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Tableau Valuable Features

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Data Analysis Team Leader at Viber
* Drag and drop: It's easy for beginners to use Tableau as it's very intuitive and simple to create insights. * Quick table calculations: There are some best-practice shortcuts for tables, which means Tableau can be implemented very quickly. * Data Connectors: Tableau has many different connectors for different databases. It's very easy to connect to MySQL, SQL Server, Amazon EMR, Presto, Redshift, BigQuery, and so on. Just name it and they have the connector; the work they do is very impressive. view full review »
Gareth crawshaw li?1414337963
Consultant at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Extraordinary ease of use, easier to use than any competitor product I’ve used in 15 years or so I’ve worked on MI/BI ( https://www.itcentralstation.com/categories/business-intelligence-tools ). Since I originally wrote this, I have found the mapping on Tableau has been extremely useful and easy to use, particularly that it includes very good geocoding for the UK. In terms of the UK, the support and community here is also exceptional and I know that I don't have to trawl through sites endlessly to find solutions, the community is one of the strongest I've seen thus far in BI view full review »
Jonathan friesen li?1414332822
User at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Easily visualize data. view full review »
Larry keller li?1414328940
CEO at a tech consulting company with 1,001-5,000 employees
I have been using Tableau since 2006; 3.5 years as an employee of Tableau Software and 7 years as a trainer/consultant. The more robust features include improved geo-encoding. Shape content is a big winner, as is cluster analysis. Cross-DB joins are helpful, as well. A huge improvement is the ability to render DV to any device from phone to PC. view full review »
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Manager, Business Intelligence at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The most valuable feature in Tableau Desktop developer version is the drag and drop feature of dimensions & measures in the view. Parameters and action filters are also great. view full review »
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Business Intelligence Specialist at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
I really like the design of the charts. The rapidness of the development is impressive. Its full set of options helps you reach the specific chart that you need and you can add any kind of additional data source (Excel, flat file, databases) at any time. In comparison to others, this product gives you the power to make any chart that you can imagine with your data, getting insights with the results and leveraging the need of a “metadata” model behind it. With the rapidness of the development, the business user only needs 1/5 or maybe 1/10 of the time required to perform analysis and achieve results; they can just use drag & drop. The most important and valuable feature ( https://www.itcentralstation.com/products/tableau/by_topic/valuable_features ) is the ability to merge any kind of data with your data set, even cloud data (web services). It gives the business user the power to analyze something new with his own datasources. view full review »
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VP, Business Insights at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
The best features of Tableau include: * Freedom of connection: Its ability to connect to practically any database. There is no need to go through cryptic ODBC or other driver setup procedures. * Freedom of exploration: The ease one can explore a data table. With simple drag and drop, you can produce easily readable cross tabs and paretos on-the-fly to learn everything you need to know about an unfamiliar table. * Freedom of expression: You can pretty much build any type of analytic structure you need to analyze your data. * Built-in visual best practices: Interfaces are clean and simple. You have to work hard to produce an ugly chart in Tableau. view full review »
Larry keller li?1414328940
CEO at a tech consulting company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Data Preparation - This is a huge plus for Tableau as so many users have to spend time preparing the data before using Tableau * Data Interpreter * Splits - * Really helps the average user Drag and drop analytics: Tableau 9.0 has a new Analytics pane that provides quick and easy access to common analytic features in Tableau. You can drag reference lines, forecasts, trend lines, and other objects into your view from the Analytics panel. It is now easy to edit, format, and remove the analytic items that you have added, so you can experiment with different techniques as you explore the insights your data has to offer. Ad--‐hoc calculations: Ad--‐hoc calculations make it easy to add and edit calculated fields for your analysis. Double--‐click an existing field on the Rows, Columns, Marks, or Measure Values shelf to begin editing, or double-click an empty area on a shelf to create a new calculation. As you type, a list of auto--‐complete options appears in a dropdown list, making it easier to find and pick the right elements. Instant analytics: Instant analytics provides an interactive experience for comparing summary information about a subset of marks to all the marks in your view. For example, you can compare the average for a few marks to the average for all the marks. After you’ve added trend lines, reference lines, reference bands, or distribution bands to your view, select one or more marks to see the new analytical indicators appear for the selection in addition to the analytical indicators for the whole view. Level of Detail (LOD) Expressions: New expression syntax in the Tableau calculation language lets you quickly create calculated fields that compute at the specified levels of detail. LOD calculations help you compute at multiple levels of aggregation and make it easier to create fields for analytical comparison (such as cohort analysis and totals or Average across segments), simplifying calculations that previously took several steps. view full review »
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Web Administrator at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
* Ease of data visualization * Ease of dashboard creation * Ease of dashboard sharing view full review »
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Manager, Finance Operations at a tech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The best feature of Tableau is the usability. It allows a business user to prototype something without going through IT and spending a lot of time and money trying to translate requirements. Going back and forth, it allows you to rapidly develop things that you need to analyze the data. I also think, as I used SAP Business Objects before that and built out the reports, that you can build almost anything you need to, but it's a little more complicated. I would say Tableau is more like Apple, it just looks nice. It formats things. It just gives it to you in one way, as it assumes that is the way that everybody wants it. So it might be frustrating if Tableau doesn't give it to you the way you want. But usually, it does give it in a good enough way. So, it saves you a lot of time. view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
VP Strategy, Global Delivery & Operations at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
* Valuable to use smaller data sets * Automatic Extract Creation * Replace on publish data sources * Online sync client * Progressive-loading dashboards. * Parameter to pass an initial SQL dynamically * Combine multiple sets with union * Subscribe and schedule the reports to receive email on data snapshot * Ad-hoc reports and ease of use for the end user * Reduces development effort * Easy maintenance * Security with role-based access and in line with Active Directory and SSO * Alerts and scheduling * Heat maps, geographical charts, 3D charts, drill down/drill up, drill through, cascading effects, and multi-dimensional and canned reports all in one tool * Embedding into Microsoft SharePoint view full review »
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Manager Business Intelligence and Analytics at a hospitality company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The most valuable features of Tableau ( https://www.itcentralstation.com/products/tableau ) are: * The ease of learning and use. Tableau is very user friendly. I have a few colleagues at my place of work that had never used it. Within a few months, they created brilliant content. * The ability to connect to any data source without any reporting layer or meta-data layer needing to be developed. I can connect directly to Oracle tables & views, SQL Server objects, flat files, Excel files, anything. I don’t need to do any additional work in order to achieve this. * The capability of creating brilliant, creative insights while still achieving data discovery. Tableau makes creating analysis fun and beautiful, while still finding incredible gold nuggets in the dark data of enterprises. * The culture and support community around the product. There is a true excitement in the Tableau community and anyone who uses Tableau knows what I'm talking about. There are many user group community meetings around the globe that are educational, helpful and fun. * The ability to share, collaborate and view content through Tableau Server or Tableau Public. It is easy to send users to a web portal to see content analysts create. * The cost. Tableau is much lower priced than an Oracle-, SAP-, MicroStrategy-type product. The cost is similar to QlikView and a bit more than Microsoft PowerBI on its own (but you need an EA from Microsoft to leverage the lower pricing on PowerBI). * The support. I can pick up my cell phone and call four people I know from Tableau and get their feedback and help right now. view full review »
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Data Scientist at a consultancy with 51-200 employees
I would consider the ‘Create Calculated Field’ feature as the most valuable feature for me. 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. For example, let’s assume that my data contains sales figures for all 50 states in the United States and I have to represent them on a map. Showing 50 individual figures on the map will make it look cluttered and will hamper extraction of useful insights. Instead, I can create a calculated field wherein I group all the states into four or five regions, create a heat map and just show the average numbers for each region. Similarly, I can also categorize states based on sales performance using calculated fields. view full review »
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Planning Specialist at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
* Visualization * Data capacity Where I'm working, we have many reports developed in Microsoft Excel to present results about the business. However, when we need to work a large volume of data, they are developed in Tableau because access to data from Oracle and managing large data volumes is easier than Excel. All the reports that we develop using Tableau are complimented by our directors, as the information is visualized well. view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
Senior Principal at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
* Ease of use * Data visualization * Predictive analytics and forecasting view full review »
Richard l williams li?1414338773
Senior Engineer, Big-Data/Data-Warehousing at a manufacturing company with 501-1,000 employees
Various features are valuable. It is intuitive; Tableau have been investing and releasing regularly. A tech-savvy business person can run with Tableau if they have a decent DWH and engineer supporting it. Access rights can quickly get out of hand, but with Tableau's UI and a tech-savvy business person committed to using the product, they can take charge and not have to rely on the tech team. view full review »
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Tableau Specialist, BI and ETL Developer at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Tableau is easy to use. It provides us with faster development and deployment. It also produces impressive graphs and charts. view full review »
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Architect-Technology at a tech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The drag and drop feature that provides self-service analytics with absolutely no coding is the most important feature. It’s pretty strong in geo-spatial analysis as well. view full review »
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BI & Digital Transformation Consultant at a tech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
In-database analytics is the product’s most valuable feature ( https://www.itcentralstation.com/products/tableau/by_topic/valuable_features ) to me. view full review »
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Data Warehouse Manager at a university
Valuable features include the various “Show Me” graph options; the ability to do forecasting (which is an area that Tableau needs to continue growing its modeling capabilities); and the immediate responsiveness to adding dimensions/measures and their effect on the visualization. view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
Technology Lead at a tech vendor with 1,001-5,000 employees
* Ability to visualize * Easy to use for Business Analysts as this would enable different teams and remove their dependency on the IT team view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
Director at a tech services company
Data Visualization & Analytics: In my last project, we used ESRI maps super-imposed with brand sales and sales history. By adding more dimensions to the data, we were able to drill from sales territories to analyze product sales at individual retail outlets. The next phase will be to add age-group demographics to the analytics. That also describes our Agile approach. Incrementally add dimensions to the underlying data, and add richness to the analytics capability, and it’s a business-driven approach. view full review »
Milena manfredini li?1422291849
Delivery Planning & Implementation at a tech vendor with 1,001-5,000 employees
The most valuable feature of Tableau ( https://www.itcentralstation.com/products/tableau ) is the possibility to provide an overall view of the analysis done and let the users get the visualization the way they need/want. Another valuable thing about using Tableau is that you just need to create the dashboard once. Any type of data update is done automatically. It is also possible to combine many different types of data sources on a single data connection. view full review »
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Solution Engineer - QlikView/Qlik Sense at a consultancy with 1,001-5,000 employees
* Ease of creating dashboard objects * Variety of dashboard objects * Visual appeal * Storyboarding * Scalability * Responsive design view full review »
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Business Intelligence Director at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Self-service. view full review »
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Director at a tech services company
Self-service: Its ease of use means Tableau can be operated by business users. It is aligned with the mission “Help people see and understand the data”. view full review »
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Director, Strategic Data Analytics at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
* Ease of use * Efficiency * Integration with sources * Amazing way to view your data view full review »
Simone noventa li?1422998950
Industry Analyst at a construction company
* Flexibility: It's able to connect to any data source. * Reliability: So far, no major issue seen with the tool. It never crashes, even with huge amounts of data to handle. * Easy to use: I can create and modify dashboards, workbook or stories easily * Easy to share: Even without the online version, workbooks are easy to export and share without any additional cost. * Easy to maintain: Once the workbooks are set up, updating them is quick and easy. view full review »
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Founder, Director, Srinivasan Software Solutions Pvt., Ltd. at a tech vendor
* Amazing data visualization * Excellent mobile support * Low-cost solution to implement and upgrade * Impressive integration * Large customer base and resources * Good customer support view full review »
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Assistant Consultant at a tech vendor with 1,001-5,000 employees
* Rich visualization * Data blending Probably, these factors set Tableau apart from many of its competitors. view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
Lead Knowledge Analyst - Advanced Analytics at a consultancy with 1,001-5,000 employees
Dynamic interactive visualisation and publishing to server for distribution are the most valuable features of this product. view full review »
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Business Analyst at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
I have been using Tableau to visualize data sets. The three features that are most valuable to me are: * Ease of use. Most of the configurations are accessed by drag and drop, so very little actual programming is required. * Interactivity, especially the ability to use tool tips to identify exactly which points are plotting in an unusual or unexpected position. This is the first step in distinguishing outliers from important data features, which is an important part of data exploration. * The ability to easily annotate and export finished plots for presentation purposes. view full review »
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Director of Analytics at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Tableau Desktop - The product is easy to use, and does not require IT skills. I can create dashboards and connect to databases very easy and quickly. view full review »
Virginio d amico li?1414339029
Developer at a construction company with 501-1,000 employees
The most valuable feature of this product is that business people with no technical background can autonomously design and implement their visual reports, relieving the IT staff from this burden. On the other hand, despite its ease of use, the tool does not support highly complex visualization and filtering mechanisms. view full review »
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VP at EON group
Easy visualization, with only drag & drop, double-click! view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
Technical Lead at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
* Data blending * Storytelling * Easy-to-use dashboard view full review »
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Senior Analyst at a government with 501-1,000 employees
The drag-and-drop interface and its flexibility are the product's most valuable features. view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
Assistant Manager - Solution Consulting at a consultancy with 1,001-5,000 employees
* Geo charts * Dashboards * Data connections view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
Performance Management Analyst at a local government with 1,001-5,000 employees
Tableau’s flexibility is its best feature. The types of data it handles, and the various data sources, allows me to quickly analyze and present data in ways that Excel (our old way) never made possible. view full review »
Dongyan zhu li?1430289042
Deputy Director, Global Sales Planning & Policy at a wholesaler/distributor with 1,001-5,000 employees
* Table joins * Formulas * Visualization * Dashboard view full review »
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Manager - CRO at a tech company with 501-1,000 employees
* The ability to connect to different sources of data like SQL, Excel, etc. makes Tableau a very smart tool for data visualization. * The way it incorporates user-level data with geographic mapping really helps in building strategy at the top-most level. * Sharing dashboards among the team is extremely hassle free and also the data being up to date makes management extremely happy. view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
Manager at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
The most valuable features of this product are: * Easy-to-create dashboard * Friendly user interface * ShowMe * Database connections view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
Data Warehouse Consultant Sr at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
* Very easy and fast to build dashboards, compared to many other BI tools * Has connectivity options to various data sources * Good community support and very useful free training videos view full review »
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Business Intelligence Expert at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
* Ease of use - very intuitive * Same design for both the desktop and server solution - Easy configuration * Easy and intuitive manipulation of data * Program automatically suggests the best data representation * Graphical design - modern and nice view full review »
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Senior Engineer Business Intelligence at a engineering company with 1,001-5,000 employees
There are many features which I can speak about, but its overall ease with which you can analyze your data within a couple of clicks is an outstanding feature. Also, the stunning visualization with lots of statistical options, makes it a valuable product. view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
Sr. Database Architect at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
You can publish dashboards with Tableau Desktop and share them throughout the organization. Mapping really is a very beautiful feature. view full review »
Sumit agrawal li?1425541019
Lead Business Analyst at a tech vendor
Visualization and ease of use are the product’s most valuable features. Dependency on the IT team has been reduced. Users feel comfortable creating their own dashboards. view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
IT Admin at a tech company with 501-1,000 employees
One of its greatest strengths is that it can very quickly perform various analyses, tests and rules out different scenarios, in seconds. It works perfectly integrating different data sources and applying immediate updates. Ease of use: It requires a brief introduction and then you can use your imagination to perform all the analyses you want. Other valuable features are: the ability to graphically represent different ideas ( https://www.itcentralstation.com/categories/data-visualization ), integration with different data sources and the ability to perform the deployment throughout the organization. To perform analysis is important but being able to share empowers the organization. view full review »
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Sole Proprietor at a tech consulting company with 51-200 employees
The most valuable features are the ability to use various data sets from different platforms, the intuitive graphs, and the ability to play around with the data and graph selections for different views of the data. As the course work is focused on ‘Big Data’ - both structured and unstructured - the ability to mix some of these sets and have Tableau ( https://www.itcentralstation.com/products/tableau ) suggest the best graph was very helpful. Because the product is so flexible, other graphs can be selected and a new ‘view’ of the same data presents a different insight. view full review »
Reviewer91872 li?1414330324
Senior HR Analyst at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
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 been able to create have made it easier for individuals who are not use to looking at data to navigate and drill into their own material to find answers or ask questions they never thought to ask in the first place. view full review »
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Director, Business and Clinical Analytics at a healthcare company with 501-1,000 employees
Ease of use, speed to develop and deploy solutions. The ability to quickly develop solutions is invaluable. We are managing an immense amount of data and can more quickly correlate multiple data sources to aid in our decision making. We don’t need a large team of technical staff to develop tactical solutions to support executive decisions makers, while also developing robust work queues to aid staff in prioritizing their work or improving health and outcomes of our patients. view full review »
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Partner at a tech services company
* Easy to connect to random sources of info. In my case, to MySQL + Google Analytics + an Excel file with Facebook Insights in one case, and another MySQL + PostgreSQL in another case. * Easy to build with drag & drop even for a rookie like me. * Fancy graphics in the end result. This is important when I use it during a demo in front of potential customers. * Interactive filters. A selected option in one widget can filter automatically the other widgets that are used in a dashboard. This is awesome! * A wide range of customisations. view full review »
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Senior Marketing Manager, CRM at a tech vendor with 1,001-5,000 employees
The ability to have a question and be able to quickly find the answer without having to reconfigure the data like you would have to using Excel. It also makes it much easier to visualize data in different ways quickly. view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
Assistant Vice President, Institutional Analysis at a university with 1,001-5,000 employees
* Ability to read multiple data sources * Beautiful visualizations# * Easy to learn and use view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
Industry Analyst at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The speed with which it is possible to explore data is, for me, the best thing about Tableau. By this, I mean it is extremely easy to drill into data, which in turn shortens the time from having raw data to having useful, actionable insights. The aesthetics of the dashboards and adherence to data visualization best practices by default is also great. view full review »
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Senior Manager at a tech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Desktop – primarily ease of use, TTM, for ad-hoc and reusable analyses and visualizations. view full review »
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IT Specialist at a pharma/biotech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
It provides access to many kinds of data sources. For example: big data/SAP BW. The second-most valuable feature is the wonderful usage experience. You cannot find this on any other vendor’s solution such as Microsoft or SAP. Even though Qlik’s QlikView is similar. view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
BI Analyst at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Ease of use (including frequently used calculations), drag and drop and interactive data visualization are the most valuable features of the product to me. view full review »
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Portfolio Analyst at a insurance company with 501-1,000 employees
The most valuable feature of this product is drag-and-drop visual analytics. view full review »
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EMEA Business Operations Analyst at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
* Ease of creating visually appealing charts and dashboards * Large user community view full review »
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Graduate Student at a university with 1,001-5,000 employees
* Analytics * Dashboarding * Presentation * Reporting view full review »
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IT Admin at a real estate/law firm with 501-1,000 employees
Tableau Desktop is equipped with so many valuable features that it is difficult to know where to begin. The functionality that allows users to join multiple source files and create visualizations using the fields from each of the joined source files is certainly nice to have. While the list of graphs and charts on the “Show Me” menu is impressive, one can do so much more with Tableau. With a little imagination and ingenuity, customized visualizations can be created easily and quickly. view full review »
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Principal Business Intelligence Analyst at a transportation company with 1,001-5,000 employees
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 numbers, and then represents them as shapes on a canvas. The result is more akin to an artist painting on a canvas using numbers as the brushes and colors. As a result, it is the flexibility of the mark types, and how they interact with data types, that make this product stand out. Someone who wants to create a visualization need only imagine the intended output, then use the numbers to create the marks in that output. A non-trivial example is that a number can be considered continuous or discrete, depending on the context. In some cases, you need to use the same number both ways in the same visualization (histogram, anyone?). The flexibility to specify how a number is interpreted in terms of how an axis/mark will be generated is visualization at a more fundamental level. It is a completely different experience than pointing Excel at a highly manipulated table to generate an inflexibly structured chart type. view full review »
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Solution Architect at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Ease of use, polished visualizations, all data elements are treated as discrete, the story-telling feature, self-service, excellent for visually exploring data with unknown questions. view full review »
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Program Manager (Graduate Assistant) at a university with 1,001-5,000 employees
It helps me deliver a tool to my clients that can be easily customized according to their business needs. Also, it provides great insights and analytics on huge volumes of data coming from disparate sources, which has helped my clients and managers make sound business decisions. The most valuable features of the product are: * Most importantly, flexibility * Visual features * Filters * Actions * Parameters * Interactive dashboard building view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
President at a non-profit with 51-200 employees
The ease and speed of creating visualizations and interfaces with any database are this product’s most valuable features. view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
Senior Business Analyst at a consultancy with 1,001-5,000 employees
The ability to create visualizations of data is the product’s most valuable feature to me because it provides a meaningful view of the data and the metrics used by our clients. view full review »
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Assistant Manager at a pharma/biotech company
The dashboard with graphs is this product’s most valuable feature. view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
Solution Architect at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The most valuable feature of this product is its visualizations. view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
Director at a tech consulting company with 501-1,000 employees
* Flexibility producing visualizations * Scalability view full review »
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Management Consultant at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
The ability to analyze data patterns in more visual dimensions (size, shape, color) than are realistically possible in Excel is the functionality most valuable to me. view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
VP Associate Director at a marketing services firm with 501-1,000 employees
* Easy interaction with data * Variety of visualizations possible * Integration with R and Alteryx We do a lot of work for our clients helping them understand the impact of marketing campaigns on their business results. Tableau helps us tell stories with data. view full review »
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BI Architect at a healthcare company with 501-1,000 employees
Tableau excels at data visualization and exploration. Terminologies such as a "sheet" are similar to the concept of a worksheet in Excel. Connection to most databases are supported out of the box. These factors keeps the learning curve short for business users. Charts in Tableau are rendered using visualization grammar called VizQL. This enables creating unique and out-of-box charts such as lollipop, sankey, sunburst, etc. The charts you can build in Tableau is only limited by your creativity. In addition, it is relatively to easy build interactivity and pass parameters in your dashboards so you can drill in and progressively reveal more details as the user interacts with data. view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
Lead Software Engineer at a tech vendor with 1,001-5,000 employees
* Easy and intuitive chart creation * Easy conversion between different chart types and crosstabs * Easy map-based charting * Built in geo coordinates for cities, states, countries- Easy-to-create fields with formulas * Ability to connect so many kinds of data sources view full review »
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Data Analyst at a media company with 1,001-5,000 employees
In Tableau Desktop, the most valuable features for me are: * Live connection to databases * Parameters and calculation fields * Actions on dashboards view full review »
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BI Specialist at a K-12 educational company or school with 501-1,000 employees
It can build in-memory data with an easy-to-use interface, connecting numerous data sources and linking referenced tables/origins. It also has an awesome Sense-Me tool that indicates the most appropriable graphic to use with selected information (dimensions and measures) and, in my opinion, works like a charm! view full review »
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Tableau/Data Visualization Specialist, Reporting & Analytics at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
* Highly interactive and intuitive data discovery: helps people see and explore their data. * Ease and breadth of connectivity to so many different data sources. * The interface to make joins between tables is greatly appreciated. view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
Business Analyst at a software R&D company with 1,001-5,000 employees
* Drag and drop options * Custom image/icon upload for visualizations * User-friendly interface * Easy connection to multiple data sources view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
IT Admin at a tech company with 51-200 employees
* It's easy to connect to, and supports, a variety of datasources * It supports multiple languages well, which is very convenient for me. When I develop a dashboard in English or Japanese, it can display time differently based on the language you choose. For example, EN: 2010/01/01, JP: 2010年01月01日. * Stunning graphs, easy to drag & drop dimensions into your dashboard. * Compresses data well. view full review »
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Data Visualization and BI Consultant at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
* Drag and drop-oriented development process that facilitates rapid development of dashboards and reports * Can connect to any data base in industry * Sits really well on top of big data platforms * Sharing and collaborative development is awesome with Tableau Server * Excellent and visually rich visualizations view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
Senior Business Analyst at a logistics company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Data visualization: Simpler and cleaner charts, easier for users to perform self-service, not so steep learning curve for non-technical users; good integration to big data Hadoop and predictive analysis, well integrated with other ETL tools. Less-technical maintenance cost compared to QlikView, which requires the developer to do more scripting. view full review »
Ambikapathi krishnamoorthy ambi li?1425676186
Senior Consultant at a tech vendor
The properties of each chart: It is helpful because in the world of analytics, not everyone is a developer; there are business analysts and directors as well, who want to play around and find quick solutions. If that requires coding or other settings, it would be more difficult or they don't even think of playing around. For developers, also, it’s easy to build reports as compared to coding. view full review »
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Senior Consultant at a consultancy with 1,001-5,000 employees
The live connection to data and publishing are the most valuable features of Tableau. You can connect to your data almost wherever it resides in a straightforward, simple connection. Your local dashboard is only one click away from being online and shareable with other users. view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
Consultant at a tech consulting company with 1,001-5,000 employees
If you want the most beautiful dashboards, Tableau is the answer. If you want to shift your dashboarding/analysis development to your users, Tableau seems to be the best choice, as for the most part it’s quite easy to use. It offers beautiful visualizations on the fly. New users will catch on to it quite fast for doing simple analysis. Creating complex objects can sometimes get quite tricky, but most of the things can be done very simply and quite faster compared to QlikView. view full review »
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Product Manager - Emory University (Tableau) at a university with 1,001-5,000 employees
For visual data analysis, discovery analysis and usability, it is the best product on the market. For data cleaning, it can be very helpful in showing you where there are holes or mistakes in your data. view full review »
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Analyst at a consultancy with 51-200 employees
The best feature of Tableau is its simple GUI with drag-and-drop feature. It helps even a rookie create a great visualization. But for experts, it also provides flexibility of writing queries to fetch data. It’s easy-to-integrate feature - with almost all the databases - makes it a great value. view full review »
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Business Analyst at a tech company with 501-1,000 employees
Actually, the whole product is very valuable for me. view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
IT Admin at a tech company with 501-1,000 employees
* Reports on demand based on dynamic data * A single dashboard for understanding the learning performance in various geographic areas * Easy-to-use navigation * Responsive UI * Dashboard was superb and good enough to be used in corporate presentations for managers * Exporting the graphics to other Microsoft Office tools view full review »
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GSDC Consultant at a consultancy
* Simplicity * User friendly view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
IT Manager at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The feature we've found most valuable is Data Extract, which extracts a local copy of all required data in a columnar format store. It does in-memory processing which is lightening fast. view full review »
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Business Intelligence Analyst at a university with 501-1,000 employees
The ability to connect multiple data sources, build data extracts, and display said data in an automated, graphical, format is the key driving factor insuring I continue using Tableau. While there are plenty of other tools on the market, such as Report Builder or Crystal Reports, Tableau is the first I have used that allows for such wide spread data integration and presentation in a visibly pleasing format. Moreover, the data extract function of Tableau has hooked me into using their tool over any other. Specifically, the ease of extracting and automating report generation from these extracts. view full review »
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Technology Architect at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Geo Spatial maps and Time Series animation with Storyboarding. The easy to use interface has really accelerated adoption. view full review »
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Business Analytics Specialist at a tech consulting company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Once you are comfortable with the product, building visualizations and dashboards is extremely quick. I also have not seen a better geospatial drag and drop visualization tool out there yet. view full review »
Diego hidalgo li?1423661010
QA Manager at Tandicorp
The most valuable feature is the ease of generating management reports on demand, and ease of generating incremental extracts live or work very quickly. The integration with R for more complex algorithms in analytical data is also nice. view full review »
Christina durta li?1414329817
Managing Member at Christina M. Durta, CPA, LLC
The ability to make interactive graphs, tables, and maps that can be shared on social media, linked to, or embedded on a website are the most valuable features. The ability to allow readers to view and download the underlying data is another valuable feature. view full review »
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Consultant Director at DataBound Solutions
It's easy to start using to deliver off-the-shelf visualizations. It makes it easy to share dashboards with a team. It's a comprehensive solution that can scale from desktop (analyst, developer) to server (large end-user audience) with small or no changes. view full review »

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