What Is 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. Learn More!
Who Uses Tableau?
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.
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Reviews of Tableau
One of the best Data Visualizations tools right out of the box
Comments: Overall Tableau has been an excellent data visualization tool that has allowed me to quickly create high quality, impactful dashboards.
Tableau makes creating impactful, visually attractive dashboards quick and easy. The software connects to most structured data sources to quickly import your data and you can then link your data in the software to create additional tables that you can build visual from. A very flexible data visualization tool.
When you are trying to create complex dashboard or blend data across multiple primary keys it can be difficult to do inside the tools and I found myself creating custom tables in a SQL database to get the correct data blend. Large data sets, especially calculated fields can really slow down the software and make the dashboard feel sluggish. There are also certain actions / chart changes that feel like they should be simple but take "hacking" the software to accomplish. These can be frustrating and time consuming.
Comments: My experience is average, before I used it more often, however, I use it less and less nowadays
high support, tools, ease of integration and great community
I have presented slowness with the tool and there are also other attractive options on the market, both in usefulness and price
Tableau- a reliable visualization tool.
Comments: The best visualization tool on the market so far. I highly recommend this if you want to improve your dashboard.
One of Tableau's most useful features is its flexibility in filtering dashboards. Information that is easy to understand, demonstrate, and derive. A drag-and-drop interface allows each group to quickly and easily extract useful data.
There are limits to the external images that you can import into Tableau workbooks. Tableau can become very slow when processing heavy tables.
Comments: The overall experience is good. I have created many important visuals on the platform.
I think Tableau is up there when it comes to data visualization. One is able to create complex data visuals as one wishes. Secondly, one is able to perform arithmetic on the data as you create the visuals. Tableau is the best platform for data analysts and the whole business community.
When creating visuals, Tableau chooses the type of chart to use according to the type of data you have. For instance, one is not able to create a line chart unless data involving dates is used. This can be really annoying.
Very powerful tool
Comments: We use Tableau as our data vis and reporting tool organisation wide. We pool data into our data lake from various sources and then pull into Tableau to create min-dashboards which track team level KPI's / objectives and then roll up into a organisation wide dashboard.
Very powerful tool. We implement organisation wide and that has created consistency in approach and understanding. Very little tech knowledge needed to create a dashboard and if data is not available we have a workflow to the team who can investigate/solve this.
I am not a tech person, however when we first adopted we had a real struggle pulling some of our existing data into the tool. We had to amend some of our organisational and system processes to ensure we were able to achieve the outputs we desired from the tool. This was teething pain however and therefore not a prolonged issue.