What do you like best?
The dashboard feature works great, ability to refresh data on the fly. The set of suggested charts and graphs work for me most of the time. Can create custom charts too. The software works very well with location-based data. To top it all, there is a free Tableau Reader version available for those who don't have a license, hence you are not restricted.
What do you dislike?
There is definitely a learning curve to it. A user is out to struggle during week 1, but like every software, the more you use the better you become at it. One other thing I don't like is that the software is heavy and sometimes is not able to process very large excel files.
Recommendations to others considering the product:
will definitely recommend. once you learn the basics, you are never going back to PowerPoint for creating charts and dashboards
What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?
VIsualize large data volumes to unearth insights, create and update graphs on the fly. Create quick client-ready graphs and associated decks. and finally, the dashboard forms a great tool to tell a story and let users explore data for themselves.