Updated on June 29, 2020


Created on June 22, 2020

Tableau Desktop

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Tableau Desktop is a data visualization software.

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Product Description

Tableau Desktop is a software designed to create interactive data visualizations from different data sources. It allows the user to create fully automated dashboards from multiple data sources, make them available in a public link, or embed visuals into an existing website.

The software has a free version (Tableau Desktop Public), and a licensed version. Small NGOs can apply for free licensing.

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Manufacturing/Building Method

Software development

Intellectural Property Type


User Provision Model

Interested private users or organizational teams can contact the manufacturer directly to choose the most suitable license option.

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Design Specifications

  • Dashboard creation and automation
  • Creation of stories (presentations)
  • Collaboration and sharing with team members
  • Live and In-memory Data
  • Advanced Visualizations (Chart Types, maps, and others)
  • Mobile View

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Manufacturer Specified Performance Parameters

To create a data culture inside organizations, providing access to fast insights, allowing integration with multiple data sources and ensuring the ability to collaborate securely.

Vetted Performance Status

Tableau Desktop has experienced a rise in sales and customers since 2016. Moreover, it has surpassed one million visualizations in Tableau Desktop Public. It is rated 4.5 out of 5 in the Gartner community, with over 140 reviews.



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Academic Research and References

Wesley, R., Eldridge,  M., Terlecki, P.,  2011, An analytic data engine for visualization in tableau, SIGMOD ’11: Proceedings of the 2011 ACM SIGMOD International Conference on Management of data, Pages 1185–1194

Murphy, S., 2013, Data Visualization and Rapid Analytics: Applying Tableau Desktop to Support Library Decision-Making, Journal of Web Librarianship, pages 465-476

Heer, J., Mackinlay, J., Stolte, C., Agrawala, M., 2008, Graphical Histories for Visualization: Supporting Analysis, Communication, and Evaluation,  IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, vol. 14, no. 6, pp. 1189-1196, doi: 10.1109/TVCG.2008.137.

Morton, K., Balazinska, M., Grossman, D., Kosara, R., Mackinlay. J.,  2014, Public Data and Visualizations: How are Many Eyes and Tableau Public Used for Collaborative Analytics?, SIGMOD Rec. 43, 17–22.

Nair, L., Shetty, S. & Shetty, S.,  2016, Interactive visual analytics on Big Data: Tableau vs D3.js.,  Journal of e-Learning and Knowledge Society, Italian e-Learning Association

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