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Tableau Pros

Data Visualization Specialist at Data Catalyst
Tableau is easy to use. That's the first and most important thing. I not only provide consulting but I also train people to use it, so with its ease-of-use it's not as difficult for me to train executives and management staff, because they don't have the IT background, unlike when I'm using Python.
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JW
Global Head of Professional Services at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
The number one thing was just the ease of getting something up quickly. The other thing that was good about it was that it was fairly fast for decent-sized data sets in terms of performance and run time.
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Product Consultant at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Our customers love the visual capabilities on top of it and the ability to explain and get the required data. There is no other product like Tableau in the business intelligence and analytics space.
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Chief SAP - ICT (Digital & IT) at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The solution makes for very productive and really informative decision making. It can lead the whole business and build a strategy across whole working departments.
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Managing Partner at Data Pine
Tableau has improved my organization in a variety of ways, one of its uses being that of data analysis. A feature I have found most valuable is the ease of use and straightforwardness, in addition to the flexibility of Tableau.
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CR
Director Consultoria at tecnoscala consulting
It's very easy to use and users don't need any IT support to access it as the information is right there.
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Operations & BI Analyst at American Hospital Dubai
It's very easy to set everything up.
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RP
Manager BI/Analytics and Data Management at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
The most valuable features are the visualizations, the way they show the combination charts.
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Founder and CEO at Information Age Consulting
The ability of filtering and segmentation of the data makes it very flexible compared to other tools.
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AN
Solution Architect at a computer software company with 201-500 employees
The UI part is the best. The end-users can easily get started with Tableau Desktop or Tableau Online because of its user-friendliness.
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Tableau Cons

Data Visualization Specialist at Data Catalyst
Overall, the only major frustration that I have had so far is with Tableau Public. I first used Tableau Public when I was building capacity, and when there was a later release to download and you wanted to upgrade, all your work would have to be manually re-entered.
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JW
Global Head of Professional Services at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
From a downside perspective, some of the more advanced modeling techniques are actually fairly difficult to do. In addition, I just fundamentally disagree with the way you have to implement them because you can get incorrect answers in some cases.
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Product Consultant at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Tableau is an end-to-end analytics platform, and it is doing a pretty good job in terms of connecting to the data and analyzing it. It can, however, do better in terms of data management and the ETL features, which are not on the advanced analytics or machine learning side. Tableau Prep is where users would want to see more advancements. They can improve Tableau Prep, which is an analytic platform tool for data cleansing. People who work with data spend most of their time curating the data. Cleaning up the data and getting it ready for analysis is what takes the most time. If Tableau can invest more time in improving the Tableau Prep platform, it would be great. Previously, Tableau didn't have the functionality for writing to a database. So, you couldn't really alter the database tables and write to your database, but they fixed that in one of the very recent releases. However, it isn't really advanced and should be improved.
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Chief SAP - ICT (Digital & IT) at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The cost of owning the solutions from Tableau is much higher compared to any other analytical solutions.
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Managing Partner at Data Pine
An area needing improvement involves the complexity of the product should you need to alter a lot of parameters. If you have technical servers, much interface, different providers and more serious processes, that will be time consuming.
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CR
Director Consultoria at tecnoscala consulting
The solution needs to improve its integration capabilities.
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Operations & BI Analyst at American Hospital Dubai
There's no mature ETL tool in Tableau, which is quite a negative for them.
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RP
Manager BI/Analytics and Data Management at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
The architecture should be improved to better handle the data.
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Founder and CEO at Information Age Consulting
I would like to have the product be more flexible in terms of creating online shared dashboards.
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AN
Solution Architect at a computer software company with 201-500 employees
I also work as an SME on the platform side. Tableau is very nice and jazzy for the end-users, but there are pain points for the admins. Performance is something about which we hear a lot of complaints, such as the dashboard doesn't open in time. It performs well on the desktop but not on the server. I know that there is always a limitation when it comes to a huge amount of data or the complexity of the calculations, but we often hear from end-users about the performance on the server side. It is easy to drag and drop all the columns and do what we want, but if it is not going to load better on the server, users are not going to like it.
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Learn what your peers think about Tableau. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: January 2022.
564,643 professionals have used our research since 2012.