Tableau reviews from startup founders

17 reviews by founders
July 29, 2017

Tableau is very visual, and allows you to quickly to create complex interactive visualizations. It is nice to work together with someone on a table. On the negative side, it is quite expensive. Also, it connects very quickly with the database and while this can be very helpful on one side, on the other side, sometimes people can interact with the data and influence the underlying database. It should not be that easy to do something like this.

Georgi Nikolov

Co-founder - Flexpat

June 12, 2017

We use Tableau, a databasing tool. It is very powerful, but somewhat hard to use.

Alex Kruglov

Co-founder & CEO - Smiletime

March 8, 2017

We have tried Tableau but it was a little expensive for us.

Alain van Gils

Co-founder & CEO - T-shaped

Tableau - Best Dashboards & Data Visualization 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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