What is Tableau?

Tableau is an enterprise analytics platform that enables your organization to explore trusted data in a secure and scalable environment. It gives people access to intuitive visual analytics, interactive dashboards, and limitless ad-hoc analyses that reveal hidden opportunities and eureka moments alike. Get the security, governance, and management you require to confidently integrate Tableau into your business—on-premises or in the cloud—and deliver the power of true self-service analytics at scale.

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Redefining the role of IT in modern BI world

Also known as
Tableau Desktop, Tableau Server, Tableau Online
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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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)

Tableau Alternatives
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Tableau Questions

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User Success Manager
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Nigel MagsonHi Orlee, Thought I would comment on this from an Apteco FastStats... more »
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JhornberI regularly attend local Tableau meetups where different users from the... more »
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Venkat Trainingwe are providing BO in online training for the details e-maile me... more »
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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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Damien KeoghThere's a lot of info on the web on this but the most succinct is probably... more »
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Manager - Knowledge & Insights at a marketing services firm with 501-1,000 employees
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Community Manager
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Presales BI at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Consultant at a consultancy with 51-200 employees
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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 »
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reviewer75321Development times will be very different. Qlikview requires scripting... more »
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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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Larry KellerIn short, the under-served business user can expect a shorter time to benefit... more »
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Tim LittleI agree with Larry. Both of These Platforms you refer to are visual... more »

Tableau Projects By Members

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Business Intelligence Project
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Leveraged SQL data store and Tableau Desktop to democratize enrollment management for large community college in... more»
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Virtulisation - Shamal Information System
To Design, Build and Deliver a complex multi application Web based Information and Management System, which... more»
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Architecture design and management development project Tandi-Reinsurance implemented JEE 7 and the standard ACORD... more»
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MoPath Analysis
The MoPath Analysis provides advanced analytics to identify and address payment issues with a $200+ million line of... more»
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Case Study - Analysis of Real Estate Sales in Bay County, FL During 2015 Analysis of qualified real... more»
Visualizations designed for Demand Planning, integrating with 'R'
Visualizations designed for Demand Planning, integrating with 'R' - Designed to understand customer historical... more»

Tableau Consultants

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An experienced and ambitious BI Lead, with experience in the Financial Services and Technology industries. With advanced analytical skills developed in Banking & Insurance, coupled with leadership of data warehousing programmes. I specialise in transforming information into value adding... more>>
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Business Intelligence: Raw Data or Strategic Analytics' There is a big difference between corporate information and Strategic Knowledge. Corporate Information usually consists of internal raw data while Strategic Knowledge is the business wisdom necessary to achieve profitable growth... more>>
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Guided Analytics Highly skilled in data exploration, analysis, visualization and presentation. Experienced in descriptive, behavioral and predictive customer analytics using industry standard tools and processes (SQL, R, Rapid Miner, MS SSAS, MS Excel). Highly skilled in guided analytics,... more>>
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VIA or Visual Intelligence and Analysis provides training from basic to expert level using Tableau as well as technical data preparation skills when the data are not Tableau ready. Training and documentation is available in English, Spanish and French. Specialties: Subject Matter Expertise... more>>
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Data Visualization and BI Consultant
An astute data analyzer and visualization expert with sound knowledge on BI solution development and implementation. Rich experience in catering to business verticals in different industries with normal to highly complex data intricacies and reporting environment. Specialties: Business... more>>
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Consultant Director
Experienced professional with blended knowledge in visual analytics development, statistics, logistics and operation optimization. Specialized in translating user requirements into tangible visualizations to track performance, detect outliers and perform root cause analysis.
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Senior Consultant
8 years of experience in several sectors in information systems, mainly in conception of BI solutions and financial software. Capable of addressing an entire project lifecycle from requirements gathering to testing and deployment.
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Assistant Consultant
I have more than 10 years of experience in Data Warehousing and have worked extensively in Informatica, OBIEE, Business Objects, Talend and Tableau. Motorola has been my client for all these years. I've worked in various data warehouses of Motorola (Mobility).I've extensive experience in working... more>>
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