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: 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
    (1,559)
    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.
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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 25/06/2019

    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.

    Verified Reviewer
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    • Industry: Internet
    • Company size: 51-200 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

    All-you-need tool for data visualization

    Reviewed on 07/01/2022

    Pros

    The tool is an all-you-need data visualization solution. It allows presenting data both in graphic and tabular form. Filtering and ad-hoc queries on existing dashboard are relatively easy to use for everyone.

    Cons

    Setting up dashboard was quite complex and required at least BI analyst effort.

    Niccolo C.
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    • Industry: Farming
    • Company size: 201-500 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 0.0 /10

    Esperienza estremamente negativa

    Reviewed on 23/11/2021

    Pros

    No comment, non vedo particolari vantaggi se non che non trovo competitor

    Cons

    Dopo il periodo di prova ti annullano l'account perdi tutto il lavoro di setup fatto, non ti vengono incontro.
    Inoltre per attivarlo dopo aver sborsato 800 euro è complicatissimo.

    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 21/10/2021

    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.

    Nicholas B.
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    • Industry: Consumer Services
    • Company size: 501-1,000 Employees
    • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

    Tableau Review

    Reviewed on 02/12/2021

    Pros

    The ease of use and availability of learning resources. Tableau is intuitive and you are able to understand how it works very early in your learning. When you do get stuck, Tableau has an amazing forum where other Tableau users are willing to help you learn.

    Cons

    The different licenses are available. I understand why there it needs to be depending on how much access your company needs. From our end, we have a bunch of different users that you need to be sure you are purchasing the correct license.

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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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