What do you mean by bank account report? Tableau is primarily a visualization tool. You can easily create text tables as well.
Alex is right, Tableau main goal is to create stunning visualizations of your datasets.
If you need bank account statement layout I suggest you to contact a pre-sales Tableau rep. because my feeling is that you might need a different type of software.
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At my work, we are finding that users that are traditionally used to tablular formatted reports can benefit from Tableau.
We've started to produce hybrid reports - tables on one side, and charts on the other.
What Tableau is very good at is condensing very long reports down to a single page - for example, using a parameter to see the results through a hierarchy, for example, a departmental summary.
Here's a link to my blog post. http://theywalkedtogether.blogspot.com/2013/02/tables-v-charts.html
Tableau is a lot more than just producing charts. It's really good at tabular formatting as well.
Yes it can. Some of the formatting gets tricky in Tableau <7 but it can be done. At my work we, my colleague and myself, have created AR reports, income statements, collection statements, etc etc. We use it concert with SSRS which provides our revenue clerks with daily reports and use Tableau to provide dynamic executive reports that bridge summary information and detail information all in one Viz.
If you already have a reporting service installed you can use Tableau's custom SQL to replicate your reports. You can just copy and paste the query from the report. If the report is being called from a stored procedure just remove the parameters and pass the parameters by using filters on Tableau to achieve the same results.
Sounds like you would benefit from Oracle BI Publisher. On paper it's a neat product but having used it in version 10 it is a hair-pulling pain in the ****. I swear what Oracle gave us was their beta version as it was so buggy, especially with web services! I see version 11 is out so maybe they've fixed it up some (thanks to our help I'm sure). I would not recommend version 10 at all.
If you needed something less expensive then MS Access and a good form developer. I just can't see Tableau being used for such mundane, tabular use with no drill-down needs. Personal opinion.