Lots of Data Connectors
Almost unlimited Data Viz Potential
Big community for support
Polished Vizzes that are easy to create
Easy to create multi-chart Dashboards that can interact with each other.
Quick data to insight ability (as long as your data is OK)
Tableau is not a data warehouse, so you cannot assume you can load entire tables with multi-million row datasets into it and expect your fully interactive dashboard to perform. Perhaps with a later version this will be addressed.
While almost any kind of Viz is possible in Tableau it is not immediately obvious to what is possible. So there is a learning curve involved. Once you get it though, you get it.
Can be slow working with large datasets.
Tableau interface can incorrectly assume what viz you are after.
Tableau's customer support is not so good anymore
If you want an industry standard tool for Visualizations then Tableau is a good answer. There is a huge user base that you can rely on for support. Tableau as an organisation seems to be very passionate about their users and product, they are here to stay.
- Analytics around our customer funnel (Signup/Confirm/Convert)
- Analytics around our customer usage
- Accounting reports
- Presenting Company goal performance
- Historical Reports