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
    • Subscription

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    Features

    Total features of Tableau: 136

    • 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
    • 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-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

    4.5 /5
    (1,686)
    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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    Federico A.
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    • Industry: Banking
    • Company size: 2-10 Employees
    • Used Weekly for 1+ year
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    The best Visualization Solution

    Reviewed on 01/06/2022

    Really impressed on the way this tools works, as easy as drag and drop fields in an Excel pivot...

    Really impressed on the way this tools works, as easy as drag and drop fields in an Excel pivot table, in addition, Tableau won't allow yo to develop wrongful charts.

    Pros

    We really like the easiness to upload and prepare data visualizations, charts, graphics and dashboards. It works with the mains data files such as text crv, xls and google sheet documents. They have a free version which present the main functionalities, perfect for a small business, then if you need to upgrade to a paid version the process is very simple. Their forums and community really support, and help to improve, learn and develop great visualizations.

    Cons

    As any other solution, it takes some investigation and learning to understand the way it works and how to prepare robust presentations in Tableau. Some older versions do not allow roll back. Some sharing and analytic challenges are presented and really wish they develop additional features.

    Alternatives Considered

    Microsoft Power BI

    Reasons for Choosing Tableau

    Tableau is a better product for the easiness and the complete customer service experience.

    Reasons for Switching to Tableau

    Once we started working with Tableau, we would not change to another solution because the way we work with the tool fits our opertive needs.
    Verified Reviewer
    Overall rating
    • Industry: Logistics & Supply Chain
    • Company size: 201-500 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1+ year
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    • Ease of Use
    • Likelihood to recommend 5.0 /10

    Good low-code data visualization tool

    Reviewed on 06/06/2022

    Overall, it's still a great tool for data analysts and a limited number of audience.

    Overall, it's still a great tool for data analysts and a limited number of audience.

    Pros

    I like the variety of charts and data visualization types we're able to create using Tableau.

    Cons

    I like the licensing model the least. It's prohibitively expensive to scale out the use of our dashboards to the whole company because we need to pay for each user.

    Avner A.
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    • Industry: Retail
    • Company size: 11-50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 6.0 /10

    In the price rang, is the best you can get.

    Reviewed on 19/05/2022

    Pros

    Connecting and creating dashboards is working good.
    You can manage users and permission, share and export and use it as a BI Tool.
    For the price, you won't find better.

    Cons

    Missing many design options.
    Filters are hard to use.
    Adding data to report can be a hussel.

    Elizabeth W.
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    • Industry: Retail
    • Company size: 5,001-10,000 Employees
    • Used Weekly for 1+ year
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    • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

    Tableau- Excellent for analyzing data and making decisions

    Reviewed on 09/06/2022

    Tableau is one of the best reporting tools I have used to analyze large amounts of data, it is...

    Tableau is one of the best reporting tools I have used to analyze large amounts of data, it is popular in data industry BI and analytics platforms. Its ability to manage large amounts of data and display it in the simplest way has had a good adoption in the last years.

    Pros

    Tableau is an easy-to-use, scalable data analytics solution that interfaces with a variety of applications to extract insights from data. Databases can be easily evaluated as it provides graphs for better understanding and success with E2E data blending, data preparation, data modeling, data visualization and data distribution. In my company we use it to analyze large databases and generate possible predictions in decision making,

    Its learning curve is average, and it supports a wide range of visualizations, such as tables, graphs, among others, importing data is simple when using Excel. To transfer information.

    Cons

    the only thing I don't like about tableau is that it is too expensive for small business users.

    Marlyn G.
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    • Industry: Computer Software
    • Company size: 1,001-5,000 Employees
    • Used Weekly for 1+ year
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    • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

    All data in one place

    Reviewed on 31/05/2022

    Tableau is a powerful tool for data analysis, it unifies data from different sources for a better...

    Tableau is a powerful tool for data analysis, it unifies data from different sources for a better view of the information and thus being able to make decisions that best suit the projects, it works very well with other platforms such as Salesforce.

    Pros

    I like Tableau for its user interface, it's easy to use. You can quickly visualize large amounts of data and connect to a variety of data sources, including Excel, text, and Google Drive files. One thing I'd like to point out is that data visualization is simple: simply drag and drop dimensions and metrics onto different templates to see your data come to life in colorful and impressive charts of all shapes and sizes. Dashboard visualizations look well organized.

    Cons

    what I don't like is that the license is somewhat expensive for the work it does.

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    Tableau offers the following pricing plans:

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    • 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

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    Tableau integrates with the following applications:

    Alteryx Designer, Anaplan, Attivio, ClickTale, CloverDX, Crimson Hexagon, Datameer, Google Analytics 360, 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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