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:

N/A

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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.

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    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
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    Features

    Total features of Tableau: 132

    • AB Testing
    • AI/Machine Learning
    • API
    • Access Controls/Permissions
    • Activity Dashboard
    • Ad hoc Analysis
    • Ad hoc Query
    • Ad hoc Reporting
    • Alerts/Notifications
    • Analytics/ROI Tracking
    • Annotations
    • Association Discovery
    • Bayesian Analysis
    • Behavioral Analytics
    • Benchmarking
    • Campaign Tracking
    • Categorization/Grouping
    • Channel Attribution
    • Collaboration Tools
    • Compliance Tracking
    • Content Management System (CMS) Software
    • 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 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
    • Email Management Software
    • Embeddable Maps
    • False Positives Reduction
    • File Storage
    • Financial Reporting Software
    • For Education
    • For Healthcare
    • For Sales Teams/Organizations
    • For Science
    • Forecasting
    • Functions/Calculations
    • Geographic Maps
    • High Volume Processing
    • Information Governance
    • 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-Language
    • Multivariate Analysis
    • Natural Language Search
    • OLAP
    • Offline Access
    • Performance Metrics
    • Predictive Analytics Software
    • Private Dashboards
    • Profitability Analysis
    • Public Dashboards
    • Publishing / Sharing
    • Qualitative Comparative Analysis
    • Quantitative Analysis
    • Query Builder
    • Radial Mapping
    • Real Time Analytics
    • Real Time Data
    • Regression Analysis
    • Relational Display
    • 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
    • Simulation Software
    • Single Page View
    • Social Media Monitoring Software
    • 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
    • Trend / Problem Indicators
    • Trend Analysis
    • User Management
    • User Research Analysis
    • Visual Analytics
    • Visual Discovery
    • Website Analytics
    • Widgets

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    Reviews

    Overall rating

    4.5 /5
    (1,544)
    Value for Money
    4.2/5
    Features
    4.5/5
    Ease of Use
    4.0/5
    Customer Support Software
    4.2/5

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    Shishir C. Shishir C.
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    • Industry: Information Technology & Services
    • Company size: 501-1,000 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

    Excellent tool for Data Visualization with simplicity

    Reviewed on 2019-06-25

    I have worked on domains like Telecom and Network where in I have been using Tableau. Its really...

    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.

    Alternatives Considered

    QlikView

    Reasons for Choosing Tableau

    It was a organisation demand however but as and when I started working on Tableau, I really liked working on it.

    Switched From

    Microsoft Power BI

    Reasons for Switching to Tableau

    There were multiple check points before choosing Tableau:- 1. We refereed Gartner quadrant which showcased good image of tableau. 2. Reviews taken from friends who are working in other organisation. 3. Some POCs developed on Trail version of Tableau
    Paul P. Paul P.
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    • Industry: Information Technology & Services
    • Company size: 501-1,000 Employees
    • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

    Best looking data analyst tool

    Reviewed on 2021-02-09

    Extremely happy with Tableau. Compared to other tools like PowerBI or Qlik, Tableau is far ahead,...

    Extremely happy with Tableau. Compared to other tools like PowerBI or Qlik, Tableau is far ahead, and improving all the time. Going forward, as the products are now, I can't imagine choosing any other.

    Pros

    Tableau Desktop absolutely produces the cleanest and most intuitive reports of any software like it. The learning curve for basic functionality is short and the online resources for deeper dives are plentiful.

    Cons

    Reports distribution in Tableau Desktop is clunky and connecting to SharePoint or similar distribution tools are too difficult to setup without professional IT assistance.
    Tableau Prep is still in early stages of development. Some Flows take much too long for what shouldn't be so challenging an operation.

    Alternatives Considered

    QlikView and Microsoft Power BI

    Reasons for Choosing Tableau

    Better, more intuitive functionality. Cleaner aesthetic.

    Switched From

    Microsoft Power BI
    Cary L. Cary L.
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    • Industry: Consumer Goods
    • Company size: 5,001-10,000 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Tableau made my pile of numbers into a story about my customers.

    Reviewed on 2021-10-21

    I have learned a lot about data analysis through the tableau learning site. Customer support is...

    I have learned a lot about data analysis through the tableau learning site. Customer support is great.

    Pros

    The data can be manipulated in so many ways. Instantly, you get a view of the numbers that makes sense.

    Cons

    If your data source is not clean, it may take a while to get it to import.

    Aurel G. Aurel G.
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    • Industry: Computer Hardware
    • Company size: 51-200 Employees
    • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 0.0 /10

    Aggressive onboarding, false statements. Not customer-oriented.

    Reviewed on 2020-08-31

    We were on 30 days trial. The trial was about to expire but things didn't work correctly. Tableaus...

    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.

    Vishal B. Vishal B.
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    • Industry: Information Technology & Services
    • Company size: 201-500 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

    One of the best BI tools available in the market

    Reviewed on 2021-08-19

    It was really good and helped in granular level analysis of data.

    It was really good and helped in granular level analysis of data.

    Pros

    Tableau is one of the best business intelligence tools available in the market. The visual interface is really good and easy to use. The entire aspect of building dashboards with ease, setting up alerts is really good.
    The features available in desktop version are really good and caters to most of the requirements.

    Cons

    A few areas where Tableau can improve are:
    1) Navigating between multiple sheets is sometimes a tedious process. Something can be done if a user wants to move multiple sheets here and there in the workbook.
    2) Add more features to Tableau Explorer - a lot of features are available in Tableau Creator/desktop version which are important for creating dashboards. Those should be added to Online version as well
    3) Integration with files stored in AWS S3 is not available right now - direct integration should be available.

    Alternatives Considered

    Sisense

    Reasons for Switching to Tableau

    Better pricing Better feature Better integration with databases
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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+

    Tableau supports the following languages:

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

    Tableau supports the following devices:

    Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

    Tableau integrates with the following applications:

    Alteryx Designer, Anaplan, Attivio, ClickTale, CloverDX, Crimson Hexagon, Datameer, Google Analytics, Infor Birst, 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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