Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop

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Score 8.4 out of 100
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Tableau Desktop

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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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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 Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.) and Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization and Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete) highest, with a score of 8.7.

Who uses Tableau Desktop?

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

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February 11, 2020

Good for a lone wolf

Score 10 out of 10
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Tableau Desktop is not designed for sharing - it's standalone. Tableau Server is probably a better choice if you will have multiple users. That said, I'm not at all trained in how to connect Tableau to a database, so it's entirely possible that it can be shared without Tableau Server. I'm a writer, not a computer scientist, so my evaluation is aimed at users who are not database admins and who don't know how APIs work.
Ron Rothstain | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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I can publish data to the server and my team can filter and customize the data for their particular needs. Tableau Desktop is an amazing tool for analyzing and displaying data. It is easy to use big data sets and make them into actionable data using Tableau visualizations. I like Tableau Desktop because it is easy to share dashboards and manage permissions and users.
Simol Shah | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Report distribution and easing the access control across parties working on the same data set is easy. I feel that especially when it comes to those who subscribe to the same software development tendencies as oneself will also appreciate this excursion. Access control is just as reasonable as one would want and keeps the reports anonymous and only accessible to the domains shared with.
Score 6 out of 10
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This is one area where Tableau really shines. I love how I can publish my reports with ease (including what pages and data sources) and then anyone in the company can access them, regardless of if they have a Tableau license or not. Security is a breeze to set up and it's as versatile as I could ask for.
Score 8 out of 10
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As our organization does not use Tableau Server, we would need to share reporting via the Tableau Public option. As the name implies, this is a fully public option and will obviously not fit all use cases. As we deal with primarily private information in our day-to-day analytical and reporting activities, we don't use this option, but it's nice to know it's there should we wish to share general analysis with the public in a straightforward manner.
Score 9 out of 10
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We are always working collaboratively where the data structure once analyzed has to be shared with others to kind of build predictive modeling around it and this is quite an iterative process. Tableau as a tool really allows easy sharing with various security and access controls. The report distribution is a breeze.
September 16, 2019

Tableau Desktop - iReviewed

Score 8 out of 10
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Tableau has great capabilities when it comes to sharing the dashboards and uploading to the server across different teams. But, in terms of collaboration, I feel that no dashboard tool has a better capability where multiple people are working on the same dashboard online.
Score 7 out of 10
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Tableau Desktop really does not have good access control and data sharing capabilities. Its primary purpose is a stand-alone application similar to a Microsoft Word etc. It can share data, but it is overly complex and not reliable. Other people seeing the data may have a different experience than the person who created the data and shared it. To get a better experience requires the Tableau Server license.
John Rome | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Tableau Desktop does an OK job with access control capabilities. This is the purpose of Tableau server and how we use to share data across platforms, access control capabilities, etc. Giving Administrative privileges is limited and the licensing model on remote desktops and AWS workspaces could use some improvement.
Rahul Malik | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Tableau Desktop makes it very easy to share the insights which we draw from dashboards or charts or interactive graphs etc. You need to grant the required access even granular access if you have set it up that way. You also have the ability to publish the graphs or insights if you want to share it with people outside the organizations or your team.
Akshaya Bhardwaj | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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We can easily share the.TWB/.TWBX(Tableau Workbook) files to the other members who use this tool. We can save the dashboards and can send them through an email to other members. Even we can copy the charts independently and can use them while creating PowerPoint presentations. They have provided good capabilities for this kind of work.
Clinton Shields | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Although Tableau Desktop is great for creating and sharing visualizations it does not do a great job when it comes to collaboration on design. For example if a colleague comes in and changes something on a dashboard i do not see that change logged anywhere. That and security is not really present in Tableau Desktop.
Score 10 out of 10
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Tableau Desktop was great if you had a login and reports/dashboards could easily be shared to anyone else with access to the tool. Things become a little less easy when trying to deliver the same reports/dashboards to a client without a login. Reports/dashboards could be posted online, publicly but that's not ideal if internal company data is being used.
Score 9 out of 10
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It is easy to share data because it is integrated with Tableau online. Format and security work great, because we use this to segregate data visualization among customers, and we never have an issue with it. Reporting distribution is centralized in online versions, and is very easy to find.