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Tableau Overview

What is Tableau?

Tableau Business Intelligence is user-friendly BI software utilized by more than 26,000 organizations worldwide. It allows the user to access data and develops interactive dashboards that one can share with other people. It has queries cubes, cloud databases, relational databases and spreadsheets that can be easily shared. This functionality has seen it bag awards like the ‘Best overall in Data Visualization’ by DM Review.   

It has various products that are suitable for various business usages. Each offers an easy to use user interface. Sharing options are managed by the user, since it’s installed on the network. The same applies for security options. The Tableau server comes with multi-tenancy provisions for users and content and therefore individual permissions may be defined for users or projects.

Tableau Desktop product creates a direct data access and a self-service analytics that interprets data images into queries without you having to code and thereafter you can easily predict trends in no time! Views can be altered in the drag and drop technology for specific analysis and can be combined into dashboards and shared using the Tableau server.

Tableau server dashboards are created using the Tableau Desktop and can be easily shared via the Tableau server and are accessible to anyone in the company. Other people may have their say on your dashboard and they may share theirs as well thus creating a live interaction or discussion on the particular data findings.

Tableau Online has nearly similar usage as the Tableau server in that it allows one to safely share the dashboards to whomever you please. One can edit but may not create a new workbook in Tableau Online. Tableau Reader’s free application enables viewing of your workbooks or dashboards to anyone without them necessarily having a Tableau Desktop license. Tableau Public is offered as a free tool for those who wish to publish their information and is accessible to the public.


Tableau Recent Reviews

Reviewed on 20 April 2023

Amazing data tool

I am very satisfied with Tableau and believe it is ahead of its competitors like PowerBI and Qlik. The product continues to improve over time and I wouldn't consider using any other tool

  • Tableau Desktop is fantastic for producing clean and intuitive reports
  • The learning curve for basic functionality is short and there are abundant online resources available for more advanced features
  • Overall, I highly recommend Tableau Desktop.
  • , Distributing reports through Tableau Desktop is cumbersome and connecting to SharePoint or other similar tools requires professional IT assistance
  • Tableau Prep still needs improvement as some flows take longer than necessary.

Reviewed on 20 April 2023

Useful with great UI/UX

Having used Tableau for over two years now, I appreciate its flexibility in creating visuals. Tableau's broad range of connectivity options, including Excel, SharePoint, APIs, Google Sheets, text/CSV files, and databases like SQL and Oracle, covers almost all needs for our organization. I particularly enjoy using Tableau Prep to clean data and document each step for reproducibility purposes.

  • Tableau's intuitive interface makes it easy for new users to quickly learn basic functionality and discover more advanced features over time.
  • The API connections with certain software, such as Safety Culture, are not as seamless as competitors like Microsoft PBI.

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Tableau Key Features

Data Management
  • Data Indexing
  • Data Classification
  • Data Discovery
  • Data Mapping
  • Data Refresh
  • Data Lookup
  • Data Blending
  • Data Drilling
  • Data Mining
  • Data Modeling
  • Data Storytelling
  • Data Retention
  • Data Validation
  • Data Deduplication
  • Data Merge
  • Data Feed
  • Database Maintenance
  • Data Lifecycle Management
Data Migration
  • Data Import
Report Management
  • Report Filters
  • Report Sharing
  • Report Publishing
  • Report Wizard
  • Concurrent Report Execution
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Tableau Wheelhouse Score

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The Average Wheelhouse score for the Business Intelligence category is 8.3

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  • Meets Requirements
  • Learning Curve
  • Setup & Support
  • Quality of Support
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