Tableau Review

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Last updated: Jul 21, 2020

Tableau Review

ITQlick rating
(4.5/5)

Starting from $70 per user/month

Tableau is a family of data visualization software designed for business intelligence that includes Tableau Desktop, Tableau Online, Tableau Server, Tableau Public and Tableau Reader. The Tableau suite is inten...

  • Categories (4/10):

    • Budgeting & CPM
    • BI & Analytics
    • Dashboards & KPIs
    • Data analysis

Shlomi Lavi / updated: Jul 21, 2020

What is Tableau Used For?

Tableau is a family of data visualization software designed for business intelligence that includes Tableau Desktop, Tableau Online, Tableau Server, Tableau Public and Tableau Reader. The Tableau suite is intended for viewing and understanding business data through interactive data visualization.

Tableau Software, the company behind Tableau solutions, is led by three people. The company was established in 2003 with an application that queries data and generates graphs to be matched with dashboards and shared online.

Average Rating -

The rating of Tableau is 4.5 stars out of 5. The rating is based on ITQlick expert review.

Typical Customers

Tableau is ideal for small to large scale industries, freelancers and nonprofit organizations. It offers solutions that will benefit multiple industries. Tableau recognizes that different industries have various ways to express Key Performance Indicators and thus need to visualize data that makes sense for them. It offers a simple drag and drop interface and empowers each department of an organization to visualize data using its solutions.

Tableau is now used by thousands of companies around the world. Their clients include Citrix, Barclays, Pandora and Deloitte, to name a few.

Features

Any business could explore data and visualize it in minutes through Tableau’s intuitive products that can be accessed online or mobile. Freelancers and online business owners can easily publish data to the web. Tableau’s best asset is that it is the fastest data visualization solution, and its drag and drop feature makes it a versatile option that cab benefit all types of industries. After developing data, it can be shared using the Tableau Server and viewed on iOS and Android devices.

Tableau 5 Pros

  • Tableau is the fastest solution for data connection, compared to other existing solutions
  • The drag and drop features in all Tableau products allows users to connect data quickly and easily
  • Tableau solutions are highly intuitive, so there is no need for programming, just insights and creativity
  • The free version allows watching training videos on the company website
  • Tableau can work with any type and size of data, from databases to spreadsheets

Tableau 2 Cons

  • One minor setback is that you have to be patient in experimenting the most effective way to extract real data
  • Tableau lacks in predictive analytics that can uncover hidden data relationships

Competitors & Alternatives

The main competitors for Tableau are Birst and Sisense.

Birst allows users to access data from different on premise & cloud sources and combine them for analysis in one BI platform. The solution includes analytics for visualization, dashboards and reporting as well as a logical querying facility for ad-hoc requirements. Additionally the product provides a collaboration platform to share information and enable joint analysis & decision making. Birst also provides self service analytics with guided data enquiry which includes search facilities and recommendations to help in visualizing trends & information insights.

Tableau is a similar tool but is scalable for different types of requirements. Its desktop product is available for analysis by individuals, with its server product allows collaboration on data analysis. In addition to these on premise solutions there is an online product which is a hosted cloud solution. Tableau supports access to unstructured Big Data as well as the embedding of smart dashboards into customer applications.

Sisense on the other hand provides customers a proprietary in-chip data processing technology which results in comparatively faster querying and results, utilizing even normal hardware requirements. Another important feature is its crowd accelerated BI which improves response performance as the number of queries increase which is quite unlike its competitors.

Tableau does not currently support these features, but the product is mobile device access ready. In addition it provides a Reader product to view data visualizations & dashboards without querying or updating, as well as integration with GIS to support visual maps for location analysis.

Tableau Pricing Information

The cost of license starting from $70 per user/month. The experts at ITQlick has reviewed Tableau pricing and gave the software a total cost of ownership (TCO) rating of 2 out of 10. Custom price cost for your business is available upon request.

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Tableau Categories

Budgeting & CPM
BI & Analytics
Dashboards & KPIs
Data analysis
Data visualization
Data Warehousing
ETL
Mobile BI
OLAP
Query and Report Writer

Specifications

Company:
Address: Tableau Software, Inc., North 34th Street, Seattle, WA
Website:https://www.tableau.com/
Customers: Small business, Medium business, Large business
Business Area: Customer service, Project Management, Sales management, Service management
Platforms: Desktop
Operating Systems: Mac OS, Windows, Linux

Tableau Features

Ad-Hoc Analysis
Ad-Hoc Reporting
Automatic Scheduled Reporting
Customizable Dashboard
Customizable Features
Dashboarding
Forecasting & Budgeting
Graphic Benchmark
Issue Indicators
Multy Languages
OLAP
Performance Measurements
Predictive-Analysis
Trend Indicators

Tableau Vs. Alternatives

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Tableau
ITQlick rating ITQlick Rating is based on the software score (below) and aggregated online reviews
ITQlick Score
90/100
Pricing score Pricing score ranges between 1 to 10 while 1 is low TCO and 10 is high TCO (TCO - total cost of ownership: cost of licences, customizations, training, hardware when relevant) Vs. alternative solutions
2/10
License pricing license pricing (if provided by the software vendor)
$70 per user/month
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Functionality score
24
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QlikView
ITQlick rating ITQlick Rating is based on the software score (below) and aggregated online reviews
ITQlick Score
95/100
Pricing score Pricing score ranges between 1 to 10 while 1 is low TCO and 10 is high TCO (TCO - total cost of ownership: cost of licences, customizations, training, hardware when relevant) Vs. alternative solutions
3/10
License pricing license pricing (if provided by the software vendor)
$15 per user/month
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15
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SuiteAnalytics
ITQlick rating ITQlick Rating is based on the software score (below) and aggregated online reviews
ITQlick Score
94/100
Pricing score Pricing score ranges between 1 to 10 while 1 is low TCO and 10 is high TCO (TCO - total cost of ownership: cost of licences, customizations, training, hardware when relevant) Vs. alternative solutions
3/10
License pricing license pricing (if provided by the software vendor)
$499 per month
Hosting
On premise and Cloud
Functionality score
10
Fit small business
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Sisense
ITQlick rating ITQlick Rating is based on the software score (below) and aggregated online reviews
ITQlick Score
94/100
Pricing score Pricing score ranges between 1 to 10 while 1 is low TCO and 10 is high TCO (TCO - total cost of ownership: cost of licences, customizations, training, hardware when relevant) Vs. alternative solutions
4/10
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Functionality score
35
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Birst
ITQlick rating ITQlick Rating is based on the software score (below) and aggregated online reviews
ITQlick Score
92/100
Pricing score Pricing score ranges between 1 to 10 while 1 is low TCO and 10 is high TCO (TCO - total cost of ownership: cost of licences, customizations, training, hardware when relevant) Vs. alternative solutions
5.6/10
License pricing license pricing (if provided by the software vendor)
Pricing not available
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Functionality score
43
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