Tableau Desktop

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Tableau for the win!

6
We heavily use Tableau to analyze student performance, student retention, and to identify students at risk.

Tableau and experience working with it

9
We use Tableau for analytics and analysis of various manufacturing units data. We build reports to analyze incidents and injuries that …
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Great software for making data useful.

10
Data visualization. Visualizing large amounts of complex data is difficult. Tableau helps take our data and tell a story. It allows us to …
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Tableau - Dashboards of Future

10
Tableau Desktop is being used across the organization. It serves as an analytics platform for our organization. With Tableau Desktop, we …
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Tableau Desktop for Data Analysts

9
Tableau Desktop is currently being used in my project. The most common implementation of Tableau is to create complex data visualizations …
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Get your data to talk

10
Our [organization] uses [Tableau Desktop] in some of the departments to create dashboards for senior leaders as well as to improve team's …

Popular Features

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Customizable dashboards (159)

8.7
87%

Report sharing and collaboration (151)

8.6
86%

Formatting capabilities (156)

8.4
84%

Drill-down analysis (153)

8.3
83%

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Pricing

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Tableau Creator

$70.00

On Premise
Per User / Per Month

Entry-level set up fee?

  • No setup fee
For the latest information on pricing, visithttp://www.tableau.com/products/desktop

Offerings

  • Free Trial
  • Free/Freemium Version
  • Premium Consulting / Integration Services

Starting price (does not include set up fee)

  • $70 per month

Features Scorecard

BI Standard Reporting

8.3
83%

Ad-hoc Reporting

8.2
82%

Report Output and Scheduling

8.3
83%

Data Discovery and Visualization

8.6
86%

Access Control and Security

8.6
86%

Mobile Capabilities

8.1
81%

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

8.2
82%

Product Details

What is Tableau Desktop?

Tableau Desktop aims to allow people to make data-driven decisions with confidence, by helping them answer questions more quickly, solve harder problems more easily, and uncover new insights more frequently.

The vendor says that with a couple of clicks, Tableau Desktop connects directly to hundreds of data sources, both on-premises or in the cloud, with the goal of making it easier to start analysis. Interactive dashboards, drag and drop functionality, and natural language queries help users of all skill levels quickly discover actionable insights, all from an intuitive and visual interface. Users can ask deeper questions by quickly building powerful calculations, adding trend lines and seeing statistical summaries, or clustering data to see relationships.

Tableau's goal is to help people and organizations become more data-driven. With an integrated platform that is strives to be easy to start and scale, Tableau aims to support the entire analytics journey, from data preparation, to deep analysis, to the shared insights that drive the business forward.


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Deployment TypesOn-premise
Operating SystemsWindows, Mac
Mobile ApplicationNo

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Tableau Desktop?

Tableau Desktop is a data visualization product from Tableau. It connects to a variety of data sources for combining disparate data sources without coding. It provides tools for discovering patterns and insights, data calculations, forecasts, and statistical summaries and visual storytelling.

How much does Tableau Desktop cost?

Tableau Desktop starts at $70.

What is Tableau Desktop's best feature?

Reviewers rate Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization highest, with a score of 9.

Who uses Tableau Desktop?

The most common users of Tableau Desktop are from Enterprises and the Information Technology & Services industry.

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Al Mubassir Muin | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Tableau Desktop enables us to connect to our various data streams within the company. Its best feature is its ability to link data from multiple sources together in meaningful ways. It is cloud-based, which makes it simple to add new plugins. Organizing and scalability are simplified. Tableau Desktop is essential to use data visualization to analyze our business performance and help it meet its objectives. Excel reports offer a data summary to make visuals for presentations and sales reporting more efficient. With these features, we can create a data-driven presentation. It provides the ability to convert between different formats and supports multiple data sources. We can use identical data sources to create multiple sheets, such as Amazon Redshift/Google Sheets.
  • Simplicity and dashboard
  • Low cost and scalability
  • An easy-to-use interface
  • Real-time dashboard options
  • Numerous visualization options
  • Integration of large amounts of data
  • Downloading, accessing, and using it is simple
  • Enhanced customization
  • Offers limited product support
  • Cost-effective for a small business
Tableau Desktop is better for data analysis and visualization. Its advanced visualization features helped us better understand our business and customer demographics. We use Tableau Desktop to track our team’s progress. Real-time analyses and interactive dashboards are helpful for monitoring data. We can now create and share insights in ways we couldn’t before. It’s easy to put faith in and use these insights. Tableau Desktop can compare data from previous years with weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual comparisons. It assists businesses in identifying the best and least-sold products. However, this requires expensive licenses and skilled personnel, which small businesses cannot afford.
Tableau Desktop is a great tool to have on our side. With customer support, I'd like for it to be better more often. In some cases, contacting the support team can be challenging, but they're always eager to help us.
Afia Tamanna | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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We have implemented tableau Desktop throughout our whole organization. Data visualization is essential for analyzing business performance and achieving goals. Using Tableau Desktop, our teams can better understand their data and the outcomes of their efforts. The tool helped us track our progress and set data-driven goals. Integration with a variety of data sources, including Google BigQuery, is straightforward with the Tableau software. End users can download the license version, and publishers can download the end-user version. Many charts, slicers, and other data visualizations are available in Tableau, making it a simple tool for users. With this tool, it’s simple to analyze KPIs like sales and workload and get an overall picture.
  • An excellent tool for data visualization, it presents information in an appealing visual format—an exceptional platform for storing and analyzing data in any size organization.
  • Through interactive parameters, it enables real-time interaction with the user and is easy to learn and get support from the community.
  • There is a significant learning curve involved in presenting data in a visually appealing manner.
  • It can be challenging to incorporate many views, and daily data extracts can be slow depending on the data source.
  • More advanced features can only be accessed through the desktop version, while Tableau Server can only offer a few options for editing.
Tableau's flexibility in data sources and data visualization has proven invaluable in our organization. We use data from multiple sources to create a new dataset. Flat files containing my information are accessible to a wide range of people. The scripting language and R open-source statistical analysis provide many capabilities. My files are mostly in flat format and are being shared among some different individuals. Easy-to-understand for executives, data is separated into sections.
Tableau has a lot of potentials, but it doesn't always live up to its price tag for customer service. There are times when you can't get in touch with the support team, but when you do, they're beneficial. We need more proactive exit strategies, not just sales pitches. In my opinion, they're a good partner, but more collaboration is required.
Joseph Alleruzzo | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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We use Tableau Desktop to connect directly to our different data streams within our organization. It is mostly cloud base for easy plug-in. From there we develop dashboards to understand results and develop insights. Since we work with a lot of data, Tableau Desktop helps organize and scale at ease.
  • Sorting reports
  • Data visualizations
  • Fast response
  • High cost
  • Poor sales support
  • No real time updates
We have created a number of different Workbooks for our digital marketing efforts. We tie in data from all of our advertising sources, website analytics, sales data, and customer management platforms. Our team members get these reports on a weekly basis in order to understand the impact and make quick decisions for optimizations.
The support staff is tough to reach at times, but helpful when you have a chance to schedule a call/meeting with them. I wish they were more proactive in terms of reach out and did not try to always sell something. I see them as a valid partner, but would like to have more collaboration.
Rafael Grandizoli | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Data visualization is one of the key points to analize a company's performance and drive business goals. Tableau Desktop came to help our teams understand the results of their work and understand better our data. With access to this powerful tool, they could analyze their own performance and generate data driven goals.
  • Connect to many data sources
  • Plot any data into insightful visualizations
  • Create charts and reports quickly
  • Data story-telling with dashboards
  • Chart animation for presentations and web
  • Layout customization for panels and dashboards
  • Improvements on mobile visualizations
Tableau Desktop and all their other products are way beyond its competitors in the market. I can say that it is the state of the art for data visualization for big companies, and also an excellent tool for growing business. But due to its cost, it's an invetment on licenses and trained people that some medium/small companies can't afford - at least not for so long, it it doesn't convert in growing proft.
During my use of Tableau Desktop I didn't need much support, since I had a team with high knowledge and experienced in Tableau, but everytime we had to use some support we were quickly answered and had our questions solved.
October 06, 2021

Tableau for the win!

Aquinov Mathappan | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
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We heavily use Tableau to analyze student performance, student retention, and to identify students at risk.
  • Excellent data visualization tool.
  • Easy to learn and great support from the community.
  • Great ecosystem to manage data for organizations of any size.
  • Expensive for small organization
  • Product support from Tableau is limited
  • Need more easy to use templates for users who are just starting out.
If you have some SQL knowledge, possibilities are endless for a data analyst.
Support is good, with community support you hardly need to use Tableau Support.
Score 9 out of 10
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We use Tableau for analytics and analysis of various manufacturing units data. We build reports to analyze incidents and injuries that happen at the manufacturing plants. Tableau reports help users and managers to monitor the incidents and analyze their causes of them. this reduces the research time for each incident and also gives daily and weekly snapshots.
  • Creating various graphs using key data points.
  • Geographical representation of data.
  • Create Key performance indicators based on dates.
  • Trend lines, heatmaps.
  • More chart features/options outside of ShowMe.
  • A better way to represent financial data.
  • Data prep and data cleaning features.
  • Custom formatting options, date functions.
Tableau is one of the best BI tools to analyze data. Tableau helps to analyze weekly, monthly, quarterly, yearly data with comparison to previous years. it also helps to analyze the best selling products or least sold products within a company. If users are still interested in visualizing data in excel format or in tables format Tableau is not the best tool.
Tableau's support team responds quicker with work/client licensing rather than to an individual. There are situations where we cannot share TWBX files and it takes a while for the support team to understand the issue and help/resolve it. I personally didn't have a resolution to my problem after contacting the support team in the past.
Score 10 out of 10
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We have chosen Tableau [Desktop] to teach students a tool that makes it easy and intuitive to extract value from big data sources. Tableau [Desktop] is our main tool in the Postgrad Masters and Programs to teach visualization, storytelling and dashboards.
  • Live connect: direct query to data sources with seamless efforts
  • Drag & Drop UI: build easy and faster great visualizations
  • Big Data ready: simplest way to get data from data lakes
  • Fastest to deploy simple data models, slowest to deploy complex data models
  • Data Prep is not an out-of-the-box feature, but a separate tool
  • Pricing compare to Power BI, still remains expensive
Tableau [Desktop] is the suitable table when you have a data warehouse or a datalake deployed and you want business users to get value from it. Also it's a great tool for data analyst and data scientist to discover and dig into the data.
When you want to deploy a guided analytics use case (dashboard or an analytics app), Power BI and Qlik Sense are better tools as long as they have ETL tools included.
Maybe support is not the strongest point of Tableau. Qlik and Microsoft have larger communities and better documentation
Score 10 out of 10
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Data visualization. Visualizing large amounts of complex data is difficult. Tableau helps take our data and tell a story. It allows us to make the data visual, accessible, and transparent. Data collection is something we've all gotten pretty good at but what we do with that data is equally as important (if not more) and this tool really helps bring the data to life and make it actionable.
  • Data visualization.
  • Dashboards.
  • Transparency.
  • User experience.
  • Cost.
  • Stigma.
Taking large data sets, especially in a Microsoft environment, and making them accessible to large groups. We've used this to generate charts and graphs, real-time dashboards, post data in real-time for public consumption. Anything you want to do to give data life and make it useful and understandable, Tableau has got your back.
No issues from my perspective. Our IT folks help with most issues and they've been able to handle that thus far. When an issue does elevate to needing IT to work with Tableau it usually is resolved quickly.
Score 10 out of 10
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Tableau Desktop is being used across the organization. It serves as an analytics platform for our organization. With Tableau Desktop, we are able to blend the data from multiple sources and provide the real-time data analysis for the management to make decisions. It is also being used by multiple clients for their reporting requirement on finance, inventory, and sales management.
  • Real-time analysis and rich dashboard options
  • Cost and easy to scale
  • Big data integration
  • Poor BI capabilities
  • Poor versioning and after-sale support
  • Security issues
Tableau [Desktop] is well suited for the requirement where the end user [wants] real time data [in order to make a] business decision. Like in case of Inventory Management, the Organization [wants] to identify the problem [and in] such case Tableau provide the ideal solution.
In cases where the Predicative Analysis need to be performed on data, Tableau lack the capabilities to solve this problem, where organization looking for the forecasting dashboards.
Tableau support team took their own time to reach out with their solution. However, Tableau online community forums where many visitors and user are ready to lend a hand to others and share their experiences provide support and help in any issues encounter during the development phase.
Score 9 out of 10
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Tableau Desktop is a critical piece in support of our Customer Success department and across the entire organization. Tableau Desktop allows clear, concise, and valuable visualization of our massive data sets. Our many dashboards provide tables, charts, and graphs used to track customer interactions, sales, and support. Some of our dashboards are even used to predict customer churn, acceptance, and retention.
  • Tableau Desktop clearly presents data in a visually appealing way
  • Tableau Desktop allows real-time user interaction through the use of interactive parameters
  • Tableau Desktop provides connectivity to many data sources and allows for an easy combination of data across these sources for use in one or more dashboards
  • It can be a challenge to determine if and where a data element is used in a dashboard
  • In order to make modifications to a data source, a local copy must be created. Unfortunately, it is not possible to re-use an existing local copy.
  • Tableau Desktop does not cleanly integrate with Github or other standard source control systems
Tableau Desktop is well suited to provide visualization of data in a way that is interactive for users. Whether presenting data in a simple table to complex charts combined with tables, Tableau allows users to make parameter selections and see the results of selections in a real-time result. Tableau can be a bit slow in refreshing based upon user selections, so I feel it is less appropriate when high performance, fast responding visualizations are required.
There is a vast array of internet resources to provide support for Tableau without having to reach out to the vendor. There are hundreds of online videos providing walk-throughs of challenges, thousands of pages providing insight and answers to questions, and even sample dashboards making it easier to resolve technical issues.
Score 9 out of 10
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Tableau Desktop is currently being used in my project. The most common implementation of Tableau is to create complex data visualizations to extract meaningful business insights, and thus it caters to all audiences. This helps us to create interactive dashboards with a sequence of visual graphics called stories. Recently we have also integrated Tableau with R and Python to easily map data insights to dashboards in real-time. Since Tableau can handle large amounts of data, complex statistical computations also help in providing dynamic variations to the dashboard.
  • It can handle very large amount of data
  • Drop-down options in dashboards allow users to analyze the impact of clusters within the dataset
  • It integrates well with Python and R
  • It is strictly a visualization tool, hence no data preprocessing is possible
  • Non-coding Tableau users will find it difficult to preprocess data using Python/R and then push the preprocessed data to Tableau
  • The reports generated has to be updated manually since Tableau does not allow automatic refreshes
Tableau Desktop is well-suited in projects where large datasets are used to gain business insights. A simple use-case for me is creating machine learning models and predicting outcomes and creating interactive dashboards using these predicted values and other accuracy metrics. The only limitation faced is preprocessing the data at an early stage (either in Python or R) and feeding this preprocessed data to Tableau.
Tableau has a large customer support service, and all user queries are addressed very efficiently in very little time. Additionally, there are several Tableau-related blogs that provide solutions to almost all frequently generated issues. There are also several YouTube channels that teach Tableau from scratch, thereby providing a good foundation for new learners.
Score 10 out of 10
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Departments that are creating visualizations and sharing them with others within the company are using it. We like to keep things internal and confidential so we use Tableau Desktop. Usually, analytics teams or finance teams would create the visualizations for sales reps to look at. The data sources come from the BI&A admins. It makes it very easy for users to create nice, easy-to-read visuals.
  • User friendly
  • Easy to download, access, and use
  • Has a lot of visualization options
  • More customization
It can get very pricey for some companies and teams. People always try to figure out ways to get the free trial or create visuals for less. Sometimes users tend to go with PowerBI if it's something quick and doesn't require Tableau licensing. It is always the most powerful of the two and better in the long run.
Faster support than their competitors and are always willing to invest in their clients. They provide training and webinars. They even attend internal events to promote the product.
Jason Guinn | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Tableau touches every department within our organization, and also serves as the analytics platform for customer-facing data analysis needs. Clinical data, financial data, human capital metrics, and productivity data are all visualized and understood using Tableau Desktop. Tableau Desktop is able to blend data from multiple sources, making it a robust analytics platform for companies that have a need to tie underlying data together from disparate systems in order to understand trends and opportunities for improvement.
  • Quantitative analysis and trending.
  • Easily proves or disproves hypotheses about operational factors that drive data trends.
  • Allows subject-matter experts to visually display the story being told by the underlying data in a way that non-experts are able to understand.
  • Blending qualitative and quantitative information for visual presentations.
  • Level of detail can be somewhat challenging for new users to fully understand.
  • Easier editing of published data sources would be a nice-to-have.
Tableau Desktop is a highly effective, efficient tool used to understand quantitative data. Trends can be easily identified using a number of rapid-fire tools that make iterating through different analyses, testing hypotheses, and visualizing data in a manner that makes the most sense exceptionally easy. Tableau Desktop is a perfect fit for answering very specific questions about how operational outcomes can be improved by paying attention to identified KPIs. It is important to move beyond thinking of Tableau Desktop as a tool used to "dump" raw data out into a report format for further analysis, but rather a tool to be used to do all the heavy-lifting analytics before the end-user engages with the data.
We have required almost zero technical support over the entire duration of using Tableau. On the very few occasions that we did have to engage support teams, the responses were very fast, professional, and helpful. Tableau uses a Salesforce Customer Community to serve as the primary support / case management platform, empowering users with an ability to quickly submit new support tickets and check the status of existing tickets.
April 27, 2021

Get your data to talk

Karan Gupta | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Our [organization] uses [Tableau Desktop] in some of the departments to create dashboards for senior leaders as well as to improve team's overall processes. From understanding the sales across regions and clients to providing a breakup of workfront's tasks and due dates, Tableau [Desktop] is helpful in communicating the vast data into easy to understand and interactive visuals.
  • Clear Presentation
  • Easy to use and learn
  • Good repository of learning materials online
  • Connection to Microsoft apps
  • Easier access for users who dont have a license
Tableau [Desktop] is suited to derive quick insights from large sets of data (organized) to create good visuals to tell a story. It helps in quick communication of complex data and makes it easier to interpret it.
Tableau [Desktop] is not suitable if the data is very unorganized and needs human understanding and manipulation before it can be used. Though Tableau can be used to manipulate data, but if the data needs to be in a certain shape in order to be read by Tableau
I have had only one occasion to contact Tableau support. They were very responsive and kept in touch even after the problem was resolved.
Score 6 out of 10
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Tableau Desktop is used in conjunction with Tableau Server to provide reporting and analytic content to end users across the company. Desktop is primarily used as a development vehicle by IT to share via on-prem server. However, there is some use of desktop by power users in the business to create ad-hoc analytics.
  • Excellent visualizations.
  • Initial entry to the tool is intuitive.
  • Large number of sources supported.
  • Once getting past the basics, creating more complex structures and calculations can be more challenging and less intuitive than other reporting tools.
  • Maintaining version synchronization between server and desktop is annoying. Would be better if the server compatibility could be specified in the desktop.
  • Support for 3rd party olap technologies could be better.
Tableau is a useful tool for anyone looking to provide analytics with good visualizations. It used to be the best tool on the market, but now other competitors have hit parity, or in some areas have surpassed. Spotfire and Power BI both also provide similar feature functionality. Both should be seriously considered when considering a purchase of Tableau. Power BI is probably the best bang for the buck, particularly if just using the desktop version.

Tableau's relatively recent acquisition by Salesforce does potentially make it a good fit for organizations with an existing Salesforce presence. This may become more relevant as time passes and Salesforce integrates Tableau more with their platform.
Direct support from Tableau is on par with any major vendor, but it is not top shelf. There is also very good community support. I would say I've generally relied more on the community postings than using Tableau support directly. I generally get answers from the community faster than I do from support.
Christopher Penn | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Tableau Desktop is our default basic data visualization and exploration tool when we need to examine data visually.

Before we hard-code our data and software like Python or R, we do our exploration in Tableau Desktop. It's used across the organization and we find a very helpful for understanding the basic parameters of a data set and look for obvious anomalies.

  • Visualization of data
  • Basic trend analysis of time series data
  • Basic exploration of data
  • Sharing data via Tableau dashboards
  • Lacking more sophisticated statistical tools
  • Difficult to integrate with code environments
  • Expensive, especially Tableau Server

Tableau Desktop is good for business users and junior level data analyst who are exploring data sets and trying to draw some initial conclusions from data. It is not well suited for environments that are high code environments that require substantial integration with custom code; it struggles to pass data back and forth well. It is less appropriate for organizations that do not have the money to spend on the software subscription. In the early days, you could purchase Tableau as a one-time expense, but it has moved to a subscription model, making it a consistent expense.


On the rare occasions we've needed support, it has been available and efficient.
Score 9 out of 10
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It is widely being used by my organization before making any business decisions. Complete Analysis is done with the banking data provided, as you can import data directly from the database management systems like SQL, do data cleaning and then visualize and extract a lot of insights from the data which is helpful to higher management and client to come to common grounds and make better business decisions. Also the data can be presented using its nice storytelling feature.
  • Storytelling.
  • Data visualization.
  • Data analysis.
  • Pricing.
  • Poor support.
  • Lags sometimes.
Tableau is a highly useful Business Intelligence software where you want to extract insights from a large chunk of data and present data in a storytelling way. It has a very high learning curve as you can do almost anything you can think of with it in terms of visualization and data analysis with a lot less clicks. Also you can do all of this either on your local machine using their Tableau Desktop or even on cloud.
The community forum of Tableau is great where people can collaborate and answer your issues. But sometimes you have to wait for quite a lot before you get any response from their support teams. This is where I believe Tableau lacks as after paying such a high price you expect quality support which I believe is not up to the mark.
Score 8 out of 10
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Tableau is being used by our organization across all levels. From shop floor to the chefs office. We visualize quality data as well as sales figures. It's the most used BI tool in our organization.
  • Nice UI for designers and users.
  • Easy to create new dashboards.
  • A wide range of connectivity.
  • Handling large data sets.
Tableau is good with getting an overview over your data. Load the data and drag'n'drop your data to build nice charts. You see at a glance where you're missing data or [where] the data quality is bad.
We have [been] running a big community for Tableau users and you can find a lot resources with help and examples on the web.
Never had contact to Tableau support due the fact that we have our own Tableau IT in-house.
Score 9 out of 10
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Tableau Desktop is used by the BI team to create business dashboards which are then consumed by the rest of the organisation. It is a useful tool and makes dashboarding very simple and easy. It addresses the problem organisations have with viewing how their business is performing through data as well as providing insight into management.
  • Very easy to use
  • Wide selection of graphs and charts
  • Excellent array of toolips
  • Good for advanced users as allows deep level of customisation
  • UI could be more intuitive
  • Stand alone product from the web editor so requires additional setup and installation
  • Easier use for managing custom parameters
Tableau is best suited for easy and high-level visualisation of data. This for example could be executive dashboards, or team based dashboards which are driven by OKRs or KPIs. Tableau is less appropriate for detailed and raw data extracts which may be consumed by team such as Finance for cash or transaction reconciliation.
My experience with the Tableau team has all been positive. They are very quick to help and the Tableau community is a vast resource full of common problems where you can find most answers. Those that you can not find, the Tableau team were very quick and helpful to solve any issues we had.
Emily Janowski | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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We are using Tableau Desktop to generate dashboards of analytics and information on site performance for our clients.
  • Easy-to-use interface
  • Customizable
  • Easy to share with clients or teams
  • Expensive
  • Customer support is lacking
We've found it to be a good resource when preparing campaign metrics and website analytics, as the nature of the business ebbs and flows. Gives the client a good snapshot at any given time.

Probably less suited for something that is a quick turnaround request or a short campaign, simply because of the time-intensive setup.
Great sales support when purchasing, but could have used some post-purchase support when it came to setup, integrations, and figuring out what might be out of the box that we could leverage instead of trying to do everything for the first time.
Akhilesh Arya | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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We are using it in the department of computer science and engineering for analytics in R&D. Drag and drop facilities make this tool easy to use.
With few clicks you can add your data from cloud to the platform for the analysis part. This tool allows you to find the granule details and insight of the data which is huge in nature. Further different charts makes the presentation of analysis more effective and clear.
  • Direct import of excel data sheets and other data sources.
  • Various charts makes the data presentation much better.
  • It can connect to multiple data sources simultaneously.
  • Price is the major factor, costing is a bit high.
  • Version support is poor.
  • One needs proper training in order to use this tool effectively.
If you want to fetch data from multiple data sources for the analysis and they are heterogeneous in nature this is the best tool.
They have all the manuals and support on their website which is where I get help whenever I am stuck with something.
Mark McCully | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Tableau Desktop is being used by business analysts and data scientists within our organization as one of our enterprise data analytics tools. We use it to aggregate multiple data sets into data visualization reports that are used to compare data and help drive business decisions. We have different versions of Tableau currently in use and we are trying to migrate everyone to the same version.
  • Multiple data connectors and flexibility.
  • Easy to create dashboards for data visualization.
  • Excellent support and documentation.
  • Upgrades and maintenance are cumbersome since we have a lot of customizations.
  • Tableau licensing is pretty expensive.
  • incompatibility between Tableau versions sharing data sets.
Tableau Desktop is a great enterprise data analytics tool that is better suited for a large company that has multiple data repositories that they need to aggregate data from. I think it would be overkill for a small to medium size business due to the cost of both the licensing and also the administration of the platform.
Tableau Desktop's support team has been a huge asset to us as we adopted this tool. We have a lot of customizations and required a lot of support from Tableau during our initial deployment and they were fantastic. We actually got up and running about a month ahead of schedule. Follow-up support has been great as well as we have run into a few quirks and bugs here and there, but nothing that Tableau support hasn't been able to help us out with.
Ankit Gada ☑ | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Tableau Desktop is being used by a department in my organization. It simplifies the need to create a report with multiple data residing at various places. We are trying to create reports by bringing segregated data into one reporting repository. Using Tableau Desktop we are able to create beautiful visuals and charts to measure the performance of the business as a whole.
  • Tableau Desktop has multiple data connectors. It can connect more than 45+ data sources
  • Tableau Desktop's inbuild data engine is way faster to process huge data set
  • Tableau has inbuild visual charts which help to create quick charts at ease
  • Tableau Desktop is a visual tool so data manipulation is limited to a certain extent
  • It is a desktop tool so cannot have all the features hosted online
  • Sometimes due to huge dataset based on the data sources, Tableau Desktop does crash, leading to loss of efforts while developing the reports
Tableau Desktop is well-suited for big organizations where the reporting is being used on a regular basis. Since, there are multiple other reporting tools available in the market, Tableau Desktop must have unique features in addition to its competitors. Excel based reports doesn't require Tableau Desktop reporting if it's just a simple excel reporting to be done although reporting in Tableau Desktop is a lot faster and easier
Tableau Desktop has huge support from its developer base. They have a community wherein you get all the required solutions within less time in case there are any issues with reporting development. Forums and other websites already have provided their supporting features and examples. The support community is helpful and do setup meeting in case there are any bugs/issues and does provide us the best solutions in no-time
April 08, 2021

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Krunal Thakkar | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Tableau Desktop is used by our organization for the internal purpose and also for client service for dash board related project.
  • For professional dashboard
  • We can also sync Tableau Desktop with other tools
  • We can also use for forecasting purpose
  • It is complete package don't see as of now we required any improvement
We can use Tableau Desktop from a development point of view. We can make lots of professional dynamic dashboards on this platform. As Tableau is costly, I think small businesses won't able to afford instead they can make a dashboard on Microsoft Excel.
The support team helps us in every expect.
Score 10 out of 10
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Tableau Desktop is being used across various teams. It is being utilized in a vast variety of applications, including areas such as data analysis, analytics, and data visualizations through its amazing charts functionalities. My stakeholders and external customers are majority big companies with a great deal of their own clients themselves, so the data analysis and visualizations on those cases are essential.
  • Easy interface
  • Many data visualization types
  • Great data analysis
  • Exceptional analytics
  • Learning curve can be huge
  • With many combinations of views, it can get tricky to incorporate
We combine data from various data sets. Most of my files are in flat files and stored by various teams. The data is added daily so we need a fast way to analyze it. Furthermore, we incorporate external data such as statistics Canada and economics. For these, [Tableau Desktop] needs to be responsive. I then use it to analyze the information. Also, the data is visualized by various teams and presented to executives.
Tableau Desktop team is quite friendly and easy to work with. They will respond fast and they also make everything to come to a resolvable solution. Since the software is well documented, i have found that you can get information easily with little effort. With several blogs and sites, you can get a decent amount of help.