Tableau is a business intelligence solution that allows users to create interactive maps and analyze data across multiple regions. It gives business owners a comprehensive overview of their business through interactive visualization and allows them to share this data with their audience. In this article, we cover user reviews and pricing. Ready to try Tableau? Get a free trial.
What Tableau Does Well
Users who gave Tableau a positive review like that the software is feature-rich, especially their visualization options. Others said that they love the dashboard feature, which allows them to combine these visualizations into one view.
“Tableau is the gold standard in business intelligence software. It is stable, full-featured, and excels at its primary task – extracting emerging insights from raw data. It works well with data warehouses and flat files, and makes it simple to create attractive dashboards from real-time data sources.”
— Mary Racter
What Tableau Does Not Do Well
Users who gave Tableau a negative review said that working with formulas and tables in the software is not as intuitive and easy as doing it in Excel. Users also commented that there is a steep learning curve in using Tableau, especially when you don’t have a background in analytics.
“Analyzing unstructured data is a challenge. It sounds like it is on their radar, but it still has some challenges. There have been improvements to analyze malformed spreadsheets using their Data Interpreter automation tool, but work remains to allow any source of information to be read in and structured for visual analysis.”
— Edwin Guerra
Tableau offers three products depending on a user’s needs: Individuals ($70/user/month), Teams & Organizations (ranging from $12 to $70/user/month), and Embedded Analytics (custom priced). Tableau’s plans are either hosted on the cloud or on-premise.
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Tableau’s plans are billed in lump sum per year.
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Check out the list below of some of Tableau’s features:
- Mobile-Ready Dashboards
- Automatic Updates
- Real-Time Analytics
- Graphical Data Presentation
- Ad Hoc Analysis
- Data Querying
- Drag-And-Drop Interface
- Offline Access
- Active Directory Integration
- Data Mapping
- Content Library
- Task Management
What is included in the Embedded Analytics option?
Are Enterprise Solutions available?
Here is a list of some of Tableau’s popular integrations:
- Salesforce Sales Cloud
- Google Analytics