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Tableau empowers people throughout the organization to easily ask and answer questions of their data in real-time, leading to smarter business decisions every day.

Product Details

The Tableau platform provides the breadth and depth of capabilities that enterprises need, and adapts to your environment with unmatched flexibility and choice, while meeting the toughest governance and security requirements. People love using Tableau because it is both powerful and intuitive. Tableau leads the industry with the most passionate user community, over 80,000 customers, and a commitment to customer-focused innovation.

Contact Details

Tableau

https://www.tableau.com/

Founded in 2003

Located in United States

Starting Price

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Free Trial

Platform

  • Installed - Mac
  • Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Installed - Windows
  • Mobile - iOS Native
  • Mobile - Android Native

Training

  • In Person
  • Live Online
  • Webinars
  • Documentation

Support

  • Business Hours
  • Online

Tableau Features

Ad Hoc Reports
Benchmarking
Dashboard
Key Performance Indicators
Performance Metrics
Predictive Analytics
Profitability Analysis
Publishing / Sharing
Scorecards
Strategic Planning
Trend / Problem Indicators
Visual Analytics
Data Source Integrations
Data Visualization
Functions/Calculations
KPI Monitoring
Private Dashboards
Public Dashboards
Scorecards
Widgets
Data Discovery
Data Visualization
High Volume Processing
Predictive Analytics
Regression Analysis
Sentiment Analysis
Statistical Modeling
Text Analytics
Contextual Search
Data Classification
Data Matching
False Positives Reduction
Self Service Data Preparation
Sensitive Data Identification
Visual Analytics
Customer Data
Data Analysis
Data Capture
Data Integration
Data Migration
Data Quality Control
Data Security
Information Governance
Master Data Management
Match & Merge
Analytics/Reporting
Content Management
Custom Dashboards
Filtered Views
OLAP
Relational Display
Simulation Models
Visual Discovery
Behavioral Mapping
Dashboard
Dynamic Maps
Element Analytics
Embeddable Maps
For Sales
For Science
Radial Mapping
Territorial Mapping
Website Analytics
A/B Testing
Campaign Tracking
Channel Attribution
Customer Journey Mapping
Dashboard
Performance Metrics
Predictive Analytics
ROI Tracking
Social Media Metrics
Website Analytics
AI / Machine Learning
Benchmarking
Data Blending
Data Mining
Demand Forecasting
For Education
For Healthcare
Modeling & Simulation
Sentiment Analysis
Annotations
Collaboration
Data Visualization
Media Analytics
Mixed Methods Research
Multi-Language
Qualitative Comparative Analysis
Quantitative Content Analysis
Sentiment Analysis
Statistical Analysis
Text Analytics
User Research Analysis
Customizable Dashboard
Data Source Connectors
Drag & Drop
Drill Down
Financial Reporting
Forecasting
Marketing Reports
OLAP
Report Export
Sales Reports
Scheduled / Automated Reports
Association Discovery
Compliance Tracking
File Storage
Forecasting
Multivariate Analysis
Regression Analysis
Statistical Process Control
Statistical Simulation
Survival Analysis
Time Series

Tableau Reviews

Showing 5 of 1238 reviews
Overall
4.5/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
4.2/5
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Virginia M.
Social/Clinical Research Specialist
Higher Education, 501-1000 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
December 5, 2017

“Tableau Desktop is my must-have software. I couldn't do my job without it (nor would I want to)!”

OverallTableau has allowed our office to look at data in new ways. Whether we're using it for data exploration or dissemination, it makes the information easy to understand and use, even for newbies. In the past, we used spreadsheets and PDFs to share data with various constituents, but they were dense and only offered a static view of the data. Now, with interactive dashboards, end-users can not only search for the exact information they need, they can also see how it fits into the big picture. This capability has led people to ask more questions and actually get excited about data and assessment. Tableau allows us to answer those new questions quickly and accurately than before.
ProsI have been using Tableau Desktop for over five years now and I still get excited about it. First, Tableau is so easy to learn and use--the intuitive interface allows even first-time users to create amazing visualizations. Second, Tableau is a time saver. What used to take me weeks now takes days and what used to take days now takes minutes. Third, Tableau is versatile. There are many different chart types available, and with the ability to tweak everything from size to font to color, your imagination is the only limit. Fourth, Tableau is always evolving and improving. With each update, Tableau adds new features and capabilities that continuously make my job easier to perform. The software is capable of connecting with data in many different formats from spreadsheets and SQL to PDF's and spatial files, making it useful for any field or company that works with data. I could go on and on about the benefits of using Tableau, but the best way to understand my enthusiasm is to try the product--it speaks for itself!
ConsSometimes large data files can take several minutes to load. Tableau allows for the creation of extracts to speed up the process, but the initial upload still takes time. Tableau also does not have an auto-save feature, which has caused me to lose work on several occasions.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
December 5, 2017
Andres Q.
Project manager
Food Production, 10,001+ employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Features
3/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
January 13, 2020

“A very intuitive business intelligence tool”

OverallI started using it while I was making my MBA and I was amazed at the easy of use and the possibility to make chart in a very powerful way beyond excel. Later on, when I was asked to do some complex representation of many parameters, Tableau has been the best and easiest option, beyond other 3 options I have tried from major sellers
Pros- Very intuitive way o assemble data, no need for programming or special commands - Easily change data from numeric to alphanumeric - The most common and useful charts are available - Easy to breakdown data into several clusters - I once plotted 6 parameters in a 2 dimensional chart: X, Y, bubble size, color, name, icon - You can build special read-only docs with the functionality to be read by Tableu Reader (as in acrobat reader) - You can customize label, axis, trend and references lines
Cons- Eventually some very specific charts are not there as chord, tornado, tree maps, nodes, gauges, alluvial diagram, dendograms - Even with all the clustering, it lacks statistical analysis as Anova, hypothesis test between two set of data, normal probability plot
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
January 13, 2020
Sergio S.
sales officer
Insurance, 1001-5000 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Features
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
8/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
December 5, 2019

“Great for dashboards, but training is required”

OverallI generally use tableau to show sales data on dashboards to executives. Overall experience is great now that I have enough skill to operate and manipulate the data to generate what I want.
ProsI like that you can merge different data sources to generate new views of data. for example, overlay a census report above your sales data and have a demographic profile of sales for the country. Also the hundred different graphs and charts to choose from. this scores me high points with the executives when I show them a fancy graphic in meetings.
ConsWe had some trouble with tableau speaking to our servers and applications which took longer that we wanted before we could start using live data to run reports. You must clean your data before you upload to tableau. the data scrubbing system on tableau needs work. This makes it difficult when using live data. I usually just use and extract, clean and upload.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
December 5, 2019
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Charrelle J.
Analyst
Government Relations, 10,001+ employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
3/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Features
3/5
Likelihood to Recommend
7/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
December 12, 2019

“A Review of Tableau”

OverallI have been using Tableau in the office for over 2 years now. It is a product that continues to develop and evolve to better serve as a data visual and analysis tool.
ProsTableau is a great data visualization tool. If you need to make charts, graphs, tables or other types of data visuals, Tableau can get it done. You are able to upload files or connect directly to data sources on a server. After data is loaded, it is literally a drag and drop interface.
ConsTableau is great for creating visuals but is not so great as a data analysis tool. It lacks the ability to analyze and manipulate data that uses complex formulas and calculations.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
December 12, 2019
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Patrick L.
Developer
Banking, 10,001+ employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Features
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
8/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
January 14, 2020

“Easy To Use With Good Performance”

OverallIt's a good visualization tool. but price is not as cheap as we thought.
ProsExtract data source - hyper. we converted some Cognos reports to Tableau, in Cognos we have to pre-schedule it because the complex query behind the scenes takes long time to run. At beginning we use Tableau live connection, put most of calculations in ETL but still getting performances issue. after switch to hyper...oh it's fantastic.
ConsIn Cognos, to view Query behind FM model or Report just one click, it's very helpful and convenient during development and troubleshooting. In Tableau have to dig into log to find the query or check from DB side.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
January 14, 2020