Tableau Overview

What is 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.

Tableau Overview

Pricing

Starting from
$70.00/month

Pricing options

Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

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 Features

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, China and 4 others, India, Japan, Germany, Brazil
Supported Languages
Chinese (Simplified), English, French, German, Japanese and 3 others, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish

Media

Tableau insights and queries
Tableau dashboard overview
Tableau 8.2 New Features - Story Points
Tableau 8.2 New Features - New map designs
Interactive dashboard shared in Tableau Public
Tableau Online dashboard
Tableau Server dashboard
Permissions management
Interactive editing of dashboards
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Tableau Reviews

Tableau Reviews

Overall rating
4.5
/
5
Excellent
839

Very good
454

Average
55

Poor
10

Terrible
5

Value for Money
4.2
Features
4.5
Ease of Use
4
Customer Support
4.2
95% recommended this app
Shishir C.

Excellent tool for Data Visualization with simplicity

I have worked on domains like Telecom and Network where in I have been using Tableau. Its really liked by senior management as it shows each and every bit very clearly to relevant stake holders. For example, Marketing head likes region wise revenue sale dashboard which gives region/sales manager/product wise sale.


Andres Q.

A very intuitive business intelligence tool

I started using it while I was making my MBA and I was amazed at the easy of use and the possibility to make chart in a very powerful way beyond excel. Later on, when I was asked to do some complex representation of many parameters, Tableau has been the best and easiest option, beyond other 3 options I have tried from major sellers


Amanda F.

The best of the visualization tools

It is very helpful in allowing us to visualize data for clients and set it up to be automatically refreshable


Aurel G.

Aggressive onboarding, false statements. Not customer-oriented.

We were on 30 days trial. The trial was about to expire but things didn't work correctly. Tableaus aggressive onboarding team made me sign for a one-year contract anyway. They promised to support us until everything works. But that did not happen. So I talked to them. Someone seemed to understand and said, he'd cancel the invoice and give us another trial and hopes, thins will work. After a few months, it worked indeed. So we purchased again. But: we never got a license even we already paid. Statement: the old invoice needs to be paid. So although we have a written confirmation, that the invoice is cancelled, tableau didn't cancel and now we have no money and no license. Very sad company. The product might be great but the philosophy horrible.


Kelli M.

Excellent Product but Poor Support

I've been using the software for about five years and it has been able to provide insight into our data in a way that no other tool has been able to. However, support is terrible for this product and some of the versions are released with a few bugs. We will likely continue to this but it is imperfect.


Shishir C.
Industry: Information Technology & Services
Company size: 501-1,000 Employees

Excellent tool for Data Visualization with simplicity

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 6/25/2019
Review Source: Capterra

I have worked on domains like Telecom and Network where in I have been using Tableau. Its really liked by senior management as it shows each and every bit very clearly to relevant stake holders. For example, Marketing head likes region wise revenue sale dashboard which gives region/sales manager/product wise sale.

Pros

There are many features which lot of users would have liked:-
1. Connection to almost all database
2. Many types of Charts can be created including Sankey, Doughnut, Maps etc.
3. Its has the feature of data blending and data extraction
4. Dashboards can be viewed on multiple devices like tablet, mobile and laptops.
5. Its really fast while drilling down or filtering out from any dashboard.

Cons

Its a bit expensive tool as compared to other data visualization tools however its a value for money.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

Andres Q.
Industry: Food Production
Company size: 10,000+ Employees

A very intuitive business intelligence tool

Used Other for 2+ years
Reviewed on 1/14/2020
Review Source: Capterra

I started using it while I was making my MBA and I was amazed at the easy of use and the possibility to make chart in a very powerful way beyond excel. Later on, when I was asked to do some complex representation of many parameters, Tableau has been the best and easiest option, beyond other 3 options I have tried from major sellers

Pros

- Very intuitive way o assemble data, no need for programming or special commands
- Easily change data from numeric to alphanumeric
- The most common and useful charts are available
- Easy to breakdown data into several clusters
- I once plotted 6 parameters in a 2 dimensional chart: X, Y, bubble size, color, name, icon
- You can build special read-only docs with the functionality to be read by Tableu Reader (as in acrobat reader)
- You can customize label, axis, trend and references lines

Cons

- Eventually some very specific charts are not there as chord, tornado, tree maps, nodes, gauges, alluvial diagram, dendograms
- Even with all the clustering, it lacks statistical analysis as Anova, hypothesis test between two set of data, normal probability plot

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Amanda F.
Industry: Management Consulting
Company size: 51-200 Employees

The best of the visualization tools

Used Monthly for 1+ year
Reviewed on 9/25/2020
Review Source: Capterra

It is very helpful in allowing us to visualize data for clients and set it up to be automatically refreshable

Pros

It allows for a really nice product to send to clients, it can also be set up to automatically refresh connecting into databases which make recurring reports very easy

Cons

A lot of the functions like creating calculations from data require writing queries in order to create them which should be much easier to do from a user standpoint

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Aurel G.
Industry: Computer Hardware
Company size: 51-200 Employees

Aggressive onboarding, false statements. Not customer-oriented.

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 8/31/2020
Review Source: Capterra

We were on 30 days trial. The trial was about to expire but things didn't work correctly. Tableaus aggressive onboarding team made me sign for a one-year contract anyway. They promised to support us until everything works. But that did not happen. So I talked to them. Someone seemed to understand and said, he'd cancel the invoice and give us another trial and hopes, thins will work. After a few months, it worked indeed. So we purchased again. But: we never got a license even we already paid. Statement: the old invoice needs to be paid. So although we have a written confirmation, that the invoice is cancelled, tableau didn't cancel and now we have no money and no license. Very sad company. The product might be great but the philosophy horrible.

Pros

Once you have your data ready in a way, tableau is able to connect, it's an easy to use tool.

Cons

There's supposed to be a web data connector between Filemaker and tableau. This is not working. Tableau sales representative do not care about it.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 0.0/10

Kelli M.
Industry: Insurance
Company size: 11-50 Employees

Excellent Product but Poor Support

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 7/31/2020
Review Source: Capterra

I've been using the software for about five years and it has been able to provide insight into our data in a way that no other tool has been able to. However, support is terrible for this product and some of the versions are released with a few bugs. We will likely continue to this but it is imperfect.

Pros

The software is very powerful tool and excellent visualization tool. It is easy to get started and there is a ton of free training available. The pool of users is great and the community is very helpful to new and existing users.

Cons

The support we pay for is almost worthless. We frequently solve the problem ourselves and it is time consuming to submit everything via their helpdesk with nothing to show for it. Providing logs and files and emailing with someone on the west coast outside of normal east coast business hours is frustrating. Tickets get "escalated" to the engineering team and that ends up being code for "we don't know and this won't be fixed by us". Turnover for their sales representatives indicates it isn't a great company to work for either.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

User recommendation
8.5/10
Based on 1,363 user ratings
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Tableau Pricing

Tableau Pricing

Starting from
$70.00/month
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

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

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

Value for Money
4.2/5
Based on 1,363 user ratings
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Tableau Features

Tableau Features

API
Activity Dashboard
Ad hoc Reporting
Business Intelligence
Charting
Collaboration Tools
Customizable Reporting
Dashboard Creation
Data Filtering
Data Import/Export
Data Visualization
Filtered Views
Monitoring
Multiple Data Sources
Predictive Analytics
Real Time Analytics
Real Time Data
Reporting & Statistics
Third Party Integration
Visual Analytics
Features
4.5/5
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Additional information for Tableau

Additional information for Tableau

Key features of Tableau

  • API
  • Access control
  • Active Directory integration
  • Activity dashboard
  • Ad hoc analysis
  • Ad hoc query
  • Ad hoc reporting
  • Application security
  • Authentication
  • Automatic notifications
  • Automatic updates
  • Categorization
  • Collaboration tools
  • Content library
  • Create interactive dashboards
  • Create "no-code" data queries
  • Custom fields
  • Customizable reporting
  • Dashboard commenting
  • Dashboard creation
  • Data filtering
  • Data import/export
  • Data manipulation
  • Data mapping
  • Data notifications
  • Data querying
  • Data storage management
  • Data transformation
  • Data visualization
  • Database integration
  • Drag & drop interface
  • Email integration
  • Email notifications
  • Embed dashboards within
  • Filtered views
  • Gantt charts
  • Geographic maps
  • Geolocation
  • Graphical data presentation
  • Highlight and filter data
  • Import all ranges and sizes of data
  • Interactive content
  • List of native data connectors.
  • Metadata management
  • Mobile-ready dashboards
  • Monitoring
  • Multiple projects
  • Offline access
  • Permission management
  • Real time analytics
  • Real time data
  • Role-based permissions
  • Security permissions at any level
  • Server REST API
  • Share dashboards
  • String insights into a guided story
  • Tableau Public for data sharing
  • Tableau Reader for data viewing
  • Task management
  • Third party integration
  • Toggle view and drag-and-drop
  • Translate queries to visualizations
  • Trend analysis
  • Usage tracking
  • User activity monitoring
  • Visual analytics

Benefits

  • 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.

  • Tableau FAQs

    Tableau FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for Tableau.

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Tableau offer?

    Tableau offers the following pricing plans:

    Starting from: $70.00/month

    Pricing model: 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

    Q. What are the main features of Tableau?

    Tableau offers the following features:

    • API
    • Access control
    • Active Directory integration
    • Activity dashboard
    • Ad hoc analysis
    • Ad hoc query
    • Ad hoc reporting
    • Application security
    • Authentication
    • Automatic notifications
    • Automatic updates
    • Categorization
    • Collaboration tools
    • Content library
    • Create interactive dashboards
    • Create "no-code" data queries
    • Custom fields
    • Customizable reporting
    • Dashboard commenting
    • Dashboard creation
    • Data filtering
    • Data import/export
    • Data manipulation
    • Data mapping
    • Data notifications
    • Data querying
    • Data storage management
    • Data transformation
    • Data visualization
    • Database integration
    • Drag & drop interface
    • Email integration
    • Email notifications
    • Embed dashboards within
    • Filtered views
    • Gantt charts
    • Geographic maps
    • Geolocation
    • Graphical data presentation
    • Highlight and filter data
    • Import all ranges and sizes of data
    • Interactive content
    • List of native data connectors.
    • Metadata management
    • Mobile-ready dashboards
    • Monitoring
    • Multiple projects
    • Offline access
    • Permission management
    • Real time analytics
    • Real time data
    • Role-based permissions
    • Security permissions at any level
    • Server REST API
    • Share dashboards
    • String insights into a guided story
    • Tableau Public for data sharing
    • Tableau Reader for data viewing
    • Task management
    • Third party integration
    • Toggle view and drag-and-drop
    • Translate queries to visualizations
    • Trend analysis
    • Usage tracking
    • User activity monitoring
    • Visual analytics

    Q. Who are the typical users of Tableau?

    Tableau has the following typical customers:

    Small Business, Large Enterprises, Freelancers, Mid Size Business

    Q. What languages does Tableau support?

    Tableau supports the following languages:

    Chinese (Simplified), English, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Tableau offer?

    Tableau has the following pricing plans:

    Subscription

    Q. Does Tableau support mobile devices?

    Tableau supports the following devices:

    Android, iPhone, iPad

    Q. What other apps does Tableau integrate with?

    Tableau integrates with the following applications:

    Bitium, Creatio CRM, Marketing Creatio, Mendix, Sales Creatio, Service Creatio, Smartsheet, SocialChorus, Targetprocess, iAuditor

    Q. What level of support does Tableau offer?

    Tableau offers the following support options:

    FAQs, Forum, Knowledge Base, Online Support, Phone Support, Video Tutorials