Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop

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Score 8.4 out of 100
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Tableau Desktop

Overview

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Awesome BI/Reporting Tool

8 out of 10
June 15, 2022
One of the best in industry BI tools for visualizations and basic AI capabilities. We use it for company-wide analytical and …
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Popular Features

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Customizable dashboards (163)

8.5
85%

Drill-down analysis (156)

8.1
81%

Formatting capabilities (159)

8.0
80%

Mobile Application (179)

7.8
78%

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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

8.4
84%

Access Control and Security

8.4
84%

Mobile Capabilities

7.9
79%

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

7.7
77%

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 Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.) and Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization 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.

Reviews

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Score 9 out of 10
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Tableau has delivered well for our organization, there is a lot of interest in it within the pharmaceutical industry and it has only scratched the surface. Tableau has a very good ROI and it takes very few people to support, yet provides a lot of access to their data via published dashboards. Our user base within our company has been very happy with it and our user base is growing all the time and providing valuable input into what they would like to see in new dashboard visualizations.
Score 10 out of 10
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Verified User
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The price is excellent for what the software does, and Tableau continues to listen attentively to customer feedback and makes continuous improvements to the products. At a percentage of the relatively low entry price point, maintenance is a no-brainer and a bargain.
Score 9 out of 10
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Verified User
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Our use of Tableau Desktop is still fairly low, and will continue over time. The only real concern is around cost of the licenses, and I have mentioned this to Tableau and fully expect the development of more sensible models for our industry. This will remove any impediment to expansion of our use.
David Shi | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Verified User
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As it's currently rolled out across many departments of the organisation, with the current level of user feedback (which is very satisfactory) there is no reason to look for other products to replace this application as Tableau currently fulfills all of the organisational needs and competitors are still lagging behind based on latest versions.
Libardo Lambrano | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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This is the best data visualization and analytics tools I have ever used. I'll continue using Tableau moving forward. They keep improving the tool with speed, sharing capabilities, data connectivity and readability. It is a pleasure to use.
Judith Breisch | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Verified User
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Tableau Desktop is a powerful tool with robust product support. Tableau has become a corporate standard for both internal analysis and client deliverables, whether as native Tableau workbooks or as Microsoft Powerpoint slides.
Mashhood Syed | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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Because right now its the best option out there (disclosure: I haven't used Qlikview or some of the other direct competitors of Tableau). The big investment is in Tableau Server not desktop. For the cost of the license of Tableau desktop, its a pretty good deal. You can hook it up to pretty much any data source easily. You can easily share the visualizations with your team/colleagues easily. Tableau Desktop is generally easy to use for business users. But the more advanced stuff is better suited for a analyst or someone with a IT/CS background.
Score 9 out of 10
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Verified User
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Tableau has regular updates to their software and I would recommend renewing license for continued support and new features. Their last couple of releases have already introduced a lot of features that I use regularly and included bug fixes.
Score 10 out of 10
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We purchased the product 4 years ago, and have continued to renew our current contract since then. I explain the tool as SQL, Access, Excel and MapPoint all in one. This tool has been a blessing for our group within the company as it allows us to quickly and easily manipulate the customer's data into an insight generating tool. The down side we have is the inability to install the software due to administrative restrictions to the hard drive. Purchasing the Server would correct this, but the ROI has yet to balance in our favor due to our small volume. Programming the tool is easier than it looks. I hope in another year or so, the programming will be easier to access so that other team members could learn themselves. We use the tool on a weekly basis to quickly answer customer questions and find insights to help the customer grow their business and create changes before there is a problem.
March 16, 2016

Tableau Geek & Proud!

Score 10 out of 10
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Verified User
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I ultimately do not make this decision however, my organization has used this tool since 2010 and I do not see them ever stopping their licensing agreement with Tableau. Tableau is becoming an industry standard. Even large companies like Twitter are using this software to answer business questions within their organization. As more companies collect data about their customers, they are going to need a strong analytics tool to help examine the information. Tableau meets that need.
Score 10 out of 10
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Tableau is very easy to implement and work with. Typically the skill set required would be someone from the finance reporting analytics group or a business analysts to develop and implement the key dashboards.

Unlike some other tools that rely more heavily on IT resources, Tableau Desktop is easy to setup and configure and saves IT costs.
Larry Keller | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Verified User
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The releases of Tableau since 8.0 I would describe as incremental unless you are a MAC user. As of June of 2014 Tableau claims to have 17,000 unique customers, a statistic I accept to be true as they are a publicly held company. The unique company name count now exceeds 20,000. Tableau delivers an excellent product. Beta tests are thorough, due dates are met and client acceptance is high.
Tim McClelland | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Verified User
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Tableau just keeps getting better with time, and continues to add new features with each new release. My clients love the wide variety of data representations, and it has become an invaluable tool in providing high quality products that satisfy customer needs. Tableau makes my job easier, more efficient and more effective.
James Martin | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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It is an investment that the organization is willing to make, as it drives efficiency that no other tool can. It also becomes more powerful, the more you use it and learn about it, so maintaining a consistent standard with it makes great sense to our organization. The reason it is not rated at 10 here, is that it is more expensive than many alternatives, but it is certainly worth the investment.
Joshua Kennedy | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Reseller
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As long as I'm in an analysis role of any kind I will continue to use Tableau. It is my tool of choice for reporting and is the one I know best. The company as a whole is dedicated to their user base. Releasing minor versions almost every 6-10 months and major versions every 12-18 months it is apparent that they truly want to please the users and create the number one most powerful and easy to use analytic platform suite.