Advantages of Tableau
In the early stages, the Tableau software becomes popular because of its momentum with which it can analyze hundreds or even millions of rows and also gives the necessary answers in seconds. This feature becomes very vital and convenient when fast business decisions are taken.
Ease of use
One of the most significant features of Tableau software is that it is straightforward to use. With its revolutionary drag and drop feature, one can easily create accounts or reports using just their mouse and a little imagination and creativity. One can easily learn Tableau without any prior knowledge of programming language. Even with a basic understanding of MS Excel skills, one can quickly get used to Tableau.
Customized and interactive dashboard
The Dashboard of Tableau software is very interactive and always gives dynamic outputs. With the help of its panel, multiple innovative visualizations can be created very quickly. For natural storytelling, various images, web-pages, and documents can also be added into the dash. The graphics and charts are beautiful and smart. All this leads to much insight into the data.
Tableau software allows its users to connect to databases, data warehouses, and cubes, directly. The data access is effortless and quick. It needs no advanced setup, and the data keeps getting updated on its own. One can pick tables from spreadsheets to data to create a perfect combination and get desired results in a spur of time. Because of its simplicity, it aids in business analytics.
Easy publishing and sharing
If you can share your ideas, then it has no value. The most significant advantage of the Tableau software is that the results can be shared live with just a few clicks after analyzing the data. The dashboard can be published, or even it can be shared live on the web and mobile devices.
Tableau is relatively new in the Business market, but its market share is overgrowing with time. Nowadays, it is being used nearly in all the industries, transportation, healthcare or businesses. It has many prominent clients, among which includes big companies like Microsoft, PwC, Nokia and Deloitte. They use the Tableau software daily to fulfill their business Intelligence necessities.
Disadvantages of Tableau
Not a comprehensive solution
Tableau Software is easy to use for BI application, but still, this software does not provide a platform for developing analytic applications that can be widely shared. It is not designed for an enterprise that has extensive deployments of broad business and technical customer populations.
No predictive analytical capabilities
Tableau Software allows users only to analyze what has happened. It does not support any predictive or statistical capabilities. For example, Tableau does not support SAS, S+, R, etc, as Spotfire does. Therefore the users cannot model or project the best upselling or cross-selling opportunities. Tableau provides customers with even fewer statistic functions than Microsoft Excel. Thus, making it extremely limited and statistically “challenged.”
Expandability for analytics
Tableau does not allow expanded analytics such as tree maps, Box plots, network graphs, 3D-scatter plots, heat-maps, profile Charts or data relationships tool which permits the users to mine data for connections like other data visualization software does.
Social media integration
Tableau Software does not integrate combined capabilities into social platforms unlike Twitter, Facebook, Microsoft SharePoint, etc. which are in hot trends. It is by Business users to share their progress and findings. Due to the current trend of social media and the growing user’s need, Tableau has integrated Google Analytics into its platform.