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What Is Tableau?

Tableau helps people transform data into actionable insights that make an impact. Easily connect to data stored anywhere, in any format. Quickly perform ad hoc analyses that reveal hidden opportunities. Drag and drop to create interactive dashboards with advanced visual analytics. Then share your work with anyone and make an impact on your business. From global enterprises to early-stage startups and small businesses, people everywhere use Tableau to see and understand their data. Learn More!

Who Uses Tableau?

Tableau empowers people throughout the organization to easily ask and answer questions of their data with intuitive, AI-powered tools to make better business decisions every day.

Where can Tableau be deployed?

Cloud-based
On-premise

About the vendor

  • Salesforce
  • Located in San Francisco, US
  • Founded in 2003

Tableau support

  • Phone Support
  • 24/7 (Live rep)
  • Chat

Countries available

Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France and 11 others

Languages

Chinese, English, French, German, Japanese and 3 others

Tableau pricing

Starting Price:

US$75.00/month
  • Yes, has free trial
  • Yes, has free version

Tableau has a free version and offers a free trial. Tableau paid version starts at US$75.00/month.

About the vendor

  • Salesforce
  • Located in San Francisco, US
  • Founded in 2003

Tableau support

  • Phone Support
  • 24/7 (Live rep)
  • Chat

Countries available

Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France and 11 others

Languages

Chinese, English, French, German, Japanese and 3 others

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Features of Tableau

  • AI/Machine Learning
  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Ad hoc Query
  • Ad hoc Reporting
  • Alerts/Escalation
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Annotations
  • Association Discovery
  • Bayesian Analysis
  • Behavioral Analytics
  • Benchmarking
  • Campaign Tracking
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Customer Database
  • Customizable Dashboard
  • Customizable Reports
  • Dashboard Creation
  • Dashboard Software
  • Data Analysis Tools
  • Data Capture and Transfer
  • Data Cleansing
  • Data Connectors
  • Data Discovery Software
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Integration
  • Data Management Software
  • Data Mapping
  • Data Quality Control
  • Data Security
  • Data Storage Management
  • Data Transformation
  • Data Visualization Software
  • Data Warehousing
  • Drag & Drop
  • ETL Software
  • Event Logs
  • Forecasting
  • Functions/Calculations
  • Heatmaps
  • High Volume Processing
  • IT, Server & Network Monitoring Software
  • Information Governance
  • KPI Monitoring
  • Metadata Management
  • Mixed Methods Research
  • Modeling & Simulation
  • Multi-Channel Attribution
  • Multivariate Analysis
  • Natural Language Search
  • Performance Metrics
  • Performance Monitoring
  • Predictive Analytics Software
  • Publishing/Sharing
  • Query Builder
  • ROI Tracking
  • Real-Time Analytics
  • Real-Time Data
  • Regression Analysis
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Scheduled/Automated Reports
  • Search/Filter
  • Self Service Data Preparation
  • Self-service Analytics
  • Sensitive Data Identification
  • Statistical Process Control
  • Statistical Simulation
  • Strategic Planning Software
  • Survival Analysis
  • Text Analysis Software
  • Third-Party Integrations
  • Time Series Analysis
  • Trend Analysis
  • Visual Analytics
  • Visual Discovery
  • Website Analytics
  • Widgets

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Reviews of Tableau

Average score

Overall
4.5
Ease of Use
4.1
Customer Service
4.2
Features
4.5
Value for Money
4.2

Reviews by company size (employees)

  • <50
  • 51-200
  • 201-1,000
  • >1,001
Samuel
Samuel
Founder and CEO in UK
Verified LinkedIn User
Internet, 2–10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Tableau for Business Intelligence

5.0 4 weeks ago New

Comments: Tableau overall is a very suitable software for data visualisation and business intelligence. It is easy to use and very interesting.

Pros:

Easy to use. Industry standard. Value for money. Large community. Recognised certificates. A year free plan for Students and Instructors. Can handle huge size of data. Charts and Visualizations can be embedded on websites and other spftwares like power point.

Cons:

Tableau prep is not as easy to use as MS Excel.

Alternatives Considered: Microsoft Power BI and Microsoft Excel

Reasons for Switching to Tableau: Tableau has many advanced features for data Visualizations and business intelligence. You can use free third party charts and extensions as well as the paid ones.

Nsereko
Public Relations and Communications Volunteer in US
Transportation/Trucking/Railroad, 201–500 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Tableau Unleashing the Power of Data Visualization

5.0 last month New

Comments: Overall My experience with Tableau is incredibly positive.

Pros:

Tableau is a transformative tool for data visualization, turning raw data into captivating visual stories and unlocking valuable insights. With its intuitive interface and powerful analytics, Tableau empowers users to explore data effortlessly, making data exploration feel like an exciting journey of discovery.

Cons:

Tableau is awesome and it doesn't have challenges.

ash
analyst in US
Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing, 1,001–5,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

Great Reporting Software

3.0 3 weeks ago New

Pros:

Great for Reporting, dashboard and KPI metrics.

Cons:

user license cost is expensive compared to features.

Nico
Network and Security Systems Administrator in Bahamas
Construction, 51–200 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Specific, relevant and contextual tool that helps in identifying growth opportunities

4.0 4 weeks ago New

Comments: Insightful experience. Best for turning data into actionable and strategic insights.

Pros:

Tableau helps us understand and appreciate data and what it means to the organization in improving operations and efficiency. Familiarizing ourselves with data filtering, grouping and segmenting. It is key in improving the process of data analysis by eliminating defects. It has eventually improved customer experiences, allows us to make better decisions and helps guide our marketing strategies towards success.

Cons:

Sending larger files especially to multiple destinations can end up catastrophic. It can stop and you end up losing your files.

Joseph
Mechanical Engineer in US
Construction, 201–500 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Unlocking Insights from Data with Tableau is Seamless

5.0 2 months ago

Comments: I am able to make informed business decisions by unlocking insights from data automatically with Tableau.

Pros:

Tableau automates data catalog, preparation, modeling and visualization which saves time.

Cons:

I use Tableau on a daily basis and I barely face challenges on my end.