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Tableau Pricing, Setup Cost and Licensing

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Data Analysis Team Leader at Viber
Tableau pricing is low compared to other solutions that are in the market; for small-medium businesses, that would provide good cost-effectiveness. For big business, Tableau could be expensive as having a lot of Tableau server users (entering with a browser to reports) could be a bit expensive. view full review »
Gareth crawshaw li?1414337963
Consultant at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 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 »
Jonathan friesen li?1414332822
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 »
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Manager, Business Intelligence at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The price is perfect, as the ROI is superb. view full review »
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VP, Business Insights at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
My clients find the price tag for the desktop edition high, so they typically try to use the server/interactor edition, which for an analyst just doesn’t provide enough functionality to get the job done. Hopefully, as Tableau builds scale, they will be able to bring the price of the desktop edition down and get on more desktops, like Excel. view full review »
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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 »
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(2IC) Senior System Analyst at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 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 »
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VP Strategy, Global Delivery & Operations at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Our use case is met, but the pricing is still a matter of concern. view full review »
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Manager Business Intelligence and Analytics at a hospitality company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Negotiate the server license. The desktop license price is pretty set. view full review »
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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 »
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DHS HQ at a government with 1,001-5,000 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 »
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Senior Manager - Analytics at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
It is definitely worth it. view full review »
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Enterprise Risk Manager at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
The Desktop and Professional version pricing is straightforward. Cannot comment on the Server licensing aspect. view full review »
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Business Intelligence Specialist
It would be the best to request them to Tableau Software. view full review »
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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 »
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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 »
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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 »
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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 »
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‎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 »
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BI & New Project Profesional at a insurance company with 10,001+ employees
It's transparent; no hidden costs. view full review »
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Data / Systems Analyst 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 »
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Pre-Sales Technical Consultant at a tech services company with 51-200 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 »
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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 »
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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 »
Ron chipman li?1414339219
BI Expert at a tech services company with 501-1,000 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 »
Richard l williams li?1414338773
Senior Engineer, Big-Data/Data-Warehousing at a manufacturing company with 501-1,000 employees
Don't buy licenses until there is actual demand - buy a couple of full desktops and a couple of cloud licenses and grow from there ONLY when you have tables/reports/dashboards for users. view full review »
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Architect-Technology at a tech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The price-war has already begun among competing tools. However, I still believe Tableau is fairly priced and there are multiple options. view full review »
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Data Warehouse Manager at a university with 10,001+ employees
Pricing continues to be a sore spot. Desktop licensing discounts in bulk do not exist, which is challenging for a non-profit. Server core licensing is also prohibitive from an expansion standpoint. view full review »
Milena manfredini li?1422291849
Delivery Planning & Implementation at a tech vendor with 1,001-5,000 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 »
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Director at a tech services company
Research the variety of licensing schemes and choose the best one for your organization. view full review »
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Director, Strategic Data Analytics at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
Make sure you plan it into the 5 year plan - how many licenses you will need, etc. view full review »
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Lead Knowledge Analyst - Advanced Analytics at a consultancy with 1,001-5,000 employees
The pricing is complex and could be simplified. view full review »
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Business Analyst at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Tableau has a free trial, free versions for academic scholars/faculty, and a free public version. The paid versions are a little pricey, but likely worth it. view full review »
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Director of Analytics at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
The pricing and licensing model is very simple. There is one price for Tableau Desktop and two types of enterprise prices. You always know which price you are going to pay. view full review »
Virginio d amico li?1414339029
Developer at a construction company with 501-1,000 employees
I’m not in a position to make a reliable evaluation of ROI. However, I can firmly say that the cost of licenses is pretty fair and surely more convenient compared to other competitors. view full review »
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Technical Lead at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
An Interworks license is required if you do not directly purchase it from Tableau. view full review »
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Senior Analyst at a government with 501-1,000 employees
A non-complicated licensing scheme exists for the desktop version. Buy, activate and use. Licensing was easily manageable with a license key that could be activated or deactivated on a system as required. view full review »
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Manager - CRO at a tech company with 501-1,000 employees
Their price is as per industry standard and any company in analytics business will be comfortable with the pricing plans. view full review »
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Manager at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Desktop Pro is US$ 1,999 each. view full review »
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Business Intelligence Expert at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Pricing is very competitive. view full review »
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Senior Engineer Business Intelligence at a engineering company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Pricing of the tool would be expensive for any small organization. I would suggest sitting with the vendor's relationship manager to discuss your strategy and the pricing model you’re looking for. view full review »
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Sole Proprietor at a tech consulting company with 51-200 employees
I am unable to provide pricing/licensing advice; the licensing is provided through the school with keys for each student to obtain a desktop version. view full review »
Reviewer91872 li?1414330324
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 »
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Director, Business and Clinical Analytics at a healthcare company with 501-1,000 employees
Licensing can be expensive, so it’s best to determine scope and implementation plan. view full review »
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Partner at a tech services company
If the price was cheaper, then my rating could have been a perfect 10 ;) view full review »
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Assistant Vice President, Institutional Analysis at a university with 1,001-5,000 employees
Pricing/licensing comes in two methods; named users and core licensing. We started with named user accounts, buying only what we needed when we needed it. As demand for the platform grew, we upscaled to core licensing. That approach was practical for us. view full review »
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Portfolio Analyst at a insurance company with 501-1,000 employees
Pricing is certainly a bit expensive. view full review »
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Tableau Lead with 1,001-5,000 employees
It is expensive but worth it. I would prefer a lower license cost or an increase in the allowed # of users per license. view full review »
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Solution Architect at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Licensing costs continue to increase in Tableau and in QlikView ( https://www.itcentralstation.com/product_reviews/qlikview-review-38558-by-principalsolsarch435 ), which we also use, forcing us at some point to consider consolidating to one and/or turning some existing/owned MicroStrategy licensing inward to replace, if the upward pricing trend continues. view full review »
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Program Manager (Graduate Assistant) at a university with 1,001-5,000 employees
A bit costly, but worth investing. view full review »
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President at a non-profit with 51-200 employees
I would recommend lowering the licensing cost per user. view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
Solution Architect at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The per-user licensing model needs to be improved, based on the type of user. Currently, all users have to pay the same price, irrespective of user type. view full review »
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BI Architect at a healthcare company with 501-1,000 employees
Tableau pricing is competitive with the other options available in the market. view full review »
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Lead Software Engineer at a tech vendor with 1,001-5,000 employees
Always buying the latest Tableau Desktop Professional is too expensive for an individual analyst/developer. view full review »
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BI Specialist at a K-12 educational company or school with 501-1,000 employees
Before looking at the pricing/licensing, research all of the employees’ needs. Make a matrix with their needs and the available BI platforms on the market, checking which platform addresses the way your business way-to-do. Then, determine which users will use the platform to see information, to create information and to build information. view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
IT Admin at a tech company with 51-200 employees
No complaints. Reasonable price for professional version. view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
Senior Business Analyst at a logistics company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Server versions are not cheap and pretty similar for both Tableau and QlikView in terms of price. I don't see a big difference; it really depends on your organization's need. view full review »
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Product Manager - Emory University (Tableau) at a university with 1,001-5,000 employees
The pricing is a little steep. However, if used correctly, the improvements in productivity will more than outweigh the cost. view full review »
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Analyst at a consultancy with 51-200 employees
Pricing is steep. view full review »
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IT Admin at a tech company with 501-1,000 employees
For a global organization, pricing is affordable. view full review »
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GSDC Consultant at a consultancy
License cost is average. view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
IT Manager at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Tableau has both core-based licencing (for higher number of consumers scenario) and subscription based licences (for limited users scenario) - chose appropriate licencing based on your estimate of number of users. view full review »
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Consultant Director at DataBound Solutions
Go through the exercise of planning short and mid-term to understand what the best licensing model is e.g. per Core vs. Named Seats, number of Designers, etc. view full review »

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