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Tableau Desktop

Overview

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

8 out of 10
January 06, 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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TrustRadius Insights

Tableau Desktop has proven to be a versatile tool for users across a variety of industries and departments. It has been utilized for …
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Awards

Products that are considered exceptional by their customers based on a variety of criteria win TrustRadius awards. Learn more about the types of TrustRadius awards to make the best purchase decision. More about TrustRadius Awards

Popular Features

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  • Report sharing and collaboration (156)
    9.2
    92%
  • Drill-down analysis (158)
    9.1
    91%
  • Customizable dashboards (165)
    8.9
    89%
  • Formatting capabilities (161)
    8.8
    88%

Reviewer Pros & Cons

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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
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Product Demos

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

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

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Tableau Desktop Naming Conventions Part 1

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Tableau Desktop Introduction Part 1

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Features

BI Standard Reporting

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

8.5
Avg 8.2

Ad-hoc Reporting

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

8.8
Avg 8.1

Report Output and Scheduling

Ability to schedule and manager report output.

8.7
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.

8.6
Avg 8.1

Access Control and Security

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

8.7
Avg 8.6

Mobile Capabilities

Support for mobile devices like smartphones and tablets.

8.4
Avg 8.0

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

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

8.5
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 9.2.

The most common users of Tableau Desktop are from Enterprises (1,001+ employees).
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Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Overall Tableau provides an unmatched variety of features and is the gold standard in data visualization and analytics. It streamlines reporting, provides templates and cool features such as heat maps, and maintains up-to-date dashboards that are easily shareable and manipulated to satisfy various business needs. The pros far outweigh the cons.
September 12, 2022

Awesome BI/Reporting Tool

Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
It is very a easy-to-use tool if you are already a technical resource. Tableau Desktop provides a very clean and easy-to-use UI from starting the application till you have a dashboard.
Tohidul Islam | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
In terms of ease of use, the Tableau Desktop is an excellent choice. It's one of my favorite features of Tableau Desktop to be able to create custom views and use sets and parameters. It has online and desktop versions. It allows us to access data from both on-premises and cloud-based applications. It's easy to use and has mobile connectivity to access our reports anywhere. It is simple to connect to databases, and it provides drag-and-drop functionality for the creation of diagrams. For confidential data, it provides a user-friendly interface that is easy to use.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
The solution’s functionality is not limited by the graphic information representation; there is also a heap of work under the surface. Indeed, the application makes requests to the cloud and relational databases, spreadsheets and OLAP cubes for the required statistical data, and then parses, categorizes and correlates it to generate a comprehensive analytical report. Tableau has both desktop and online versions, which enables access to software data in the cloud or on premises.
Orin Mamun | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Tableau Desktop has an excellent user interface. It has all the essential elements to synthesize actions and use. It has advanced components to improve our company’s structure and make it easier. Communication and visualization of trends have been beneficial. It is possible to create a table or a graph. It’s very customizable, and I love visual learning. The plan’s implementation took some time and provided little support. That being said, the effort was worth it.
Issac Paul | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
It is easy to use and also provides mobile connectivity for viewing reports. It easily connects to databases and provides easy drag and drop functionality for generating graphs. Very easy to schedule and refresh reports. User access can be easily controlled by the admin. Very intuitive interface and is secure for handling confidential data.
Jeremy Pierce, MBA | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Tableau is very good at what it does, however, what it is able to do is very limited. If you want a simple graph or a simple data table then you are set. If you want one of the beautiful intricate dashboards that you see on the web, then you will have to have nearly 50 sheets populating data or graphics that are then overlaid in a dashboard. This means there are so many points at which it can fail and is a nightmare to maintain.
Al Mubassir Muin | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Tableau Desktop has proven to be a lifesaver in many situations. Once we've completed the initial setup, it's simple to use. It has all of the features we need to quickly and efficiently synthesize our data. Tableau Desktop has advanced capabilities to improve our company's data structure and enable self-service for our employees.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
I have been working with Tableau for the past 9 years and have seen a lot of new features and out-of-the-box techniques that are possible. there is always a better way to analyze & represent data to users. Tableau is user-friendly and easy to maintain versions with new server features it's easy to have security. we can restrict data at row level in Tableau.
Afia Tamanna | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Tableau is one of the best visualization tools out there, and I would recommend it to anyone. It's an excellent tool for data analysis and data insights. It can help you tell a better story with your data and make better business decisions. As a whole, it has all of the tools you need to analyze and put your data to use quickly.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
From creating complex visualizations to generating stories, Tableau is the perfect tool for data analysts to consolidate meaningful data insights and present them to respective stakeholders. Integrating it with Python or R allows users to perform preprocessing steps and create visualizations using the drop-down options. Lastly, Tableau works very well with large datasets.
Joseph Alleruzzo | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
It is easy to get up and running after the initial setup. Overall, it has the basic features to quickly synthesize your data and put it to work. Tableau Desktop also has more advanced capabilities to enhance your data structure and enable self-service for people in a company. It has been a real time saver.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
It's a robust tool with a lot of features and the potential to grow even more. Once you get used to it it's hard for you to use anything else. With that being said, there are a lot of other better tools economically. This is, as of now, the best out there.
Rafael Grandizoli | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
When you first create charts and manipulating data, most people start from a Excel. If you bring this knowledge and comes to Tableau Desktop you will do a huge step ahead on the dataviz journey, with a easy to use tool that has a very intuitive UI. You can start quickly.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Live mode lets you to access in the simplest way to data sources. The drag&drop interface lets you to visualize quick and navigate through data. Further more, you can define calculations and advanced measures (forecast, clustering) using predefined functions.
July 15, 2021

Tableau your life!

Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
It has strong features, but could be a little more intuitive to use and learn, and lacks some visual appeal to its chart formats
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Tableau can be quick to set up a new data source and create quick drag and drop graphs for reporting use. It contains many advanced features that require training and knowledge with the software, these advanced features have the potential for much more complex data analysis and programming. Tableau offers a large amount of free training online and live classes.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
It is a great tool if you want to do data analysis, draw insights from the data by loading it up directly from some database like SQL. It can help you to present all the data in a better storytelling way which can help to make better business decisions. You can even make your own queries that fits your needs to make data show up on dashboards in a custom way. This can help the business and client to do future planning and make better decisions.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Tableau is a great all round product which delivers exactly what I would expect it to. It is generally easy to use for the majority of the reports and dashboards. However, it fails to get a 10 because the UI is not very intuitive and using some of the advanced features is tricky and requires training.
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
It is a good tool for creating beautiful visualizations and sharing dashboards. It does offer a variety of features and also making interactive dashboards. It is easy to learn and create custom visualizations really fast. It does offer good API connectivity to gather data. But it lacks the structure for data cleaning and processing.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Overall, I would say Tableau Desktop could be a very useful tool in some situations like what I mentioned in my case but it could also be no that useful and unnecessary expensive option in some other situations. It boiled down what skillsets and legacy tools that you already have before this decision.
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