Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop

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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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Popular Features

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  • Customizable dashboards (163)
    8.4
    84%
  • Drill-down analysis (156)
    8.3
    83%
  • Mobile Application (178)
    8.1
    81%
  • Formatting capabilities (159)
    8.0
    80%

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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

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Features

BI Standard Reporting

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

8.1Avg 8.1

Ad-hoc Reporting

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

8.2Avg 8.0

Report Output and Scheduling

Ability to schedule and manager report output.

8.4Avg 8.3

Data Discovery and Visualization

Data Discovery and Visualization is the analysis of multiple data sources in a search for pattern and outliers and the ability to represent the data visually.

8.5Avg 8.1

Access Control and Security

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

8.5Avg 8.5

Mobile Capabilities

Support for mobile devices like smartphones and tablets.

8.1Avg 7.9

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

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

7.7Avg 7.9
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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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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 with Watson, SAP Lumira Discovery, and Qlik Sense are common alternatives for Tableau Desktop.

Reviewers rate Publish to Web and Single Sign-On (SSO) highest, with a score of 8.7.

The most common users of Tableau Desktop are from Enterprises (1,001+ employees).
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Reviews

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Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
The support, as well as the community for the Tableau Desktop, is particularly well established. In addition to this, the documentation is pretty useful and comes in handy in scenarios where some external support is needed. Moreover, the training content available over web and the certification courses is second to none.
Tohidul Islam | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
In our company, Tableau Desktop is used to ensure data visualizations. It's a crucial pillar of stability. In addition to tracking interactions with customers and sales, dashboards often include tables, charts, and graphs for other purposes. Salesforce bought Tableau. Community help forum posts have either vanished or are challenging to locate. Except in the case of a paid support contract, Tableau Desktop will not provide support to you. However, the user experience has met my expectations.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Tableau Desktop does not give you support unless you pay for it. If your organization has purchased Tableau Desktop and not support, your best bet is to simply use Google and see if any one else has had the same issues as you are having at that moment in time. You can pay for better support.
Orin Mamun | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Without payment, Tableau will not provide customer support. Salesforce has purchased the community forums for the Tableau software. Forum posts are either unavailable or missing. It isn't easy to contact support, but they're helpful when you can meet or call. Because they weren't trying to sell anything, they were less aggressive. Although they are a great partner, I wish for more cooperation.
Issac Paul | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Any bugs or new features that I have required I update it in the user community forum usually a moderator from tableau support responds and provides the necessary solutions. Also, the user group in the forums are interactive for Q/A related to the product features.
Jeremy Pierce, MBA | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Tableau does not give you support unless you pay for it. If your organization has purchased Tableau and not support, your best bet is to simply use Google for your issue. They were recently acquired by Salesforce so all of the community help forum posts are missing or hard to find now. Support is simply not something that you get, unless you pay for it.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Tableau's support team responds quicker with work/client licensing rather than to an individual. There are situations where we cannot share TWBX files and it takes a while for the support team to understand the issue and help/resolve it. I personally didn't have a resolution to my problem after contacting the support team in the past.
Afia Tamanna | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Tableau has a lot of potentials, but it doesn't always live up to its price tag for customer service. There are times when you can't get in touch with the support team, but when you do, they're beneficial. We need more proactive exit strategies, not just sales pitches. In my opinion, they're a good partner, but more collaboration is required.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Tableau has a large customer support service, and all user queries are addressed very efficiently in very little time. Additionally, there are several Tableau-related blogs that provide solutions to almost all frequently generated issues. There are also several YouTube channels that teach Tableau from scratch, thereby providing a good foundation for new learners.
Joseph Alleruzzo | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
The support staff is tough to reach at times, but helpful when you have a chance to schedule a call/meeting with them. I wish they were more proactive in terms of reach out and did not try to always sell something. I see them as a valid partner, but would like to have more collaboration.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Tableau support has been extremely responsive and willing to help with all of our requests. They have assisted with creating advanced analysis and many different types of custom icons, data formatting, formulas, and actions embedded into graphs. Tableau offers a weekly presentation of features and assists with internal company projects.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
The community forum of Tableau is great where people can collaborate and answer your issues. But sometimes you have to wait for quite a lot before you get any response from their support teams. This is where I believe Tableau lacks as after paying such a high price you expect quality support which I believe is not up to the mark.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
My experience with the Tableau team has all been positive. They are very quick to help and the Tableau community is a vast resource full of common problems where you can find most answers. Those that you can not find, the Tableau team were very quick and helpful to solve any issues we had.
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I have never really used support much, to be honest. I think the support is not as user-friendly to search and use it. I did have an encounter with them once and it required a bit of going back and forth for licensing before reaching a resolution. They did solve my issue though.
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