coming from the old school of Microsoft SSRS, Crystal Reports, Business Objects, tableau is so easy to use. You can design a sharp dashboard quickly.
Features are great, once you understand the console and green and blue pills
The community is the best. Each time i run into a roadblock, google leads me to community and users who have taken the time to share their solutions. Tableau users are so enthusiastic to share their visualizations, solutions, and workarounds.
The company also responds well to user requests. They did so by launching new features in 10.5 (read my blog to learn my favorite enhancements in Tableau 10.5! https://www.captechconsulting.com/blogs/my-five-favorite-enhancements-in-tableau)
Tableau is a deep product. there is so much below the standard bar charts and cross tabs, if you know how to or take the time to learn.
Some functionality seems like it should be out of the box. In my experience being good at tableau entails being creative at workarounds. I love and get frustrated by this.
clear all filters, navigation buttons (aside from story points), reference line tooltip customization are a few. i'm not saying these are simple to code for.
Data driven insights. various operational reporting. on the fly data analysis