We’re currently implementing Tableau. We had also used Domo for a little bit, but it was too expensive. We’ve also been using our own custom solution, made up of Google spreadsheets, etc., which works well, but we now need a more flexible and customizable BI tool. We chose Tableau because of its flexibility. We currently do a lot of work in Excel that shouldn’t be done in Excel, like running pivot tables on sheets with 30,000 rows, and Tableau has a lot of the functionality to allow us to get off of Excel. We won’t just be using it as a BI tool. It’s a really sleek, easy-to-use and well-established tool, and it’s much cheaper than Domo.
We’re using this both as an internal repository for project files, but also for external sharing. We’re really not happy with the file organization structure, which is becoming more of an issue as we grow.
We could do better on this. We chose ADP because we used it when we were smaller, and we haven’t switched off of it. It integrates directly with our payroll, which is a nice feature, but we need to revisit this. We just haven’t done so yet because of bandwidth issues.