Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop

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Score 8.4 out of 100
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Tableau Desktop


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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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Starting price (does not include set up fee)

  • $70 per month

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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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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.


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Score 8 out of 10
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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.
Ankit Gada ☑ | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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  • ROI of Tableau Desktop is high if there are multiple reports to be built using the tool as reporting is always better and faster and gives the user a unique reporting experience
  • Since it has a large user-base and data connectors, it is still the best reporting tool for users
  • As the cost of license of Tableau Desktop and Tableau Server is a bit higher than its competitors, users are slowing moving to other reporting tools
Afia Tamanna | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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  • 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.