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2018-03-06T17:00:00Z

What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for Tableau?

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Top 5Consultant

To be in a competitive market, Tableau has to reconsider its approach on licensing to retain its customers and allow a similar Desktop version like Power BI to allow Data Visualization SME time to explore the tool and not limiting the time restrictions. 


Tableau is very aware of the market situation and its competitors and I'm sure they will take measures asap. Best wishes.

2021-07-05T16:45:38Z
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Top 20Real User

Tableau's pricing structure is unusual. So let's consider all the other competitors in the market. For example, we have products like Tableau, Power BI, Cognos, and QlikView in the data visualization segment. Compared to those, Tableau is quite costly. Their desktop version is expensive, and if you're using their servers, it's even pricier. Of course, they give discounts to bigger organizations. For example, we are premium customers to them, so we are getting it at a different cost, but for an individual, it's costly.

2021-10-22T18:07:25Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

I believe it has a lifelong license, and once you purchase it, you don't have to renew it, but I'm not sure.

2021-09-10T10:44:24Z
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Top 20Real User

We have a global package but I'm not involved in licensing and don't know the cost.

2021-08-31T19:42:05Z
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Top 20Real User

It is fairly expensive. I have no idea what they paid. We were on an enterprise license, so whatever it is they licensed at the enterprise level is what we paid.

2021-08-31T19:09:49Z
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Top 20Real User

I have no knowledge concerning the licensing costs of Tableau.

2021-08-05T18:39:41Z
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Top 5Real User

In general, if someone is new and wants to learn Tableau, it's around $70 per month.

2021-07-11T12:26:00Z
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Top 5Reseller

Tableau must consider reducing its license costs

2021-07-02T14:30:21Z
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Real User

It's my understanding that the pricing of this solution is quite reasonable and very competitive. That said, I haven't really done an in-depth comparison against competitors.

2021-06-16T09:32:18Z
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Real User

Its licensing cost should be improved.

2021-05-26T08:00:31Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

Its price is a concern. It is more expensive than Power BI. My guess would be that it is $1000 or less per year. We might go for Power BI in the future because of its umbrella with Microsoft licensing. It is much cheaper for us to use Power BI, and some folks will go in that direction because they don't want to pay the higher license.

2021-04-23T18:20:07Z
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Real User

There is a license required, we pay an annual license which is priced fair.

2021-04-05T14:51:00Z
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ExpertModeratorReal User

Its price is higher than Power BI and QlikView. Tableau costs around $70 per user per month, whereas Power BI is around $8 to $9. QlikView is around $30. Tableau has various prices for various models such as Creator, Designer.

2021-03-03T19:06:48Z
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Top 20Real User

Its price is reasonable. Everything is included in the license.

2021-03-01T11:40:42Z
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Top 5Real User

Tableau is not as cost-effective as Microsoft BI.

2021-02-23T14:41:10Z
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Top 5Real User

The price of this solution could definitely be lower. It's quite expensive. We're on a monthly subscription — I am not sure exactly how much we pay.

2021-02-19T08:21:18Z
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Top 20Reseller

Pricing could be better. I believe they should offer better pricing for deployment in small to mid-sized companies. Tableau needs to change the pricing model and offer a monthly option. This is the principal benefit their competitors offer. If companies can pay month-to-month, it would provide more opportunities for them.

2021-02-05T13:40:50Z
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Top 5Consultant

If they want to be competitive in the market, the price must be improved. They should allow more than a 14-day trial version. It should be a longer duration otherwise no one will want to learn it. Tableau is $35, whereas Power BI is only $9.90. Tableau is not competitive and should reduce its price.

2021-02-03T11:36:23Z
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Top 5Real User

Our company hasn't yet made a decision on the product in terms of long-term usage. I'm not sure what the licensing status is at this point.

2021-02-03T10:27:15Z
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Top 20Real User

The solution is expensive but it depends on the customer's needs which will determine the cost of the licensing. How much they require and what package they want.

2021-02-02T12:46:16Z
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Top 20Real User

It's an annual fee with everything included but it's quite expensive.

2021-01-15T12:22:54Z
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Top 20Real User

The price of Tableau is high, although there are different types of licenses available.

2021-01-14T21:34:14Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

The solution is very expensive. If you have many users then it is going to cost your company a lot of money.

2021-01-14T07:23:25Z
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Top 5Real User

It is a bit difficult for some people when they hear $70.00 per month, as some solutions are available for less than $10.00 or for free. What I always tell my trainees is that it is not so much about the cost, but rather, how you can quickly get the insights you have derived into the minds of your audience or stakeholders. It is important to consider the ease of use. If a product is free but usability is a problem then it is not actually free because it cannot be even used.

2021-01-05T14:10:00Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

The professional version of Tableau is quite expensive. This is in comparison to some other products, such as Microsoft BI, which is only $110 per year.

2021-01-04T20:53:20Z
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Top 5Real User

At $70 per month, I think the price is a bit scary. I have a small consulting firm in Ghana, working in about 15 different African countries, and when it comes to our part of the world, $70 a month is a lot of money for software. In fact, where Tableau was approved for use in Gambia, I had the EU pay for three years. But I know it's expiring soon, and I don't think they will have the money to renew. I don't know how they're going to do it. When you come to Africa, especially when you're on the net, we don't use it so much, so I don't know if there is something that they can do about pricing for people in the African continent. Yet recently, I trained 265 medical statisticians on how to visualize their data, using Tableau Public. They were so happy. And they thought, "Oh, this is very easy for us to do." But when they asked me about the price and I told them, they said, "$70? But we can't pay." So that for me is a problem here. And, mostly, it's a problem for everybody. There are some companies that can easily afford it, but the majority of companies cannot.

2020-12-13T06:25:00Z
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Top 20Real User

The solution is quite expensive.

2020-12-04T21:56:58Z
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Top 20Real User

The price of Tableau is reasonable compared to other products. One thing to keep in mind is that price is not the only thing to consider. The first time that you want to test any BI tool, you have to give the user some time to work with it and learn it. This means that the trial period should be as long as possible. Many startups can't afford most of the BI tools, so they are looking for open-source platforms.

2020-11-19T14:15:40Z
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Top 20Real User

Pricing is not bad. It's competitive.

2020-11-18T13:55:12Z
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Top 20Reseller

The pricing is expensive.

2020-11-03T07:34:00Z
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Top 20Real User

The pricing of the solution is a bit high.

2020-10-29T13:17:37Z
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Real User

It is reasonable and cheap as compared to other major tools. It has a good price, and people go for it because of its pricing.

2020-10-28T14:02:14Z
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Top 20Real User

The company chose to purchase a creator license for me, which was $70. With that license, you can also be an administrator. We also have 20-25 extra licenses and they cost around $20-$35 each. Those are for normal users who will be viewing the dashboards. Those are monthly charges. There aren't any other costs over and above that. Apart from that we had database licensing. So because we used Snowflake as a cloud database.

2020-07-26T08:19:05Z
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Top 20Real User

Licensing is charged per user, I believe. Even if they're just providing you a minimum specification there will be added costs if you need more processing power. If you want to connect to the data sources, then that needs to be included in the complete solution. It's an adaptive cost.

2020-07-06T08:10:48Z
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Real User

Check that you need the functionality that you pay for - Tableau is not cheap.

2019-10-10T12:38:00Z
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Real User

Be careful with the Tableau Viewer's licenses, and stay with the right number of users.

2019-06-14T23:02:00Z
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Real User

The initial cost that is set according to CPU cores is expensive. You need to go with at least thirty-two CPU cores for five thousand or more users.

2019-05-01T14:10:00Z
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Real User

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.

2019-02-21T18:44:00Z
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Real User

The price is competitive. We always consider pricing when considering a new solution. We are a non-profit, and pricing is a huge concern.

2018-09-25T09:23:00Z
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Real User

Tableau is an expensive solution, though it comes with its advantages.

2018-08-22T11:28:00Z
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Top 20Real User

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.

2018-07-09T07:46:00Z
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Real User

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.

2018-06-09T20:04:00Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

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.

2018-03-06T17:00:00Z
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