Tableau

Tableau

4.5 / 5 514 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

Tableau empowers people throughout the organization to easily ask and answer questions of their data in real-time, leading to smarter business decisions every day.


Average Ratings

514 Reviews
  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall
  • 4 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 4 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    Not provided by vendor
  • Free Version
    Yes
  • Free Trial
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Installed - Mac
    Installed - Windows
    Mobile - Android Native
    Mobile - iOS Native
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
    In Person
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • Tableau
  • www.tableau.com/
  • Founded 2003
  • United States

About Tableau

Tableau helps people transform data into actionable insights that make an impact. Easily connect to data stored anywhere, in any format. Quickly perform ad hoc analyses that reveal hidden opportunities. Drag and drop to create interactive dashboards with advanced visual analytics. Then share your work with anyone and make an impact on your business. From global enterprises to early-stage startups and small businesses, people everywhere use Tableau to see and understand their data.


Tableau Features

  • Ad hoc Analysis
  • Ad hoc Query
  • Ad Hoc Reports
  • Benchmarking
  • Budgeting & Forecasting
  • Dashboard
  • Data Analysis
  • Data Visualization
  • Key Performance Indicators
  • OLAP
  • Performance Metrics
  • Predictive Analytics
  • Profitability Analysis
  • Strategic Planning
  • Trend / Problem Indicators
  • Annotations
  • Data Source Integrations
  • Functions / Calculations
  • Interactive
  • KPIs
  • OLAP
  • Private Dashboards
  • Public Dashboards
  • Scorecards
  • Themes
  • Visual Analytics
  • Widgets
  • Data Discovery
  • Data Visualization
  • High Volume Processing
  • Predictive Analytics
  • Regression Analysis
  • Sentiment Analysis
  • Statistical Modeling
  • Text Analytics
  • Contextual Search
  • Data Classification
  • Data Matching
  • False Positives Reduction
  • Self Service Data Preparation
  • Sensitive Data Identification
  • Visual Analytics
  • Customer Data
  • Data Analysis
  • Data Capture
  • Data Integration
  • Data Migration
  • Data Quality Control
  • Data Security
  • Information Governance
  • Master Data Management
  • Match & Merge
  • Analytics
  • Content Management
  • Dashboard Creation
  • Filtered Views
  • OLAP
  • Relational Display
  • Simulation Models
  • Visual Discovery
  • Behavioral Mapping
  • Dashboard
  • Dynamic Maps
  • Element Analytics
  • Embeddable Maps
  • For Sales
  • For Science
  • Radial Mapping
  • Territorial Mapping
  • Website Analytics
  • Annotations
  • Collaboration
  • Data Visualization
  • Media Analytics
  • Mixed Methods Research
  • Multi-Language
  • Qualitative Comparative Analysis
  • Quantitative Content Analysis
  • Sentiment Analysis
  • Statistical Analysis
  • Text Analytics
  • User Research Analysis
  • Customizable Dashboard
  • Data Source Connectors
  • Drag & Drop
  • Drill Down
  • Financial Reports
  • Forecasting
  • Marketing Reports
  • OLAP
  • Report Export
  • Sales Reports
  • Scheduled / Automated Reports
  • Budgeting/Forecasting
  • File Management
  • Multivariate Analysis
  • Regression Analysis
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Statistical Process Control
  • Survival Analysis
  • Time Series
  • Visualization

Tableau Reviews Recently Reviewed!


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Tableau: all-in-one data visualization and organization software

Aug 20, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: I have tried many ways to organize my files, especially my data for work. I had tons of trial and errors with different software. I tried Tableau and I have been using it ever since. Tableau lets me store my files and so much more. Tableau allows me to view my data in a way that I wanted it to be shown, organized and sorted. I can access different files using cloud and data warehouses. No other software allows me to merge two different data and viewing them as one except for Tableau. And because my data are to be shared with most of my co-workers, it allows me to do just that. It is amazing how easily everyone in my team can access the files through online and server. Another great thing about Tableau is its availability on iOS, Mac and windows, which increases the ease of my team's accessibility.

My work requires me to review different trends on different topics and with a simple drag and click; I am allowed to review what I need with Tableau. It seems that Tableau is really created for my needs; it is just amazing that this software can be of so much help.

Cons: Tableau is great but it really was confusing at first, especially without any help or tutorial, the software had too many functions that it can take time to be able to learn a single task in it. A helpful solution is that Tableau has a help area where frequently faced difficulties can be answered and since many has already been using it, asking for help from others was not that hard. It was not that difficult to learn the functions of Tableau.

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Tableau Desktop is my must-have software. I couldn't do my job without it (nor would I want to)!

Dec 05, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: I have been using Tableau Desktop for over five years now and I still get excited about it. First, Tableau is so easy to learn and use--the intuitive interface allows even first-time users to create amazing visualizations. Second, Tableau is a time saver. What used to take me weeks now takes days and what used to take days now takes minutes. Third, Tableau is versatile. There are many different chart types available, and with the ability to tweak everything from size to font to color, your imagination is the only limit. Fourth, Tableau is always evolving and improving. With each update, Tableau adds new features and capabilities that continuously make my job easier to perform. The software is capable of connecting with data in many different formats from spreadsheets and SQL to PDF's and spatial files, making it useful for any field or company that works with data. I could go on and on about the benefits of using Tableau, but the best way to understand my enthusiasm is to try the product--it speaks for itself!

Cons: Sometimes large data files can take several minutes to load. Tableau allows for the creation of extracts to speed up the process, but the initial upload still takes time. Tableau also does not have an auto-save feature, which has caused me to lose work on several occasions.

Overall: Tableau has allowed our office to look at data in new ways. Whether we're using it for data exploration or dissemination, it makes the information easy to understand and use, even for newbies. In the past, we used spreadsheets and PDFs to share data with various constituents, but they were dense and only offered a static view of the data. Now, with interactive dashboards, end-users can not only search for the exact information they need, they can also see how it fits into the big picture. This capability has led people to ask more questions and actually get excited about data and assessment. Tableau allows us to answer those new questions quickly and accurately than before.

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A flexible and powerful tool

Jul 12, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The easiness on creating simple reports don't obfuscate its power on creating complex dashboards. If you want to create a simple bar graph that shows your sales amount, you can do it easily and quickly, but it doesn't take out the tools and mechanisms that allows advanced users and consultants to do more, like creating complex non-existent (not ready-available in the tool, but possible) charts like exploded bar charts. It supports formulas and also have a very good engine for it, as you can define one and reference it by its name wherever you need.

As an analytics consultant, I've seen many other reporting tools, like Qlik View (and Sense), Power BI, SAP Lumira and so on, so I can tell that Tableau is a major competitor in segment.

Cons: A common problem that takes place inside large companies lies on the difference between how we think Tableau looks for data and how it actually does. At one of the cases we have SAP Hana as a database with its views as data source and Tableau as the reporting tool. Some of our dashboards have been stated as "slow", but we figured out that the problem was not on the columns that was available and being used by Tableau, but in the other columns. The Tableau doesn't ever create the same SQL as we are expecting for a situation, it has a complex way to determine the better SQL for the best user experience.

This slowness is known wherever you ask for "Tableau main problems".

So the problem was not entirely on Tableau, but in the way we created the views.

This is a very light con that has the main purpose to aware software buyers instead of saying "don't buy".

In short, the slowness may lie on data source instead of Tableau's engine. You should care about how data is delivered to it.

Overall: I am an analytics consultant and used to work mostly with SAP BW (Business Objects, Business Explorer, etc), Lumira, and Qlik Sense. My first contact with Tableau was very good, I've learned many things in a few days, it's very easy to use and also very powerful. I'm happy in working with this project because Tableau makes my experience much better, I'm liking it.

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Great BI Tool - Lovely Friendly Pretty!

Sep 01, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: Awesome BI Tool

Very User-friendly

Pretty visualization

Easy to ramp up. Even new users can get to the speed really fast

Tableau Reader is free - so developers can make it and anyone can view it for free

Creating Interactive Dashboards and Storyboards is an awesome way to tell a story with the data - Great for presentations!

While you can have only limited developer licenses but pretty much anyone in your organization can view or even interact with Tableau reports on the server - which is very nice if your audience is huge. Easy to export data/reports in Excel and PDF.

Cons: Not much flexible for numeric/tabular reports, if you need a BI Tool for Finance reports - you really need this part!

If you are building a tabular report with numbers you will miss few very basic and must have things - assigning row numbers. There is no such feature to append row numbers.

In tabular reports, your hierarchy will remain fixed for every section. You can't have 2 rows in section and 3 in other. All secitions will be rigid.

Overall: Anyone will be able to make Pretty visualization without much prior experience and can decipher stories underneath data.

It was really easy for me to pick up the tool and get on the speed. Really like this BI Tool but it does have its limitations.

Great for visualizations but if you want a BI Tool for numeric/tabular reports especially for financial reports - you should probably consider some other tool. With that being said, its totally worth the money for all other BI needs and seriously the best BI Tool available!

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Tableau is my go-to tools for quick, nicely looking dashboards and data visualization

Apr 26, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: Tableau is the software I use most (outside of Excel). The software's visualization tools are nice, at times amazing. Tableau connects with every data source I've ever needed (with the exception of one problem). The interactive capabilities and Tableau Public make for a perfect fit for a beginner to intermediate data visualizer. Advanced data visualizers probably find the functionality somewhat constraining, but that's one of the benefits of the software. Tableau is more than just a supped-up Excel graphics system. The analytical capabilities, although not best in class, offer all the basic calculations that most users will ever need.

Cons: Tableau is limited in its analytical capabilities. Tableau is working on making its use of R script more user friendly, although this requires the user to know R. Tableau's graphs are also somewhat limited at times, and Tableau for some reason takes pride in limiting its options (it apparently knows better than the user on what graphs are useful).

Overall: I get real-time data visualization from Tableau Software and a platform for posting cool and useful data visualizations without having to purchase a server.

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Tableau is the Industry Standard for Data Visualization

Oct 26, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: I use tableau as an analyst every day and I like the ability to create rich visualizations from different kinds of datasets. If you are of a creative and problem solving mindset there is almost a limitless set of complex Vizzes that you can design using Tableau.

Cons: I think Tableau can be less than intuitive. While there is almost unlimited capabilty, often it's difficult to immediately understand what is required to solve your problem. It's good however that there is a huge customer base and forums that can help you. It's often better to solve your problems in the database rather than with Tableau. Use it as the Viz layer as much as you can and try to limit usage of it in doing calculations, especially with big datasets. Performance can degrade.

In the dashboard design there should be a little bit more finetuning of the interface. Can't copy/paste items which would be a nice feature.

Customer support staff are extremely professional and friendly - if you can get a hold of them. Tableau support has fallen away recently I have found.

Overall: Streamlined our reporting - provided informative dashboards to our executive team and staff.

The most comprehensive tool to analyze multiple sources of information

Jan 09, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Comments: A special mention should be made about their student policy. I started with the software because the company gave me a one year access while I was in school, and I brought the knowledge I acquired with it to my employers. It is a great way of promoting the software and giving students a great tool for their resume at the same time.

Pros: Tableau¿s productivity suite allows you to connect it to all data sources we¿re already using in a matter of minutes. This maximized our analysts' productivity, moving their tasks from the mostly mechanical to the analytical. It is incredibly easy to use; it is intuitive even for non-savvy users, and doesn¿t took time, programming knowledge, or expensive training for our team to get a grasp on it. Its collaboration features facilitate group analytics, and at the same time ensure that all team members are on the same page. The best part about it is the devoted mobile app for different devices, which allowed our sales representatives to work from wherever they are. Last, but not least, their tech support team is unmatched in service and follow-up.

Cons: Even with all the flexible options they provide, it's still a pricey solution. However, it is totally worth it

Best Self Service Business Intelligence tool

Apr 02, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: For Data Scientists and advanced users, Tableau is the most efficient and powerful. Tableau offers different kinds of data visualizations and connectors to load once data.

Tableau has 3 offerings. A free version with limited functionality. Then Tableau desktop and Tableau Online are available on subscription pricing model, which is way cheaper when compared to the traditional pricing.

Tableau is a mature and stable product with a wide user base. Tableau is widely used in most companies i have worked for.

Tableau introduced a new data engine called Hyper recently, which promises faster performance.

Overall Tableau is a great product with bright future. In our company we leveraged it well.

Cons: Tableau is for sophisticated users. It requires training to get the best out of it. In our company we hired an experience consultant, who trained us and worked with us, so that we learnt all kinks of the tool.

Turned an average Excel user into a data analytics pro

Nov 09, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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Comments: We used Tableau to combine over 2 million lines of health claims data from Excel spreadsheets with approximately 85 data points per line. Tableau made it possible for our team to compare each line of data and locate the specific lines of data that indicated problems within the coding for health benefits. After locating the issues and fixing the coding, we used Tableau to compare the data again and validate that the potential issues were corrected. Without the use of a tool like Tableau, our comparison process would have taken weeks longer, and would have been less effective.

Pros: Able to gather large pieces of data from multiple spreadsheets and combine them to create a cohesive picture Flexibility in creating different types of reports and graphs for sharing with a variety of audiences Overall, most functions were easy to learn, and once the graphs were created, it was easy to copy them and alter them for additional purposes

Cons: Some of the functions were difficult to master quickly--had a higher learning curve than I would have liked for some tasks

Good data visualization tool

Jun 29, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: a) Easy to use and make data to tell stories about its insights

b) Visualization is very clear and with the help of dropdown its make your life easier to drill down the granularity of data and you can see the different metrics and KPI in the same chart.

c) The various chart especially the heat chart is very useful if you are dealing with the geographical data.

d) Apart from the data visualization, the transformation data with the help of SQL Queries is very useful in it.

e) Data shaping you can mold the data as per your need but to a certain extent.

Cons: a) Data bending is a major concern, sometimes the view get lost or the data you want to show isn't correct number

b) Location of Extracts, the extract get misplaced although the extract is at the location then also it is not showing the view.

c) When you try to make twbx file to twb file then views and data get misplaced or vanish from the report

Easy, intuitive and quick data visualizations.

Mar 01, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: Tableau is a very intuitive data visualization tool. We use both the desktop version, for report development, and Tableau server for publishing reports for our staff. The tool is very flexible when it comes to data connections - you can connect to almost anything. The interface is very clean and once you get the hang of dimensions and measures you will be on your way to becoming a data viz master. Tableau has come along way with their ability to join data sources. This has been a major area of improvement in the last release. Tableau has a huge online support community and the few times I have had to use their customer support it was exceptional.

Cons: There are times I wish you could do more statistical analysis in Tableau. They have some built in components for this, but in my opinion this is one of the weaker areas of the tool.

Overall: This has become a go-to reporting solution for our team.

Transform Data Into Staggering Visuals, With A Bit of Work

Jun 19, 2018
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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Pros: There are many different ways to visualize data. From creating dashboards in Excel, to creating your own customized code in Javascript, there are options for anybody based on how simple they want the experience to be and how complex they want their product to be. Tableau provides a great middle point. It isn't as customize-able as pure programming would be, but it's far more user-friendly. It plays well with lots of other programs, including the Google Drive suite and WordPress. It has varying price-points, based on your individual needs. I'm currently using it to make a vast database visible and accessible to users with just a couple mouse clicks. Tableau is capable of doing a LOT.

Cons: Don't be fooled by its clean interface and simple online tutorials. If you want to do some interesting stuff with Tableau, it's going to take some patience and know-how. There's a wonderful online community of people who are willing to answer your questions and offer examples, but at the end of the day, Tableau projects tend to take some TLC to get to the finish line.

Also, because this is the middle-point between custom coding and incredibly basic transformations, some of the most extreme options are not available. For example, I wanted to allow users of my visualization to select a data subset for their own needs and export it as a .csv to their device. While exporting is an option in Tableau, the organization of the exported data is wonky, and can't be customized. Instead of getting the rows and columns in the order I'd like them, users are getting the data in alphabetical order. This isn't a problem, per se, seeing as the users can easily sort the data out themselves in a program like Excel. I just wish I could have figured that out for them.

Tableau is powerful, but it's not all-powerful. Then again, if you're not looking to get to crazy, it's going to fit your needs perfectly, and simply.

I saved lot of my time using this business analytics software, plus, I enjoy using it!

Aug 15, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
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Pros: The application is very easy to use and understand. I had started to use Tableau Software a couple of months back, the interactive dashboards are very clear and help us understand what the figures mean, giving us an overall picture. There are different types of customizable charts and tweaking them is a lot of fun too. These kinds of visualizations are very important, especially while you consider the analytics, it keeps the team interested and helps in removing unwanted assumptions. You can connect with any data source and it improves collaboration by facilitating group analytics. You can group data by using the bar type graph options. The tool enables superimposing of information between related variables. You can create coding queries without much technical knowledge. They keep updating features to catch up with the current standards and requirements.

Cons: I can't see the autosave feature anywhere, which is a very major drawback. Also, the application takes time to load sometimes.

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Great Visualization Software, But Beware Somewhat Steep Learning Curve

Jul 26, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Tableau is a powerful data visualization software, and those with a great deal of knowledge can create truly remarkable dashboards (Google "Tableau Zen Master" for some examples). It's fairly easy to make simple charts such as a histogram, pie chart or bar chart. Tableau also makes it easy to import data from a wide variety of sources, including Excel workbooks, text files, SQL databases, MS Access, etc.

There is an active Tableau community online, and it's easy to get your questions answered when you need help. The company's own support services are generally pretty good, too.

Cons: The learning curve is somewhat steep, and I have seen many new Tableau users quickly become frustrated when they can't figure out how to get their charts to look the way they want it to. In my opinion, some features that should be front-and-center are hidden away in hard to find menus. That being said, there are a lot of online resources to help you work through any issues.

Also, the cost of the software is quite high on a per user basis.

Overall: This software helps me and my colleagues upload data from a variety of different sources and create beautiful visualizations fairly quickly.

Tableau provides a good visualization platform for users with user friendly functionalities

Aug 07, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
2 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The overall customer support of tableau is really amazing. If one gets stuck in a functionality, there are plenty of resources to get a quick and easily implementable solutions for instance tableau communities on google as well as you tube videos. This software has brought a positive change in the field of data visualization and for taking quick business decisions.

Cons: Despite of having many visual solutions, the server space provided by tableau has very limited options and some data refresh issues. There are some usual bugs which need improvement. For instance, if one wants to see the tableau dashboards using different screen resolutions "its doesn't seem possible".

There is no automatic way by which it could detect the screen resolution of the system and adjust accordingly.

Incredibly powerful software that does many things with ease, but still requires code writing for more complex analysis

Dec 23, 2015
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: This software is by far the easiest BI software I've used (tried Zoho, Excel Pivot tables, Microsoft BI, and many others). It's a slam dunk for drag-and-drop analysis of lots of things. But if you want to do more complicated analysis of what you're looking at beyond face-value graphs of plotting X and Y axis, you're going to need to learn how to perform some custom coding. Fortunately, there are LOTS of free guides available through community forums and online blogs. But it takes time to read those, and unless you're trying to do exactly what the examples show, it takes quite a bit more time to adapt said examples to whatever is specific about your scenario. The price isn't cheap at something like $1000/yr, so it's no small investment. But from every other software I've seen, I'd buy this over the others.

Pros: Super simple drag-and-drop interface for plotting out info. Massive online community forums packed with information and examples Huge amount of content produced by others on various sites (blogs and such). Ability to quickly open someone else's example worksheet to get "hands on" with the data from their examples (as opposed to just reading about it).

Cons: Like every other software I've seen, there's no escaping the need to code custom functions for complex or deeper analysis The price tag is fairly high - likely cost prohibitive for a small business who is just looking to try and analyze data that their POS software won't do for them, or that Excel Pivot tables just can't quite seem to cover.

Organizing of a data as easy as breathing

May 20, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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Pros: Do you want to have a prosperous company, where everyone knows what is going on now in the market and in their working place? If your answer is yes then you will need to pay your attention to Tableau Desktop, the software that expands the horizons of your abilities. With this wizard, you will be able to get actionable insight fast for revealing everyday opportunities, connect to more data on premise in the cloud, answer deeper questions by building powerful calculations from existing data and put your data on the map for answering the question «where» as well as «why». Furthermore, by using Tableau Desktop, you will be able to take data offline or bring it in-memory in seconds, create your design, customize, and publish optimized dashboards for desktop, tablet, and phone. Also, I think that it is important that Tableau's software moves as fast as you do and secure your data on a higher level. Maybe, it is a reason that the award-winning research scientists, design gurus, and visualization experts choose Tableau.

Cons: Overall, Tableau is the Ferrari of BI visualization, but even if so, I think that the price is a little too high, it will be difficult for a mid-sized company to subscribe. Also, when too many filters are placed on the dashboard, it can be very slow so I would advise users to limit the number of filters to use. Otherwise, the program works fast and smooth.

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Solid BI Software - Can Create Effective Reporting That is Nice to Look At

Apr 17, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: We were able to pick this software up and run with it pretty quickly, which was great. We use it to build several dashboards and report that are shared internally. We've directly connected it to several SQL & Access databases to achieve this. It's pretty user friendly and everything we output from it is pretty slick looking.

The "server" version is also nice as it enables us to publish reports to the web and share within the company. These server versions are interactive but not editable to ensure data accuracy when shared. No risk of someone trying to get creative and destroying your work.

Cons: There are a lot of updates that take up some of our IT resources. The support is helpful but can be rather slow to respond. It can struggle with larger datasets. There are some workarounds, but it's not how they explained it during the sales process.

Still the best on its class

May 11, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Comments: Overall, a very good product. It has a free trial license, so I recommend a trial to anyone interested in data visualizations.

Pros: I am a longtime user of Tableau an I think I should update my previous review. Some years ago, Tableau was already a top-contender. Starting from this position, it has enlarged the list of compatible databases, and the capabilities to mix and match data from different sources. In the last weeks, Tableau software has changed is pricing scheme, and now it offers a reduced-price "viewer" license. In the past, you were forced to buy "the more costly "publisher license" even fro viewers.

Cons: The palette of available visualizations is the same since too many years. (e.g. it is missing radial plots)

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Took our data visualizations and analytics to a whole new level!

Feb 07, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: One of the most powerful tools that I've used. It has helped us answer so many business questions. You will never go back to Excel. It does everything Excel does and 100 times more. The power of being able to connect directly to your database, live, and quickly build dashboards and trends is amazing.

Cons: There is a steep learning curve in understanding how calculations work, levels of detail, etc. But if you know database structure and are able to make charts in Excel, you'll quickly figure it out.

Overall: Completely changed the way our company uses data. Increased visibility and ability of managers to accurately see what is happening in their areas. It makes it easy when business questions come up to quickly build a visualization to get at the answers.

Allows for the creation of very aesthetically pleasing, yet useful dashboards for your stakeholders.

Jun 26, 2018
5/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Tableau is a very effective way to gather, analyze, and present data to stakeholders. As a user, there are many options database options that Tableau can read from. Tableau offers many different types of graphs and visualization techniques. There are even formulas that allow for data manipulation within Tableau that is not reflected in the original source. Tableau is also so widely used that finding educational materials on the internet ie YouTube and forums is very simple. Once a user has a basic understanding, creating professional dashboards that can be presented to the end user is quick and simple.

Cons: Though Tableau has copious options, features, bells, and whistles, it takes some getting used to. The program is user friendly, but setting aside some time to learn how to effectively use the features is strongly recommended.

10.0 and Online changed my mind

Sep 08, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4.5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Intuitive to pick up. Lots of control in formatting and adjustung without having to edit every single cell with some picayune, obscure widget or code. Beautifully designed graphical choices, making the final presentation easy to develop. Online's extract and updates scheduler removes the need for the reporting server layer. Responsive technical support.

Cons: Working with nulls is tricky. Creating calculations is "so easy" that incorrect aggregations can create errored results. With 10, alot of my issues with the software have been resolved. But this is not a heavy hitter for deep statistical work. This is a final presentation layer, so the back-end build needs to work with the business to define the views which will be pulled into Tableau. At that point, the end user (who is not a statistician or analyst) can really play around with an appealing, responsive interface withrilldown capabilities. But "self-service" analytics...it really isn't, not if your data is messt, or requires transformative work - which most does. Tableau needs clean data to work with.

Recommendations to other buyers: Tableau works off cleaned data. Its transformation capabilities are limited and even though they have SQL support, it appears it is MySQL, with limited common expression capability. Yes, they have data blending, but that is still easier to develop on the backend. That said, once the backend is built, the business owners love the interface, the speed to learn, the responsiveness, and the flexibility with which they can answer their own questions. Architecturally, the Online is the easiest cloud solution I've found. Implementing the "reporting" layer is a breeze. Scheduling updates nd receiving failure alerts - intuitive and quick. No messy vpc, ec2, blah blah pull out your networking textbook to figure out how to make a frickin connection. Just build your basic workbooks with views linked to data sources, and "publish.". The popups guide you through the rest.

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Great solution for data visualization

Nov 07, 2017
5/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: I was having a hard time with our ERP that needed to generate reports, then messing with them on Excel so that I could get some graphics and valuable data to make purchasing decisions, since implementing Tableau I have my Dashboards published and I'm able to access data on the go. This has impacted my work so that we are making better decisions when it comes to purchasing and procurement.

Cons: I only think that the learning curve is pretty steep, not that it's terribly complicated, but you need some patience and skills to get the reports you need, the availability of tutorials and resources online makes this way easier.

Overall: Having my dashboards published and being able to get to the most crucial KPI's when in a negotiation with a vendor, is what has given me the most value in my current position. Also, being able to review the productivity of my procurement team is key to my day to day operation.

Visualize your data capture your story

Jul 31, 2018
4/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
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Pros: Visualizations are very crisp and appealing to the eye, Tableau has one of the most professional and clean looks on the market. Tableau has the ability to handle large datasets (millions of records) and join datasets from multiple data sources. Sharing and monitoring usage of dashboards is also a great tool.

Cons: limited to the types of visualization, cookie cutter out of the box features require complicated workarounds as tableau isn't open source to manipulate at will. Formatting can also be a challenge and take as much time as building the visualization.

Overall: Tableau allows me to tell a clear story with data visualization and create solutions(dashboards) for my partners to access at their fingertips.

To Tableau or not to Tableau

Jun 12, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Comments: I enjoyed learning Tableau and working with it across different sources to create dashboards that really help visual people be able to see and understand the different data on hand. Data is non-tangible and can be a challenge to understand. This is a great resource across industries. Such a technology cannot go unnoticed or unrecommended.

Pros: Ease of use, availability of instructional materials from beginners to the learning community in videos and in forum format, retrieving data in raw format for Excel vs. sending IT a request to add a report into a system, great support from configuration and onwards, looks beautiful!

Cons: On a minor scale, there are some quirks between updates that kind of "update" what you're working on so sometimes the project gets glitches. Can't wait for real-time connection online to data sources aside from the scheduled refreshes. More customizable elements for the design.

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is a tool that helps me organize my work, it has many graphs and maps

May 04, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I can interconnect it with any database, driver, excel, text, the data is more accurate, you can make graphs easily and quickly, you can show data on maps with exact location, by states, municipalities, you can make graphs with data in days, years, months, you can make calendars and multiple help functions for the presentation of a work, I like the Dashboards, which you can place in the location that suits you, you can use a filter for all the graphics that you will use in the Dashboards

Cons: when saving many times it gives you an error and does not allow you to save the changes made, losing all the information already made, since you do not have an Internet connection you can not update the data, if you change the name of the database you are using it recognizes you and eliminates all the added data.

Most powerful visualization tool but steep learning curve

May 17, 2016
5/5
Overall
3.5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4.5 / 5
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Pros: Tableau is a powerful desktop analytics software which allows the most customizable and sophisticated analytics I've seen after having used Qliksense, Qlikview, and Domo. Almost anything you can image you can create, including sophisticated drill downs, color coding, correlated charts, and more. As I started learning Tableau I was consistently impressed by how deep the functionality of the product is and how I was able to create compelling, interactive visualizations to allow stakeholders to self-serve analytics.

Cons: Unfortunately the power of tableau brings a lot of complexity. It's not the type of software you can just click around and figure out so people who use it regularly do need to do a significant amount of training, and depending on their software proficiency the learning curve can be quite steep. The product, as a desktop software (I didn't use the online version), is starting to feel dated: you still have to save files and the software does crash every so often causing lost work, and you still have to deal with the annoyance of file management.

Recommendations to other buyers: If you need highly sophisticated, interactive, customizable visualizations and a powerful desktop analytics engine, Tableau is becoming an industry standard. Ease of use needs some work though.

Decent product but terrible support and awful sales staff

Jun 04, 2018
1/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
1 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
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Pros: Overall, the product itself has given us what we need but dealing with the support has been a nightmare.

Definitely test using their trial offer. We found the integration to be fairly straightforward and were able to get up and running after only a couple of hours of work.

The product has some UI issues but is robust and functions well for our needs. If you buy, just hope that you don't have to deal with customer service or a sales rep.

Cons: Our sales associate couldn't have been any worse. He didn't have a ton of product knowledge, would say he was going to do something and not do it and came across as a sleazy, double charging us and not sending a refund.

In general, I have just spent way too much time chasing the support team and sales team to get a response. There is zero internal communication and depending who you talk to you will be told a different answer.

Example, after our purchase we received a broken URL for our authorization code which seemed like a very minor issue but took more than a week to resolve and led to more than a month of headaches and issues.

It has been super disappointing and I would not recommend this product to anyone. The headaches far out way any advantages this product might have over other providers.

Overall: very little, terrible customer service.

One of the most complete programs for conducting Business Intelligence

May 12, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Comments: But it is a very easy to use program, with many tools, many options to customize all types of visualizations, you can perform calculations within the same interface of the program, it is a tool with a lot of potential, which is constantly updated

Pros: It is a very versatile program, it allows you to make different presentations, from simple graphics to multivariate maps. It has the possibility to connect to different databases, which makes it a very powerful tool.

Cons: sometimes it is difficult to understand the location of the variables to achieve the visualization that is desired; On the other hand, sometimes map-type visualizations do not present as many details as one would like, or the union of several spatial-type files causes the program to occupy a lot of RAM, so it is necessary to have a good computer to improve the conditions of program operation

Dynamic and Powerful insights for quick Business decisions making

Jun 16, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Comments: Anyone can analyze data with the tools intuitive drag & drop products. You do not need to learn programming skills to understand the software solution

Pros: Par above the Traditional Business BI Tools, easily could rate top 3 above the rest Easily adaptable by any organisation in very less time, Dont need any technical skill or coding to build any dashboard Dashboards are dynamic, easily shareable (Deploy on server, share using the reader, Subscribe periodical to your mail box, View it on smartphones using app) Connects to multiple different kind of data sources, methods (Extract / live / refresh automatically by scheduling) Can join multiple data by custom query as well Built forecasting dashboards for market prediction,

Cons: When connected to huge data source performance of dashboards are impacted Need a better back end designing every time any chart is clicked entire process huge time to execute the whole data query which impacts the time Hangs / hitting query again and again on back-end database which impacts the ETL Process

The connection of all the business directions of yours

May 29, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: There are really a lot of different things that I like so much in this business intelligence software of Tableau. First of all, it is a huge number of possible integrations from different programs which contain the statistic of the different departments of your company, like CRM systems, Excel tables and so on. So I could easily upload all the information inside this software, put it on one dashboard and see everything in one place. Also, there are a very convenient interface and well-realized automatic-reporting system.

Cons: The dashboard on which you can see all the information that you need in my opinion requires revision regarding the way of visualization of this data. There is lack of popular illustrations of the statistic that is popular for most of the people.

Amazing visualization and business intelligence tool to have

May 24, 2018
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
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Pros: 1. The ease with which we can create graphs through drag and drop is amazing - haven't come across any other tool yet for business intelligence 2. The latest pricing is very efficient for Tableau Desktop and make it easier to use even for small enterprises or personal use 3. The colors, charts and interface is very good 4. A person can use without any background of coding or any programming language

Cons: 1. Data extraction and preparation part is where Tableau should work upon and build its capabilities 2. Integration with R should be much more seamless, right now it's difficult to run complex R queries on Tableau

Tableau is a must for anyone working with data.

Apr 15, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: Tableau is a great product with a feature set that easily rivals that of of competitors. If customers are willing to eat its learning curve, then Tableau can almost certainly fulfill any data analytics need. And, if the company evolves its UI in the future, then there's every chance it might regain its solo position as king of self-serve BI. It is easy, full featured software to do data analyses.

Cons: There is a learning curve involved. A new Tableau Software user will need to spend time learning how to use the software. But it is so worth the learning curve because then it becomes easy and flexible to use

Excellent software for building Dashboards

Apr 04, 2018
5/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
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Comments: I think from my many years experience in working in data analytics I have never found anything as good as Tableau or a company as good as Tableau Software. This company is the best there is and I would love to see it used so widely that it becomes the industry gold standard for dashboards and dats analytics

Pros: How flexible it is and how much it does to create graphs, charts, tables for analytics So superior to business objects

Cons: There is a learning curve involved. A new Tableau Software user will need to spend time learning how to use the software. But it is so worth the learning curve because then it becomes easy and flexible to use

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Powerful Data Visualization tool

Aug 21, 2018
5/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: The software is able to take tons of data and create dynamic visuals in just seconds. I love being able to see a visualization, and then interact with it to see the details behind what you see initially.

Cons: The software takes a while to get used to, and there are some minor things that I feel like Tableau could change to make a huge difference, but those minor headaches just don't seem to be a priority in software updates.

Overall: I love using Tableau. I used to do all my visuals and pivot tables in Excel, but Tableau does those things in a much more efficient and clean way. I can easily live with all the small problems I have with Tableau when I see the finished products and how neat and presentable the visualizations are. I can let Tableau do all the hard work, then I take all the praise and recognition.

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Analysis of advanced data without advanced knowledge of data analysis.

Mar 26, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Tableau has a unique GUI to connect to the databases (MySQL, Oracle, PostgreSQL and others) where you only have to fill in the connection fields, besides it also uses files like Text File, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access, JSON and others. The GUI to make the union is also simple and friendly, without knowing sql code, and allows to join tables from different databases.

Cons: if the data are complex analysis, there is not such thing as an ETL process that you can do similarly in an RDB. You will always have a need for a relational database.

Overall: Tableu allows you to integrate different systems into a single system to perform business intelligence without requiring much system knowledge. This is quick and easy to implement with good results.

A very powerful data mining tool, that is affordable and easy to adopt...

Jun 22, 2018
5/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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Comments: A very powerful, affordable and easy to implement/adopt data mining tool. Very recommendable!

Pros: All the elements needed for data mining and creation of reports that actually create intelligence in the business. Ability to slice all elements under a very easy to use interface (if you've used Excel's pivots, then you can use Tableau). Exporting ability and running is done in the background hence freeing the end-user.

Cons: Just like with all data showing/reporting/mining software, Tableau relies entirely in the datamart that is behind it and how such data is arranged. That alone can be tricky to implement. Interface comes as Desktop and web-interface... however the web-interface is more suited for dashboards access.

A unique and futuristic data visualization tool

Aug 15, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Comments: I would highly recommend this product to anybody who: 1. Has high number of records to visualize 2. Need a user friendly visualization system 3. Wants all kinds of visualization techniques

Pros: The pros of the software definately consists of the type of visualizations Tableau provides. Bar charts, pie charts, global maps. You can analyze the data any way you want. With the help of tableau programming you can write custom transformation routines. The most important and visually soothing feature I find is Story. You can group several dashboards together to form a story. It can be presented to management as a story. E.g. Sales Story, Marketing revenue story, etc. Also Tableau can be connected to various data sources like Oracle, SQL Server, SAP BI.

Cons: I believe as far as basic visualizations are concerned, anybody can learn Tableau. But when complex visualizations are in picture, you need to write Tableau program lines. This can be difficult for employees from no-geek background. Considering other features this product has provided, I don't see any other cons.

Make your data pretty and wow your colleagues

Oct 18, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: Create powerful data viz products with a 'wow' factor relatively easy.

Plenty of self-instruction videos and forums. Formal training not necessary.

Useful for both technical user exploratory analysis and non-technical customer facing dashboards.

Tableau Reader is free, so you potentially have an unlimited audience within your organization.

Cons: Can be finicky about certain things but you learn your way around them.

Software updates are way too frequent. We have a large customer base and it's challenging to keep track of who needs to upgrade to which Tableau Reader version.

Certain features such as scheduled refreshes are reserved for Tableau Server.

The best tool for data visualization

Sep 09, 2015
5/5
Overall
4.5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
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Pros: Tableau has a shelf of suggested visualization formats, this ensures that your presentations will never be boring or pointless. In addition, the default colors palettes will allow you to make a good impression even if you are not an artist. Out of the box, the software is able to connect to a plethora of databases, more than you will encounter in your work life. If it's relational, Tableau has a connector for it! The Data Blending feature allows to join datasets originating from different DBs, a feature that many competitors do not have.

Cons: The software doesn't have an automatic update feature, you have to regularly visit the site if you want to keep it updated. Major updates are announced by a marketing e-mail, but sometimes you fight against a bug while on their site they already have the solution. Italian translation is missing, this in a problem since part of the audience is non-technical and may be discouraged by the english interface.

Recommendations to other buyers: Take advantage of the 15-day free trial. Have a look on public.tableau.com where are available many example workbooks made by end users.

Good Looking and Accurate Dashboards

Sep 12, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
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Comments: Overall one of the best BI Tools out there, with some time invested it can be a powerful tool for any kind of analysis.

Pros: It's a very nice tool in terms of visuals, with a lot of options and it's very easy to make visual changes, even compared to other bi tools. It's very easy to start using and the connections to diferent data sources is pretty simple and intuitive, given you have some analytical background, even if it is with excel.

Cons: If you want to do more advanced dashboards and analysis, like an elaborated cohort dashboard you will have some trouble, but with some time invested to understand how the software works it's perfectly possible. even though the community and the support is very helpful. Also, the desktop software as well as the server is sort of heavy, it needs some processing power if you want it to run smoothly, especially if you have a lot of data. Another con is the high cost for companies.

Tableau As a Tool

Nov 15, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Comments: User friendly tool and easy to understand and implement

Pros: Easy to create Visualizations by just dragging and dropping on to the work area. No need of any queries for running the program. Get the answers in the form of visuals faster. Connect to more than 100 data sources with just a click and giving in the user credentials. Hassle free, quick answer to Analytical understanding.

Cons: Higher on the cost, separate cost for each of the products. I was not able to use the 15 day trail on my machine though it satisfies the requirements for the set up. Though free versions are present but it has limited connectivity. But one of the best tool for analytical visualization

Tableau is the gold standard for data visualization in a web dashboard setting

May 04, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
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Pros: There are countless customization options and even a reasonably extensible API for building Tableau into your own web applications. Tableau allows developers to connect the data visualization features into just about any type of app. Data science integration is the key feature we use here with Tableau.

Cons: There is quite a learning curve for new hires. Tableau is complex software and it's to be expected for all the features it includes. I think they could provide better training materials.

Overall: Tableau is the gold standard for data visualization API's. Whether you're using the application itself in a web app or using the API as we are, you can't go wrong with this powerful tool.

Tableau is the Ferrari of BI Visualization

May 04, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Comments: Overall, I'm a very satisfied with the product especially the support from the community I get. Tableau keeps on innovating and improving its performance and features. At the time of this writing, Tableau has come up with a new extract called Hyper and it's tremendously fast! It also has come up with a data prep tool to support the Tableau Desktop.

Pros: It's very easy to use overall even non-programmers can use them by visually clicking and dropping objects around. Can perform dashboards with a few mouse clicks.

Cons: Price is a little too high for a mid-sized company to subscribe. When too many filters are placed on the dashboard, it can be very slow so I would advise users to limit the number of filters to use.

Good Visualisation Tool

May 02, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Comments: Tableau is very very useful for self-analysis of data, It's very user-friendly and easy to learn, I am using Tableau since last 5 year.Thankyou tableau team for all your efforts.

Pros: Sometimes we got some limitation in tableau but its a very good tool to showcase of our data to the right audience.

Cons: As I am using tableau since last 5 year continuously, I don't get any issue with tableau but as this tool very costly most of the company are not using it.

Recommendations to other buyers: It's a very good tool to show data to the right audience so I recommendation to other as well.

Best Visualization tool

Nov 16, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Comments: Best tool for Visualization

Pros: Easy to understand, use and implement. Single step connectivity to any of the files or Data sources. Get the data from anywhere and create the visualizations in a quick way. Lot many options to explore and you feel wow when you see amazing visualizations being created. Analytics is something that makes Tableau to be different from its competitors. So body can even get to the height of Tableau in the near future.

Cons: Cost is little on the higher side. If you want to utilize the few features of Tableau then you will have to shell out heavy as a single user licence. Otherwise the best one to use

Great product

Aug 15, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Comments: This is a very powerful tool. Any user of dynamic tables in Excel can easily create good data presentations. Some simple tasks might get complicated. Connectivity to any data source is beyond expectations

Pros: Can be really easy to use for simple tasks. Ability to create visualizations and graphs with ease. Can create really advanced dashboards Great connectivity to data sources

Cons: Can be hard to send or share information to non Tableau users Some internal calculations may be complicated

Amazing Product for data analysis

May 15, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: - Performs exceptionally well on large datasets - Interactive dashboard with filters on visuals is a useful feature - Variety of charts for all kinds of variables - Very good for analysis (drill-down feature, forecasting feature and chart selection feature)

Cons: - Expensive - Interface not user friendly (like all the features are not available straightforward on the home menu) - Blue and green pills are confusing for first time users

Tableau has been a great asset to our company! It makes data analyzing a breeze for everyone.

Jun 07, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
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Pros: The ease of use, and the automatic data refreshes makes being an analyst so much easier! In the past we were having to manually update and email reports on a daily basis. Now, once the report is setup, anyone on the server portal can access those up to date numbers at any time.

Cons: It doesn't handle large data sets well. It would also be nice if there were more programs to connect too. Building your own data connections can be quite cumbersome, and not for your "average joe".

Overall: There are many benefits to this software. For me the most important, is it's a quick way to analyze a data set to call out important data points.

The Most Amazing BI/Visualization Tool

Jan 27, 2017
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: Easy data Connection and Visualization, Easy interface.

Multiple Datasource connection.

Cons: Cube datasource Integration, and Calculated field creation.

Overall: Business Analyst and BI Consultant with over 7 years of experience in the IT, and in particular Requirement gathering, Business Analysis, Consulting, Informatica, Tableau, Talend, UNIX, Cognos and PL/SQL. Worked on various projects involving data warehousing platforms like structured querying, ETL, OLAP reporting etc

Recommendations to other buyers: Self learning and the more we practice the More you learn.