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April 28, 2021
Jason Guinn | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Quantitative analysis and trending.
  • Easily proves or disproves hypotheses about operational factors that drive data trends.
  • Allows subject-matter experts to visually display the story being told by the underlying data in a way that non-experts are able to understand.
  • Blending qualitative and quantitative information for visual presentations.
  • Level of detail can be somewhat challenging for new users to fully understand.
  • Easier editing of published data sources would be a nice-to-have.
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April 26, 2021
CA. Ankush Bansal | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Flexibility with Data Sources
  • Drag and Drop Functions
  • Predictive Modeling
  • Reproducible Research
  • Quick Prototyping
  • Inflexible Pricing
  • Security Issues
  • IT Assistance for Proper Use
  • Time- and Resource-Intensive Staff Training
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April 26, 2021
Karan Gupta | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Clear Presentation
  • Easy to use and learn
  • Good repository of learning materials online
  • Connection to Microsoft apps
  • Easier access for users who dont have a license
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April 26, 2021
John Stuchly | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Excellent visualizations.
  • Initial entry to the tool is intuitive.
  • Large number of sources supported.
  • Once getting past the basics, creating more complex structures and calculations can be more challenging and less intuitive than other reporting tools.
  • Maintaining version synchronization between server and desktop is annoying. Would be better if the server compatibility could be specified in the desktop.
  • Support for 3rd party olap technologies could be better.
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April 08, 2021
Christopher Penn | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Visualization of data
  • Basic trend analysis of time series data
  • Basic exploration of data
  • Sharing data via Tableau dashboards
  • Lacking more sophisticated statistical tools
  • Difficult to integrate with code environments
  • Expensive, especially Tableau Server
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May 02, 2021
Rupinder Sehmi | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Very easy to use
  • Wide selection of graphs and charts
  • Excellent array of toolips
  • Good for advanced users as allows deep level of customisation
  • UI could be more intuitive
  • Stand alone product from the web editor so requires additional setup and installation
  • Easier use for managing custom parameters
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April 27, 2021
Akhilesh Arya | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Direct import of excel data sheets and other data sources.
  • Various charts makes the data presentation much better.
  • It can connect to multiple data sources simultaneously.
  • Price is the major factor, costing is a bit high.
  • Version support is poor.
  • One needs proper training in order to use this tool effectively.
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April 26, 2021
Mark McCully | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Multiple data connectors and flexibility.
  • Easy to create dashboards for data visualization.
  • Excellent support and documentation.
  • Upgrades and maintenance are cumbersome since we have a lot of customizations.
  • Tableau licensing is pretty expensive.
  • incompatibility between Tableau versions sharing data sets.
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March 24, 2021
Ankit Gada ☑ | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Tableau Desktop has multiple data connectors. It can connect more than 45+ data sources
  • Tableau Desktop's inbuild data engine is way faster to process huge data set
  • Tableau has inbuild visual charts which help to create quick charts at ease
  • Tableau Desktop is a visual tool so data manipulation is limited to a certain extent
  • It is a desktop tool so cannot have all the features hosted online
  • Sometimes due to huge dataset based on the data sources, Tableau Desktop does crash, leading to loss of efforts while developing the reports
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April 08, 2021
Krunal Thakkar | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • For professional dashboard
  • We can also sync Tableau Desktop with other tools
  • We can also use for forecasting purpose
  • It is complete package don't see as of now we required any improvement
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June 21, 2021
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Easy interface
  • Many data visualization types
  • Great data analysis
  • Exceptional analytics
  • Learning curve can be huge
  • With many combinations of views, it can get tricky to incorporate
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May 24, 2021
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Wide Range of beautiful charts and slicers
  • Easy to use for starters
  • Possibility to connect with database like SAP BW
  • High costs
  • Charts and visualizations are not easy to modify and edit
  • Advance trainings might required
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May 14, 2021
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Displaying complex trending data in simplified format
  • Creating stories to use as presentation materials with data highlights
  • Customized statistical models with trending predictions
  • Formatting the data to work correctly in graphical presentations can be time consuming
  • Daily data extracts can run slowly depending on how much data is required and the source of the data
  • The desktop version is required for advanced functionality, editing on [the] Tableau server allows only limited features
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May 11, 2021
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Pictorial representation of the data
  • Dashboard creation
  • Helpful in finding trends and correlation
  • It is a heavy software and occupies a lot of space
  • It is very costly
  • Some tutorial videos along with software can be very helpful
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May 07, 2021
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Real-time analysis and rich dashboard options
  • Cost and easy to scale
  • Big data integration
  • Poor BI capabilities
  • Poor versioning and after-sale support
  • Security issues
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May 02, 2021
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • The Visualizations graphics are really good and the color options help in designing attractive charts. They help to convey more information and can be made interactive.
  • You can add filters with offer you to plug and play with values and understand different outcomes.
  • You can drag and drop options while creating charts and dashboards. also it is a very fluid layout.
  • When handling use amounts of data the system slows down or freezes.
  • You need to update parameter as your data changes
  • You cannot import visuals from other platforms
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April 30, 2021
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Quick
  • Easy
  • No code
  • Costly
  • Non-transferrable knowledge
  • Have to work locally
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April 29, 2021
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Easy integration with multiple sources like MSExcel,Oracle etc
  • Small learning curve.
  • Many inbuilt chart options available.
  • Executive view option
  • Error messages are not self explanatory .I was doing integration with oracle data but seeing different errors with same query in two systems.
  • Bit expensive .
  • Sometimes is slow and behave weirdly with large datasets.
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April 28, 2021
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Editing
  • Exporting
  • Visualizations
  • Analytics
  • Data Ingestion
  • Training could be better.
  • It's complex if you aren't used to reporting.
  • Sometimes there is a long latency in performing a edit or rescoping.
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April 27, 2021
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • The learning curve is minimal.
  • Easy to use and very intuitive.
  • Tableau provides good quality online help.
  • The dashboards alignment can sometimes become a challenge.
  • It doesn't have the donuts/ the ring as a native visualization format.
  • Sometimes is difficult when dealing with dates calculations.
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April 27, 2021
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Live connect: direct query to data sources with seamless efforts
  • Drag & Drop UI: build easy and faster great visualizations
  • Big Data ready: simplest way to get data from data lakes
  • Fastest to deploy simple data models, slowest to deploy complex data models
  • Data Prep is not an out-of-the-box feature, but a separate tool
  • Pricing compare to Power BI, still remains expensive
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Feature Scorecard Summary

Pixel Perfect reports (134)
8.3
Customizable dashboards (156)
8.9
Report Formatting Templates (136)
8.4
Drill-down analysis (151)
8.3
Formatting capabilities (153)
8.4
Integration with R or other statistical packages (115)
7.6
Report sharing and collaboration (148)
8.6
Publish to Web (140)
8.7
Publish to PDF (141)
8.7
Report Versioning (105)
8.2
Report Delivery Scheduling (113)
8.2
Delivery to Remote Servers (66)
7.9
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.) (145)
9.0
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization (141)
9.0
Predictive Analytics (118)
7.9
Multi-User Support (named login) (129)
8.7
Role-Based Security Model (110)
8.4
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete) (121)
8.8
Single Sign-On (SSO) (69)
8.6
Responsive Design for Web Access (117)
8.1
Dedicated iOS Application (84)
8.1
Dedicated Android Application (75)
8.2
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile (108)
8.2
REST API (51)
8.3
Javascript API (46)
8.2
iFrames (44)
8.2
Java API (42)
8.1
Themeable User Interface (UI) (47)
8.3
Customizable Platform (Open Source) (41)
8.3

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

Starting Price: $70

  • Has featureFree Trial Available?Yes
  • Does not have featureFree or Freemium Version Available?No
  • Has featurePremium Consulting/Integration Services Available?Yes
  • Entry-level set up fee?No
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Tableau Creator$70.00Per User / Per Month

All pricing plans are billed annually.

Tableau Desktop Technical Details

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

Frequently Asked Questions

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 9.

Who uses Tableau Desktop?

The most common users of Tableau Desktop are from Enterprises and the Information Technology & Services industry.