Tableau Overview

What is Tableau?

Tableau helps people and organizations become more data-driven as the trusted leader in analytics.

The Tableau platform provides the breadth and depth of capabilities to serve the needs of even the largest global enterprises in a seamless, integrated experience. Tableau is designed to fit, not dictate your data strategy, 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—and offers a fundamentally different user experience by empowering people of all skill levels to explore and analyze data using visuals and natural language. Tableau has become the standard language of analytics for modern business users and continues to lead the industry with the most passionate and engaged user community in analytics, a customer base with millions of users at more than 80,000 organizations, and a deep commitment to customer-focused innovation.

Tableau Overview

Cost

Starting from
USD 70.00/month

Pricing options

Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

For Individuals

Tableau Creator: $70 USD/user/month, billed annually

For Teams & Organizations

(On-premises or public cloud)
Tableau Creator: $70 USD/user/month, billed annually
Tableau Explorer: $35 USD/user/month, billed annually
Tableau Viewer: $12 USD/user/month, billed annually | min. 100 Viewers required

Fully hosted by Tableau

Tableau Creator: $70 USD/user/month, billed annually
Tableau Explorer: $42 USD/user/month, billed annually
Tableau Viewer: $15 USD/user/month, billed annually | min. 100 Viewers required


Tableau Features

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
Asia, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China and 5 others, Europe, Germany, India, Japan, Latin America
Supported Languages
Chinese (Simplified), English, French, German, Japanese and 3 others, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish

Screenshots

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Tableau Reviews

Tableau Reviews

Overall rating
4.5
/
5
Excellent
789

Very good
438

Average
48

Poor
9

Terrible
4

Value for Money
4.2
Features
4.5
Ease of Use
4
Customer Support
4.2
95% recommended this app
Shishir C.

Excellent tool for Data Visualization with simplicity

I have worked on domains like Telecom and Network where in I have been using Tableau. Its really liked by senior management as it shows each and every bit very clearly to relevant stake holders. For example, Marketing head likes region wise revenue sale dashboard which gives region/sales manager/product wise sale.


Andres Q.

A very intuitive business intelligence tool

I 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


Verified Reviewer

Easy Analytics Tool

It is one of the grate tool that is saving my bunch of time. I can utilize more timings to make attractive visualizations rather than spending time in Organizing and Cleaning of data, It has everything like calculations, Maps, Filters and lot more very cool functions.


Charrelle J.

A Review of Tableau

I 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.


Michael K.

Tableau, powerful visualization tool.

Overall, I love the software. It always great ability to develop great, interactive, dashboards for the Directors of multiple divisions in our company.


Shishir C.
Industry: Information Technology & Services
Company size: 501-1,000 Employees

Excellent tool for Data Visualization with simplicity

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 25/06/2019
Review Source: Capterra

I have worked on domains like Telecom and Network where in I have been using Tableau. Its really liked by senior management as it shows each and every bit very clearly to relevant stake holders. For example, Marketing head likes region wise revenue sale dashboard which gives region/sales manager/product wise sale.

Pros

There are many features which lot of users would have liked:-
1. Connection to almost all database
2. Many types of Charts can be created including Sankey, Doughnut, Maps etc.
3. Its has the feature of data blending and data extraction
4. Dashboards can be viewed on multiple devices like tablet, mobile and laptops.
5. Its really fast while drilling down or filtering out from any dashboard.

Cons

Its a bit expensive tool as compared to other data visualization tools however its a value for money.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

Andres Q.
Industry: Food Production
Company size: 10,001+ Employees

A very intuitive business intelligence tool

Used Other for 2+ years
Reviewed on 14/01/2020
Review Source: Capterra

I 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

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Verified Reviewer
Industry: Government Administration
Company size: 501-1,000 Employees

Easy Analytics Tool

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 07/05/2020
Review Source: Capterra

It is one of the grate tool that is saving my bunch of time. I can utilize more timings to make attractive visualizations rather than spending time in Organizing and Cleaning of data, It has everything like calculations, Maps, Filters and lot more very cool functions.

Pros

So Easy to Clean and Reorganize data , data cleaning takes forever via database or Excel, Tableau makes it easy to load and clean before its ready for analysis

Cons

Takes to much time at first load or update large amount of data. Once it load successfully then you are good to go

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Charrelle J.
Industry: Government Relations
Company size: 10,001+ Employees

A Review of Tableau

Used Weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed on 12/12/2019
Review Source: Capterra

I 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.

Pros

Tableau 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.

Cons

Tableau 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.

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 7.0/10

Michael K.
Industry: Individual & Family Services
Company size: 201-500 Employees

Tableau, powerful visualization tool.

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 23/02/2020
Review Source: SoftwareAdvice

Overall, I love the software. It always great ability to develop great, interactive, dashboards for the Directors of multiple divisions in our company.

Pros

The software is user friendly and easy to figure out by reading books (manuals) and watching tutorial videos.

Cons

The company's customer support is lacking. The statistical analysis part of the software is weak. It will get you by the minimum types of calculations.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 7.0/10

User recommendation
8.5/10
Based on 1,288 user ratings
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Tableau Pricing

Tableau Pricing

Starting from
USD 70.00/month
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

For Individuals

Tableau Creator: $70 USD/user/month, billed annually

For Teams & Organizations

(On-premises or public cloud)
Tableau Creator: $70 USD/user/month, billed annually
Tableau Explorer: $35 USD/user/month, billed annually
Tableau Viewer: $12 USD/user/month, billed annually | min. 100 Viewers required

Fully hosted by Tableau

Tableau Creator: $70 USD/user/month, billed annually
Tableau Explorer: $42 USD/user/month, billed annually
Tableau Viewer: $15 USD/user/month, billed annually | min. 100 Viewers required

For Individuals

Tableau Creator: $70 USD/user/month, billed annually

For Teams & Organizations

(On-premises or public cloud)
Tableau Creator: $70 USD/user/month, billed annually
Tableau Explorer: $35 USD/user/month, billed annually
Tableau Viewer: $12 USD/user/month, billed annually | min. 100 Viewers required

Fully hosted by Tableau

Tableau Creator: $70 USD/user/month, billed annually
Tableau Explorer: $42 USD/user/month, billed annually
Tableau Viewer: $15 USD/user/month, billed annually | min. 100 Viewers required

Value for Money
4.2/5
Based on 1,288 user ratings
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Tableau Features

Tableau Features

API
Activity Dashboard
Ad hoc Reporting
Business Intelligence
Charting
Collaboration Tools
Customizable Reporting
Dashboard Creation
Data Filtering
Data Import/Export
Data Visualization
Drag & Drop Interface
Monitoring
Predictive Analytics
Real Time Analytics
Real Time Data
Reporting & Statistics
Third Party Integration
Trend Analysis
Visual Analytics
Features
4.5/5
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Categories

Videos and Tutorials

Videos and Tutorials

Additional information for Tableau

Additional information for Tableau

Key features of Tableau

  • API
  • Access control
  • Active Directory integration
  • Activity dashboard
  • Ad hoc analysis
  • Ad hoc query
  • Ad hoc reporting
  • Application security
  • Authentication
  • Automatic notifications
  • Automatic updates
  • Categorization
  • Collaboration tools
  • Content library
  • Create interactive dashboards
  • Create "no-code" data queries
  • Custom fields
  • Customizable reporting
  • Dashboard commenting
  • Dashboard creation
  • Data filtering
  • Data import/export
  • Data manipulation
  • Data mapping
  • Data notifications
  • Data querying
  • Data storage management
  • Data transformation
  • Data visualization
  • Database integration
  • Drag & drop interface
  • Email integration
  • Email notifications
  • Embed dashboards within
  • Filtered views
  • Gantt charts
  • Geographic maps
  • Geolocation
  • Graphical data presentation
  • Highlight and filter data
  • Import all ranges and sizes of data
  • Interactive content
  • List of native data connectors.
  • Metadata management
  • Metadata management
  • Mobile-ready dashboards
  • Monitoring
  • Multiple projects
  • Offline access
  • Permission management
  • Real time analytics
  • Real time data
  • Role-based permissions
  • Security permissions at any level
  • Server REST API
  • Share dashboards
  • String insights into a guided story
  • Tableau Public for data sharing
  • Tableau Reader for data viewing
  • Task management
  • Third party integration
  • Toggle view and drag-and-drop
  • Translate queries to visualizations
  • Trend analysis
  • Usage tracking
  • User activity monitoring
  • Visual analytics

Benefits

  • Ask Data: Use natural language to ask questions of any published data source and get a response in the form of a visualization.

  • Tableau Prep: Get to analysis faster by quickly and confidently combining, shaping, cleaning and operationalizing data flows.

  • VizQL Technology: Patented technology based on years of research at Stanford University. Create queries without writing code and transform these into queries graphical visualizations and dashboards.

  • Tableau Public: Allows users to publish interactive data stories on the web. Publish data on the business website and guide readers through a narrative of data.

  • Open, view and interact with dashboards built within the app. Users can filter and drill down into data, but cannot edit or interact without author permissions.

  • Metadata Management: Rename fields, modify number formats, combine fields into groups, create subsets of data by selecting groups of points, and build new hierarchies.

  • Tableau FAQs

    Tableau FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for Tableau.

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Tableau offer?

    Tableau offers the following pricing plans:

    Starting from: USD 70.00/month

    Pricing model: Subscription

    Free Trial: Available

    For Individuals Tableau Creator: $70 USD/user/month, billed annually For Teams & Organizations (On-premises or public cloud) Tableau Creator: $70 USD/user/month, billed annually Tableau Explorer: $35 USD/user/month, billed annually Tableau Viewer: $12 USD/user/month, billed annually | min. 100 Viewers required Fully hosted by Tableau Tableau Creator: $70 USD/user/month, billed annually Tableau Explorer: $42 USD/user/month, billed annually Tableau Viewer: $15 USD/user/month, billed annually | min. 100 Viewers required

    Q. What are the main features of Tableau?

    Tableau offers the following features:

    • API
    • Access control
    • Active Directory integration
    • Activity dashboard
    • Ad hoc analysis
    • Ad hoc query
    • Ad hoc reporting
    • Application security
    • Authentication
    • Automatic notifications
    • Automatic updates
    • Categorization
    • Collaboration tools
    • Content library
    • Create interactive dashboards
    • Create "no-code" data queries
    • Custom fields
    • Customizable reporting
    • Dashboard commenting
    • Dashboard creation
    • Data filtering
    • Data import/export
    • Data manipulation
    • Data mapping
    • Data notifications
    • Data querying
    • Data storage management
    • Data transformation
    • Data visualization
    • Database integration
    • Drag & drop interface
    • Email integration
    • Email notifications
    • Embed dashboards within
    • Filtered views
    • Gantt charts
    • Geographic maps
    • Geolocation
    • Graphical data presentation
    • Highlight and filter data
    • Import all ranges and sizes of data
    • Interactive content
    • List of native data connectors.
    • Metadata management
    • Metadata management
    • Mobile-ready dashboards
    • Monitoring
    • Multiple projects
    • Offline access
    • Permission management
    • Real time analytics
    • Real time data
    • Role-based permissions
    • Security permissions at any level
    • Server REST API
    • Share dashboards
    • String insights into a guided story
    • Tableau Public for data sharing
    • Tableau Reader for data viewing
    • Task management
    • Third party integration
    • Toggle view and drag-and-drop
    • Translate queries to visualizations
    • Trend analysis
    • Usage tracking
    • User activity monitoring
    • Visual analytics

    Q. Who are the typical users of Tableau?

    Tableau has the following typical customers:

    Freelancers, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Small Business

    Q. What languages does Tableau support?

    Tableau supports the following languages:

    Chinese (Simplified), English, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Tableau offer?

    Tableau has the following pricing plans:

    Subscription

    Q. Does Tableau support mobile devices?

    Tableau supports the following devices:

    Android, iPhone, iPad

    Q. What other apps does Tableau integrate with?

    Tableau integrates with the following applications:

    Bitium, Creatio CRM, Marketing Creatio, Mendix, Sales Creatio, Service Creatio, Smartsheet, SocialChorus, Targetprocess, iAuditor

    Q. What level of support does Tableau offer?

    Tableau offers the following support options:

    FAQs, Forum, Knowledge Base, Online Support, Phone Support, Video Tutorials