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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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.

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Tohidul Islam | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Tableau Desktop is straightforward business intelligence (BI) tool that allows non-IT users to create dashboards. One feature I like about it is its flexibility in creating custom views and the ability to use sets and parameters. It's compatible with any database type. Drag and drop to create interactive graphics that fit your desired format. If you're looking for an ETL engine, Tableau Desktop isn't what you want. When used with your existing data, it can help you find any gaps or inaccuracies. The software is pricey, and downloading large datasets can be time-consuming.
Mayur Garg | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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The specific scenarios based on our experience where Tableau Desktop is that we have data in Excel and cloud data so Tableau helps create different report as well as analyze large data easily and in today world I believe data play a important role. It create different graph form as well.
Score 10 out of 10
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From data prep to dashboard consumption, Tableau Desktop 2022.1 makes data analysis easier at every stage. It is an excellent data visualization and business intelligence tool used for reporting and analyzing vast volumes of data. It helps users create different charts, graphs, maps, dashboards, and stories for visualizing and analyzing data, to help in making business decisions.
Orin Mamun | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Tableau Desktop is an excellent tool for visualizing data. It helps businesses collect and analyze data from spreadsheets and cloud applications like Salesforce and Google Analytics, among separate sources. It makes complex data other reachable to understand by visualizing it. If the company is interested in embracing a self-service culture, it is not convenient. Insufficient useful for economic data extraction and analysis, such as reconciliation and cash transactions, Tableau is less relevant.
Issac Paul | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Highly suitable for data already available in databases Suitable for handling large volumes of data Can handle multiple tables smoothly without any lag in loading Not suitable if source data is unstructured without clear headers and wrong data formats. Not suitable if data sources are excel copies saved in local machines.
Score 7 out of 10
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Tableau Desktop can handle a large amount of data lightly, but when dealing with a small amount of data, it may be easier to obtain results using Excel. If you experience stress using Excel, I recommend trying Tableau Desktop.
Jeremy Pierce, MBA | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
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Tableau Desktop is great if you use "Live Connections". Trying to use data sources is a nightmare. When consuming data for dashboards, it is either a full truncate & reload overnight which can take a long time depending on your data warehouse. Or you can use their Hyper & Rest APIs to automate grabbing new data, but it is append only. This means that if you have data that has changed, if you try to use these APIs you will then get duplicate primary keys in your data. So then you are forced to use the live connection or truncate & reload. So you can't source all of your data in 1 data source as that's too large, so then you are left with several small disparate data sources that you then have to support.
Score 9 out of 10
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Tableau is valuable in its ability to allow viewers to filter and manipulate data to find answers to their own questions. Having the data connected to live source keeps all stakeholders up to date with the relevant data. However, sometimes large data files can take a considerable amount of time to load. Tableau's lack of an auto-save feature is also inconvenient.
Ankit Gada ☑ | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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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
Al Mubassir Muin | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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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.
Score 9 out of 10
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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.
Afia Tamanna | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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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.
Score 9 out of 10
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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.
Joseph Alleruzzo | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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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.
Score 10 out of 10
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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.
Rafael Grandizoli | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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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.
Score 10 out of 10
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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.
July 15, 2021

Tableau your life!

Score 9 out of 10
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It's excellent to get a project started from scratch where the data can be coming from a spreadsheet as you test out your data models. It will lack a little usability with the lack of visualization creativeness.
Score 9 out of 10
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Tableau Desktop is well suited where data is already well organized within the company data warehouse. Also, there should be competent data engineers who can ensure that data quality is always reliable. If the data quality is bad, it is of no use to business stakeholders and executives. Please remember, "garbage in, garbage out!"
Score 10 out of 10
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Tableau has been extremely useful at our organization due to the flexibility it allows for data sources and displaying data. We have multiple types of databases, Tableau is compatible with all of them. The advanced functionality such as using scripting languages and the R open source language for statistical analysis allows for a large range of capabilities.
Score 9 out of 10
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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.
Score 9 out of 10
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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.
Score 7 out of 10
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[Tableau Desktop is a] good to start in the data visualization journey if you want really pretty-looking charts and dashboards, but if you need more functionality like more statistical analysis, huge loads of data it is not the best solution. Having some data cleaning features would be really helpful. Also providing more integrations and not building everything from scratch and custom ones could be more beneficial.