By Elissa Fink 2010/03/17

We previously wrote a blog post on Gartner’s survey results from their recent reports around the 2010 Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence Platforms. We looked at “Combined Customer Support and No Software Problems Score” and “Sales Experience Score”. This time, we’re looking more closely at “Combined Customer Support and No Software Problems Score”. There are 2 factors at play: percent of respondents encountering no problems with the software (the bars) and the average rating customers gave support (the line).

Using the image above (created by Gartner not using Tableau's applications), you can compare "software quality" (again, the bars) to "support quality" (the line). It’s obvious there is little correlation between the two across all vendors.

Tableau customers are obviously pleased with both our software quality and support quality. We'll continue to make investments to make sure we continue to meet your expectations.

And thank you again to the customers who participated in the Gartner research; we can’t tell you how much we appreciate it.

To get a copy of each of the 3 Gartner reports, please go to here. And if you want more insight, attend the 2010 Gartner Business Intelligence Summit. It’s in Las Vegas, April 12-14 2010. Tableau will be there.

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How about a scatter chart of No Problems Percentage vs. Rating? Label the points with the platform vendor's name. This will show better whether there's no correlation.

Hi Jon - Thanks for the comment. I'd love to accommodate your request but I don't have access to the underlying data. I can only show you graphs that Gartner created as part of their reports. But I will share the idea with our Gartner contacts - maybe next time they'll include your suggestion. Thanks again.

How do you do a chart like this in Tableau (line bar combination in the same pane)?
I thought you could only select one type of mark at a time (line or chart)

Hello @Sart1997,

Thanks for the comment.

Re the graphs themselves... The graphs were not made by Tableau. They were made by Gartner and are out of our control. Gartner does not allow people to recreate them. They are Gartner's images that we can show on our website.

Re your question about a line/bar chart... Tableau does not currently support that. You can do 2 lines with separate axes but not 1 line and 1 bar. More details on double axis charts are in our Forums here.