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Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop


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…

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Recent Reviews

Analytics with Tableau

7 out of 10
February 27, 2024
We use Tableau to generate daily and weekly reports for our business module to generate our key performance indicators. These insights we …
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Popular Features

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  • Report sharing and collaboration (156)
  • Drill-down analysis (158)
  • Customizable dashboards (165)
  • Formatting capabilities (161)

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Tableau Creator


On Premise
Per User / Per Month

Entry-level set up fee?

  • No setup fee
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  • Free Trial
  • Free/Freemium Version
  • Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Starting price (does not include set up fee)

  • $70 per month
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Product Demos

Tableau Desktop Tutorial | Tableau Desktop Training | Online Tableau Desktop Training - Youtube


- Tableau Demo: Quick Tutorial to Getting Started with Tableau Desktop


Tableau Desktop Naming Conventions Part 1


Tableau Desktop Introduction Part 1

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BI Standard Reporting

Standard reporting means pre-built or canned reports available to users without having to create them.

Avg 8.2

Ad-hoc Reporting

Ad-Hoc Reports are reports built by the user to meet highly specific requirements.

Avg 8.1

Report Output and Scheduling

Ability to schedule and manager report output.

Avg 8.4

Data Discovery and Visualization

Data Discovery and Visualization is the analysis of multiple data sources in a search for patterns and outliers and the ability to represent the data visually.

Avg 8.1

Access Control and Security

Access control means being able to determine who has access to which data.

Avg 8.6

Mobile Capabilities

Support for mobile devices like smartphones and tablets.

Avg 7.9

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

APIs are a set of routines, protocols, and tools for used for embedding one application in another

Avg 7.9
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Product Details

What is Tableau Desktop?

Tableau Desktop supports data-driven decisions by helping users to answer questions more quickly, solve harder problems more easily, and uncover new insights.

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 analyses. Interactive dashboards, drag and drop functionality, and natural language queries help users of all skill levels quickly discover actionable insights, all from its visual interface. Users can ask deeper questions by quickly building calculations, adding trend lines and seeing statistical summaries, or clustering data to see relationships.

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Tableau Desktop Technical Details

Deployment TypesOn-premise
Operating SystemsWindows, Mac
Mobile ApplicationNo

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

Tableau Desktop starts at $70.

IBM Cognos Analytics, SAP Lumira Discovery, and Qlik Sense are common alternatives for Tableau Desktop.

Reviewers rate Report sharing and collaboration and Publish to Web highest, with a score of 9.3.

The most common users of Tableau Desktop are from Enterprises (1,001+ employees).
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Reviews and Ratings


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February 27, 2024

Analytics with Tableau

Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • It saves a lot of time in calculating certain metrics which increases productivity by 25%.
  • It helps in analyzing data and understanding the root cause of change in numbers which saves a margin of 1% monthly.
  • Easy to generate visualization which increases 4 hours of productivity time at a weekly level.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • For a bigger organization like mine, it is fairly profitable as the use cases are many and the business benefits a lot.
  • It provides simple and compact ways to visualize and analyze large datasets. Also, it is utilized for training and development of the other colleagues, hence it is pretty much useful.
  • A lot of users are regularly using, and several business units functions totally rely on the output reports of the Tableau Desktop, making it highly cost-effective.
September 12, 2022

Awesome BI/Reporting Tool

Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Delivers best in class visualizations.
  • Very nice clutter free interface for using.
  • Needs technical resources (Tableau Desktop developers) for using.
  • They have a very wide set of supported data sources, which can also be blended and joined based on requirements.
Orin Mamun | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Tableau makes it possible for me to transform large databases into visually appealing and easy-to-understand graphs.
  • It is quick and provides business intelligence reports to forecast sales and market demand.
  • Given the scope of the problem, Tableau was able to resolve it.
  • Logistical challenges arise, particularly concerning cost and availability.
Jeremy Pierce, MBA | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • In my opinion, it is SO expensive, therefore it provides horrible ROI.
  • When purchasing Tableau for an organization, you get no support unless you pay for it.
  • Once you pay for support, it is still an 8 hour window before someone will reach out to you. If your enterprise dashboard fails or you have an outage, you're just out a day.
Afia Tamanna | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Easy to share and manage viewer access on a different level to help identify fraud.
  • Faster report generation, increased revenue, better decision-making, and data storytelling.
  • One-click access to business health and the ability to build/maintain more effective and efficient reports.
  • It's easy to share and even manage access to viewers on a different level, and reports are done in a more visual and storytelling manner.
July 15, 2021

Tableau your life!

Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Provides strong features that can be applied to any business requirements we've had
  • The learning curve is what has slowed down adoption across the organization
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