Tableau

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.

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!

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Free Trial

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Tableau deployment and support

Support

  • Email/Help Desk
  • FAQs/Forum
  • Knowledge Base
  • Phone Support
  • 24/7 (Live rep)
  • Chat

Deployment

  • Cloud, SaaS, Web-based
  • Mac (Desktop)
  • Windows (Desktop)
  • Windows (On-Premise)
  • Linux (On-Premise)
  • Android (Mobile)
  • iPhone (Mobile)
  • iPad (Mobile)

Training

  • In Person
  • Live Online
  • Webinars
  • Documentation
  • Videos

Tableau Features

  • AB Testing
  • API
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Behavior Tracking
  • CRM
  • Campaign Management
  • Campaign Personalization
  • Campaign Segmentation
  • Configurable Workflow
  • Contact Database
  • Contact Management
  • Customer Segmentation
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Forms
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Synchronization
  • Drag & Drop
  • Email Management
  • Email Marketing
  • Email Templates
  • Email Tracking
  • Engagement Tracking
  • Event Triggered Actions
  • Interaction Tracking
  • Lead Capture
  • Lead Distribution
  • Lead Generation
  • Lead Management
  • Lead Nurturing
  • Lead Qualification
  • Pipeline Management
  • Pipeline Reports
  • Prioritization
  • Progress Tracking
  • Prospecting Tools
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Search/Filter
  • Social Media Integration
  • Target Account Identification
  • Task Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Visitor Tracking
  • Web Forms
  • Workflow Management

View full list of Account Based Marketing

  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Ad hoc Analysis
  • Ad hoc Query
  • Ad hoc Reporting
  • Alerts / Escalation
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Benchmarking
  • Charting
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Dashboard
  • Dashboard Creation
  • Data Connectors
  • Data Extraction
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Mapping
  • Data Synchronization
  • Data Transformation
  • Data Visualization
  • Drag & Drop
  • Forecasting
  • Key Performance Indicators
  • Metadata Management
  • Monitoring
  • Multiple Data Sources
  • Performance Management
  • Performance Metrics
  • Predictive Analytics
  • Profitability Analysis
  • Publishing / Sharing
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Sales Trend Analysis
  • Scorecards
  • Search/Filter
  • Self Service Data Preparation
  • Strategic Planning
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Trend / Problem Indicators
  • Trend Analysis
  • Visual Analytics

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  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Ad hoc Analysis
  • Ad hoc Query
  • Ad hoc Reporting
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Charting
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Customization
  • Dashboard Creation
  • Data Connectors
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Synchronization
  • Data Visualization
  • Drag & Drop
  • Forecasting
  • Functions/Calculations
  • KPI Monitoring
  • Mobile Dashboards
  • Monitoring
  • Multiple Data Sources
  • Performance Metrics
  • Predictive Analytics
  • Private Dashboards
  • Projections
  • Public Dashboards
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Real-time Updates
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Sales Trend Analysis
  • Scheduled / Automated Reports
  • Scorecards
  • Search/Filter
  • Single Page View
  • Single Sign On
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Trend Analysis
  • Visual Analytics
  • Website Analytics
  • Widgets
  • Workflow Management

View full list of Dashboard

  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Ad hoc Analysis
  • Ad hoc Query
  • Ad hoc Reporting
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Charting
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Reports
  • Dashboard
  • Dashboard Creation
  • Data Capture and Transfer
  • Data Connectors
  • Data Discovery
  • Data Extraction
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Mapping
  • Data Migration
  • Data Storage Management
  • Data Visualization
  • Database Support
  • Drag & Drop
  • Forecasting
  • Metadata Management
  • Monitoring
  • Multiple Data Sources
  • Natural Language Search
  • Performance Metrics
  • Predictive Analytics
  • Query Builder
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • Sales Trend Analysis
  • Search/Filter
  • Secure Data Storage
  • Self Service Data Preparation
  • Self-service Analytics
  • Sentiment Analysis
  • Storytelling
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Trend Analysis
  • User Management
  • Visual Analytics
  • Visual Discovery
  • Widgets

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  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Ad hoc Reporting
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • CRM
  • Charting
  • Compliance Management
  • Configurable Workflow
  • Contextual Search
  • Customizable Templates
  • Dashboard Creation
  • Data Capture and Transfer
  • Data Connectors
  • Data Dictionary Management
  • Data Extraction
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Mapping
  • Data Storage Management
  • Data Synchronization
  • Data Transformation
  • Data Visualization
  • Document Storage
  • Drag & Drop
  • False Positives Reduction
  • Forecasting
  • HIPAA Compliant
  • Match & Merge
  • Metadata Management
  • Monitoring
  • Multiple Data Sources
  • Offline Access
  • Predictive Analytics
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Risk Assessment
  • Rules-Based Workflow
  • Sales Trend Analysis
  • Search/Filter
  • Secure Data Storage
  • Self Service Data Preparation
  • Sensitive Data Identification
  • Surveys & Feedback
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Trend Analysis
  • Visual Analytics
  • Visual Discovery
  • Workflow Management

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  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Audit Management
  • Audit Trail
  • Automatic Backup
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Compliance Management
  • Customer Database
  • Customizable Reports
  • Dashboard Creation
  • Data Analysis Tools
  • Data Capture and Transfer
  • Data Connectors
  • Data Extraction
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Integration
  • Data Mapping
  • Data Migration
  • Data Quality Control
  • Data Security
  • Data Storage Management
  • Data Synchronization
  • Data Verification
  • Data Visualization
  • Database Support
  • Document Storage
  • Drag & Drop
  • Full Text Search
  • Information Governance
  • Master Data Management
  • Match & Merge
  • Metadata Management
  • Monitoring
  • Multiple Data Sources
  • Projections
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • SSL Security
  • Secure Data Storage
  • Task Scheduling
  • Third Party Integrations
  • User Management
  • Version Control
  • Visual Analytics
  • Workflow Management

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  • AI/Machine Learning
  • Big Data Analytics
  • Data Analysis Tools
  • Data Extraction
  • Data Integration
  • Data Mapping
  • Data Quality Control
  • ETL Tools
  • Reporting/Analytics

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  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Ad hoc Analysis
  • Ad hoc Query
  • Ad hoc Reporting
  • Charting
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Content Management
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Dashboard
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Customization
  • Dashboard Creation
  • Data Capture and Transfer
  • Data Connectors
  • Data Extraction
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Management
  • Data Mapping
  • Data Synchronization
  • Data Visualization
  • Drag & Drop
  • Forecasting
  • Geographic Maps
  • Monitoring
  • Multiple Data Sources
  • OLAP
  • Performance Metrics
  • Predictive Analytics
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Real-time Updates
  • Relational Display
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Sales Trend Analysis
  • Scheduled / Automated Reports
  • Search/Filter
  • Simulation
  • Single Sign On
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Trend Analysis
  • Visual Analytics
  • Visual Discovery
  • Website Analytics
  • Widgets
  • Workflow Management

View full list of Data Visualization

  • 360 Degree Feedback
  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Ad hoc Reporting
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Applicant Tracking
  • Attendance Tracking
  • Benefits Management
  • Compensation Management
  • Compensation Plan Modeling
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Reports
  • Dashboard
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Visualization
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Email Templates
  • Employee Database
  • Employee Management
  • Employee Onboarding
  • Employee Portal
  • Employee Profiles
  • Employee Self Service
  • Feedback Management
  • HR Metrics Library
  • Leave Tracking
  • Organizational Charting
  • Payroll Management
  • Performance Appraisal
  • Performance Management
  • Predictive Modeling
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Recruitment Management
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Secure Data Storage
  • Self Service Portal
  • Succession Planning
  • Survey/Poll Management
  • Surveys & Feedback
  • Talent Management
  • Task Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Training Management
  • Trend Analysis
  • Turnover Tracking
  • Vacation/Leave Tracking
  • Workflow Management

View full list of HR Analytics

  • AB Testing
  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Ad hoc Reporting
  • Alerts / Escalation
  • Behavior Tracking
  • Behavioral Analytics
  • Conversion Rate Optimization
  • Conversion Tracking
  • Customer Activity Tracking
  • Customer Experience Management
  • Customer Segmentation
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Dashboard
  • Dashboard Creation
  • Data Visualization
  • Drag & Drop
  • Dynamic Content
  • Element Analytics
  • Email Management
  • Embeddable Maps
  • Engagement Tracking
  • Feedback Management
  • For Sales Teams/Organizations
  • For Science
  • Geographic Maps
  • Heatmaps
  • Mobile Access
  • Radial Mapping
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • Sales Trend Analysis
  • Search/Filter
  • Single Sign On
  • Surveys & Feedback
  • Tagging
  • Templates
  • Territorial Mapping
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Visitor Tracking
  • Visual Analytics
  • Web Traffic Reporting
  • Website Analytics

View full list of Heatmap

  • AB Testing
  • API
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Ad hoc Reporting
  • Analytics/ROI Tracking
  • Behavior Tracking
  • CRM
  • Campaign Analytics
  • Campaign Management
  • Campaign Planning
  • Campaign Scheduling
  • Campaign Segmentation
  • Campaign Tracking
  • Channel Attribution
  • Charting
  • Content Management
  • Conversion Rate Optimization
  • Conversion Tracking
  • Customer Journey Mapping
  • Customer Segmentation
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Dashboard
  • Dashboard Creation
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Visualization
  • Drag & Drop
  • Email Marketing
  • Engagement Tracking
  • Keyword Tracking
  • Monitoring
  • Multi-Campaign
  • Multi-Channel Management
  • Multi-Channel Marketing
  • Performance Metrics
  • Predictive Analytics
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Search/Filter
  • Social Media Integration
  • Social Media Monitoring
  • Social Promotion
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Trend Analysis
  • Visual Analytics
  • Website Analytics

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  • AI/Machine Learning
  • API
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Ad hoc Analysis
  • Ad hoc Reporting
  • Alerts / Escalation
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Benchmarking
  • CRM
  • Charting
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Compliance Management
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Reports
  • Dashboard Creation
  • Data Blending
  • Data Capture and Transfer
  • Data Discovery
  • Data Extraction
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Mapping
  • Data Storage Management
  • Data Transformation
  • Data Visualization
  • Demand Forecasting
  • Drag & Drop
  • For Education
  • For Healthcare
  • For Retail
  • Forecasting
  • Modeling & Simulation
  • Monitoring
  • Multiple Data Sources
  • Performance Management
  • Performance Metrics
  • Predictive Analytics
  • Prioritization
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Sales Trend Analysis
  • Secure Data Storage
  • Sentiment Analysis
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Trend Analysis
  • Visual Analytics
  • Visual Discovery
  • Workflow Management

View full list of Predictive Analytics

  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Ad hoc Analysis
  • Annotations
  • Categorisation/Grouping
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Computer Assisted Coding
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Reports
  • Data Coding
  • Data Collection
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Storage Management
  • Data Visualization
  • Drag & Drop
  • Feedback Management
  • Media Analytics
  • Mixed Methods Research
  • Monitoring
  • Multi-Language
  • Multimedia Support
  • Multiple Data Sources
  • Predictive Analytics
  • Qualitative Comparative Analysis
  • Quantitative Analysis
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Data
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Search/Filter
  • Sentiment Analysis
  • Single Sign On
  • Statistical Analysis
  • Tagging
  • Text Analysis
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Trend Analysis
  • User Research Analysis
  • Visual Analytics
  • Website Analytics

View full list of Qualitative Data Analysis

  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Ad hoc Analysis
  • Ad hoc Query
  • Ad hoc Reporting
  • Audit Management
  • Budgeting/Forecasting
  • Charting
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Dashboard
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Dashboard Creation
  • Data Connectors
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Synchronization
  • Data Visualization
  • Drag & Drop
  • Financial Analysis
  • Financial Reporting
  • Forecasting
  • Marketing Reports
  • Monitoring
  • Multiple Data Sources
  • OLAP
  • Performance Management
  • Performance Metrics
  • Predictive Analytics
  • Projections
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Real-time Updates
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • Sales Reports
  • Sales Trend Analysis
  • Scheduled / Automated Reports
  • Search/Filter
  • Single Sign On
  • Summary Reports
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Trend Analysis
  • Visual Analytics
  • Widgets
  • Workflow Management

View full list of Reporting

  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Ad hoc Analysis
  • Ad hoc Query
  • Ad hoc Reporting
  • Application Management
  • Association Discovery
  • Bayesian Analysis
  • Charting
  • Compliance Tracking
  • Customer Segmentation
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Customization
  • Dashboard Creation
  • Data Connectors
  • Data Extraction
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Transformation
  • Data Visualization
  • Drag & Drop
  • File Storage
  • Forecasting
  • Monitoring
  • Multiple Data Sources
  • Multivariate Analysis
  • Performance Management
  • Performance Metrics
  • Predictive Analytics
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Real-time Updates
  • Regression Analysis
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • SSL Security
  • Sales Trend Analysis
  • Search/Filter
  • Statistical Process Control
  • Statistical Simulation
  • Survival Analysis
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Time Series
  • Trend Analysis
  • Visual Analytics
  • Visual Discovery
  • Website Analytics

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Average score

Overall
4,5
Ease of Use
4
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
Shishir C.
Shishir C.
Senior Business Analyst
Information Technology & Services, 501-1 000 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
  • Ease of Use
  • Features & Functionality
  • Customer Support
  • Value for Money
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    9/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2019/06/25

"Excellent tool for Data Visualization with simplicity"

Comments: 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.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2019/06/25
Paul P.
Paul P.
Lead Business Analyst
Information Technology & Services, 501-1 000 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
  • Overall Rating
  • Ease of Use
  • Features & Functionality
  • Customer Support
  • Value for Money
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    9/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2021/02/09

"Best looking data analyst tool"

Comments: Extremely happy with Tableau. Compared to other tools like PowerBI or Qlik, Tableau is far ahead, and improving all the time. Going forward, as the products are now, I can't imagine choosing any other.

Pros: Tableau Desktop absolutely produces the cleanest and most intuitive reports of any software like it. The learning curve for basic functionality is short and the online resources for deeper dives are plentiful.

Cons: Reports distribution in Tableau Desktop is clunky and connecting to SharePoint or similar distribution tools are too difficult to setup without professional IT assistance.
Tableau Prep is still in early stages of development. Some Flows take much too long for what shouldn't be so challenging an operation.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2021/02/09
Zolani P.
Business Owner
Transportation/Trucking/Railroad, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
  • Overall Rating
  • Ease of Use
  • Features & Functionality
  • Customer Support
  • Value for Money
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2021/09/12

"Tableau"

Pros: It's ability to provide business insighs across the value chain not only the finance area. This is an outstanding feature.

Cons: The investment and time you need to take to define properly your business requirements and data sources. Despite the advantage that you can connect to any data type source.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2021/09/12
Aurel G.
CTO
Computer Hardware, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
  • Overall Rating
  • Ease of Use
  • Features & Functionality
  • Customer Support
  • Value for Money
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    0/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2020/08/31

"Aggressive onboarding, false statements. Not customer-oriented."

Comments: We were on 30 days trial. The trial was about to expire but things didn't work correctly. Tableaus aggressive onboarding team made me sign for a one-year contract anyway. They promised to support us until everything works. But that did not happen. So I talked to them. Someone seemed to understand and said, he'd cancel the invoice and give us another trial and hopes, thins will work. After a few months, it worked indeed. So we purchased again. But: we never got a license even we already paid. Statement: the old invoice needs to be paid. So although we have a written confirmation, that the invoice is cancelled, tableau didn't cancel and now we have no money and no license. Very sad company. The product might be great but the philosophy horrible.

Pros: Once you have your data ready in a way, tableau is able to connect, it's an easy to use tool.

Cons: There's supposed to be a web data connector between Filemaker and tableau. This is not working. Tableau sales representative do not care about it.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2020/08/31
Vishal B.
Lead Business Intelligence
Information Technology & Services, 201-500 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
  • Ease of Use
  • Features & Functionality
  • Customer Support
    Unrated
  • Value for Money
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    9/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Source: SoftwareAdvice
  • Reviewed on 2021/08/19

"One of the best BI tools available in the market"

Comments: It was really good and helped in granular level analysis of data.

Pros: Tableau is one of the best business intelligence tools available in the market. The visual interface is really good and easy to use. The entire aspect of building dashboards with ease, setting up alerts is really good.
The features available in desktop version are really good and caters to most of the requirements.

Cons: A few areas where Tableau can improve are:
1) Navigating between multiple sheets is sometimes a tedious process. Something can be done if a user wants to move multiple sheets here and there in the workbook.
2) Add more features to Tableau Explorer - a lot of features are available in Tableau Creator/desktop version which are important for creating dashboards. Those should be added to Online version as well
3) Integration with files stored in AWS S3 is not available right now - direct integration should be available.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Source: SoftwareAdvice
  • Reviewed on 2021/08/19