What Is Tableau?

Tableau helps people transform data into actionable insights that make an impact. Easily connect to data stored anywhere, in any format. Quickly perform ad hoc analyses that reveal hidden opportunities. Drag and drop to create interactive dashboards with advanced visual analytics. Then share your work with anyone and make an impact on your business. From global enterprises to early-stage startups and small businesses, people everywhere use Tableau to see and understand their data. Learn More!

Who Uses Tableau?

Tableau empowers people throughout the organization to easily ask and answer questions of their data in real-time, leading to smarter business decisions every day.

Where can Tableau be deployed?

Cloud, SaaS, Web-based, Mac (Desktop), Windows (Desktop), Windows (On-Premise), Linux (On-Premise)

About the vendor

  • Salesforce
  • Located in San Francisco, US
  • Founded in 2003
  • Phone Support
  • 24/7 (Live rep)
  • Chat

Countries available

Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France and 11 others

Languages

Chinese, English, French, German, Japanese and 3 others

About the vendor

  • Salesforce
  • Located in San Francisco, US
  • Founded in 2003
  • Phone Support
  • 24/7 (Live rep)
  • Chat

Countries available

Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France and 11 others

Languages

Chinese, English, French, German, Japanese and 3 others

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Features of Tableau

  • AI/Machine Learning
  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Ad hoc Query
  • Ad hoc Reporting
  • Alerts / Escalation
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Annotations
  • Association Discovery
  • Bayesian Analysis
  • Behavioral Analytics
  • Benchmarking
  • Campaign Tracking
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Customer Database
  • Customizable Dashboard
  • Customizable Reports
  • Dashboard Creation
  • Dashboard Software
  • Data Analysis Tools
  • Data Blending
  • Data Capture and Transfer
  • Data Cleansing
  • Data Coding
  • Data Connectors
  • Data Discovery Software
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Integration
  • Data Management Software
  • Data Mapping
  • Data Quality Control
  • Data Security
  • Data Visualization Software
  • Drag & Drop
  • ETL Software
  • Event Logs
  • Forecasting
  • Functions/Calculations
  • High Volume Processing
  • IT, Server & Network Monitoring Software
  • Integration into Third Party Applications
  • KPI Monitoring
  • Key Performance Indicators
  • Metadata Management
  • Mixed Methods Research
  • Modeling & Simulation
  • Multi-Channel Attribution
  • Multivariate Analysis
  • Performance Metrics
  • Performance Monitoring
  • Predictive Analytics Software
  • Publishing / Sharing
  • Query Builder
  • ROI Tracking
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Data
  • Regression Analysis
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Scheduled / Automated Reports
  • Search/Filter
  • Self Service Data Preparation
  • Self-service Analytics
  • Single Page View
  • Statistical Analysis Software
  • Statistical Process Control
  • Statistical Simulation
  • Strategic Planning Software
  • Survival Analysis
  • Text Analysis Software
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Time Series Analysis
  • Trend Analysis
  • Visual Analytics
  • Visual Discovery
  • Website Analytics
  • Widgets

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Reviews of Tableau

Average score

Overall
4.5
Ease of Use
4.1
Customer Service
4.2
Features
4.5
Value for Money
4.2

Reviews by company size (employees)

  • <50
  • 51-200
  • 201-1,000
  • >1,001
Surya P.
Surya P.
WFM Analyst in India
Verified LinkedIn User
Consumer Services, 10,000+ Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

Best Visualization tool in the market

5 2 months ago New

Comments: Overall Tableau has made our daily to daily work much easier be it data collection from different sources or creating custom reports and dashboards or analyzing large set of data to gain impactful insights.

Pros:

It has amazing data visualization capabilities. Working for an organization where mostly reporting and visualization done on excel, When Tableau was introduced to our team and has been so much beneficial for us. You can create a scintillating and self-explanatory dashboard using this which is easily understandable by higher management even if they don't have any technical knowledge. Tableau can handle a large number of datasets also very easily and that dataset can be easily visualized without facing any performance issue. One thing which I like the most about tableau is report scheduling where your reports can be updated automatically every day. Another thing which i love about tableau is that multiple and different kind of data sources can be easily connected at one place.

Cons:

Till now nothing that hinders me while working on this tool as its meeting all my expectations.

Jeanne B.
Manager in US
Consumer Services, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

Alternatives Considered:

Once you learn how to use it, it makes a great data visualization and prediction tool!

5 2 months ago New

Comments: To me, Tableau is worth the money. Especially if you have to present your data to colleagues. They have options to make your data so easy to understand, not limited to common ones like graphs and charts. I also like that I can play around with their data prediction tools.

Pros:

Because I mainly use Excel for data recording, I like that Tableau does not require inputting the data again. I can just export my data and start visualizing it and preparing reports.

Cons:

If you don't have the proper training, you won't get full use of this software. It goes beyond data recording and I think data visualization is its main use (at least to me/ that's why I got it). Most of the features there are not self-explanatory. You have to take extra steps and watch their free videos to learn how to use them.

David W.
David W.
Head of Engineering in Australia
Verified LinkedIn User
Computer Software, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
Reviewer Source

Looks nice, but not so compelling for the cost or against the market

3 4 weeks ago New

Comments: Tableau is highly popular so I feel quite a contrarian in saying I wasn't overly enamoured with Tableau. For me, it was the frustration of feature differences in the desktop and web clients, the rapid nature at which its releases go out of support, and that - for us, at least - I didn't see the value for its price over other products.

Pros:

Tableau offers a lot of rich functionality for designing visualisations and dashboards. There is a lot of power in the product.

Cons:

There isn't feature parity across the desktop, web, and mobile versions. For instance, in the edition we have the web client doesn't allow us to view data sources to see the underlying query or to edit them. We need to use the desktop client. However, the desktop client no longer logs in - the login screen simply gives a blank screen. We asked Tableau support who simply said they couldn't provide any support for that version of Tableau Server as it was more than six months old and that we needed to upgrade before they'd help. However, this was during the log4j issue and Tableau disabled their downloads so we were stuck. I also find Tableau expensive when compared to the opposition. Microsoft has been clever in its pricing of Power BI for people who already have Office 365, for example, and you need to really ask yourself what Tableau features are so compelling that you'd pay so much more for it.

Niv M.
Project Manager TL in Israel
Gambling & Casinos, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

Tableau dashboards

5 2 months ago New

Pros:

Great customize dashboards for analyzing the data you need

Cons:

Mainly the high costs of the software use

Nick N.
Nick N.
Key Account Manager in US
Verified LinkedIn User
Financial Services Software, 10,000+ Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Business Intelligence,data visualization and data analysis at breeze with Tableau.

5 last month New

Comments: It's reliable with data discovery and data exploration.
It's simple to make data-driven decisions.

Pros:

I like how Tableau is a reliable tool for data preparation.It's simple to visualize and understand data with Tableau.I can analyze big datasets using this tool easily.

Cons:

I haven't found any missing functionality with Tableau as it's fully-featured to meet all my needs.