About Tableau

Tableau helps people and organizations become more data-driven as the trusted leader in analytics.

The Tableau platform provides the breadth and depth of capabilities to serve the needs of even the largest global enterprises in a seamless, integrated experience. Tableau is designed to fit, not dictate your data strategy, and adapts to your environment with unmatched flexibility and choice, while meeting the toughest governance and security requirements.

People love using Tableau because it is both powerful and intuitive—and offers a fundamentally different user experience by empowering people of all skill levels to explore and analyze data using visuals and natural language. Tableau has become the standard language of analytics for modern business users and continues to lead the industry with the most passionate and engaged user community in analytics, a customer base with millions of users at more than 80,000 organizations, and a deep commitment to customer-focused innovation.

Pricing starting from:

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  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Key benefits of Tableau

  • Ask Data: Use natural language to ask questions of any published data source and get a response in the form of a visualization.

  • Tableau Prep: Get to analysis faster by quickly and confidently combining, shaping, cleaning and operationalizing data flows.

  • VizQL Technology: Patented technology based on years of research at Stanford University. Create queries without writing code and transform these into queries graphical visualizations and dashboards.

  • Tableau Public: Allows users to publish interactive data stories on the web. Publish data on the business website and guide readers through a narrative of data.

  • Open, view and interact with dashboards built within the app. Users can filter and drill down into data, but cannot edit or interact without author permissions.

  • Metadata Management: Rename fields, modify number formats, combine fields into groups, create subsets of data by selecting groups of points, and build new hierarchies.
  • Typical Customers

    • Freelancers
    • Small Businesses (2-50)
    • Mid-size Companies (51-500)
    • Large enterprises (500 and more)

    Deployment

    • Cloud-based
    • On-premise

    Markets

    Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany , France, United Kingdom, Guernsey, Ireland, India, Jersey, Japan, Netherlands, Sweden, Singapore, United States

    Supported Languages

    Chinese, English, French, German, Japanese , Korean, Portuguese, Spanish

    Pricing starting from:

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    • Free Version
    • Free Trial
    • Subscription

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    Features

    Total features of Tableau: 138

    • AB Testing
    • AI/Machine Learning
    • API
    • Access Controls/Permissions
    • Activity Dashboard
    • Ad hoc Analysis
    • Ad hoc Query
    • Ad hoc Reporting
    • Alerts / Escalation
    • Alerts/Notifications
    • Annotations
    • Association Discovery
    • Authentication Software
    • Bayesian Analysis
    • Behavioral Analytics
    • Benchmarking
    • Campaign Tracking
    • Categorization/Grouping
    • Collaboration Tools
    • Compliance Tracking
    • Contextual Search
    • Customer Database
    • Customer Journey Mapping
    • Customizable Branding
    • Customizable Dashboard
    • Customizable Fields
    • Customizable Reports
    • Dashboard Creation
    • Dashboard Software
    • Data Analysis Tools
    • Data Blending
    • Data Capture and Transfer
    • Data Cleansing
    • Data Coding
    • Data Connectors
    • Data Dictionary Management
    • Data Discovery Software
    • Data Import/Export
    • Data Integration
    • Data Management Software
    • Data Mapping
    • Data Migration
    • Data Quality Control
    • Data Security
    • Data Storage Management
    • Data Transformation
    • Data Visualization Software
    • Data Warehousing
    • Database Support
    • Demand Forecasting
    • Drag & Drop
    • Dynamic Content
    • ETL Software
    • Element Analytics
    • Embeddable Maps
    • Event Logs
    • False Positives Reduction
    • File Storage
    • Financial Reporting Software
    • For Education
    • For Healthcare
    • For Sales Teams/Organizations
    • For Science
    • Forecasting
    • Functions/Calculations
    • Geographic Maps
    • Heatmaps
    • High Volume Processing
    • IT, Server & Network Monitoring Software
    • Information Governance
    • Integration into Third Party Applications
    • KPI Monitoring
    • Key Performance Indicators
    • Marketing Reports
    • Master Data Management Software
    • Match & Merge
    • Media Analytics
    • Metadata Management
    • Mixed Methods Research
    • Mobile Dashboards
    • Modeling & Simulation
    • Monitoring
    • Multi-Channel Attribution
    • Multi-Channel Data Collection
    • Multi-Language
    • Multivariate Analysis
    • Natural Language Search
    • OLAP
    • Offline Access
    • Performance Metrics
    • Performance Monitoring
    • Predictive Analytics Software
    • Private Dashboards
    • Profitability Analysis
    • Public Dashboards
    • Publishing / Sharing
    • Qualitative Comparative Analysis
    • Quantitative Analysis
    • Query Builder
    • ROI Tracking
    • Radial Mapping
    • Real Time Analytics
    • Real Time Data
    • Regression Analysis
    • Relational Display
    • Reporting & Statistics
    • Reporting/Analytics
    • Role-Based Permissions
    • Sales Reports
    • Scheduled / Automated Reports
    • Scorecards
    • Search/Filter
    • Self Service Data Preparation
    • Self Service Portal
    • Self-service Analytics
    • Sensitive Data Identification
    • Sentiment Analysis
    • Single Page View
    • Statistical Analysis Software
    • Statistical Process Control
    • Statistical Simulation
    • Storytelling
    • Strategic Planning Software
    • Survival Analysis
    • Task Management Software
    • Templates
    • Territorial Mapping
    • Text Analysis Software
    • Third Party Integrations
    • Time Series Analysis
    • Trend / Problem Indicators
    • Trend Analysis
    • User Management
    • User Research Analysis
    • Visual Analytics
    • Visual Discovery
    • Website Analytics
    • Widgets

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    Reviews

    Overall rating

    4.6 /5
    (1,945)
    Value for Money
    4.2/5
    Features
    4.5/5
    Ease of Use
    4.1/5
    Customer Support Software
    4.2/5

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    Dante
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    • Industry: Information Technology & Services
    • Company size: Self Employed
    • Used Weekly for 1+ year
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    • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

    Excellent user friendly data visualisation tool

    Reviewed on 11/3/2022

    Great

    Great

    Pros

    I love the ease of Tableau in that once you connect your data sources it becomes very easy to create beautiful visuals and dashboards.

    Cons

    The license costs are beyond what I would pay for personally, but I do enjoy using it when working with my clients.

    Alternatives Considered

    Qlik Sense and Microsoft Power BI

    Reasons for Switching to Tableau

    The intuitive interface.
    Julia
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    • Industry: Food & Beverages
    • Company size: 10,000+ Employees
    • Used Daily for Free Trial
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    • Likelihood to recommend 5.0 /10

    Great BI/Visualization tool

    Reviewed on 11/4/2022

    It has a lot of features whereas some smaller types of products have very limited functionalities....

    It has a lot of features whereas some smaller types of products have very limited functionalities. Some options though have a much easier way of sharing/introducing new users, while for Tableau some extra configuration is required.

    Pros

    The best feature is the data visualization aspect of it; the tool can pretty much do and extract whatever analysis needed from the database.

    Cons

    Tableau is a tool that needs a great technical background for working on - without some extensive training there could not be multiple users in the organization. The level of investment is as any other data visualization tools, so depending on how much the tool will be used and how many users the company has, it might be a big financial investment.

    Anastacia
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    • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
    • Company size: 11-50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 3.0 /10

    Tableau

    Reviewed on 9/21/2022

    Overall I do not miss using Tableau. It had a lot of features and add-ons that you could use but...

    Overall I do not miss using Tableau. It had a lot of features and add-ons that you could use but many of them served in a limited capacity.

    Pros

    Honestly, the KPI management was the main thing we used Tableau for and it worked well but the system had many bugs and issues. The data that it put together once it was going was beautiful but the time and energy to get it to that place was tricky.

    Cons

    The system was so easy to break or go down. Anytime we integrated a new data plug it would always take a while to populate the data etc.

    Curtis
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    • Industry: Information Technology & Services
    • Company size: 2-10 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Wonderful tool at a great price.

    Reviewed on 8/20/2022

    Overall, great! I’ve introduced Tableau to numerous clients, and they’ve all been extremely pleased.

    Overall, great! I’ve introduced Tableau to numerous clients, and they’ve all been extremely pleased.

    Pros

    Visually compelling, easy to use software. Great online support, both through Tableau and other users of their product. 12+ year user. I absolutely love it.

    Cons

    My only complaint is the inability for pixel perfect, PDF printing. Personally, I don’t print things. BUT a lot of people still do. The lack of functionality requires us to be more than a one stop shop.

    Muzaffarhusain
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    • Industry: Information Technology & Services
    • Company size: 2-10 Employees
    • Used Weekly for 6-12 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Industry leader data visualization software

    Reviewed on 11/16/2022

    I was using Powerbi desktop before but it couldn't handle a large amount of data, whereas Tableau...

    I was using Powerbi desktop before but it couldn't handle a large amount of data, whereas Tableau can handle a large amount of data very well and it is fast. Tableau viewer monthly plans are budget-friendly. I really love using Tableau

    Pros

    It is very much easy to implement and the dashboard is quite decent. Very efficient software for businesses in terms of reporting

    Cons

    Tableau creator monthly plans are a little bit high. Customer support needs to be improved.

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    Tableau FAQs

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    Tableau offers the following pricing plans:

    • Starting from:
    • Pricing model: Free Version, Subscription
    • Free Trial: Available

    For Individuals Tableau Creator: $70 USD/user/month, billed annually For Teams & Organizations (On-premises or public cloud) Tableau Creator: $70 USD/user/month, billed annually Tableau Explorer: $35 USD/user/month, billed annually Tableau Viewer: $12 USD/user/month, billed annually | min. 100 Viewers required Fully hosted by Tableau Tableau Creator: $70 USD/user/month, billed annually Tableau Explorer: $42 USD/user/month, billed annually Tableau Viewer: $15 USD/user/month, billed annually | min. 100 Viewers required

    Tableau has the following typical customers:

    Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1,000, 1,001-5,000

    Tableau supports the following languages:

    Chinese, English, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish

    Tableau supports the following devices:

    Tableau integrates with the following applications:

    Alteryx Designer, Anaplan, Attivio, ClickTale, CloverDX, Crimson Hexagon, Datameer, Google Analytics 360, Infor OS, Jedox, Khoros Marketing, Kognitio, Numerify, Panoply, Procore, Qualtrics CoreXM, RapidMiner, Salesforce Sales Cloud, ServiceNow, Simply Measured, SnapLogic, Splunk Cloud, TapClicks, Workable

    Tableau offers the following support options:

    Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base Software, Phone Support, 24/7 (Live rep), Chat

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