Tableau Software is a robust business intelligence and analytics platform that uses VizQL Technology. With it you can create queries without writing code and then transform these into graphical visualizations and dashboards.
Tableau can be tailored to help anyone that needs to explore and analyze key business data. This is regardless of analytical skills and experience; Tableau Software provides a suite of business intelligence tools that are insightful, yet extremely easy to learn.
Tableau Desktop is a self-service analytics app that lets you explore data and answer questions quickly. It uses a patented technology, based on years of research at Stanford University, in order to translate mouse clicks into database queries, and then present the results via graphical visualizations. Tableau Desktop allows you to perform all kinds of queries without writing any code at all; perfect for those who don’t have coding skills.
With Tableau Desktop you can shift between various views and then use drag-and-drop functionality in order to see as much data as you need, from as many data sources as you want. Tableau Desktop then allows you to create real-time, interactive dashboards with various data and metrics, and then share those insights using Tableau Server and Tableau Online.
Tableau Server and Tableau Online
Tableau Server is a superb way to publish dashboards from Tableau Desktop on any browser or mobile device. Dashboards can be embedded on company portals with the ability to add comments on dashboards. You can also get updates on data, filter data and drill down into data. This information can be refreshed manually or automatically.
Tableau Online is a hosted version of Tableau Server that provides live and online access to Tableau dashboards via the cloud.
Tableau Public allows you to publish interactive data on the web. With it, you can publish data on your website and then guide readers through a narrative of data.
Tableau Reader is a free desktop app that can be used to open, view and interact with dashboards, which have been built in Tableau Desktop. With it, you can filter and drill down into data, but are not able to edit or interact without prior permission from the author.
Tableau Software supports the following languages: English, French, German, Portuguese, and Spanish.
Tableau Software uses a one-time license, subscription pricing model. It also has a free trial available (no credit card required). Prices start from $500.00 per year for Tableau Online (Hosted version of Tableau Server). Tableau Desktop Personal Edition is priced at $999 per user. Tableau Desktop Professional Edition is priced at $1,999 per user. Tableau Server is individually priced based upon individual requirements, as is Tableau Public Premium.
With Tableau's approach to business intelligence, you have a number of ways to connect to data. This is true, even if you’re working with enormous amount of data, as in the case of large enterprises, and mid sized business. Information can be loaded into Tableau's data engine for rapid response and is supported by live and on-demand training, as well as online support documentation. Tableau Software supports Android, and iOS devices, as well as Mac OS X and Web-based connections.