Tableau Desktop


Tableau Desktop is a data visualization software.

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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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Private users or companies can acquire a license for Tableau products. It used to be possible to get separate licenses. However, as of 2020, it is no longer possible to get Tableau Desktop as a separate product. Instead, there is a pack, Tableau Creator, which includes includes Tableau Desktop, Tableau Prep and a Creator license of Tableau Online or Tableau Server. Different pricing schemes can be consulted here.

Alternatively, there is a free version, Tableau Desktop Public, which is a free service with limited features. Also, Tableau offers licensing to small NGOs, details on how to apply can be found here.

Competitive landscape Similar products available on the market. May not be a comprehensive listing.
SDG targeted United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targeted with this product/application/service

Goal 9: Industry, innovation and infrastructure


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Tableau serves mainly as a BI/data visualization/data analytics tool. In this sense, any organization or individual using data, ranging from the private and public sectors, to NGOs, government agencies or multilateral organizations, freelancers or privately owned businesses, can be a potential user of this software.

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