data and from an exploration use case, the question(s) for the data are unknown. view full review »
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Program Manager (Graduate Assistant) at a university with 1,001-5,000 employees
It totally depends on the requirement of the client/user. One should research the following tools before investing - Spotfire, Tableau, SSRS, Excel, SAS, SAP Lumira, etc. view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
President at a non-profit with 51-200 employees
I would recommend that everyone use this product. view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
Senior Business Analyst at a consultancy with 1,001-5,000 employees
It is well received when people see what it can do in transforming their data and metrics into meaningful displays that allow for greater insights. view full review »
Hiren parikh li?1422513415
Assistant Manager at a pharma/biotech company
It is a nice product and quick to get started, as compared to other products and technologies. view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
Solution Architect at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
It is very good for local standalone databases. Enterprise-level implementation degrades performance. view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
Director at a tech consulting company with 501-1,000 employees
To get the best from Tableau you need: * Data preparation suitable for analytics applications. (This is not Tableau specific, the same is required for pretty much all analytics apps.) * People bouncing off each other to get the creative process going. Consider internal show & tells and take advantage of local user groups * Subscribe to "Viz of the Day” to get exposure to as many viz's as possible * Tableau is (I believe) the best tool for data visualization. Equally consider investing n the best tools for data preparation, such as Alteryx. The combination of best data prep with best analytics capabilities is MUCH more powerful than either without the other. view full review »
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Management Consultant at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
This product is the best visualization solution on the market. My rating is based on ease of use, visual appeal and additional functionality over Excel. view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
VP Associate Director at a marketing services firm with 501-1,000 employees
It makes sense to implement it in tandem with Alteryx. Use Alteryx to clean / prep data, and then visualize in Tableau. Tableau is not the place to try to clean / join data. view full review »
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BI Architect at a healthcare company with 501-1,000 employees
Before committing to Tableau, it is helpful to list the top problems you are trying to resolve. If most of your needs are in operational business intelligence, you might want to evaluate other tools in addition to Tableau. If you want to analyze data, discover insights, communicate your story with data, or impress your customers with great visualizations, Tableau is by far the best tool. For a successful Tableau adoption it is very important to have strong business user support and understanding the importance of data-driven decisions. Without the business user engagement, Tableau is just another tool. view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
Lead Software Engineer at a tech vendor with 1,001-5,000 employees
Go for it. It is an excellent product for the majority of analyses. However, for complex reports and decision support cases, custom application development might be needed. view full review »
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Data Analyst at a media company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Choose Tableau if your aim is to provide yourself or your end users with an opportunity for simple and effective data analysis, with minimal education and maximum results. view full review »
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BI Specialist at a K-12 educational company or school with 501-1,000 employees
Just test before you buy. All BI platforms have a lot of functionalities and, also, a lot of needs. view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
Business Analyst at a software R&D company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Analyze the business need and end users first, and then go for implementing Tableau. Simple reporting can be done in IBM Cognos or various other tools available in the market. What Tableau can bring to the table: better visualizations, ease of use (in case the end users are business guys and not technical folks) and advanced analysis capabilities. view full review »
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Data Visualization and BI Consultant at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
This is the best product in this category, among all BI tools available in market; top ranked as per Gartner's Magic Quadrant report. view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
Senior Business Analyst at a logistics company with 1,001-5,000 employees
If you have more developers/technical people and want to do more standard reporting without Hadoop, go for QlikView; if you have more business users with some SQL knowledge and would like to do predictive analytics, and integration with big data platform Hadoop, go for Tableau. view full review »
Ambikapathi krishnamoorthy ambi li?1425676186
Senior Consultant at a tech vendor
Tableau is a good and growing tool in the business analytics world. It’s good to have it, but always compare and find out whether this tool meets your requirements. view full review »
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Senior Consultant at a consultancy with 1,001-5,000 employees
The most important thing that people need to know is that Tableau is ONLY a visualization tool (the best in the market). Don’t confuse it with other business intelligence, big data or data analytics tools. If you want to do fast and good looking customizable and interactive visualizations on data from one or multiple sources, Tableau is your tool. view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
Consultant at a tech consulting company with 1,001-5,000 employees
If you are planning to implement self-service BI in your organization, I see Tableau as the best fit, but you will need to find a good tool for ETL. Also, if you are required to develop financial reports etc., Tableau might not help you much. Nonetheless, you can run a Tableau solution without needing a lot of IT involvement. Tableau needs some improvement in its organization-wide deployment capabilities. Qlik Sense (a new tool by Qlik) tries to be like Tableau, but if you want something like Tableau, you better go for Tableau. view full review »
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Product Manager - Emory University (Tableau) at a university with 1,001-5,000 employees
It does require you to think about your data in a slightly different way as this is totally different than Excel, so take a little extra time when starting out. Tableau helps people see and understand their data, answering valuable business questions and giving insight into mountains of information collected over time. view full review »
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Analyst at a consultancy with 51-200 employees
If you have the budget, go for it. It’s the best money can get you. I have loved working with Tableau for its simplicity and ability to handle large volumes of data. However, it’s a bit too expensive. view full review »
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Business Analyst at a tech company with 501-1,000 employees
I would say Tableau is a good product to use for data visualization. I recommend it for that and for data analysis. view full review »
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GSDC Consultant at a consultancy
Contact a Tableau technical team to understand exactly which product you need. view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
IT Manager at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
It's very user friendly and its self-service approach helps business users to develop dashboards in no time. The learning curve is very short - lot of learning resources available. Still need to do some catch-up on enterprise administration and Mobile friendly reporting e.g Android App is not yet available - expected to be released 10.0. Tableau releases frequent major releases three to four versions per year, and monthly patch fix releases, so plan a strategy that you want to follow. We are generally one to two releases behind so we can keep up with them, and at the same time leveraging all new exciting features the release. view full review »
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Business Intelligence Analyst at a university with 501-1,000 employees
Stick with the development process, try a report over and over, and use Google to search out answers to those questions you think have no answer. Take it from me, if you can build it in Excel, then you can build it in Tableau. It just takes time and effort. Also, it may not look EXACTLY the same, but you can get it pretty close. In some cases even better. view full review »
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Technology Architect at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Plan how you need to organize and secure content up front. It’s too much work later when it becomes popular. Be sure to plan and budget for more client license bundle purchases as user growth approaches critical mass. Otherwise, you’ll be putting them on a wait list and waiting for management to approve more spending. Managing a lack of licenses is not fun. view full review »
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Business Analytics Specialist at a tech consulting company with 1,001-5,000 employees
It’s excellent for desktop analysis but make sure to include other tools in your evaluation if you are looking for enterprise support features. view full review »
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Consultant Director at DataBound Solutions
Understand your organization's profile. Do you have or want/need to develop power-users or will you use traditional IT developed dashboards in an intranet/internet? Although Tableau can fit both scenarios, the first option would be the most benefited one when compared to other solutions. Look into redefining the relationship between business stakeholders and IT, since the former will demand more consumable information for analysis instead of packaged reports. view full review »

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