Overall Satisfaction with Tableau Public
Use Cases and Deployment Scope
Tableau Public is utilized by likely clients to assess both the Desktop and Server applications. Likewise, representations that our organization and/or clients need to distribute on their site and offer with network individuals are astounding applications for these devices.
Pros and Cons
- Tableau Public offers free apparatuses for imaginative individuals to get familiar with the items with negligible venture “in advance”, just as giving a spot to share data perceptions and bits of knowledge with the world. Perceptions are facilitated (for no charge) by Tableau Software and might be gotten to by individuals from the nearby network (by means of connections from an association’s site) or from anyplace on the planet. Workbook(s) distributed to Tableau Public might be downloaded by watchers to see strategies utilized by the maker, and get smart thoughts.
- Tableau Public Premium is comparable yet eliminates the download usefulness. This functions admirably when the distributer needs to share admittance to the representations (for example on the association’s site) however NOT offer the basic exercise manuals nor data, keeping both private.
- Tableau Public (both Desktop and Server) like their “for a charge” partners offer exceptionally simple to learn and utilize devices to change data into pictures and gain experiences into your data. Most associations report a decrease being developed season of 10x versus other comparative apparatuses, because of the natural UI. All things considered, with Tableau Public, distributed exercise manuals are “disengaged” from the basic data sources and require occasional updates when the data changes. Clients are restricted to 1 Gb of extra room per client ID and secret phrase too.
- I might want to see better choices for public sharing of representations and data from inside the “for a charge” items as an ever increasing number of associations are moving toward data offering to accomplices and their networks.
We assessed around 15 items when we chose Tableau 7 years back, and occasionally survey items from different merchants (for example Microsoft, QlikView, Tibco Spotfire, Birst, Pentaho, and so on) Until this point in time, Tableau offers the amplest assortment of alternatives and usefulness at a sensible cost and conveys incredible incentive for the cash.
Likelihood to Renew
Eventually, Tableau proceeds to advance and convey new usefulness consistently. Specialized help is acceptable, they additionally give client forum(s) where experienced clients share their insight and bits of knowledge, just as help more up to date clients with explicit inquiries. This space (Business Intelligence) proceeds to develop and is serious with new merchants and items coming out constantly. All things considered, we’ve yet to see an item that can coordinate Tableau.
Breadth of Deployment
We use Tableau inside across the association, just as give a set-up of created representations to K-12 Education and Government clients across the United States.
Tableau can interface with 41 distinctive data sources as of now, and furthermore incorporates a conventional ODBC driver for associating with other data sources. Rendition 8.2 incorporates an instinctive device to make these data associations with at least one data sources utilizing intuitive and visual pictures, alongside moment survey of the associated data (the initial not many records). Data Blending is additionally given, where data can be connected from different data sources (for example SQL Server, Oracle, Excel) and utilized in your perception as though they were across the board source.
Collaboration and Sharing
Representations are “distributed” from Tableau Desktop to Tableau Server, both with the public release and the “for a charge” rendition. When distributed, these are local web applications and might be gotten to through a standard program. Tablet applications are given also to iPad and Google Droid tablets. End client intelligent usefulness across web and tablet stages is given, empowering end clients to collaborate “live” with their data, posing inquiries and picking up bits of knowledge.
Usability, utilizing a simplified UI is vital. Tableau offers an exceptional “show me” work where up to 24 diverse perception types can be chosen with a tick (just legitimate decisions are featured). This truly helps amateur clients choose what kind of graph works best. Dashboards can share data channels and activity channels, empowering investigation and connection with various perceptions as a gathering.
Likelihood to Recommend
Tableau Public items (for nothing) function admirably during the item assessment stage, just as for offering data to accomplices and the network for no charge. A key inquiry is the thing that security the client needs with the data, and how every now and again the fundamental data changes. In the event that the data doesn’t change regularly, and the client isn’t worried about making sure about the data, at that point Public is a decent decision.
Using Tableau Public
Users and Roles
30 – Internal deals and bookkeeping capacities, call following examination, preparing assessment investigation, venture following examination are completely utilized inside. CIC has additionally evolved more than 1,400 perceptions for our vertical industry clients (K-12 Education and City/County Government) that are incorporated with our upheld applications in every vertical.
Support Headcount Required
5 – The Tableau devices are instinctive. A foundation in Excel Pivot Tables is useful, I’ve regularly depicted Tableau Desktop as “Dominate on Steroids”. More significant is an information on the basic data (what is required and where to discover it). While programming should be possible effectively inside Tableau (like Excel equations and then some), it’s not needed. Normal Systems Analyst capacities (having the option to meet with end clients, archive and comprehend their necessities, at that point reviewing the undertaking) are fundamental.
Business Processes Supported
Internally, we use Tableau to monitor support call staffing and usage, monitor training class evaluations (by trainer and by topic), manage development projects, and visualize customer data (products by geographic location).
K-12 Education customers use Tableau for analyzing assessment data, attendance, grades, behavior (discipline), demographic data and trends. Many visualizations integrate multiple data sources to understand the “big picture” of what factors affect student performance, risk of dropping out of school, etc.
Government users have visualizations for financial, payroll and human resource applications, tax collections, appraisals, and records management.
One recent example is tracking support call data. Our company delivers 25,000+ support call tickets in a given year, and the workload varies dramatically during the year, with different peaks and valleys for K-12 Education and Government customers. We created a visualization where we report prior calls by month and project out staffing needs for the next 6 months using Tableau. Since we deployed this about 6 months ago, our staffing numbers have matched our workload requirements signficantly better, leading to improved customer service and reduced wait times.
Future Planned Uses
K-12 Education – we are developing some new Balanced Scorecard visualizations for school districts to set district goals / targets and use Tableau to monitor progress against these targets throughout the year.
Evaluating Tableau Public and Competitors
Yes – Previously we were using a combination of Crystal Reports, Excel, and SQL Reporting Services to deliver information and reports to our internal users. Most were row and column text reports that were boring and took a long time to develop. With Tableau, we can develop pictures with interactivity built in to each visualization in less time and deliver much better insights and an interactive tool instead.
The single most important factor was ease of use, followed closely by price. In our vertical markets (K-12 Education and Government) value received for the price is very important. Also, most of our customers are not replacing another BI product, but are still trying to understand what BI can do for their organization.