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
Tableau Software - Intuitive User Interface
Tableau Software - Interactive Dashboards on the Web
Tableau Software - iPad Support
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Tableau pricing

Tableau has a free version and offers a free trial. Tableau paid version starts at US$75.00/month.

Starting Price:
US$75.00/month
Free Version:
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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 2,284 View all reviews
Shishir
Shishir
  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 501–1,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
5
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
4

5
Reviewed on 25/6/2019

Excellent tool for Data Visualization with simplicity

I have worked on domains like Telecom and Network where in I have been using Tableau. Its really liked by senior management as it shows each and every bit very clearly to relevant stake holders. For example, Marketing head likes region wise revenue sale dashboard which gives region/sales manager/product wise sale.

Pros

There are many features which lot of users would have liked:-
1. Connection to almost all database
2. Many types of Charts can be created including Sankey, Doughnut, Maps etc.
3. Its has the feature of data blending and data extraction
4. Dashboards can be viewed on multiple devices like tablet, mobile and laptops.
5. Its really fast while drilling down or filtering out from any dashboard.

Cons

Its a bit expensive tool as compared to other data visualization tools however its a value for money.

Caroline
Caroline
  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 1,001–5,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
5
Ease of Use
4
Customer Support
5

4
Reviewed on 7/8/2023

User-friendly dashboard/report Tool

Tableau is amazing software that has greatly aided our data analysis efforts. Tableau meets all of our needs for data analysis and dashboard creation. The nicest element is that direct use of ad hoc data needs is possible, with no dependencies.

Pros

One of the most useful features of Tableau is the flexibility with which its dashboards may be filtered. Information that is simple to understand, demonstrate, and infer. Any group may quickly and simply extract useful data thanks to a drag-and-drop interface.

Cons

Data syncing problems can cause the dashboards to malfunction. Notifications about impending outages would be greatly appreciated. however, that shouldn't be a deal breaker.

Maggie
  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Monthly for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
5
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
5

5
Reviewed on 25/6/2024

Widely integrated and speedy

Best BI tool out there - super flexible, scalable, securely integrated with most you may need (databricks, alteryx, aws, MATLAB, R etc) and oh my, is it performant! Most dashboards will lag when fed large datasets, not tableau. Allows you to tell your story, quickly and reliably every time.

Pros

Most impressive points (and ones that make it worth the price tag) are performance and the extensive list of native data connectors and partner ecosystem

Cons

Not cheap/very accessible to most SMEs. Free version is really good, but limited in some key functionality (e.g. sharing is only available to paid users or you have to share public/create potential issues with data protection)

Jamie
  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
0
Features
4
Ease of Use
3
Customer Support
0

3
Reviewed on 6/12/2022

Tableau Review

We only have one license because of the cost. This means that only one user can edit reports, etc. This makes it very difficult as the user who runs the daily report isn't necessarily the user who we would want to create new reports or edit existing ones. More than one license is too expensive and working with a single license is annoying.

Pros

We use it mostly to create a daily report. Once it is setup, modifying the dated is simple enough to produce the same report daily.

Cons

It is very slow when trying to modify an existing report to add something new. Takes many minutes to load after each additional join. Takes a very long time to create new reports. Also, I would like to see the SQL that is being run in an easier way (currently can edit the log files and find it, but very annoying and difficult to find the queries in a text editor)

Alternatives Considered

Metabase

Reasons for Switching to Tableau

We are moving to use Metabase in the coming weeks due to the license issue and slow loading speeds in Tableau.
Joseph
  • Industry: Construction
  • Company size: 201–500 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
5
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
5

5
Reviewed on 17/4/2024

Unlocking Insights from Data with Tableau is Seamless

I am able to make informed business decisions by unlocking insights from data automatically with Tableau.

Pros

Tableau automates data catalog, preparation, modeling and visualization which saves time.

Cons

I use Tableau on a daily basis and I barely face challenges on my end.

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