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Tableau Desktop is the rapid-fire authoring environment used to create and publish complex visualizations, reports and dashboards in multiple output formats. Using Tableau Desktop, a report author can connect to multiple data sources, explore relationships, create dashboards, modify metadata, and finally publish a completed workbook to Tableau Server if desired. The Desktop product comprises two editions: - Personal Edition: This edition allows work to be saved locally and supports connections to the following databases: CSV/flat files, Excel, and Access. - Professional Edition: This edition supports a wider range of databases including most traditional relational databases, OLAP databases, Hadoop, and also Salesforce and Google Analytics.https://dudodiprj2sv7.cloudfront.net/product-logos/sv/Ao/PCZWTEQ42WEW.PNGWith Tableau Desktop I quickly analyze my data giving efficiency and speed to my workIn my organization Tableau is used and it has been very useful, collecting data and information, we take it to graphs for its better analysis, helping to make decisions and better efficiency in real way of the situation that we want to show. We make the compilation of different data in relation to different tasks and different areas of the Organization that is carried in turn to graphics which shows us how the different daily tasks are evolving. Tableau is compatible with different systems such as Excel, MS Access, Teredata, Google Analytics, among others and it facilitates the creation of Dashboards by means of data extraction, modifications and quick updates.,With Tableau you do not need to have technical knowledge to do the data integration and you get a quick response of what you are looking for, being your visualization of high quality. We can say that it is free software and it is not a limited version,Improvements in the fast analysis data engine were designed to make queries much faster We can take more advantage of the capabilities of the source databases to run more queries at the same time; this being a new feature of parallel queries improving the performance of dashboards in Tableau Desktop and Tableau Server.,9,Google Analytics,9,9,Skype for Business, Dropbox, Adobe Acrobat DC, Google AnalyticsTableau Desktop ReviewTableau allows you to work with multiple data sources at high speed, also offering an easy and intuitive designer of dashboards. In addition, it allows to analyze and connect to the data in real time or store them to access. It is a tool that allows you to analyze information easily, interact, filter and deepen the data used, it is an ideal solution for companies and organizations since the tool is designed with tables or graphs and easily published to the different responsible parties, facilitating access to the information they need at the right time,With Tableau, you can easily analyze information, interact, filter, drill down and graph data Tableau allows you to work with multiple data sources, allowing you to convert them into visualized information in easy-to-analyze graphs You can use unlimited amounts of data It facilitates access to the information you need at the right time.,The information emptied by the users are not totally private Improve the modality of granting permissions to access files The files used for graphics must be updated constantly, it is suggested that this act be automatic,10,Odoo,10,7,Odoo, Microsoft AccessOur organization has benefited with Tableau Desktop. Excellent toolIn our organization, we use Tableau Desktop to analyze strategic data and tables to better organize the way in which resources are assigned to other organizations. It is ideal for our workers who strive every day to learn new avant-garde technological tools. each agency uses this tool to improve the performance in the weekly and monthly management.,You can upload files from the PC. Work is an Internet connection.,Statistical report of project loads. Daily summary of work volume. Report to the day of project siatuacion.,10,9,10,Google Drivework tool for presentation of data in chart and professional quality table.Tableau is being used by a department of the company, specifically for the coordination of data analysis for decision making. The systematization of the information in a single database was attended; analysis of the information was represented in easy-to-understand tables and graphs. Thus solving the problem of using other programs that do not offer as many professional quality options as a table. In the same way, it was allowed to solve the problem of the existence of several databases.,It has easy-to-use bar-type graph options that allow you to group a lot of content. It offers the possibility of working with a database in order to position your exact location on your territory and display your information on a map. It has options to superimpose information between two related variables. It has the potential to work with ideal trend data for decision making.,Although it allows you to link variables, I consider that the presentation of the information is not ideal. I think the vendor can work on improving that tool. It is difficult to use the tool for georeferencing data, because it asks you to check many options to apply the task. I think the vendor can work on simplifying the process. They should review the process of linking data sheets with the tools from Tableau. On some occasions, I had to do the work again because I did not recognize the database. Work on simplifying the process please.,8,MATLAB,8,8,Skype, Google Analytics, Micro Focus ALMTableau for the win!We heavily use Tableau to analyze student performance, retention and to identify students at risk.,Excellent data visualization tool. Easy to learn and great support from 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 starting to use.,10,,10,10,Yes,Product Features Product Usability Product Reputation,Nothing. Extremely satisfied.,9,Haven't had such a situation yet, but mostly all questions are answered from community members.,Dashboard publishing Data Connectivity Creating extract to work with local data and avoid connecting live production database.,Fixed calculations are difficult to learn. Containers are challenge to format. Predictive analytics aren't are difficult to understand.,9
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June 27, 2018

Review: "With Tableau Desktop I quickly analyze my data giving efficiency and speed to my work"

Score 9 out of 10
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9
This rating was based on the fact that it was very easy for the organization in its implementation, it was the rhythm of the need of each administration to generate reports when defining the elements of the tool for the company data, unique information, flexibility in the types of reports and the possibility of reviewing any place with VPN.
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May 18, 2018

"Tableau Desktop Review"

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7
Tableau is an easy to use the tool and with the latest technology, it allows you to connect to your data and convert it into information, however, access to this information is a bit vulnerable and accessible to other users, so that we can access any computer (provided the tool is installed) to the boards
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July 12, 2018

Review: "Our organization has benefited with Tableau Desktop. Excellent tool"

Score 10 out of 10
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10
The formats that are generated from Tableau Desktop provide us with the information that we require, they are useful when establishing criteria. This tool has the power to better organize information, by strata, by line, and among other identifiable variables. The organization has a lot of this important resources for good performance.
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October 19, 2018

Tableau Desktop Review: "work tool for presentation of data in chart and professional quality table."

Score 8 out of 10
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8
In the scale from 0 to 10, consider that the table has 8 because it has applications that need to be worked with in order to optimize its operation considering that the dynamics of the current work is very efficient in the use of time.

Personally, where you have to work more is the information output reporting component because I feel that way when comparing Tableaus to other products.
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October 09, 2018

Tableau Desktop Review: "Tableau for the win!"

Score 10 out of 10
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10
Very easy to share data across any organization and can be consumed by end users without much difficulty.
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June 01, 2018

Review: "Tableau Desktop: the best to present information"

Score 10 out of 10
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10
Tableau has many tutorials that lend assistance to any topic that is presented. The Tableau Desktop community is very large and there are miles of publications in your gallery and profile, you can share your publication through a link for all employees of the company, you can see it online in real time.
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August 03, 2018

Tableau Desktop Review: "One of the best data visualization tools for established companies."

Score 6 out of 10
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8
Tableau has features to help you share the data easily, whether it's in PDFs or embedded on your website, etc. It's fairly simple to set up user permissions and user capabilities to have certain dashboards visible to certain users. Tableau also offers some good tutorials and resources fo helping manage permissions and sharing.
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July 16, 2018

Tableau Desktop Review: "Tableau-the best"

Score 9 out of 10
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9
It is pretty much good in sharing and collaboration.
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May 01, 2018

Tableau Desktop Review: "Graphics Graphics Graphics!"

Score 7 out of 10
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6
Shared some of the features with some college friends, they found it often complicated but the layout and graphics phenomenal so relatively inbetween.
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February 25, 2018

Tableau Desktop Review: "Tableau- The Data Visualizer"

Score 9 out of 10
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9
The best thing about Tableau is it is easily shareable, we can easily embed it in web pages or put on Tableau server or users can access the dashboards using Tableau Reader as well. Tableau Dashboards can also be accessed on mobile devices.
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February 22, 2018

User Review: "Tableau Desktop a tool for BD and BI"

Score 9 out of 10
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9
The fact of being able to operate with data from different sources and cross it and present it in powerful visualizations are my reasons for positively evaluating the collaborative work capabilities in Tableau Desktop
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November 14, 2017

Tableau Desktop: "Tableau Review"

Score 9 out of 10
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9
Tableau is pretty easy to share across teams. We have a team of about 8 people that regularly use the software. It's easy to export data onto Excel and share it if needed. We have used Tableau in many presentations and reports and the data has always been easy to read.
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October 24, 2017

Tableau Desktop Review: "Tableau - Only BI Tool that you need"

Score 9 out of 10
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10
With tableau server, you can share your dashboard across team through the web browser. You can export it as PDF or other formats. You can restrict certain users from viewing certain dashboards by giving them the different level of permissions.
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January 12, 2018

User Review: "Tableau Desktop"

Score 9 out of 10
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1
I have not worked with Tableau in this capacity.
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August 09, 2017

Tableau Desktop Review: "Not bad"

Score 8 out of 10
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8
With Tableau on the server, it is easy to share dashboards. It is also easy to develop reports on your desktop then pass the file to the server to be shared.
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August 09, 2017

Tableau Desktop Review: "What a Tool"

Score 9 out of 10
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9
This is a basic capability.
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July 10, 2017

Tableau Desktop Review: "Best BI tool to do things really quickly and get insights from data very easily."

Score 10 out of 10
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10
Sharing of the reports generated in tableau is just in one click so it would take no time to go it from developer system to production environment.
Best part is that it also give the flexibility to user to have discussion on the dashboard in the comment section, user can use this section as per the requirement.
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October 10, 2017

Tableau Desktop Review: "Tableau for Self-Service"

Score 10 out of 10
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7
Ease of sharing data across teams and report distribution and formatting.
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September 08, 2017

Tableau Desktop Review: "So much data coming in at the same time"

Score 6 out of 10
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5
Maybe it's the reporting that was built, but it isn't that easy to share
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July 19, 2017

Tableau Desktop Review: "Tableau for marketing leadership"

Score 10 out of 10
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10
Tableau was chosen for its easy connection to Tableau Server to share dashboard with a wider audience. For smaller data sets it enables easy sharing of a modified/filtered data set.
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July 27, 2017

Tableau Desktop Review: "Microsoft Power BI is cheap but Tableau has better functionalities"

Score 9 out of 10
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7
Sharing visualisation is available via Tableau server but does not have report distribution functionality
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March 20, 2017

User Review: "Warming up to Tableau Desktop"

Score 8 out of 10
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9
My experience to publish dashboards to Tableau Server has been very positive. Both publication and security management are fast and easy to setup. I have not had to share data sources therefore cannot comment on that functionality.

Users currently only access reports through Tableau Server and are used to the process. They do not frequently print them out, so formatting outside of web browsing is not a priority when designing dashboards. However we will have to adjust to make sure we have a smooth transition to access from mobile devices.
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February 21, 2017

Tableau Desktop Review: "Tableau ease"

Score 8 out of 10
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5
Tableau Desktop can be useful when sharing twbx files and when combined with Tableau Server it can be very powerful.
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February 09, 2017

Tableau Desktop Review: "Wonderful Tableau!"

Score 9 out of 10
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9
Need to use Tableau server for sharing capability and for those who don't have Tableau installed.
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February 27, 2017

Tableau Desktop Review: "Great product"

Score 8 out of 10
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10
Team can login at any time in any location. Very good for sharing.
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Feature Scorecard Summary

Pixel Perfect reports (70)
8.2
Customizable dashboards (85)
8.7
Report Formatting Templates (75)
8.0
Drill-down analysis (82)
8.5
Formatting capabilities (84)
8.2
Integration with R or other statistical packages (58)
8.1
Report sharing and collaboration (80)
8.6
Publish to Web (72)
8.4
Publish to PDF (77)
8.2
Report Versioning (49)
7.2
Report Delivery Scheduling (56)
7.3
Delivery to Remote Servers (12)
7.1
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.) (77)
8.4
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization (76)
8.8
Predictive Analytics (58)
7.1
Multi-User Support (named login) (67)
8.2
Role-Based Security Model (52)
7.3
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete) (60)
7.5
Single Sign-On (SSO) (14)
7.3
Responsive Design for Web Access (59)
8.3
Dedicated iOS Application (40)
7.3
Dedicated Android Application (35)
7.2
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile (54)
8.3
REST API (11)
8.0
Javascript API (11)
7.1
iFrames (10)
6.7
Java API (8)
7.0
Themeable User Interface (UI) (11)
6.9
Customizable Platform (Open Source) (8)
7.0

About Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop is the rapid-fire authoring environment used to create and publish complex visualizations, reports and dashboards in multiple output formats. Using Tableau Desktop, a report author can connect to multiple data sources, explore relationships, create dashboards, modify metadata, and finally publish a completed workbook to Tableau Server if desired.

The Desktop product comprises two editions:

  • Personal Edition: This edition allows work to be saved locally and supports connections to the following databases: CSV/flat files, Excel, and Access.
  • Professional Edition: This edition supports a wider range of databases including most traditional relational databases, OLAP databases, Hadoop, and also Salesforce and Google Analytics.

Tableau Desktop Competitors

Pricing

Has featureFree Trial Available?Yes
Has featureFree or Freemium Version Available?Yes
Does not have featurePremium Consulting/Integration Services Available?No
Entry-level set up fee?No
EditionPricing DetailsTerms
Personal$999per user
Professional$1,999per user

Free trials are available for both editions.

Tableau Desktop Technical Details

Deployment Types:On-premise
Operating Systems: Windows, Mac
Mobile Application:No