Top 12 review points regarding Tableau Desktop 9
Security setup is complex and not at par with industry standards
Drag-and-drop interface is slick; increases productivity.
Seemingly no limit to the amount of records when plotting by zip-code on a heat-map. Competitor products like Power-BI stall w/ too many records.
Inability to manage OLAP cube data sources very well and also lack of support for Parent->Child Hierarchies.
The product has been continuously evolving and adding real core usability like union queries.
It has a very large and active user community so if you are stuck you should be able to search and find a solution quickly or post in their forums and get a response in a few hours.
Tableau Reader is a great companion app that lets you share findings with colleagues.
Perfect for business users looking to do some analysis and charting without the clunky interface that excel forces
. Editing of fonts is time consuming and difficult to automatically apply styling to different charts once they are built
By using filters such as age bins we can visualize how a dependent variable changes with the regressors in different age-groups on the same sheet. We do not need to create different figures for different age groups as in other software.
The story features is of great use for presentations and for organizing your data in a meaningful way
The trending and forecasting modeling is easy to use and to evaluate.