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:

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  • 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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    Business size

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    Markets

    Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany and 4 others, United Kingdom, India, Japan, United States

    Supported Languages

    Chinese, English, French, German, Japanese and 3 others, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish

    Pricing starting from:

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    • Free Version
    • Free Trial
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    Features

    Total features of Tableau: 136

    • AB Testing
    • AI/Machine Learning
    • API
    • Access Controls/Permissions
    • Active Directory Integration
    • Activity Dashboard
    • Ad hoc Analysis
    • Ad hoc Query
    • Ad hoc Reporting
    • Alerts/Notifications
    • Analytics/ROI Tracking
    • Annotations
    • Association Discovery
    • Authentication
    • Bayesian Analysis
    • Behavioural Analytics
    • Benchmarking
    • Campaign Tracking
    • Categorisation/Grouping
    • Channel Attribution
    • Collaboration Tools
    • Compliance Tracking
    • Content Library
    • Content Management
    • Contextual Search
    • Customer Database
    • Customer Journey Mapping
    • Customisable Branding
    • Customisable Dashboard
    • Customisable Reports
    • Customizable Fields
    • Dashboard
    • Dashboard Creation
    • Data Analysis Tools
    • Data Blending
    • Data Capture and Transfer
    • Data Connectors
    • Data Dictionary Management
    • Data Discovery
    • Data Import/Export
    • Data Integration
    • Data Management
    • Data Mapping
    • Data Migration
    • Data Quality Control
    • Data Security
    • Data Storage Management
    • Data Transformation
    • Data Visualisation
    • Database Support
    • Demand Forecasting
    • Drag & Drop
    • Dynamic Content
    • Element Analytics
    • Email Management
    • Embeddable Maps
    • False Positives Reduction
    • File Storage
    • Financial Reporting
    • For Education
    • For Healthcare
    • For Sales Teams/Organizations
    • For Science
    • Forecasting
    • Functions/Calculations
    • Gantt/Timeline View
    • Geographic Maps
    • Geolocation
    • Information Governance
    • Interactive Content
    • KPI Monitoring
    • Key Performance Indicators
    • Marketing Reports
    • Master Data Management
    • Match & Merge
    • Media Analytics
    • Metadata Management
    • Mixed Methods Research
    • Mobile Dashboards
    • Modeling & Simulation
    • Monitoring
    • Multi-Language
    • Multiple Projects
    • Multivariate Analysis
    • Natural Language Search
    • OLAP
    • Offline Access
    • Performance Metrics
    • Predictive Analytics
    • 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
    • Single Page View
    • Social Media Monitoring
    • Statistical Analysis
    • Statistical Process Control
    • Statistical Simulation
    • Storytelling
    • Strategic Planning
    • Survival Analysis
    • Task Management
    • Templates
    • Territorial Mapping
    • Text Analysis
    • Third Party Integrations
    • Time Series
    • Trend / Problem Indicators
    • Trend Analysis
    • Usage Tracking/Analytics
    • User Management
    • User Research Analysis
    • Visual Analytics
    • Visual Discovery
    • Website Analytics
    • Widgets

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    Reviews

    Overall rating

    4.5 /5
    (1,517)
    Value for Money
    4.2/5
    Features
    4.5/5
    Ease of Use
    4/5
    Customer Support
    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.

    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 09/02/2021

    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.

    Nives-marie L.
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    • Industry: Information Technology & Services
    • Company size: 5,001-10,000 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Tableau - Best BI Software

    Reviewed on 11/06/2021

    The ability to use multiple data sources and live data from server to build a dashboard is amazing....

    The ability to use multiple data sources and live data from server to build a dashboard is amazing. The final result is organized, professional and implementing changes on different sheets is simple and easy.

    Pros

    The interactive feature
    lots of visualization option
    Easy data prep process
    Easy to use interface
    Drag and drop feature

    Cons

    Steep learning curve for non experts
    No pop up messages to help new users
    Reporting does require knowledge of advanced SQL operations

    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 31/08/2020

    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.

    Katie W.
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    • Industry: Mechanical or Industrial Engineering
    • Company size: 11-50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

    Longtime User

    Reviewed on 11/05/2021

    great.

    great.

    Pros

    Tableau is just way easier to use. Ive used a lot of others. Yes many have features that Tableau does not. But when it comes down to ease of use and fast turn around Tableau is probably the best

    Cons

    Tableau is not great when it comes to time series data. Its ok. But the amount of contortion that is necessary to show meaningful data in a time series is a real pain in the neck. Also Tableau data blending is nonsense. Better than Alteryx? probably. But still.

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    Tableau offers the following pricing plans:

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    • Pricing model: Free Version, Subscription
    • Free Trial: Available

    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, CloverETL, 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, Phone Support, 24/7 (Live rep), Chat

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