Tableau Software


Tableau is easy-to-use business intelligence software used for data analysis, providing visual tools to help you see and understand your data. You can connect to data in a few clicks, then use drag and drop tools to visualize and create interactive dashboards that can then be shared with Tableau Public. Visual analytics are at the core of the Tableau experience, allowing you to to ask questions and see data in meaningful ways in order to understand it. These tools allow you to easily visualize data and spot trends to answer your own questions.


Creating visualizations is done using Tableau Desktop, available in the platforms listed below.  Interacting with published visualizations is done via your web browser.

  • Windows¬†
  • Mac

License Details

UW license agreements with Tableau make Tableau products available at reduced or no cost to academic and administrative units. Information on the various cost structures is available at the UW Tableau Licensing page. Get more answers at the Tableau FAQ page.

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Tableau offers a full suite of tutorial videos, access to community forums and a comprehensive knowledge base, as well as live topical webinars.

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Last modified: June 23, 2014