Tableau reviews from startup founders

12 reviews by founders
Aug. 9, 2016

With Tableau, you can reach all the different databases for consolidated reporting and analysis. Tableau has proven to be a valuable business intelligence tool for us.

Karl Sowa

CMO - TaskEasy

Aug. 9, 2016

Tableau is very powerful. It’s not for amateurs but for data scientists. It provides valuable insights.

Kemp Edmonds

Marketing Director - FreshGrade

June 4, 2016

Tableau is for our business intelligence. We can’t use their cloud based service because it isn’t HIPAA compliant, so we’re using the desktop version, which is not ideal. The desktop version makes it harder to collaborate and onboard because everyone has to install it into their computer.

Ryan McQuaid

Co-founder & CEO - PlushCare

Tableau - Best BI / Analytics Tools for Startups

Tableau is a powerful tool for organizing and analyzing the data from your other business intelligence and analytics platforms. Though it doesn’t gather the information itself, it’s an extraordinarily customizable service that allows you to visualize your company’s data in the way that’s most valuable to you. Tableau boasts optimized connections with nearly any data source, including Amazon Redshift, Hadoop and cloud data, which means you can analyze data where it resides, without having to create a separate platform.

How startups use Tableau?

Tableau is used exclusively by Series B and Growth companies, partially because of its expensive licensing, and partially because smaller companies don’t need such a powerful tool. Users appreciate its flexibility and high level of customization, which is optimal for startups with very specific data needs.

How much does Tableau cost?

Tableau has both desktop and online versions, as well as a unique server option. The desktop Personal edition goes for a one-time fee of $999, while the Professional edition costs $1,999. Note that these prices allow for only one user. Tableau’s online version costs $500 per user per year, and the Server package requires you to contact the company for a quote.

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