Tableau

Business intelligence & analytics

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

Tableau Reviews

Tableau Reviews

Overall rating
4.5
/
5
Excellent
877

Very good
483

Average
57

Poor
14

Terrible
7

Value for Money
4.2
Features
4.4
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.


Thomas R.

A premium option at a premium price point

Overall Tableau is a great BI/Visualization tool where the only limitations are what your team can do with it. The platform itself has every bell and whistle you could want and provides a ton of customization for various use cases.
The challenge arises when moving to the logistical management of the platform, specifically around access, user education and price. While it might be great for individual organizations, our use case of deploying dashboards to hundreds of clients just isn’t what Tableau was built for.
If you have the right use case and team to support it, it’s a fantastic option. But if you’re lacking in those areas (or perhaps want a tool with more automatic BI/AI capabilities), there’s likely a better option for your organization.


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.


Verified Reviewer

Very comprehensive and all-inclusive solution

The ability to build dashboards that capture data that originate from sources so that it can be compiled in reports and dashboards that are used to analyze performance data of digital marketing campaigns.


Verified Reviewer

Easy Analytics Tool

It is one of the grate tool that is saving my bunch of time. I can utilize more timings to make attractive visualizations rather than spending time in Organizing and Cleaning of data, It has everything like calculations, Maps, Filters and lot more very cool functions.


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 25/06/2019
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

Thomas R.
Industry: Media Production
Company size: 51-200 Employees

A premium option at a premium price point

Used Weekly for 1+ year
Reviewed on 19/12/2020
Review Source: Capterra

Overall Tableau is a great BI/Visualization tool where the only limitations are what your team can do with it. The platform itself has every bell and whistle you could want and provides a ton of customization for various use cases.
The challenge arises when moving to the logistical management of the platform, specifically around access, user education and price. While it might be great for individual organizations, our use case of deploying dashboards to hundreds of clients just isn’t what Tableau was built for.
If you have the right use case and team to support it, it’s a fantastic option. But if you’re lacking in those areas (or perhaps want a tool with more automatic BI/AI capabilities), there’s likely a better option for your organization.

Pros

There is a reason that Tableau is synonymous with data visualization tools to many people and organizations. It’s a premium product that can do pretty much whatever you want it to.
Tableau’s features are limitless and with the proper resources to maintain and deploy it, you’ll rarely identify capabilities that it doesn’t have. It is truly a BI tool that enables your team to overcome any obstacle they face.
I specifically enjoyed some of the advanced visualization capabilities of Tableau that more “basic” tools don’t offer. The time series visualizations are easy to configure and are always a crowd favorite. The ability to deploy on-premise or in the cloud means that organizations can configure to their preference.
All in all, it is an incredibly powerful tool that leaves very few stones unturned.

Cons

The three biggest drawbacks to our organization continuing with Tableau were ease of use, cost scalability and functional scalability.
Tableau is not the tool for organizations that lack technical resources. It’s not as “plug and play” as other options on the market and requires significant training of architects to fully take advantage of all its capabilities.
Tableau also isn’t the ideal solution if price is an obstacle in your organization. Frankly, it ain’t cheap. Depending on your desired level of investment and the number of users you’ll need, it can run the tab up quickly.
Additionally, user management in Tableau itself isn’t an issue, but deployment presents its challenges. Other options on the market are much easier to introduce users to (here’s your login, go to this URL and boom, you’re good to go) whereas Tableau requires more configuration. This is dependent on which Tableau version you utilize, but there are efforts involved in scaling the platform.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 5.0/10

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 31/08/2020
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

Verified Reviewer
Industry: Information Services
Company size: 1,001-5,000 Employees

Very comprehensive and all-inclusive solution

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 13/01/2021
Review Source: Capterra

The ability to build dashboards that capture data that originate from sources so that it can be compiled in reports and dashboards that are used to analyze performance data of digital marketing campaigns.

Pros

The ability to create and visualize sets of data in a number of different ways, and tailor it to your liking something very powerful about the tool that really stands out. Having one set of data and being able to visualize and paint of a picture of that data in two different ways side by side in one dashboard really stands out for me.

Cons

The time it has taken to get in touch with customer support at times when there are urgent issues has been a frustration and has prevented our team from being able to troubleshoot a few different technical product issues in a timely manner.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 8.0/10

Verified Reviewer
Industry: Government Administration
Company size: 501-1,000 Employees

Easy Analytics Tool

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 07/05/2020
Review Source: Capterra

It is one of the grate tool that is saving my bunch of time. I can utilize more timings to make attractive visualizations rather than spending time in Organizing and Cleaning of data, It has everything like calculations, Maps, Filters and lot more very cool functions.

Pros

So Easy to Clean and Reorganize data , data cleaning takes forever via database or Excel, Tableau makes it easy to load and clean before its ready for analysis

Cons

Takes to much time at first load or update large amount of data. Once it load successfully then you are good to go

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

User recommendation
8.5/10
Based on 1,438 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 1,438 user ratings
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Tableau Features

Tableau Features

API
Activity Dashboard
Ad hoc Reporting
Business Analysis
Business Intelligence
Charting
Collaboration Tools
Customizable Reporting
Dashboard Creation
Data Filtering
Data Import/Export
Data Visualization
Monitoring
Multiple Data Sources
Predictive Analytics
Real Time Analytics
Real Time Data
Reporting & Statistics
Third Party Integration
Visual Analytics
Features
4.4/5
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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. 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:

    Alteryx, Bitium, Creatio CRM, Financial Services Creatio, Mendix, 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