Tableau Pricing and License Cost

DHS HQ at a government with 10,001+ employees
License small scale and run with it to get a business case going on its use. Give the licenses only to those analysts you want to do quick turnaround visualizations and those that know the data sources/data (those that don’t will just have access to tool and that compounds a problem with giving you something nice to look at but no meaning behind it, which I wouldn’t recommend). Look to existing platforms of one’s current BI environment and see if you can have a server license which can reduce the per user licenses. I wish there was more of a subscription model with the pricing when it comes to Tableau, so you can get all the latest version upgrades/features if you pay monthly/annually, rather than buy straight up licenses that you lock to a baseline version and have to pay for upgrades later on. It limits how many users you can get on the thing, and it's not like you will use it all the time. View full review »
Ron Bayes
Senior HR Analyst at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
Best advice on pricing is to anticipate the desire for more licenses once the results of this product are acknowledged in other parts of your company. Note that for others to interface with a published report on your server, they need what’s called an interactor license. We acquired several guest interactor licenses in order to lend out to departments so they can see the benefit of accessing their reports on the server vs. static reports. This encourages them to purchase their own interactor licenses or at least plan to purchase when preparing their budgets for the following year. View full review »
Peter Birksmith
(2IC) Senior System Analyst at a insurance company with 10,001+ employees
Buy 50 at a time. Project your use base every three months, and project your requirements forward, so you can meet demand for licenses by having them available. We have also added the vendor into our internal order system for ad hoc requests that we meet the needs of those that want a license on their own terms. View full review »
Alberto Guisande
Director at Decision Science
Tableau's licensing is pretty straightforward and simple. However, Tableau is a company that does not respect partners. Tableau is a company that overlaps and steps onto the partners' total deal. We had a very good example in Panama with one of the biggest companies in the country. They stepped in without notice, without having a partner laid out. The company turned down the deal and took it another year and a half to resurface. Finally, when it was close to closing, Tableau stepped in and messed it up. That is a common behavior of the boss company in Latin America. View full review »
User at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Not sure about this, except that Tableau can be costly (but this can be indefinable, such as user experience vs. cheaper etc.) View full review »
Milena Manfredini
Delivery Planning & Implementation at a comms service provider with 11-50 employees
If you are a student Tableau provides a 1 year license for desktop version. You can also publish your work on Tableau Public. View full review »
BI Expert at a tech services company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Really work across the organization to understand the user personas of your audience. Who is a builder, who is an audience member? Being able to set up the server licensing right (core vs user seats) is the fastest way to manage your costs. Paying for users you never setup or buying expensive desktop licenses for users who can solve their users with web editing on the server are the two biggest expenses. View full review »
Program Manager at a non-profit with 1,001-5,000 employees
The price is competitive. We always consider pricing when considering a new solution. We are a non-profit, and pricing is a huge concern. View full review »
Gareth Crawshaw
Consultant at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
Standard software license cost to setup initially and an optional maintenance fee which include version upgrades. On balance, the costs of software balance nicely against the user experience because you probably wouldn’t need to spend a great deal on training as the product is straightforward to use. I continue to use Tableau in my free/personal time but have been using Tibco Spotfire much more frequently in my professional capacity, so will look to update my review of that software as well View full review »
Enterprise Risk Manager at a transportation company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The Desktop and Professional version pricing is straightforward. Cannot comment on the Server licensing aspect. View full review »
Business Intelligence Manager with 501-1,000 employees
I am quite pleased that Tableau has now revised their pricing and licensing. The initial model was quite expensive but the current model allows you to scale up as you need to and it is far more attractive. The ability to license on a per user per month basis is now very affordable. View full review »
ProductEngineer with 51-200 employees
I think Tableau could try to have different types of pricing and licensing packages, since there are a variety of users with different needs. For example, some users prefer to buy a license for one time only and use the service without upgrade for a long period of time, but some prefer monthly subscriptions. View full review »
Carlo Capasso
Partner at a consultancy with 1-10 employees
The price is good. The price could be higher for the quality of software, so they revised the pricing in this version, and I agree with the price for top version. The top version costs about $70 per month, and the price is cheap for the quality. View full review »
Software Development Engineer at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
The quote is only valid for 15 days. There may be price changes (after 15 days) that might impact your cost and finance budget. View full review »
Advisor at a retailer with 501-1,000 employees
The pricing and licensing are generally high with Tableau. I thoroughly encourage their recent initiative of going to a “Tableau as a Service” business model, which aligns well with enterprises and also small and medium sized organizations. It even works for individuals who would like to learn Tableau and its core strengths. View full review »
Ayodele Makun
Pre-Sales Technical Consultant at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Tableau pricing and licensing is on the high side for a small company, but it’s competitive among its peers. They offer a monthly subscription for their cloud service. View full review »
Anthony Febres
Ejecutivo de cuentas at a marketing services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
I like the payment model. For the people who need to create, they buy their licenses. Everyone else can use the free Tableau Viewer. This is much better than some of the competitor products, which require full licences for everything. View full review »
IT Instructor at a university with 1,001-5,000 employees
Pricing is fair for small business groups, but it also depends on the scalability that they need with the cartographic integration for better maps. View full review »
Consulting Head
Tableau is very good as a starting point for a BI system and environment with relatively low cost. But it's not easy to expand to enterprise level because there is no discount pricing strategy. Some customers choose Tableau for small systems, but they choose other solutions for enterprise requirements, to reduce costs, even though they know Tableau is a better product. View full review »
Jonathan Friesen
User at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
So far we're just using the Tableau Desktop, so just the licenses for that. The Reader is free to deploy. We've just started to pilot Server. View full review »
Project Development Coordinator at a logistics company with 51-200 employees
Mainly, there is a free download version but with limitations that allow the user to evaluate and then contact the service provider for their respective installation and deployment. View full review »
Sunyong Kim
Business Intelligence Specialist
It would be the best to request them to Tableau Software. View full review »
Praveen Yalagandula
Sr Programmer Analyst at a construction company with 1,001-5,000 employees
If the user base is huge, try getting enterprise level licenses. If not, you can get desktop licenses for power users. View full review »
Business Intelligence Manager at a non-tech company with 10,001+ employees
To be careful about the specific functions and capabilities between the different license options (Server, Online, etc.). The price could be very different, so will the functional options, too. View full review »
Senior Manager - Analytics at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
It is definitely worth it. View full review »
Javier Florian
BI & New Project Profesional at a insurance company with 10,001+ employees
It's transparent; no hidden costs. View full review »
Miguel Molano
‎R&D Manager at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
To consider that MS Power BI, which costs less, requires MS Office 365 subscription. Therefore, the investment in Tableau is less. View full review »
Manager Technology at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Tableau is an expensive solution, though it comes with its advantages. View full review »
IT Manager with 1,001-5,000 employees
The cost is high. View full review »

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