Who Uses This Software?

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.

Average Ratings

1,219 reviews
  • Overall 4.5/5
  • Ease of Use 4/5
  • Customer Service 4.2/5
  • Features 4.5/5
  • Value for Money 4.2/5

Product Details

  • Free Version Yes
  • Free Trial Yes
  • Deployment Installed - Mac
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Installed - Windows
    Mobile - iOS Native
    Mobile - Android Native
  • Training In Person
    Live Online
    Webinars
    Documentation
  • Support Business Hours
    Online

Vendor Details

  • Tableau
  • https://www.tableau.com/
  • Founded 2003

About Tableau

The Tableau platform provides the breadth and depth of capabilities that enterprises need, and adapts to your environment with unmatched flexibility and choice, while meeting the toughest governance and security requirements.
People love using Tableau because it is both powerful and intuitive. Tableau leads the industry with the most passionate user community, over 80,000 customers, and a commitment to customer-focused innovation.

Tableau Features

  • Ad Hoc Reports
  • Benchmarking
  • Dashboard
  • Key Performance Indicators
  • Performance Metrics
  • Predictive Analytics
  • Profitability Analysis
  • Publishing / Sharing
  • Scorecards
  • Strategic Planning
  • Trend / Problem Indicators
  • Visual Analytics
  • Data Source Integrations
  • Data Visualisation
  • Functions/Calculations
  • KPI Monitoring
  • Private Dashboards
  • Public Dashboards
  • Scorecards
  • Widgets
  • Data Discovery
  • Data Visualisation
  • High Volume Processing
  • Predictive Analytics
  • Regression Analysis
  • Sentiment Analysis
  • Statistical Modeling
  • Text Analytics
  • Contextual Search
  • Data Classification
  • Data Matching
  • False Positives Reduction
  • Self Service Data Preparation
  • Sensitive Data Identification
  • Visual Analytics
  • Customer Data
  • Data Analysis
  • Data Capture
  • Data Integration
  • Data Migration
  • Data Quality Control
  • Data Security
  • Information Governance
  • Master Data Management
  • Match & Merge
  • Analytics/Reporting
  • Content Management
  • Custom Dashboards
  • Filtered Views
  • OLAP
  • Relational Display
  • Simulation Models
  • Visual Discovery
  • Behavioural Mapping
  • Dashboard
  • Dynamic Maps
  • Element Analytics
  • Embeddable Maps
  • For Sales
  • For Science
  • Radial Mapping
  • Territorial Mapping
  • Website Analytics
  • A/B Testing
  • Campaign Tracking
  • Channel Attribution
  • Customer Journey Mapping
  • Dashboard
  • Performance Metrics
  • Predictive Analytics
  • ROI Tracking
  • Social Media Metrics
  • Website Analytics
  • AI / Machine Learning
  • Benchmarking
  • Data Blending
  • Data Mining
  • Demand Forecasting
  • For Education
  • For Healthcare
  • Modeling & Simulation
  • Sentiment Analysis
  • Annotations
  • Collaboration
  • Data Visualisation
  • Media Analytics
  • Mixed Methods Research
  • Multi-Language
  • Qualitative Comparative Analysis
  • Quantitative Content Analysis
  • Sentiment Analysis
  • Statistical Analysis
  • Text Analytics
  • User Research Analysis
  • Customisable Dashboard
  • Data Source Connectors
  • Drag & Drop
  • Drill Down
  • Financial Reports
  • Forecasting
  • Marketing Reports
  • OLAP
  • Report Export
  • Sales Reports
  • Scheduled / Automated Reports
  • Association Discovery
  • Compliance Tracking
  • File Storage
  • Forecasting
  • Multivariate Analysis
  • Regression Analysis
  • Statistical Process Control
  • Statistical Simulation
  • Survival Analysis
  • Time Series

Tableau Most Helpful Reviews

Excellent tool for Data Visualization with simplicity

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

A very intuitive business intelligence tool

Reviewed on 14/01/2020
Andres Q.
Project manager
Food Production, 10,001+ Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source 
5/5
Overall
5/5
Ease of Use
3/5
Features & Functionality
Customer Support
4/5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
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Comments: I started using it while I was making my MBA and I was amazed at the easy of use and the possibility to make chart in a very powerful way beyond excel. Later on, when I was asked to do some complex representation of many parameters, Tableau has been the best and easiest option, beyond other 3 options I have tried from major sellers

Pros: - Very intuitive way o assemble data, no need for programming or special commands
- Easily change data from numeric to alphanumeric
- The most common and useful charts are available
- Easy to breakdown data into several clusters
- I once plotted 6 parameters in a 2 dimensional chart: X, Y, bubble size, color, name, icon
- You can build special read-only docs with the functionality to be read by Tableu Reader (as in acrobat reader)
- You can customize label, axis, trend and references lines

Cons: - Eventually some very specific charts are not there as chord, tornado, tree maps, nodes, gauges, alluvial diagram, dendograms
- Even with all the clustering, it lacks statistical analysis as Anova, hypothesis test between two set of data, normal probability plot

Great for dashboards, but training is required

Reviewed on 05/12/2019
Sergio S.
sales officer
Insurance, 1,001-5,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source 
4/5
Overall
4/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Features & Functionality
Customer Support
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
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Comments: I generally use tableau to show sales data on dashboards to executives. Overall experience is great now that I have enough skill to operate and manipulate the data to generate what I want.

Pros: I like that you can merge different data sources to generate new views of data. for example, overlay a census report above your sales data and have a demographic profile of sales for the country. Also the hundred different graphs and charts to choose from. this scores me high points with the executives when I show them a fancy graphic in meetings.

Cons: We had some trouble with tableau speaking to our servers and applications which took longer that we wanted before we could start using live data to run reports. You must clean your data before you upload to tableau. the data scrubbing system on tableau needs work. This makes it difficult when using live data. I usually just use and extract, clean and upload.

A Review of Tableau

Reviewed on 12/12/2019
Charrelle J.
Analyst
Government Relations, 10,001+ Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source 
3/5
Overall
4/5
Ease of Use
3/5
Features & Functionality
Customer Support
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
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Comments: I have been using Tableau in the office for over 2 years now. It is a product that continues to develop and evolve to better serve as a data visual and analysis tool.

Pros: Tableau is a great data visualization tool. If you need to make charts, graphs, tables or other types of data visuals, Tableau can get it done. You are able to upload files or connect directly to data sources on a server. After data is loaded, it is literally a drag and drop interface.

Cons: Tableau is great for creating visuals but is not so great as a data analysis tool. It lacks the ability to analyze and manipulate data that uses complex formulas and calculations.

Better than Excel

Reviewed on 22/11/2019
Verified Reviewer
Senior Analyst
Retail, 13-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source 
5/5
Overall
3/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Features & Functionality
4/5
Customer Support
4/5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
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Comments: So far so good once you understand the logic of the software makes easy to create a report

Pros: Easy way to create reports, graphics and play with your data if you take in consideration all the formulas you have to create in Excel and the knowledge you need to have to be able to work with Excel, This software it's good for people who know how to read data but don't know how to use excel.

Cons: sometimes it's a little bit complicated create some specific reports from scratch special in the early stage of use and start having doubts about the software and you start thinking to go back to Excel

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