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Tableau Valuable Features

YAWANTWI-ADJEI - PeerSpot reviewer
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. They don't know anything about programming, so Python is more difficult.

Tableau is also, right from the outset, a self-service product. It's easy for anyone to understand and use. Some of the organizations that I introduce to Tableau are using the full-blown version, i.e. the commercial version, and they can very quickly start analyzing data with the use of the Ask Data feature, where you can simply drag and drop while querying for data with natural language processing. You type in English and it will pick the data and analyze it for you.

Those features are built into Tableau which makes getting started with data analysis very easy. And it's also got some pretty good built-in visualization tools. I would say Tableau is one of the best when it comes to self-service functionality.

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ROMIL SHAH - PeerSpot reviewer
Deputy General Manger - Information Technology at Nayara Energy

It is very easy to build charts and drag and drop the fields that are there. It automatically identifies the dimensions and measures and makes our life easier when we need to build any dashboard. It is pretty user-friendly.

Its visualizations are good, and its features make the development process a little less time-consuming. It has an in-memory extract feature that allows us to extract data and keep it on the server, and then our users can use it quickly.

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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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Sai-Krishna - PeerSpot reviewer
Manager, BI & Analytics at Perceptive Analytics

I believe the most valuable feature of Tableau is the flexibility it offers with regard to the types of visualizations the user can create. A lot of other products in this space offer limited chart types and work in a way that provide little room for customization, if any. But Tableau allows the user to work with its predefined templates such that the end result can be a visualization that is highly customized - in terms of the design, colors, sizes, shapes and the overall visual appeal. This is an invaluable feature as it enables one to communicate more powerfully from the data.

I would also consider the ‘Create Calculated Field’ feature as very valuable. It’s one that I’ve used quite extensively. Most of the time, the data we work with will not have all the necessary features that enable us to tell a good, convincing story out of it. Therefore, it becomes imperative that we create them and extract the maximum amount of information possible from the data.

Formatting charts - colors, lines etc. - is also simple and there are a lot of options for customization.

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Jerry Paul - PeerSpot reviewer
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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Sreekrishna Mohandas - PeerSpot reviewer
Chief SAP - ICT (Digital & IT) at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees

It's an extremely good product with respect to performance and analytics. 

All the transactions that are happening are happening in SAP and some of the solutions are in Oracle as well. The combination, the data extraction which is filtered into authenticated, validated financial data, sales data, material data, etc, into Tableau platform is very useful for us.   

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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Djalma Gomes, Pmp, Mba - PeerSpot reviewer
Managing Partner at Data Pine

A feature I have found most valuable is the ease of use and straightforwardness, in addition to the flexibility of Tableau. I like the fact that Tableau can connect to a wide variety of databases, be on cloud or on-premise. Tableau can connect to over 100 database types, including structured and non-structured databases. Tableau can connect to a PDF and extract all the tables you have in that PDF. Suppose you have a one hundred-page PDF containing sixteen tables of data. Tableau can connect to that PDF and extract its data. Tableau can connect to Google Drive, to a host of marketing portals on the internet, to cloud companies such as AWS or Alibaba and to many different types of databases. That's one huge advantage of the tool.

While it can be complex if you need to alter a lot of parameters, it provides simple installation. It is very easy. All you would need to do if you have only one Tableau running server is to employ the maximum connection and install a license column in Adobe Reader. 

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Director Consultoria at tecnoscala consulting

They were considered the gold standard for dashboard development. However, many people also have SAP.

The initial setup is very easy.

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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Tariq Raza (MS Certified) - PeerSpot reviewer
Operations & BI Analyst at American Hospital Dubai

If I compare Tableau with Power BI, I prefer Tableau. It's easier to use.

The solution has very good drag-and-drop functionality and the screens are easy to navigate. You can easily create measures and dimensions. It has a user-friendly layout that makes task completion simple. In comparison, in Power BI, all of these actions are quite cumbersome.

It is quite similar to Excel. If a person has good Excel knowledge, it will be quite intuitive to learn.

Tableau is the whole package.

The solution allows you to write in SQL and Python. We don't need to write the Python code and we don't need to write the SQL script. However, it is an option that's on the table.

The solution is very stable.

You can scale the solution well.

It's very easy to set everything up.

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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. This allows a person to jointly put in different measures in different axes and greatly facilitates the user in understanding the data better.

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Dr. Salah Alnajem - PeerSpot reviewer
Founder and CEO at Information Age Consulting

The solution is very flexible. The ability of filtering and segmentation of the data makes it very flexible compared to other tools.

The ease of use is great. It's a good platform from an ease of use point of view. It's easy to use and easy to learn. The learning curve is not difficult to grasp. 

The user interface is very friendly. The onscreen help, and also the resources that Tableau provides, including training videos, a support website, and knowledge base, are very helpful. 

I use the Tableau training portal and I found it very enlightening. It provided me with online training and certifications. I use it mostly for strengthening my abilities in Tableau.  

I like the way it integrates with multiple data sources. The data blending aspect of Tableau, in which I can blend and merge data from multiple sources, is great. I found that the things that I was doing previously, such as using SQL or other tools over the course of hours I can do in Tableau within minutes. Instead of doing my job using SQL with multiple queries and instructions, now I can do it in Tableau in minutes.

Its ability to handle large amounts of data is very important. 

The initial setup is easy.

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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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Mohamed AbdelRhman - PeerSpot reviewer
Data Teamlead at Elmenus

Although Tableau isn't the best for us when it comes to processing and working on live data, it is very good at extracting data for analysis. Once you have extracted the data, the aggregate layers you can create, along with slicing and other operations, are very handy. It allows us to really get inside the data, and it is, in my opinion, better than any other tool I have used with the same pricing model.

Of the best analysis features, multi-aggregation layers come out on top for me, because they let you extract raw details while making multiple aggregations on different time levels and different dimensions, and you still manage to get your work done quickly without having to load a lot of data grouped over different dimensions.

Tableau Bridge is also a very good tool, however I can tell that it does need a few fixes and some maintenance. That said, it's still good for its first few years since release.

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Gaurav Chakraborty - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Team Lead at Peristent Systems

Tableau has really good and interactive visualization and interactivity. 

The action feature which Tableau has is very useful for us. If we click on one visualization, it will pass the value to another visualization. That interactivity within different visualizations is the most valuable feature of Tableau.

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YAWANTWI-ADJEI - PeerSpot reviewer
Data Visualization Specialist at Data Catalyst

The most valuable features are the ability to classify variables into Dimensions and Measures, Ask Data, and Show Me.

The Dimensions and Measures feature solves one of the basic problems most would-be data analysts have, which is to determine which variables to analyze or focus on. Tableau makes this easy by splitting them into Dimensions and Measures and then use Dimensions to dissect or dice and slice the Measures.  

Ask Data enables non-technical personnel to quickly derive insights from data just by knowing which variables are available.

Show Me is a feature to help with knowing which chart is an appropriate one for the selected variables, and it makes helps in creating appropriate visuals.

I cannot end without mentioning the overall seamless flow of how to derive insights from data using Worksheets, Dashboards, and Stories.

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Gerardo Prado - PeerSpot reviewer
General Manager at Performma Ltda.

The solution has several platforms or tools to visualize data and to build dashboards. The Tableau Prep tool is great for data preparation and this is the most valuable tool for preparing data, cleaning and building data models or data warehouses. The main issue, and most companies have the same problem, is updating data, which they can do with Tableau Server, where you can synchronize data to automatically refresh daily, weekly or monthly. It means your dashboards and KPIs will be updated. Most people know Tableau because you can build beautiful dashboards, but the main beneficial features are behind the scenes.

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DATA STRATEGY at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

They have advanced statistics features that you can easily apply to your data. For example, I can do very quick calculations. In other software, I would have to code a bit to really work on that logic. In Tableau, it is drag and drop. You can drag and drop to calculate the annual growth year over year. It's so simple. Boom, there you have it. 

They have advanced forecasting features. You can just select your dataset and select which model that you want to apply. You can use a stack, linear, exponential, or logarithmic algorithm. Tableau actually lets you drag and drop in order to see what a build is going to be like. Forecasting is rather new. It was introduced last year. 

The maps and colors and interface are all fantastic. 

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Jagannadha Rao - PeerSpot reviewer
Lead Data Scientist at International School of Engineering

From the data science point of view, we use it for model building purposes. For example, if we are using it for a bank and we want to understand how much loan the bank can provide, we can use visualization to show the educational qualification, salary, gender, and city of a customer, and by using this information, we can arrive at the loan amount that this person is eligible for. I can also use it to view all prospective customers, so essentially, this is going to help me in model building as well as in understanding and segmenting customers and doing forecasting and predictive analytics. 

We use model widgets, and we can create thousands of visualizations, such as motion charts and bubble charts. We can also create animated versions of the graphs and view the data from multiple dimensions. These are the features that we typically use and like.

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Digital Strategy Manager at a energy/utilities company with 10,001+ employees

The best part about Tableau is the visualization. 

Tableau has some amazing features. We can have some additional UI features that act like a skin. You can get it to really customize to your needs and then you can incorporate items as a plugin in your Tableau version and the user interface.

The graphics are quite good.

The solution can scale.

Technical support was helpful.

We found the solution to be quite stable.

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Byeongjun Chun - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Manager at Glovis Europe

The most valuable feature is that we can integrate with our own database, and it will display the KPIs. This is highly required from the business side.

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Alberto Guisande - PeerSpot reviewer
Director at Decision Science
  • Its ease of use and ability to convert drag and drop gestures into queries.
  • The ability to create complex calculations.
  • The completeness of things you can do.
  • It has a very nice dashboards.
  • You do not need a technical background to fulfill your business needs.
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IT Manager of Integration at a non-tech company with 1,001-5,000 employees

The ease of use is its most valuable aspect. 

The solution allows for the possibility for end-users to do their own reporting. They have access to the use of standard dashboards and so on.

The initial setup is pretty easy.

The stability has been good.

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Business Intelligence at a tech services company with 5,001-10,000 employees

You can basically do anything with it. There's a lot of customizations you can try to explore when using Tableau. You can do a lot of things in Tableau. Even though some things are maybe not as straightforward, there are lots of solutions you can find online. There's a very good community where you can specifically find the answers to any kind of problems that you might have with Tableau. That's what I like about it.

It is easy to use. That said, it makes it possible so that you don't only make, for example, a very simple bar chart. There are lots of different charts that you can make in Tableau. Even though it requires customization and sometimes a lot of googling to find out how to do certain things, that's what makes it powerful. You can basically do everything with Tableau.

In my experience, it is stable enough.

There are already connectors to almost every single major database and service that you can possibly think of.

The installation is very straightforward, very simple.

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MarcelHamasuna - PeerSpot reviewer
Manager at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees

It's very easy to visualize data with this product. The visualization maps of and frames that we have been able to cross-reference has been excellent.

It's extremely user-friendly. You can cross a lot of variables. It's much easier, for example, than Excel.

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Theresa McLaughlin - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Capacity Planner at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees

The data visualization piece is most valuable. We do ad-hoc analysis or one-time shot things, but there are things that we have to track every single day. When our management and our customers want to see how things are changing, the dashboarding provides that information. Tableau is key in providing that data on a refresh basis. We use a data blending tool that pumps the data into Tableau, and we just schedule it to run every single day. So, the automation of the data and being able to present it to people who are interested are the most valuable features.

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Assistant Manager at a consumer goods company with 10,001+ employees

I like the calculation feature. I would not say it's such a good feature in Tableau, but if you have the knowledge, you can make that feature visible to everyone. It's not a feature that we can drag and drop and get the information. But whatever the data, whatever the calculation, I'm able to do. It's basically the knowledge base. Whatever knowledge I have, I can make that information public and publish it for management.

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Managing Partner at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

One of the most valuable features of Tableau is that it's a visual analytics solution, not just a dashboarding solution. Compared to Power BI, which is a dashboarding solution, there are no limitations with Tableau. For example, when you add a chart or a map to Power BI, it has a 3,000-point limitation. When you try to track your whole vehicle on the map, you only see the first 3,000 rows on the map, and Power BI doesn't tell you which part of the data is shown on the map. But Tableau doesn't have any limitations, which means that you can see five million data points on a map. It starts the project by creating the visuals that directly converts to SQLs. In that way, all the components have no limitations. 

When we compared Tableau to Power BI, we also found Tableau to be more fancy. Fancy means you can create more visual graphics and more visual dashboards. With Power BI, this isn't so—it's just some tables and some simple charts together. 

Tableau is more for business users who want to analyze data. Tableau can directly connect the analytics systems, like R or python, and get the results in screen, so it's a good solution for analytics scientists. It has some predefined capabilities to understand the data. 

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Business Analyst at a media company with 10,001+ employees

I liked the representation of the geospatial map. It was really cool to have that visual and be able to create hierarchies using the geolocation cities, states, just wording those names into appropriate provisions on the map. So that's really something nice. I feel the visualizations come out very pretty.

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SriramNatesan - PeerSpot reviewer
Tech Lead at MindTree

Tableau is an advanced specialized tool. One of the best features I've seen is the lack of an intermediate semantic layer. I think that's an advantage compared to any other tool like BusinessObjects or Power BI, which are Tableau's biggest competitors. All of these have semantic layering, so the learning curve is high. Users have to understand the data model and the relationships, but Tableau has no data model, so you only need to know the relationships of the direct inquiry to build a report. 

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Data Management Team Lead at a energy/utilities company with 201-500 employees

I really like the interactivity of the dashboards.

I appreciate the fact that you can have filters and parameters so that users can really customize the view to what they want to see.

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Sasa-Vujovic - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Consultant at ICTPro

Tableau's visualization features let you present information insights quickly and practically. So it's something which I prefer with Tableau. In terms of reporting, I have to point out the sheer quality and function of the Tableau server, but the first impression is that it's a great visualization tool.

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Director of Product Management at a computer software company with 11-50 employees

Overall, the solution is pretty good.

You can do a lot of filtering from the dashboard. 

You are able to see and follow trends.

The scalability of the solution is very good.

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Shagun Mishra - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Software Engineer at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees

I love the customization skills that Tableau has, it is not restricted to what is built-in already. We have many customizable options and they come out to be very fancy and beautiful charts. Also, I like the extract feature that makes my dashboard run faster. The low-level security that Tableau handles works well. This solution is user-friendly and suitable for any type of user. Lastly, the dashboard and reports are very user-friendly to navigate.

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RanvijayKumar - PeerSpot reviewer
Application Development Assoc Manager at Eccenture

All features are valuable. It is very user-friendly, and it is mostly drag-and-drop. If we have the dataset available, then we can develop any dashboard very quickly.

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Associate at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees

Tableau is pretty intuitive. It has a great interface, and you can get multiple visualizations. The best thing I like about Tableau is that you don't have to go for creating; it is calculated free. Unlike Power BI, Tableau has create a calculated column with dimension.

Tableau is quite fast and provides connectivity to 75 plus data connections, which is great.

Also, installation and configuration are pretty fast and seamless in Tableau.

In Tableau, it's just the concept of creating one calculated column and one create calculated free. So, it's pretty simple, and it's pretty easy to locate and work on it.

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Steve-Jose - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Research Analyst at a consultancy with 1,001-5,000 employees

The feature that is currently most valuable is the import feature where I can link to an Excel data source. I'm not using it with any other data source, such as SQL Server. I directly link it to an Excel sheet, and if I change anything in that Excel sheet, the changed data immediately gets reflected in the virtualization. This is something that is very convenient for me as of now.

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Project Manager at a local government with 51-200 employees

The solution is very easy to use and simple to understand. They make it very easy to navigate around it and to learn the product. 

The solution is very easy to set up.

The pricing is good.

The stability seems to be very reliable. 

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Saumya Jain - PeerSpot reviewer
Product Manager at TCG Digital Solutions Private Limited

I like the data flow and the ability to easily manage the data. The solution also has good building capabilities. When we apply filters, we tend to order different reports and it becomes easier for us.

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Associate Director at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees

I like Tableau a lot as its visualizations are great; there's no doubt about it. It's easy to use. 

The look and feel and features are very good. Dashboarding is very good.

The product has been stable. 

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Research & Development Expert at a energy/utilities company with 11-50 employees

The solution offers good capabilities in terms of responding to my requirements. My dataset is so small and I don't need any complex graphs. It makes it very simple.

The solution is very stable.

The initial setup is quick and easy and you don't need special outside assistance to set everything up.

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Senior Manager.Marketing Strategy & Analysis. at a marketing services firm with 10,001+ employees

The solution has great features which nobody can beat, you can do a lot of customizations, such as use different dimensions and colorize them. Additionally, you can use the numeric values for the customization, which is an exceptional feature.

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Carlo  Capasso - PeerSpot reviewer
Partner at Bambino & Partners

I think one of the best feature is usability: understanding  dragging & dropping Measures & Dimension is so simple that you can easily learn the software.

Tableau is very intuitive, it has not a deep learning curve so you can build your dashboards in short time.

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Venkateswarlu Paturu - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager / Architect at a tech services company with 201-500 employees

It's a very good, flexible product, and it's easy to learn.

It's a new technology, so it's easy to get somebody up and running.

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Ariful Mondal - PeerSpot reviewer
Consulting Practice Partner - Data, Analytics & AI at FH

Tableau is very flexible and easy to learn. It has drag-and-drop function analytics, and its design is very good. It is a very good tool, and it basically brings life into data with good design. We have been creating a lot of interactive visualizations and dashboards.

It has a public version. There are public communities from where you can get a lot of examples for practice.

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DW/BI Architect at a retailer with 10,001+ employees

Over the time that I have used this solution, I've found the interface to be extremely user-friendly.

I especially like the flexibility that Tableau provides. You can quickly make web edits from version 9.0 onwards. My understanding is that Tableau 2020 has many more features for this, as well.

I customize the reports to my needs and preferences.

There is a lot of APIs available, which means that Tableau can be customized to a large extent.

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Senior BI Manager at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees

You can create attractive dashboards that inform users using Tableau.

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Lead Data Scientist at a financial services firm with 11-50 employees

The most valuable feature is the aggregation function.

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Manager at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees

The most valuable feature is the interface, which is user-friendly and intuitive. Even for somebody new, who has no idea of how a BI tool is supposed to function from a technical standpoint, it is very intuitive. You simply import the data and then use the drag-and-drop capabilities.

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DENNISSUNNY - PeerSpot reviewer
Business Intelligence Architect at a tech services company with 201-500 employees

Tableau has data relationships that can be applied to a data source which helps build out a directory which is helpful. Data blending has also been valuable to us.

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Ahmed El Banna - PeerSpot reviewer
Fintech Project Manager at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees

A valuable feature of Tableau is that it is a useful tool for small setups. I shuffle between Tableau and MicroStrategy, so I use Tableau for personal purposes more than enterprise. I like the light version of Tableau for personal usage and doing some use cases on my own. When it comes to something small, I use Tableau for setups, rather than any other tool. 

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Principal Partner at a tech consulting company with 51-200 employees

The most valuable part of the solution is the general dashboard features. We schedule the dashboards to be refreshed and re-calculated, so they're not live connections but cached dashboards.

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Performance and Business Intelligence Specialist at a transportation company with 1,001-5,000 employees

Compared to other products, visualization features are really good. When it comes to data availability and visualization, some tools like PowerBI give 20% to the visualization and 80% to the data. With Tableau, it gives 80% to the visualization and 20% to the data.

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Senior tech architect at a computer software company with 1,001-5,000 employees

For Tableau, the most valuable feature is the user experience and the quality of the end product.

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Manager at Accenture

The features I like most are data manipulation, Tableau Prep, the ability to do manipulation on the desktop, its connectivity to different and vast data sources, the capacity to handle such huge sets of data, and its flexibility to play around and create calculated fields and customized charts. LOD expression is also fantastic. Another useful feature is drag and drop, which means that if you're not into creating data manipulation, data comes very clean and clear to you, and you just have to drag and drop to create a job. This gives an upper hand to the end-user to work on the analytical tool and create their own dashboards. And even on the Tableau server, they can create their own metrics and publish them as a simple dashboard. You can create a view as per your user.

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Technical Lead at a computer software company with 1,001-5,000 employees

The visualizations are quite rich. It has charts and other visualizations. 

Its performance is pretty good, and the development time is very low.

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Shady Mogawer - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Manager at Arabian Cement Company

The new pre-built application of Tableau is amazing.

The initial setup is simple.

It's a very stable, reliable solution.

You can scale the solution.

The dashboard has a lot of great options. 

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MBA, MS Business Analytics at a consultancy with 1,001-5,000 employees

When compared to Power BI, Tableau has more readily available resources. In any kind of material, learning material, or if I find a new chart and decide I want to do it, Tableau is more easily available than Power BI.

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Lead Data Architect at a computer software company with 201-500 employees

It is definitely easy to use. It is intuitive, and more or less, everything can be done from the front end. As such, there is no concept of metadata. You can just take data from a database and start building your own stuff, such as OLAP data warehouse. You don't need extensive metadata modeling like Oracle BI.

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Owner at a consultancy with 11-50 employees

It is easy to use with very powerful data visualizations.

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Hugo Vera - PeerSpot reviewer
CEO at Bi Solutions S.A

Tableau's easy to use, and easy to deploy. It has a good user interface. The most important feature in Tableau is visual analytics. The maps and geographical analytics are important for implementation. It's also easy to develop and work with historical data. It also makes it easy to create a culture within the organization.

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Senior Consultant at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees

I have found many of the self-service features valuable. One tool allows anyone within the business to create their own dashboards. However, their data has to be prepared properly. Everything is user-friendly, and the visualizations are high quality and esthetically pleasing. Additionally, there is a tool that enables not just the developers, but even the end business users to create jobs for them.

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Director - Technology Operations at a educational organization with 10,001+ employees

The dashboards are great.

The solution offers very good reporting.

It's a stable solution. We've never had any issues with it.

We have found the scalability to be good.

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Pooja  Kashyap - PeerSpot reviewer
Product Manager at Rabita Software

It's very user-friendly. It's not like Power BI, Tableau is very user-friendly. Anybody can use Tableau. It's very easy to adopt things. I can visualize the stats.

It's one of the fastest-growing data visualization and data analytics tools. It aims to help people see the data. You can simplify and convert raw data into a very understandable format. That's the good thing about Tableau. 

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Alejandro Moscoso - PeerSpot reviewer
General Surgeon at a healthcare company with 51-200 employees

It is a complete solution allowing a lot of integrations, different graphics, multiple operations and analyzes our date and gives us meaning from it. 

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Sandeep Pandey - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Data Analyst at a real estate/law firm with 10,001+ employees

You can create many different types of visualizations and charts, ranging from simple to highly advanced. And if you're doing advanced analytics, you can leverage Tableau by integrating it with other solutions. You can also do a lot of automation in Tableau, and collaboration is quite good too. 

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From my perspective, it enables clients to better understand our data and make better decisions based on that information.

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Data Management and Analytics Manager at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees

The solution is easy to use, flexible, our clients enjoy seeing the data on maps, and you do not need to be an expert in SQL to use it.

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BI technical analyst at a government with 11-50 employees

While using this solution I have found the valuable features to be ease of use and the visualization. It is a complete solution.

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Manager, Business Intelligence at a healthcare company with 5,001-10,000 employees

Self-service is most valuable. Users can pick up quickly and do the resolution. There are a lot of out-of-the-box features, and it satisfies most of the needs. If users are properly trained, they can deal with any situation.

The Tableau community is really good. If we have an issue, it is already answered in the community.

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Syed Fahad Anwar - PeerSpot reviewer
Principal System Developer at a government with 51-200 employees

The solution has a lot of customization when comparing to Microsoft BI.

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Architect at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees

Its dashboarding is the most valuable. It is easy to create visualizations and dashboards and import Excel sheets and ESP files in Tableau as compared to other tools.

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SureshSrinivasan - PeerSpot reviewer
Assistant Vice President at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees

Tableau is very good in the front-end visualization compared to Power BI.

The look and feel of Tableau are the best when compared with Power BI.

Power BI meets with my expectations but the wow factor is in Tableau.

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Rajdeep Biswas - PeerSpot reviewer
Technical Architect - Sr. Manager at Axtria - Ingenious Insights

The most valuable feature is the richness of its visualization and from a self-service standpoint, the ease of use.

The interface is fine. The functionality in the UI front is good as well.

It integrates easily.

From a UI visualization standpoint, I think it's pretty robust.

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Expert Analyst at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees

Tableau has many good features. It is user-friendly, has a simple-to-use interface, and has a customizable dashboard.

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Salma Hosni - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Customer Success Engineer at a educational organization with 51-200 employees

Overall, I am satisfied with Tableau.

When compared with Power BI, Tableau is much easier.

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Business Intelligence Analyst at a government with 10,001+ employees

Tableau's most valuable features are user-friendliness and have a connection between multiple source systems. You can publish a report by using Tableau Public and there you can make your data online, not only batches of data, you can use it as an online analytical tool.

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Sai-Krishna - PeerSpot reviewer
Manager, BI & Analytics at Perceptive Analytics

It is easy to use, and it can handle a large amount of data.

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Senior Manager Analytic & Insights at a hospitality company with 10,001+ employees

Tableau is easy to use and it has great predictive features. 

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Lead of Business Intelligence at a energy/utilities company with 10,001+ employees

It is very easy to create dashboards, charts, and graphs.

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Subject Matter Expert, IT Operations Management, CS Professor at a educational organization with 501-1,000 employees

I like Tableau's heat maps and the storyboard. You can create data stories and tons of visuals with it, and it goes together really well. Tableau lets you manipulate the data in various ways. But since we are teaching, we have to accommodate the needs of the students. Often, we have to go back to basic stuff like Excel because that is what the students will be working with at whatever jobs they get. So we try to use the type of tools that their workplace will offer. We know Excel is widely used and Tableau is not.

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Luan Sirtoli - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Software Engineer - Salesforce at DataGo

Tableau makes it easy to build panels. The best use case for us is the solution's integration with Salesforce because we are also partners of Salesforce.

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Data Analyst at a tech services company with 11-50 employees

The real value of this solution is that it makes it extremely easy to create graphs and visualizations. It has a very intuitive user interface and it's a relatively easy learning curve, so it's easy to pick up for most people. It has some great out-of-the-box features. 

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Operations Manager at iWantGreatCare

The most valuable features are the user filters for data security and subscriptions to distribute images of reports.

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Founder at a tech services company with self employed

The preparation of data is very easy.

The ease of presenting findings is very helpful.

Overall, the solution is very user-friendly.

It's very easy for end-users to navigate the solution.

There are a lot of very useful features within the product.

They've recently adjusted their pricing model and we find it to be much more reasonable. 

There are new AI functionalities on offer. However, I still need to fully test them and therefore haven't used them to their full potential just yet.

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Senior Product Manager at a retailer with 10,001+ employees

Tableau is good for routine dashboards, and it has integration with Slack, through which it can send you daily updates.

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Data Analyst at a tech services company with 11-50 employees

It is so easy to do a lot of things. There is a lot of flexibility and creativity in this product. In other products, you don't have this flexibility.

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Senior Data Analyst at a consultancy with 10,001+ employees

Data handling, visualizations, and aesthetics of it are the most valuable features.

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Project Manager at a government with 51-200 employees

Tableau is easy to use compared to some other solutions, such as Excel.

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Presidente at EDR

It is very simple to use for the end-user. It is user-friendly.

It integrates well.

The interface is good.

It is very easy to implement and to use.

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Fleet Reporting Specialist at a pharma/biotech company with 10,001+ employees

The solution is very user friendly, particularly in terms of the ease of analyzing data.

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Cloud Solution Consultant at a computer software company with 201-500 employees

I have found Tableau easy to use and the features are superb.

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NanthaKumar - PeerSpot reviewer
Delivery Lead at UST

It's intuitive and highly mature.

I use OBIEE, which is in Tableau. It is much easier than in other tools and it is easier to bring up the data insights.

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ONUR ÇALISKAN - PeerSpot reviewer
Managing Partner at INFOLOJIK

I like the visualization component. 

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Solutions Engineer at a computer software company with 201-500 employees

This solution has a very good sound analysis quotient attached to it, it's very diligent in that way. It's also simple to implement, very intuitive and provides good performance. It's easy to use.

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Director of Professional Services, Analytics at a computer software company with 5,001-10,000 employees

The most valuable feature is the ease of use.

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Michele Nelson - PeerSpot reviewer
BI Solution Engineer at DataSelf

I like the solution's web version, more so than Power BI's web version. It just makes it easier to drag and drop things and to blend data on the backend. It simplifies the process. 

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Muhammed Shafad - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Software Engineer at 6D Global Technologies, Inc.

The most valuable feature is the geographic data analysis.

It provides functionality for sending email alerts.

The performance is good compared to some other products.

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Tableau will automatically show charts for the related data that I choose, making it very easy to use.

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Vice President at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees

Tableau is easy to use.

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Head of Data Architecture at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees

I believe one of the most valuable features of the solution is trend analysis.

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Nicolas MRSIC - PeerSpot reviewer
Responsible for Domaine Applicatif at NRJ

Tableau makes changes frequently. Any feature I am looking for usually is part of the next upgrade within a few months. They have a very good dynamic evolution.

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Manager - Customer Success at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees

The solution is configurable and flexible. We can customize the dashboards and configure the interface the way that we want. The data can be manipulated and arranged in different ways, such as columns.

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Mahesh-K - PeerSpot reviewer
Sr. Manager at a non-profit with 201-500 employees

I have found the solution easy to use and the interface is very good.

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June 2022
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