Gartner Information Technology Research

Assessing Tableau for Self-Service Business Intelligence

Published: 17 February 2020

ID: G00406877

Analyst(s): Daren Brabham

Summary

Tableau is a popular A&BI tool in widespread use, but organizations wrestle with how best to deploy it for self-service. This research provides data and analytics technical professionals focused on BI with an assessment of enterprise-scale implementation of Tableau for self-service analytics.

Table Of Contents

Analysis

  • Tableau Products
    • Salesforce and Tableau
  • Tableau in Your Data and Analytics Ecosystem
    • Architecture
    • Implementation
    • Use Cases
  • Organizing Tableau Server
    • Proper Report Certification and Promotion
    • Managing Report Sprawl
  • Data Preparation in Tableau
  • Filling Other Product Gaps in Tableau
  • Strengths
  • Weaknesses

Guidance

  • Use Tableau’s Allure to Get Newcomers Excited About Self-Service BI
  • Strive for Governed Data Discovery in a Federated Architecture With Tableau
  • Plan Your Data Preparation Workflow Carefully
  • Devote Considerable Attention to Planning and Governing Tableau Server

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