Tableau Primary Use Case
In my consulting firm, I use Tableau for data visualization and data analysis. Alongside Tableau, I also use Python and, on occasion, SPSS.
The EU had recommended Tableau for use in some of the statistics offices in Africa, including government institutes in Ghana, and just last week I was using it to do a program for the Ministry of Monitoring and Evaluation. There, I used Tableau to convey selling points to buy Tableau, which is one example of the consulting work I do for clients.
I also train others in visual analysis with the use of Tableau. This September, I trained 265 medical statisticians. Last week, I trained 13 staff from the Ministry of Monitoring and Evaluation. And soon, I'll be training another group of 20 people on Tableau.
We are majorly using it for our procurement business area. We have created almost 50 to 60 dashboards for the entire procurement cycle. We have used it for procure-to-pay, and we have also used it for our retail business. We have a lot of petrol bunks, and we get a lot of data from them regarding sales and other things. So, procure-to-pay and retail business are the main use cases.
We've been using its latest update. It is on-premise. All our solutions are on-prem because we are in the Oil and Gas sector, and data is very critical for us. We have not yet migrated anything to the cloud.View full review »
Global Head of Professional Services at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
It was for dashboards. The key use case was for creating visibility to performance metrics for the leadership team. It was the most recent version, and it was deployed on-prem.View full review »
I've used Tableau primarily to visualize data on asset performance. These visualizations pertain to reliability engineering and I've created charts and dashboards showing key performance indicators such as mean time between failure for different asset components, trend/pattern of asset behavior (different types of events occurred in the asset) prior to failure and asset grouping based on their health and performance.
Tableau is so flexible as to enable the user to show events that have occurred over the entire lifespan of each asset. Normally, this requires a bit of data-wrangling but in my experience this graphic has found a lot of favor with multiple clients.
All of these visualizations were created in a local environment (at the desktop-level) using data from .xlsx and .csv files.
We are into the distribution of licenses, and we also have a services arm that takes care of the implementation.
Our customers use it for different use cases, such as fleet management, HR analytics, and retail analytics. They also use it for forecasting and predictive modeling. In the EMEA region, the analytics market isn't very mature. Therefore, many customers just restrict themselves to basic statistics in Tableau. At the most, they go for the predictive functionality, which is inbuilt in Tableau.
Its deployment depends on the use case. Some customers use it on the cloud, which is Tableau Online, and some of them go for Tableau Server, which is on-premises.
We have been using Tableau for all sorts of analytical tasks. When I was having an ERP SAP practice, we used SAP analytical tools and IBM Cognos plus Tableau for dynamic display session purposes. Tableau ended up being the best solution. That is why we moved over to Tableau. We predominantly implement and use Tableau.View full review »
Director Consultoria at tecnoscala consulting
SAP BW , TABLEAU Server an TABLEAU desktop, the Info from SAP were downloaded using SAP Data services and ABAPin a very large Steel Makin company in Latin AmericaView full review »
We primarily use the solution for our data visualization, our different types of data. It is linked to our normal data visualization. It's not usually related to the medical side of the business. However, it is related to the revenue, and financial accounting, and submission on the RCM side.View full review »
Manager BI/Analytics and Data Management at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
We use the most recent version.
We use the solution to engage the field teams and we integrate that with the data warehouse data and build the dashboards for them.
We primarily use the solution for data visualization and data analytics. I normally use it for analyzing data from social media, for social media analytics, mainly Twitter and data from the Twitter API. I use it to analyze what is being said on social media and also to look at the interaction on social media on specific topics.
I also use it for educational purposes. I analyze the data from student information systems to check about their student progress and provide visualizations about this data.
I create a lot of dashboards, mainly using these tools.View full review »
Solution Architect at a computer software company with 201-500 employees
We use it in our parent company as well as in client companies. A few of our environments are on-premises, and a few are on Tableau Online. We have a mix of both.View full review »
I work in the hospitality industry and I use Tableau Online and Tableau Bridge with our food ordering company. In our specific uses, I have found that Tableau is very good for extracting data, rather than for working live on the data.
Although the process of transferring data to Tableau isn't the best, once the data is already on Tableau, it works completely fine. I will typically make use of layer aggregation and other operations such as slicing and analyzing it by getting right inside the data in various ways.View full review »
We primarily use the solution for HR and energy dashboards. We have made and a few other dashboards for opportunities and accounts.View full review »
The primary use case is for household survey and population, and housing census analysis. I have also been using it for monitoring and evaluation of projects.
I provided Data Visualization skills to selected staff of The Gambia Bureau of Statistics (GBoS) in 2018 using Tableau. Previously, SPSS was used to analyze the data but after I introduced them to Tableau, the team was so happy that together we decided to look at the Census 2013 dataset and analyze it using Tableau.
I have also used it to develop a key indicator list based on the Living Standards Measurement Survey.View full review »
We are consultants and implement this solution for many of our clients. We had a project for a telecommunications company, where we extracted the transaction data and helped them to find some trends and improve analytics. They were able to gain knowledge from the data and to see some KPI indicators and build some dashboards for commercial, risk and financial purposes. We help clients connect their raw data, prepare and clean, and generally carry out the cycle. We then help them to extract insights, trends and work on forecasting so they can visualize their indicators in dashboards or in some ad hoc analysis. I'm the general manager and we are partners with Tableau.View full review »
DATA STRATEGY at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
We primarily use the solution in order to get to know the data. Companies get to really explore and feel like the creators of their own destiny. Tableau is very different from and the other BI technologies I have used. They say that the main goal is not a dashboard; you're altering your exploration of the data.View full review »
We use it for consulting and teaching purposes. We teach data science, and we use a data science tool. Most of the time, we use open-source tools, but we have also started to use some proprietary tools, such as Tableau. We will also explore other data science tools such as SPSS from IBM and SAS.
We are using Tableau to teach students. We create a story on the data and teach them what kind of visualizations are more appealing to clients. The focus is on storytelling and what kind of visualizations are relevant for a specific business situation.
We are using the latest version of Tableau, and it is deployed on my desktop.View full review »
Digital Strategy Manager at a energy/utilities company with 10,001+ employees
We just created the data visualization and analytics models and the complete setup file was sent to the client for deployment in their own premise as that was their client policy. We just created the solution and the solution was transferred to them.
We were trying to create a dashboard for the contractors in an oil and gas plant. It's for a million-dollar company. That was the level one priority. The use case involved a pilot project meant to drill down the visualization of each contractor and the sub-KPIs at a sub contracting level, plus the geographies involved. Tableau is a data visualization tool with analytics involved in it. The art was to create a set of dashboards that were geography-specific plus contractor-specific. Along with that, there were some common KPIs against which the visualization was supposed to cover as well.View full review »
We are using Tableau to make a dashboard used by our internal users, and then it is being used for a KPI report. This part is also shared with our customers. The customers access the web, and they check some limited version of the KPI report.
We are using the Tableau server for clients and desktop. The solution is deployed on-prem. We are kind of a 3PL provider, and we are using Tableau to meet the requirements of our customers. We are implementers.View full review »
Creates data visualization for final users, then shares these visualizations throughout the entire company.
We offer Tableau as a product. As a partner, we recommend it to our customers. We use it internally to manage all our KPIs and services, so we also use it as a customer.
IT Manager of Integration at a non-tech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We use the solution for financial, sales, production, quality reports, or dashboards.View full review »
Business Intelligence at a tech services company with 5,001-10,000 employees
I use the solution mainly to monitor the main KPIs and to basically show aggregated numbers of very important metrics and certain business environments. Basically, that's what I use Tableau for.View full review »
I primarily use the solution for data visualizations. For example, for analysis in my job, you can use a cloud of words and data with zip codes that you can then use to pull up maps. It's very powerful. You can use also use it to create tables and data frames. You can cross-reference a lot of variables.
I just used the product to review data and for data visualization. For example, I was studying the numbers surrounding COVID-19. We were cross-referencing zip codes and data of infection in Brazil, and we are creating an assessment of regions in Sao Paulo state as COVID-19 was growing, so that we could suggest political actions to mitigate the risk of contamination.View full review »
We do tons of data analysis for the organization to try to plan for resources that are needed in the infrastructure, specifically servers, storage, and that kind of stuff.
There are about 30,000 devices that we have to manage. We need to make sure that we have what we need for our internal customers, which is a really tough task unless you can analyze data every single day. We look for all sorts of anomalies about how the devices are functioning or how they are growing in consumption. We pull up about 1.1 billion rows of information every single day about what they're doing, and then we've got to take that mountain of data and pick out what we are concerned about. Tableau is key in providing that information to our internal customers and just analyzing different sets of data, such as the asset data and the consumption data. It is just data analysis all day long. That's basically what we do.View full review »
Assistant Manager at a consumer goods company with 10,001+ employees
We use Tableau to make dashboards and valuable information and insights available for management. We are creating some solutions and a dashboard, and people are using it to see the information. We use it globally across 118 countries.
It is basically the manufacturing clients we have all across the globe. They want to measure the production level, how we are getting the product delivered to the customer, and where they are lacking. They want answers to questions like "why are we not getting it up? Where do we need to improve?" They are preparing and analyzing which steps are taking too much time to get that delivered.View full review »
Managing Partner at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Tableau is primarily used for analyzing data. It is not just a dashboarding solution, it is also a visual analytics solution, which means that end users can make their own analyses on that product. They can find lots of findings. The product has lots of capabilities that allow the user to focus on data.View full review »
Business Analyst at a media company with 10,001+ employees
Right now I use Tableau for learning purposes, such as open data sources, trying to learn the various visualizations that can be done on it.View full review »
We have Tableau installed in a massive environment. The Tableau sector is on a seven-cluster node, including one with two nodes for high availability. In our initial setup, Tableau was deployed across the entire infrastructure, so that's more than a hundred sites and around 30,000 active users, and each site has several projects, too. We have around 11,000 workbooks in total.
The maintenance of the entire infrastructure is done on-premises, including user management, authentication, authorization, permissions, and publication. We are constantly doing these tasks, including the SSL certificate renewals.View full review »
Data Management Team Lead at a energy/utilities company with 201-500 employees
I've used it for multiple purposes, for example, for exploratory analysis or just for dashboards for presentations.
I had a case in the dairy industry, and they had about 200 sales agents on the field. They needed some daily reports as well as some dashboards with the standard presentation of their goals and targets. So we prepared some dashboards and Kafka presentations of data collected daily and presented them to the field sales team. We drafted up some information for them about how to proceed with their daily targets. Tableau could visualize the salespeople's progress toward the targets. For example, it can use different colors to signify if the sales team is over or under its target. They can use this graphic to find what they need in their final reports. So if they are under a monthly benchmark, they can break down the graphic presentation, do final reports on a daily level, and find information on each day in the month.
Director of Product Management at a computer software company with 11-50 employees
The solution is primarily used for analysis purposes. I use it quite a lot.View full review »
It was used for a project in the capital finance domain. We used it to develop the dashboards. My role was to plan the development activity and prepare the dashboards.View full review »
I am into a new healthcare domain. I publish my dashboards and my audience are the providers.View full review »
I am using it for my personal use. I'm using Tableau Public. It is a downloadable version. I downloaded it to my system and installed it.View full review »
Project Manager at a local government with 51-200 employees
I'm not using it on a daily basis. I've gone through the training and I've got my associate certification.
Our primary use case of Tableau is for reporting purposes for our clients. We provide analytics for clients, giving them the ability to build reports. We also have our own product which provides the data analytics platform. I'm a product manager and we are a customer of Tableau.
Associate Director at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
We use it for internal monitoring purposes.View full review »
Research & Development Expert at a energy/utilities company with 11-50 employees
I primarily use the solution in order to utilize the graphs. It offers a good diversity of graphs and I can manage different data sets together with Excel. I can publish it for my manager, if, in the future, I'm going to use it at work.View full review »
Senior Manager.Marketing Strategy & Analysis. at a marketing services firm with 10,001+ employees
We use Tableau for data analysis. We integrate 15 sources of data and then that data is brought into AWS. From the AWS, the data is uploaded onto a dedicated Tableau server where we have all our dashboards running. We then run code on the data to return results, such as the regression and causation.
I use it for management control and for balance sheet analysis. As corporale finance consultant, the core of my job is financial analysis/modeling. I added Tableau to my workflow to improve the decision making process of my clients make decisions but I found it very useful also to produce reporting for Financial Istitutions, Investment Fund, etc.View full review »
I have used Tableau in the past with other clients for enterprise-level data visualization for financial and manufacturing industries. I have also used it for documents dashboard and different kinds of KPI visualizations. I'm currently using it for academic purposes. In my current organization, we are not using Tableau. We are using Power BI.View full review »
DW/BI Architect at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
I primarily use Tableau for fair-market reporting.
I've been using it a lot for our dashboarding needs, circulating data to the business, generating PDFs, and publishing on the portal.View full review »
Senior BI Manager at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
We use Tableau to provide analytics and dashboards. We also use it to automate manual work.View full review »
Lead Data Scientist at a financial services firm with 11-50 employees
The primary use case of this solution is for the BI daily usage and all of the KPI for analysis.
It does many things.View full review »
Manager at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
We use Tableau for BI reporting.View full review »
My client was initially using SAP BO as a reporting tool. This client added another entity to their organization and considered using Tableau for reporting purposes. The reason for choosing Tableau is because it is easy to use and we already had some developers with experience using Tableau. We have not done a complete migration from SAP BO to Tableau due to the volume of reporting still in SAP BO which Tableau cannot handle.
When creating reports for entities with less data, we make use of Tableau. We have trained 10 to 15 developers for this reporting. It took two to three months for them to master reporting in Tableau.
We use Tableau to create reports based on geographical maps to show the impact of natural hazards on the insurance industry. This solution offered us the flexibility and ability to visualize this type of information. We also use Tableau to host reports which are published on a weekly schedule to certain user groups.
Our primary use case of Tableau is to elaborate and demonstrate output from our big data solution. For example, we use it for finding out the best location for cases, such as fraud cases. Presently, we are using Tableau to find out the original fraud case, the initiator of the fraud process, and the network. Tableau is used with our big data solution, so it's embedded there, before Oracle even.
Tableau is deployed on-premise. In my organization, we have a very strict environment, so we don't have a policy for having anything on cloud.View full review »
Principal Partner at a tech consulting company with 51-200 employees
The dashboards give us metrics around the sales of our company. Most are sales reports to let us know how we're doing across different account managers, as well as how we're doing according to our forecast and plan.View full review »
Performance and Business Intelligence Specialist at a transportation company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We use Tableau for working with data.View full review »
Senior tech architect at a computer software company with 1,001-5,000 employees
When we work with CXOs to create dashboards we use Tableau. C-level employees like a CXO, a CEO, a VP, prefer to work with Tableau. It's easier and better for them.View full review »
Manager at Accenture
I use Tableau to understand how day-to-day business is going, where the gaps exist, and the KPIs. We use it for target analysis, identification, performance tracking, and financial metrics.View full review »
Technical Lead at a computer software company with 1,001-5,000 employees
It is mainly used for reporting and dashboarding purposes.
We implement it for our customers. We have different customers. For some, it is on the cloud, and for some, it is on-premises. Our customers have been using Google Cloud.
In terms of its version, we are probably using the latest minus one version.View full review »
I'm collecting some information and some reports from SAP and sending them to users as a graphical report. That's basically how I use the product.View full review »
MBA, MS Business Analytics at a consultancy with 1,001-5,000 employees
It's similar to what we do with Power BI. It is used for dashboarding as well as a few analyses.View full review »
Lead Data Architect at a computer software company with 201-500 employees
It is mainly for reporting purposes. We have our users who are using the desktop, and I, as an admin, provide help and support the backend activities. I don't really develop the reports.View full review »
Owner at a consultancy with 11-50 employees
I am using it for personal and organizational purposes. Most recently, we used it to collect and analyze the personal and geographic data input by people over the web.View full review »
We use it for our customers in retail, healthcare, and manufacturing who need analytics. I'm doing use-cases like this a lot.View full review »
Senior Consultant at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We use the solution for multiple functions internally, mainly for finance, accounting, and the operations team.View full review »
Director - Technology Operations at a educational organization with 10,001+ employees
Tableau is an analytics tool so we use it to feed the data. I get the raw data. We use it for business problems. If I want to see what is happening in the market I have Tableau's raw data. I'll make sure that I take all that data and feed it into Tableau.View full review »
We use the solution to capture all the data from the business, we use it for many things.View full review »
Sr. Solution Architect at a computer software company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Tableau can be helpful for BI reports and data dashboards. For example, say you are getting data from a few systems, and you want to see a consolidated report, like a management report or a transactional report. We use Tableau to build a dashboard using the data that we get.View full review »
We use Tableau, to retract, and for visualizing data.
I primarily use it at my company, but I do some implementation as well, with a teammate.
Tableau is used to visualize analyzed data for our customers.View full review »
Data Management and Analytics Manager at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
We use the solution to allow management the ability to create dashboards for our data center.View full review »
BI technical analyst at a government with 11-50 employees
We have used this solution for enterprise reporting, ad hoc data exploration, and visualization.View full review »
Manager, Business Intelligence at a healthcare company with 5,001-10,000 employees
We have a lot of use cases. We use it for real-time finance dashboard, real-time operations dashboard, and marketing insights.View full review »
We use Tableau for the analytic dashboards.View full review »
There are many and various use cases. Some use it internally for inter-department analytics, sales analytics, campaign management, and sentiment analysis.View full review »
Business Intelligence Analyst at a government with 10,001+ employees
I have used Tableau to generate visualizations to calculate system trend analysis for business.View full review »
It is usually used to visualize how the data looks. It is used for drawing charts and different types of visualizations. You can visualize sales, profits, and metrics by geography, product categories, and so on.
I'm using the 2020 version. The latest version came out in 2021. I've not downloaded that one yet. I'm using the last year's version.View full review »
Senior Manager Analytic & Insights at a hospitality company with 10,001+ employees
We use this solution to process and create reports for management.
Within our organization, 10 people in marketing use this solution.View full review »
Lead of Business Intelligence at a energy/utilities company with 10,001+ employees
We primarily use Tableau for reporting and visualization. Visualizations are important to us.
My role is primarily concerned with financial planning and financial reporting.View full review »
Subject Matter Expert, IT Operations Management, CS Professor at a educational organization with 501-1,000 employees
I'm a computer science professor and I teach analytics. We use Tableau to teach students how to develop visualizations of data sets.
We have diverse use cases for Tableau for our clients who come different industries including manufacturing of ornamental stones, clothing and automotives. These clients have been using Tableau for tasks such as tracking leads, finances and stock management.View full review »
Data Analyst at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
I use this solution primarily for reporting purposes but also for visualizations and dashboards.View full review »
Operations Manager at iWantGreatCare
Founder at a tech services company with self employed
We primarily use the solution for analytics purposes.View full review »
Data Analyst at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
We are a consultant, and it is our main product for consultancy.
It is deployed on the cloud as well as on-premises.
Presidente at EDR
We are not resellers, we are developing in Tableau, and we are implementers.View full review »
Project Manager at a government with 51-200 employees
We were using Tableau for some simple data visualization statistics. Last year because of the pandemic, we collected locations of people who were positive and then tried to put the information on a map and see if we can find any patterns.View full review »
Fleet Reporting Specialist at a pharma/biotech company with 10,001+ employees
We use this solution to create dashboards, analyze data and create presentation of data to have discussions with clients. We also use it to sort huge amounts of data.
Cloud Solution Consultant at a computer software company with 201-500 employees
I am using Tableau and we use it as a business intelligence tool. We plan to move to the cloud soon.
Our compliance team has not approved some security policies on the cloud. We are working on it and we have moved some of our data warehouses to Redshift already.View full review »
I am a developer and I provide solutions to end-users using Tableau.View full review »
We use the solution for the dashboard and visualization. We are a consultant company with 20 employees.
The solution is deployed on-prem. I am using the latest version.View full review »
Solutions Engineer at a computer software company with 201-500 employees
We use this solution as well as provide it to our clients. It's generally used for visualization and reporting.View full review »
We are using the latest version.View full review »
Tableau is good for data analysis.View full review »
I use Tableau for the ability to use the sheets/histories, dashboards, and various charts (some with GPS locations). I am also able to publish reports to my own server.
Head of Data Architecture at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
We are using the solution to monitor data platforms. This helps us to make forecasts of the use, growth, and disk space.View full review »
We can do many things with Tableau. I only use it for simple cases, but you can do many things with the device.View full review »
Manager - Customer Success at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Tableau is a data visualization tool similar to Microsoft Power BI.View full review »