What is Tableau?

Overview

Tableau is a BI-focused software company that produces a wide range of interactive visualization tools that help businesses analyze large quantities of data in a quick, intuitive, and user-friendly way.

Also known as
Tableau Desktop, Tableau Server
Sample customers

Accenture, Adobe, Amazon.com, Bank of America, Charles Schwab Corp, Citigroup, Coca-Cola Company, Cornell University, Dell, Deloitte, Duke University, eBay, Exxon Mobil, Fannie Mae, Ferrari, French Red Cross, Goldman Sachs, Google, Government of Canada, HP, Intel, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Macy's, Merck, The New York Times, PayPal, Pfizer, US Army, US Air Force, Skype, and Walmart.

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Business Manager (Exco level) & Executive Director at a retailer with 1-100 employees
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Business intelligence tools report from it central station 2015 12 16m44
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125,484 professionals have used our research on 4,648 solutions.
Business intelligence tools report from it central station 2015 12 16m44
Find out what your peers are saying about Tableau and others in Business Intelligence Tools.
125,484 professionals have used our research on 4,648 solutions.
Business intelligence tools report from it central station 2015 12 16m44
Find out what your peers are saying about Tableau and others in Business Intelligence Tools.
125,484 professionals have used our research on 4,648 solutions.
Business intelligence tools report from it central station 2015 12 16m44
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Jhornber
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BI Expert at a leisure / travel company with 1000+ employees
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Ariel Lindenfeld
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Director of Community
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guycuthbertYou can explore the rise of Tableau, year on year, in the Gartner BI Magic... more »
Larry keller li?1414328940
Larry KellerIn keeping standard protocol in/on forums similar to IT Central, it is a... more »
Open uri20130701 14899 ggr3og?1414329263
guycuthbertApologies, my bad... yes, we are a Tableau customer (Desktop & Server),... more »
Anonymous avatar x30 9b84f7cf7b8e252123185ab3ccf62e1988e25e7cfbb00e1ffd48a52a5c4bc479
srdirect9129 guycuthbert Maybe you should explore The new Tibco Analytics offering...it... more »
Chris sault li?1422992622
Chris SaultAgreed Gartner is a good source but it is not the "be all and end all" It... more »
Open uri20130701 14899 ggr3og?1414329263
guycuthbert@sdirect9t29 Do you mean Spotfire 7? Yes, we need to review it thoroughly,... more »
Anonymous avatar x30 9b84f7cf7b8e252123185ab3ccf62e1988e25e7cfbb00e1ffd48a52a5c4bc479
srdirect9129then its time you became more familiar. reach out to me and I can help more »
Michael roytman mba global management li?1425091562
Michael Roytman, MBA Global Management@srdirect9129 Good day, We are exploring various BI/Data... more »

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Tableau Pricing

Tableau features five major products, each with its own pricing solution.

Tableau Desktop-: -A drag-and-drop desktop program that allows users to quickly analyze, sort, and visualize big data in record time. (Pricing: Professional edition - $1,999 per user, first year; $399 per year thereafter. Personal edition - $999 per user, first year; $199 per year thereafter)

Tableau Server: -Browser-based analytics with an interactive dashboard. Sharable, usable BI available for desktop and mobile use.

Tableau Online: -The hosted version of Tableau Server, enabling users to share live, interactive dashboards within the company as well as with partners and customers. (Pricing: $500-$1,000 per user, per year)

Tableau Reader: -A free PC app that enables sharing of data visualization created with Tableau Desktop. (Pricing: Free)

Tableau Public: -Website enhancement with interactive data storytelling. No programming necessary to create, publish, or share visualizations. (Pricing: Free)

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Tableau Questions

Reviewer78465 li?1414329971
John BeckerSort of depends on our friends’ use case ... Different business sectors,... more »
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Director461I cannot comment in Spotfire but we use Tableau rather extensively. Users... more »
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gagneetI would prefer Tableau over Spotfire, mainly because of the features it... more »
Senior Enterprise Architect at a software R&D company with 100-1000 employees
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Damien keogh li?1414339021
Damien KeoghThere's a lot of info on the web on this but the most succinct is probably... more »
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Rubab Rizvi
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Manager - Knowledge & Insights at a marketing services firm with 100-1000 employees
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Avigail Sugarman
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Community Manager
IT Central Station
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Varun
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Presales BI at a tech services company with 1-100 employees
Consultant at a consultancy with 1-100 employees
Reviewer78465 li?1414329971
John BeckerHere's what I posted on an earlier associated posting: Sorry Researched... more »
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reviewer71784I am not the correct person to explain the pricing part but definitely I can... more »
Reviewer75321 li?1414329885
reviewer75321Development times will be very different. Qlikview requires scripting... more »
Database Expert at a energy/utilities company with 1000+ employees
Anonymous avatar x30 9b84f7cf7b8e252123185ab3ccf62e1988e25e7cfbb00e1ffd48a52a5c4bc479
Rich MycroftHi, What you have indicated is pretty much what I see and have been quietly... more »
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tjbateRich - I feel for you. The supposed benefits of standardisation of end-user... more »
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Todd CanedyI can't see one replacing the other. They are two distinctively different... more »
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Ariel Lindenfeld
Community Mgr
Director of Community
IT Central Station
Larry keller li?1414328940
Larry KellerIn short, the under-served business user can expect a shorter time to benefit... more »
Tim little li?1414330104
Tim LittleI agree with Larry. Both of These Platforms you refer to are visual... more »

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