1 Reply Latest reply on Mar 29, 2018 7:40 PM by Zach Leber

    Tableau Server vs Tableau Desktop?

    Teresa Wright

      My department uses Tableau Desktop to create dashboard visualizations.  Most of our data sources are MS Access, and a few are large Excel spreadsheets.  LOD expressions do not work with Access (unless you use an extract) and we are constantly experiencing situations were we cannot open a workbook becaus someone else is in the database working and vice verse.  We have just learned that the number of reports produced monthly will greatly increase next year and will require a much larger data set than we are currently using.  Due to data security restrictions we would never be allowed to work in a Cloud environment.

       

      How does a team determine when/if they need to convert to Tableau Server?  Are there any guidelines to help make that decision?

       

      Thanks very much for your input!