Tableau

Seattle, US


Sharing and communicating  data sets with the world is the central idea of Tableau Public. Launched in 2010, Tableau Public is part of Tableau, one of the most popular data analysis tools for nonprofits all over the world. Packed with graphs, charts, maps and more, Tableau Public is a web platform to help people share and discover data stories, enabling users to communicate their data in an interactive and visual way. The software had 30,000 active users in 2013, ranging from nonprofits to political analysts and journalists. Nearly 20,000 visualizations are made in Tableau Public per month, attracting more than 25,000 million views per month in total.

Tableau and Tableau Software are trademarks of Tableau Software Inc, a computer software company with a mission of helping people see and understand their data. Founded in California in 2003, Tableau is now headquartered in Seattle, US where it produces a family of interactive data visualization products focused on business intelligence: Tableau Desktop, Tableau Online, Tableau Vizable, Tableau Server, Tableau Public, and Tableau Reader.


Operating System
OS for viewing visualisations: 
Windows, iOS/Mac OS, Android
OS for creating visualisations: 
Windows or Mac OS
Data
Data sources: 

- Excel spreadsheets
- Microsoft Access
- Multiple text file formats
- Statistical files
- Web data connectors

Data manipulation and editing capabilities post-import: 
Yes
Data templates: 
No
Available chart / visual formats: 

- Pictures
- Maps
- GIS
- Interactive dashboard

Cloud-based or self hosted?: 
Cloud
Additional Features
GIS (mapping) compatible: 
Yes
Offline capability: 
No
Languages / Translation availability: 
No, but compatible to store data in any language. User interface and supporting documentation are in English, French, German, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Japanese, Korean and Simplified Chinese.
Management / Collaboration features: 
No
Photo: 
Yes
Share to application's public platform: 
Yes, published to Tableau Public database, or embedded into web pages.
Share to other application users or collaborators: 
Yes
Open source: 
No
Pricing Plans: 

Visualizations are created in Tableau Public Desktop, which needs to be installed on the user’s computer. The installation is free and afterwards the user can share the data stories in Tableau Public server, where data is accessible to all users. Its predecessor, the popular big intelligence software Tableau Desktop fees start from USD999 to USD1,999 with more comprehensive features to offer.

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