Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop

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Tableau Desktop

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Recent Reviews

Give your data a different form

9
April 26, 2022
Tableau Desktop helps my organization in different ways as mentioned below.<br>1) It helps my organization to analyze company data which …

The gold standard in data visualization

9
February 28, 2022
I use Tableau to create interactive dashboards from individual charts and graphs. It helps visualize complex data and share reports cross …
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Tableau and experience working with it

9
January 14, 2022
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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Tableau Desktop for Data Analysts

9
November 01, 2021
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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Tableau for the win!

6
October 06, 2021
We heavily use Tableau to analyze student performance, student retention, and to identify students at risk.

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Popular Features

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Customizable dashboards (162)

8.5
85%

Drill-down analysis (155)

8.1
81%

Formatting capabilities (158)

8.1
81%

Mobile Application (178)

7.9
79%

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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

8.1
81%

Ad-hoc Reporting

8.1
81%

Report Output and Scheduling

8.2
82%

Data Discovery and Visualization

8.5
85%

Access Control and Security

8.5
85%

Mobile Capabilities

7.9
79%

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

7.8
78%

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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Tableau Desktop Technical Details

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 8.8.

Who uses Tableau Desktop?

The most common users of Tableau Desktop are from Enterprises (1,001+ employees) and the Information Technology & Services industry.

Reviews

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Tohidul Islam | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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With Tableau Desktop, it's easy to create a report in the context quickly. It allows for the seamless management of the data sources, which is convenient for the data users. Because it is simple to use, it is ideal for those just getting started with data analysis. Connecting databases allows for real-time data blending and collaboration.
Score 10 out of 10
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It does have a lot of potential when using Microsoft other technologies - in integration/Embedded, Visuals and connectivity to data sources. Advanced analytics is also smooth when working on python/r scripts. Automated insights are better in Tableau/Alphaa AI. NLG/NLQ - explored few options but okay as of now.
Orin Mamun | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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For complex data visualization, Tableau Desktop shines. Even though it uses highly granular databases, it has a powerful engine that can process large amounts of data quickly and produce high-quality charts. It has the broadest range of APIs and is extremely simple. The platform is constantly updated to fix any new issues that may arise.
Jeremy Pierce, MBA | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
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We decided to use Tableau Desktop as that's fairly standard in the industry, it is being taught in college, and is widely known. Tableau Desktop is nice, but in my opinion, it is VERY expensive. Unless you are really making money off of decisions, then your ROI is going to be negligible. There are other tools like ThoughtSpot that are more supportive and cheaper to use across an organization.
Ankit Gada ☑ | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Tableau Desktop is easy to install on Linux/Windows machines. Developers can create reports at ease without much knowledge of the code. Tableau's data engine is fast as it takes up huge data sets with multiple data connectors available on the go. For the other data connectors, there are drivers which are available for connection
Al Mubassir Muin | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Using Tableau Desktop, we have found it the most actionable and user-friendly application ever. It has the broadest range of APIs and is exceptionally user-friendly. It can handle a large amount of data and produce smooth charts quickly. For data geeks, this is the ideal stack.
Score 9 out of 10
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When compared to Power BI, Tableau has a more flexible deployment. You can install the desktop version without having to install the SQL server. Tableau got you covered end-to-end — from collaboration, analytics, content discovery, data prep & access, down to deployment. Tableau is known for its data visualization process which shows in different areas like user interface, data exploration, interactive visuals, deployment, and others. Tableau’s community is also massive with lots of conferences year-round. Because of this, Tableau has a firm grip on the needs and desires of its target audience.
Afia Tamanna | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Tableau Desktop is preferred over other BI software because it allows for more data visualization, storytelling, and dashboards. Microsoft Power BI may be a better option if you need to perform data modeling, however. Tableau Desktop is an excellent tool for nearly all other purposes. This information can help you make better business decisions and plan for the future.
Score 9 out of 10
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We preferred Tableau over Power BI due to its user-friendly interface and interactive GUI. Since we work with large datasets, we observed that Power BI can deal with only a limited amount of data when compared to Tableau which creates complex visualizations in a time-efficient manner. Hence, as analysts we prefer Tableau.
Joseph Alleruzzo | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Tableau Desktop is the most user-friendly and actionable application we have used in comparison to others. It has the best API connection potential along with easy start-up. They seem to always be updating the platform to solve newer problems which help keep my company up to speed. I have found new use cases recommended to me.
Score 10 out of 10
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We also use Power BI for small projects and teams that can't afford to pay for Tableau licenses. Tableau has more features and is more robust compared to Power BI. They also provide better and faster support compared to Microsoft. It is the standard visualization tool, but sometimes we allow the use of Power BI.
Rafael Grandizoli | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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For databases or types of data that have high granularity and details, Tableau Desktop is better to plot and help visualize every detailed behavior with a great performance. It's engine can process a massive amount of data and generate a smooth chart without spending too much time, being ready quickly.
Score 10 out of 10
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We have chosen Tableau [Desktop] for its ability to extract live information from any data source, for its simplicity and simplicity that it has a very short learning curve.
Score 10 out of 10
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Tableau offers many more tools and features compared to Power BI. The ability to use third-party development languages such as R has been extremely useful in our organization. Other tools such as Power BI can be fast to learn and create simple graphs, but they lack some of the advanced features offered by Tableau.
Score 9 out of 10
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Tableau Desktop can be preferred more over the other Business Intelligence software as it provides data visualization, storytelling and dashboards to a great extent. If you need to do data modelling it might lack a bit and you might prefer going for Microsoft Power BI but Tableau works great for almost everything else. You can draw insights, make better business decisions, plan your future strategies with it.
Score 9 out of 10
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Tableau Desktop allows for a lot more customisation then the other products which are more targeted at being easier to use. Tableau is also easy to use for standard analytics and dashboards, but allows advanced users to create more powerful data driven dashboards through its user of tool tips and parameters.
Score 7 out of 10
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I have used Power BI as well, the pricing is better, and also training costs or certifications are not that high. Since there is python integration in Power BI where I can use data cleaning and visualizing libraries and also some machine learning models. I can import my python scripts and create a visualization on processed data.
Score 9 out of 10
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If we do not have legacy tools which have already been set up, I would switch the visualization method to open source software via PyCharm, Atom, and Visual Studio IDE. These IDEs cannot directly help you to visualize the data but you can use many python packages to do so through these IDEs.
Score 10 out of 10
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I have used Qlik and Microsoft Power BI. Qlik is much less intuitive than Tableau, as it requires more back-end scriptwriting to fully utilize the tool's capabilities. There are few features with Qlik, and less "pop" to the dashboards is creates. Power BI is very lightweight but beats Tableau on price.
Score 8 out of 10
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Tableau wins when it comes to the features and flexibility it brings to the table. microstrategy seems out-dated in comparison to Tableau and Dundas BI

But, it loses out to Dundas BI in terms of cost-effectiveness due to Dundas BI's low-cost offering in case of a larger number of users/subscribers.