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February 10, 2021
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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9
It proved worthy despite being an expensive product as the data we have is very big and not very easy to handle. It is easy to make refreshes and updates in existing dashboards and thus it saves time and in turn increases efficiency. The output of Tableau Desktop resulted in changing some business strategies
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December 28, 2020
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
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10
It's easy to use, learn, filter data, and share dashboards. The chart templates querying capabilities, and color palettes are great. It is a very good tool when it comes to SQL query writing, filtering data, and blending data from multiple sources.
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November 07, 2020
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
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8
It is easy and simple to use software. We can play with data as per our requirement. It has variety of charts and analytical tools. We can create dashboards and stories which gives great insights to the higher managers.
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February 25, 2018
Chandra Bhanu Pratap Singh | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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9
I am really a fan of tableau for its quick setup, data connection, dashboard creation time and very easy to use UI.
As i have used multiple Bi tools like QlikView and SAP BO, i can say all other tools take really long time in performing above functionalities except QlikView which is really fast in term of performing analysis.
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February 22, 2018
Arlex Guzman | TrustRadius Reviewer
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8
To perform a visualization, the data is needed, they can be in different sites: servers, internet, different formats: SQL, excel, acces, in both cases Tableau Desktop is able to interoperate with them and make them available to the operator so that the work is very easy, the only thing that you should have is some basic knowledge of the database to start using it, if the objective is to use it for BI or BD or to make infographics or executive or alert reports because it is necessary to master them relevant concepts to those areas of knowledge.
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March 20, 2017
Charles Saulnier | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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8
Entry-level data analysis is accessible even to beginners, some advanced analysis is possible, but it is not at this time an end-to-end solution for analytics, though imprvements are coming from version 10.2.
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June 30, 2016
David Fickes | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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9
There is a learning curve but they have dozens of videos to step you through projects which are a great start for anyone. They are nice and short but cover a specific area with linkages to the next video in the series. I've often fired up one similar to a new project of mine and simply stepped through it. This is where you get the boss to give you a large second (or even third) monitor to boost your productivity. If she doesn't then start looking for a better place to work!
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May 26, 2016
Paul Morgan | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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8
Simple, quick and easy to create simple outputs for the novice; very capable to scale up and get really complex for the expert (Desktop version).
Some quirks around how calculations work need research/training.
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May 24, 2016
Matthew McLaughlin | TrustRadius Reviewer
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9
It's pretty easy to use Tableau...you need to have your data formatted properly before you try. Since the majority of calculations are written almost exactly as you would in Excel, the learning curve is quite shallow.
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November 11, 2015
Tim McClelland | TrustRadius Reviewer
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10
Tableau is quick and easy to learn, just drag and drop. Its very forgiving and easy to simply play around with and customize for novice users, but offers powerful underlying advanced options for power users.
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June 21, 2017
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
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Usability

9
Most of the user interface and usability is completely intuitive. It makes one look like they are a better analytics designer than they really are. The ability to connect easily to a wide variety of data sources without needing an interim extract, universe or catalog is a massive time and aggravation saver.
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December 29, 2016
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
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8
It is far better than Excel or other visualization tools, but some of the manipulations of data tables, visualizing underlying data, and more novel visualization methods (dragging dimensions to colors or shapes) behave a bit non-intuitively. The custom logic for field calculation could use a more robust script editor. The definition of multi-table SQL joins using the data import / query builder was pretty rudimentary at the time -- it was easier to create the desired extract or table subset as a set of temp tables or CSVs if the data required complex joins. But overall it is very usable.
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September 26, 2013
Brad Llewellyn | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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10
Tableau's main selling points are the fact that you can connect to almost any data source within a couple of clicks and the fact that you can slice-and-dice your data with just a few drags. Tableau also has the ability to grow with the user's comfort level. The most advanced you get, the more you can utilize Tableau's advance features, such as table calculations, to create truly amazing analyses.
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May 31, 2016
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
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10
Easy to use, quick to set up, very scalable, instantly develop reports, lots of data connectivity, user community that is very helpful and very huge, less programming more gui based, pleasant colors
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May 04, 2016
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
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10
Besides my team we have several users developing reports and it has been a great experience.
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March 08, 2016
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
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10
Its pretty simple to use for users to navigate through the desktop, and Tableau does provide templates for users to start developing their sheets.
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Feature Scorecard Summary

Pixel Perfect reports (105)
8.3
Customizable dashboards (125)
9.2
Report Formatting Templates (108)
8.4
Drill-down analysis (120)
8.6
Formatting capabilities (122)
8.4
Integration with R or other statistical packages (87)
8.0
Report sharing and collaboration (118)
8.3
Publish to Web (109)
8.7
Publish to PDF (111)
8.9
Report Versioning (79)
8.7
Report Delivery Scheduling (83)
8.9
Delivery to Remote Servers (37)
8.4
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.) (114)
8.5
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization (112)
8.9
Predictive Analytics (88)
8.2
Multi-User Support (named login) (101)
8.5
Role-Based Security Model (83)
8.6
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete) (91)
8.4
Single Sign-On (SSO) (40)
8.5
Responsive Design for Web Access (89)
8.5
Dedicated iOS Application (64)
8.3
Dedicated Android Application (57)
8.3
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile (82)
8.5
REST API (31)
8.0
Javascript API (30)
8.1
iFrames (28)
7.8
Java API (27)
8.0
Themeable User Interface (UI) (29)
8.5
Customizable Platform (Open Source) (25)
8.2

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 Pricing

  • Has featureFree Trial Available?Yes
  • Has featureFree or Freemium Version Available?Yes
  • Has featurePremium Consulting/Integration Services Available?Yes
  • Entry-level set up fee?No
EditionPricing DetailsTerms
Tableau Viewer$12Per User / Per Month
Tableau Explorer$35Per User / Per Month
Tableau Creator$70Per User / Per Month

Tableau Desktop Technical Details

Deployment Types:On-premise
Operating Systems: Windows, Mac
Mobile Application:No