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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

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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Awards

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Popular Features

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  • Report sharing and collaboration (156)
    9.4
    94%
  • Drill-down analysis (158)
    9.2
    92%
  • Customizable dashboards (165)
    9.0
    90%
  • Formatting capabilities (161)
    9.0
    90%

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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.

9
Avg 8.1

Report Output and Scheduling

Ability to schedule and manager report output.

8.8
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

8.7
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 highest, with a score of 9.4.

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
We use Tableau to generate daily and weekly reports for our business module to generate our key performance indicators. These insights we use in our business review meetings to understand the business performance with our target baseline. Through this, we can able to identify the areas of improvement and contribute to decision-making.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
I use Tableau to create interactive dashboards from individual charts and graphs. It helps visualize complex data and share reports cross functionally with the click of a link. The fact that dashboards are connected to live data sources that refresh periodically ensures accurate and efficient reports. Tableau offers limitless features and is highly customizable. It is truly the gold standard in data visualization.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
We used this platform to record and check all of the data from our sales, revenue, cancellations, and acquisitions. We used this platform as our centralized data provider for all of our team members. It is also one of the most reliable ways of storing/saving all of our confidential data
Shubham Tiwari | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Tableau provide platform where people can create dashboard and do data analysis in simpler way.The visual capabilities and features available to users contribute to a better understanding of how different activities are carried out.Exploring data with tableau desktop encourage users to ask as many questions as they can about the data.Data analytics with tableau desktop is transformed into an important resource for identifying problem and solution for them.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We use Tableau for data visualization of our premium healthcare stats. Tableau offers us the power to present large data sets in beautiful interactive charts. I love the storyboarding feature with Tableau that helps in weaving a story from all the data that one has.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
With the ever-evolving data needs and usage of advanced analytics, it is of prime importance that we use the right tool for the requirements. Tableau Desktop is one such tool at this juncture that is widely used across organizations and widely famous among business leaders and C-suite members. It addresses a diverse range of business use cases, especially to summarize and synthesize the findings.
September 12, 2022

Awesome BI/Reporting Tool

Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
One of the best in industry BI tools for visualizations and basic AI capabilities. We use it for company-wide analytical and visualization. It helps us deliver informative insights to various stakeholders in the company.
Tohidul Islam | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Tableau Desktop is capable of quickly and easily visualizing large amounts of data from various sources. It generates visualizations and provides a dashboard for use in presentations, among other things. No programming knowledge is required, and it can handle large data sets like spreadsheets and other tools. The system can create many different types of charts, and it can automatically determine the best way to fit data into each one. We can import data from Excel or CSV files with ease. In addition, the plots can be tailored to our business and effectively convey information. In terms of the user experience, Tableau Desktop is a straightforward data analytics tool that can be scaled and integrated with a wide range of other applications to provide insights into data.
Mayur Garg | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Tableau Desktop helps my organization in different ways as mentioned below.<br>1) It helps my organization to analyze company data which helps our Marketing team to increase sales every month.<br>2) It help to create report in different form which helps to see data in visual forms.<br>3) It helps to connect to different database lie spreadsheet Cloud Database etc.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
This has got to be one of the coolest ways of displaying and viewing reports! I really love how everything integrates with the systems that we already use and it all seamlessly works together! The real time updates are also huge! I highly recommend Tableau Desktop especially if you haven't tried it yet!
Orin Mamun | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Tableau Desktop has proven to be an invaluable resource for us. It can collect data like no other system. We use it almost every day to gather data and handle large datasets online using spreadsheets or other tools without programming skills. We solved our business problems, analyzed and shared data within teams, and identified trends. It gives us a glimpse into the future of the market. Tableau, a business intelligence (BI) tool for non-IT users, enables them to create dashboards. It provides a variety of graphs, charts, maps, and plots that are integrated into our data. It can connect to a server and import data from it. We use Tableau Desktop to enhance our analysis because it has a beautiful aesthetic.
Issac Paul | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Tableau is used for data reporting and dashboard creations. Since we have a huge amount of data stored in SQL servers it is really hard to use excel for data reports creation. Thus we use Tableau for the generation of reports directly from the SQL database. We use it across various departments such as sales, finance, and Production for KPI monitoring Project cost monitoring, etc.
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
We have used Tableau Desktop to analyze development efforts. Until now, the work man-hours of each person in charge were collected in detail, but it took a lot of man-hours to find improvement points. We used Tableau Desktop in the scope of development man-hours management.
Jeremy Pierce, MBA | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
We use Tableau Desktop to prepare data sources and dashboards in our organization. We are able to solve simple business problems & use cases with Tableau Desktop. We are able to analyze & share our data points both within teams and with external teams. We are able to monitor data as it comes in and analyze trends quickly & easily.
Al Mubassir Muin | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Tableau Desktop enables us to connect to our various data streams within the company. Its best feature is its ability to link data from multiple sources together in meaningful ways. It is cloud-based, which makes it simple to add new plugins. Organizing and scalability are simplified. Tableau Desktop is essential to use data visualization to analyze our business performance and help it meet its objectives. Excel reports offer a data summary to make visuals for presentations and sales reporting more efficient. With these features, we can create a data-driven presentation. It provides the ability to convert between different formats and supports multiple data sources. We can use identical data sources to create multiple sheets, such as Amazon Redshift/Google Sheets.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
We use Tableau for analytics and analysis of various manufacturing units data. We build reports to analyze incidents and injuries that happen at the manufacturing plants. Tableau reports help users and managers to monitor the incidents and analyze their causes of them. this reduces the research time for each incident and also gives daily and weekly snapshots.
Afia Tamanna | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
We have implemented tableau Desktop throughout our whole organization. Data visualization is essential for analyzing business performance and achieving goals. Using Tableau Desktop, our teams can better understand their data and the outcomes of their efforts. The tool helped us track our progress and set data-driven goals. Integration with a variety of data sources, including Google BigQuery, is straightforward with the Tableau software. End users can download the license version, and publishers can download the end-user version. Many charts, slicers, and other data visualizations are available in Tableau, making it a simple tool for users. With this tool, it’s simple to analyze KPIs like sales and workload and get an overall picture.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Tableau Desktop is currently being used in my project. The most common implementation of Tableau is to create complex data visualizations to extract meaningful business insights, and thus it caters to all audiences. This helps us to create interactive dashboards with a sequence of visual graphics called stories. Recently we have also integrated Tableau with R and Python to easily map data insights to dashboards in real-time. Since Tableau can handle large amounts of data, complex statistical computations also help in providing dynamic variations to the dashboard.
Joseph Alleruzzo | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
We use Tableau Desktop to connect directly to our different data streams within our organization. It is mostly cloud base for easy plug-in. From there we develop dashboards to understand results and develop insights. Since we work with a lot of data, Tableau Desktop helps organize and scale at ease.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Departments that are creating visualizations and sharing them with others within the company are using it. We like to keep things internal and confidential so we use Tableau Desktop. Usually, analytics teams or finance teams would create the visualizations for sales reps to look at. The data sources come from the BI&A admins. It makes it very easy for users to create nice, easy-to-read visuals.
Rafael Grandizoli | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Data visualization is one of the key points to analize a company's performance and drive business goals. Tableau Desktop came to help our teams understand the results of their work and understand better our data. With access to this powerful tool, they could analyze their own performance and generate data driven goals.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
We have chosen Tableau [Desktop] to teach students a tool that makes it easy and intuitive to extract value from big data sources. Tableau [Desktop] is our main tool in the Postgrad Masters and Programs to teach visualization, storytelling and dashboards.
July 15, 2021

Tableau your life!

Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We currently use it to model out our end-to-end business processes to ensure we have descriptive models of the current state of customer orders. Currently working to build out more predictive models that can help guide our business into 2022
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
It is mainly used by the Analytics department in order to solve business problems but there are some savvy business users. It helps to find possible reasons for business performance spikes or drops by slicing and dicing the data. Also, it is generating automated daily reports to key business stakeholders and senior executives.
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