Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop

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Score 8.4 out of 100
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Tableau Desktop

Overview

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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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Popular Features

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Customizable dashboards (163)

8.5
85%

Drill-down analysis (156)

8.1
81%

Formatting capabilities (159)

8.1
81%

Mobile Application (179)

7.8
78%

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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

Features Scorecard

BI Standard Reporting

8.1
81%

Ad-hoc Reporting

8.1
81%

Report Output and Scheduling

8.2
82%

Data Discovery and Visualization

8.4
84%

Access Control and Security

8.4
84%

Mobile Capabilities

7.9
79%

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

7.7
77%

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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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 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.

Reviews

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Score 8 out of 10
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  • AI Capabilities like ask data and time series forecasting are superb.
  • Interactive visuals that are provided on the dashboard makes it so beautiful and playful.
  • Very good set of charts along with the chart suggestion based on the data used.
  • Pricing
  • Support for data cleaning with Tableau Desktop.
Tohidul Islam | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Verified User
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  • In the BI/analytics platform, it's a popular reporting tool.
  • Includes graphs, maps, and plots that easily integrate with data.
  • Intuitive data representation and handling of large amounts of data attracted it.
  • Downloading large datasets can be time-consuming.
  • To use it effectively, users must be knowledgeable about it.
Mayur Garg | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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  • It helps to analyze big data and data can be in any form
  • It helps 5 tools to analyze and create report
  • It helps to create different type of charts
  • As I user I dont find any missing feature because as a part of marketing team we are satisfied with the feature we are using
Orin Mamun | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Verified User
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  • It serves as a central repository for all of the company's data.
  • Intuitive and uncomplicated data management is the norm here.
  • With this tool, it is simple to discover and explore information.
  • Tableau's impressive data visualization capabilities allow it to deal with large data sets.
  • Data visualization of a million rows is possible without affecting the dashboard's performance.
  • There are times when the visualization is a bit dull.
  • The creator determines the user-friendliness of data boards.
  • It would be greatly appreciated if the refresh timer could be increased.
  • In terms of user experience and interface design, I'm not convinced.
Score 7 out of 10
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Verified User
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  • The user interface is easy to understand, so it doesn't take long to learn how to operate it.
  • Even if you handle a huge amount of data, it will not slow down.
  • It is easy to extract data from various points of view.
  • Creating a diagonal reference line requires a lot of steps.
  • In many cases, if you're used to working with Excel, you'll find that simple things can't be done easily with Tableau Desktop.
Jeremy Pierce, MBA | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
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Verified User
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  • Nearly pixel perfect graphs
  • Easily switch from visualizing data to presenting just numbers
  • So many data point connectors. If you have data, it'll connect to it.
  • So many moving points to make a detailed graph.
  • The visualizations are very rudimentary which leads to analysts creating multiple visualizations to overlay over each other in 1 dashboard.
  • Data is a full truncate & reload, or you can use an API but it is an append only data flow.
Ankit Gada ☑ | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Verified User
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  • 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
Al Mubassir Muin | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Verified User
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  • Simplicity and dashboard
  • Low cost and scalability
  • An easy-to-use interface
  • Real-time dashboard options
  • Numerous visualization options
  • Integration of large amounts of data
  • Downloading, accessing, and using it is simple
  • Enhanced customization
  • Offers limited product support
  • Cost-effective for a small business
Score 9 out of 10
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Verified User
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  • Creating various graphs using key data points.
  • Geographical representation of data.
  • Create Key performance indicators based on dates.
  • Trend lines, heatmaps.
  • More chart features/options outside of ShowMe.
  • A better way to represent financial data.
  • Data prep and data cleaning features.
  • Custom formatting options, date functions.
Afia Tamanna | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Verified User
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  • An excellent tool for data visualization, it presents information in an appealing visual format—an exceptional platform for storing and analyzing data in any size organization.
  • Through interactive parameters, it enables real-time interaction with the user and is easy to learn and get support from the community.
  • There is a significant learning curve involved in presenting data in a visually appealing manner.
  • It can be challenging to incorporate many views, and daily data extracts can be slow depending on the data source.
  • More advanced features can only be accessed through the desktop version, while Tableau Server can only offer a few options for editing.
Score 9 out of 10
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Verified User
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  • It can handle very large amount of data
  • Drop-down options in dashboards allow users to analyze the impact of clusters within the dataset
  • It integrates well with Python and R
  • It is strictly a visualization tool, hence no data preprocessing is possible
  • Non-coding Tableau users will find it difficult to preprocess data using Python/R and then push the preprocessed data to Tableau
  • The reports generated has to be updated manually since Tableau does not allow automatic refreshes
October 06, 2021

Tableau for the win!

Aquinov Mathappan | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
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Verified User
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  • Excellent data visualization tool.
  • Easy to learn and great support from the community.
  • Great ecosystem to manage data for organizations of any size.
  • Expensive for small organization
  • Product support from Tableau is limited
  • Need more easy to use templates for users who are just starting out.
Rafael Grandizoli | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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  • Connect to many data sources
  • Plot any data into insightful visualizations
  • Create charts and reports quickly
  • Data story-telling with dashboards
  • Chart animation for presentations and web
  • Layout customization for panels and dashboards
  • Improvements on mobile visualizations
Score 10 out of 10
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  • 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
July 15, 2021

Tableau your life!

Score 9 out of 10
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Verified User
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  • Has all the calculations and features required to build out complex data models
  • Has good training programs to bring people up to speed with functionality
  • Has great presentation features when socializing data visualization to stakeholders
  • The visualizations can have more visually appealing formats
  • Functionality takes a bit of a learning curve, needs to be a little more intuitive
Score 10 out of 10
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Verified User
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  • 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
Score 9 out of 10
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Verified User
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  • 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