About Tableau

Tableau is an integrated business intelligence (BI) and analytics solution that helps to analyze key business data and generate meaningful insights. The solution helps businesses to collect data from multiple source points such as SQL databases, spreadsheets, cloud apps like Google Analytics and Salesforce to create a collective dataset. Tableau's live visual analytics and interactive dashboard allow slicing & dicing datasets for generating relevant insights and exploring new opportunities. Users can create interactive maps and analyze data across regions, territories, demographics and more. Tableau helps to create a narrative story of the data analysis with interactive visualizations that can be shared with their audience. Tableau can be customized to serve a number of industry verticals including banking, communication, education, healthcare, real estate, manufacturing and technology. The solution can be either installed on-premises or hosted on the cloud as a SaaS application. Users can also view and analyze data on their Android and iOS smartphones with Tableau Mobile app.
Tableau Software - Advanced Mapping
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Tableau Software - Interactive Dashboards on the Web
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Tableau pricing

Tableau has a free version and offers a free trial.

Starting Price:
Not provided by vendor
Free Version:
Yes
Free trial:
Yes

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Tableau Reviews

Feature rating

Value for Money
4.2
Functionality
4.5
Ease of Use
4.1
Customer Support
4.2
5 reviews of 1,773 View all reviews
Dhrumil
  • Industry: Banking
  • Company size: 10,000+ Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
5
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
5

5
Reviewed on 13/07/2022

Excellent Product, great integration options!

It's got a whole lot of benefits and the look and feel of the software is better than any other software.

Pros

I love amount of features they have as compared to it's competitors. It just makes it so easy to integrate data within the software.

Cons

I don't like the fact that it has lesser functionalities when I comes to coding, preferably Python.

Alternatives Considered

Qlik Sense

Reasons for Choosing Tableau

It's just a lot better when it comes to the features.

Switched From

Microsoft Power BI

Reasons for Switching to Tableau

Sheerly due to the features offered.
Akshila
  • Industry: Consumer Goods
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
  • Review Source
Value for Money
3
Features
4
Ease of Use
4
Customer Support
4

4
Reviewed on 07/07/2022

Good data visualization software

Overall this is a good tool that can use to do data visualization really fast and easily.

Pros

Connecting and creating dashboards are really good and this is a top solution in the market for data visualization. this contains cloud-based solutions and On-prem solutions. This works with many data files like txt, CSV, xls, as well as this has a free version with really good features than other paid tools.

Cons

Sometimes tableau is getting hung while processing large data files and consume more RAM and CPU power to operate.

Kevin
  • Industry: Broadcast Media
  • Company size: 5,001-10,000 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 1+ year
  • Review Source
Value for Money
0
Features
2
Ease of Use
2
Customer Support
0

3
Reviewed on 01/08/2022

Tableau Review

Tableau can sometime be more frustrating than helpful, so truthfully i avoid using it as often as possible.

Pros

Tableau organizes iHeartMedia's library of podcasts so account executives can access data for each individual show. I like that I can sort podcasts by multiple different values, such as demographics or downloads.

Cons

The iTunes categories is a search engine and not a dropdown from which we could select categories.

Federico
  • Industry: Banking
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 1+ year
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
4
Ease of Use
4
Customer Support
3

5
Reviewed on 01/06/2022

The best Visualization Solution

Really impressed on the way this tools works, as easy as drag and drop fields in an Excel pivot table, in addition, Tableau won't allow yo to develop wrongful charts.

Pros

We really like the easiness to upload and prepare data visualizations, charts, graphics and dashboards. It works with the mains data files such as text crv, xls and google sheet documents. They have a free version which present the main functionalities, perfect for a small business, then if you need to upgrade to a paid version the process is very simple. Their forums and community really support, and help to improve, learn and develop great visualizations.

Cons

As any other solution, it takes some investigation and learning to understand the way it works and how to prepare robust presentations in Tableau. Some older versions do not allow roll back. Some sharing and analytic challenges are presented and really wish they develop additional features.

Alternatives Considered

QlikView and Microsoft Power BI

Reasons for Choosing Tableau

Tableau is a better product for the easiness and the complete customer service experience.

Reasons for Switching to Tableau

Once we started working with Tableau, we would not change to another solution because the way we work with the tool fits our opertive needs.
Linda
  • Industry: Education Management
  • Company size: 501-1,000 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
0
Features
4
Ease of Use
4
Customer Support
0

4
Reviewed on 29/06/2022

Tableau is good enough!

Pros

I liked that it was a bit easier to use due to the user interface and the ability to license for student use

Cons

We have trouble sometimes importing data

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