Tableau Desktop is a data visualization software.
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.
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.
Goal 9: Industry, innovation and infrastructure
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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Interested private users or organizational teams can contact the manufacturer directly to choose the most suitable license option.
As of 2019, more than 86,000 organisations were using Tableau Desktop.
Connectivity requirement for the product/service to work.Y/N. If yes, specify (Mobile Internet, SMS, voice)
(smartphone, feature phone, computer, tablet, other [specify])
Device(s) type required for the product/service to work. (bluethooth, Wifi, camera, IVR, GPS, Accelerometers/Motion sensors, physiologic biosensors, biometric identifiers, other [specify])
Specify the different type of applications in which this service can collect the data [SMS application, Smartphone app, Tablet app, Web-based application, Other]
Usage rate for the M&E service – to be determined if the manufacturers are willing to share this number.
Specify the type of data collected by this service [Text, Numbers, Multimedia (Photos, video, audio, etc), Location, Other]
Support according to the literacy level required from the user. If no, the user is intended to be literate
Supported formats (JSON, XLS, CSV, XML, other)
- 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
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.
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.
Tableau has more than 86,000 customers, some customers have written articles describing their experiences.
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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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