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David Fickes | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Again, training is the key and the company provides a lot of example videos that will help users discover use cases that will greatly assist their creation of original visualizations. As with any new software tool, productivity will decline for a period. In the case of Tableau, the decline period is short and the later gains are well worth it.
Judith Breisch | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Install very easy and works every time; don't have to worry about conflicts or setting PC variables. Also nice that it is independent of previous versions so that you can run multiple versions in case some people haven't upgraded yet. Just a little counter-intuitive to have to go to a 'Download Trial' to get the software, then when you open it, type in the product key. Seamless to continue working on existing workbooks, files.
Phillip Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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Time needs to be spent ahead of implementation to make sure data sources are set up and ready. Consultants need to understand the data sources and the goals before setting foot on-site. Installation is easy, learning to use it takes time. The training resources available are great.
Paul Morgan | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Make sure you focus on the data organization. The BI tool will run at the speed of the data....therefore if you have to have joins across multiple data sources of a fair size, these should be connected outside of Tableau in production environments. Alteryx is a great tool for merging data sources and having workflows to support it.
Jasmeet S Babra | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Tableau is a great tool for data visualization. I think it best works for a user who is performing visualization on his own. In order to present the charts or visual graph to a user who doesn't use tableau is very hard. It can be exported in the form of images or a tableau file for which the end user needs to install tableau reader. This is one extra step in implementation which needs to be eliminated it to attain a 9 or a 10 score.
Ivan Miller | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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The desktop application seems to be extremely well done. The app is tightly integrated with Tableau server and makes managing various workbooks and projects relatively straightforward. By working with data extracts, it is easy to quickly develop visualizations and analytic tools and then ship them off to Tableau server for other individuals to consume.
Majd Izadian (majd.izadian@zendeux.com) | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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We love Tableau and have been using it for a couple years. We mainly use it for data visualization and descriptive analytics projects. We have also recommended it to a couple of our consulting clients. The only issue we see sometimes is the lack of backward compatibility between versions. This sometimes causes issues with sharing insights with clients.

Tableau Desktop Scorecard Summary

Feature Scorecard Summary

BI Standard Reporting (3)
84%
8.4
Pixel Perfect reports (135)
81%
8.1
Customizable dashboards (158)
87%
8.7
Report Formatting Templates (137)
83%
8.3
Ad-hoc Reporting (4)
81%
8.1
Drill-down analysis (153)
82%
8.2
Formatting capabilities (155)
83%
8.3
Integration with R or other statistical packages (115)
74%
7.4
Report sharing and collaboration (150)
85%
8.5
Report Output and Scheduling (5)
83%
8.3
Publish to Web (142)
87%
8.7
Publish to PDF (143)
87%
8.7
Report Versioning (107)
81%
8.1
Report Delivery Scheduling (115)
83%
8.3
Delivery to Remote Servers (66)
79%
7.9
Data Discovery and Visualization (3)
85%
8.5
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.) (146)
89%
8.9
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization (142)
90%
9.0
Predictive Analytics (119)
78%
7.8
Access Control and Security (4)
85%
8.5
Multi-User Support (named login) (130)
85%
8.5
Role-Based Security Model (111)
83%
8.3
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete) (122)
87%
8.7
Single Sign-On (SSO) (70)
85%
8.5
Mobile Capabilities (4)
80%
8.0
Responsive Design for Web Access (117)
80%
8.0
Dedicated iOS Application (86)
80%
8.0
Dedicated Android Application (76)
81%
8.1
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile (110)
81%
8.1
Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding (6)
81%
8.1
REST API (52)
82%
8.2
Javascript API (46)
81%
8.1
iFrames (46)
82%
8.2
Java API (42)
79%
7.9
Themeable User Interface (UI) (47)
81%
8.1
Customizable Platform (Open Source) (41)
83%
8.3

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 Pricing

Starting Price: $70

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On-premise Editions Pricing
Pricing DetailsTerms
Tableau Creator$70.00Per User / Per Month

Tableau Desktop Technical Details

Deployment TypesOn-premise
Operating SystemsWindows, Mac
Mobile ApplicationNo

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.