What is Tableau?
Tableau software programs are designed for users who need data analysis and management for the purpose of consolidating information for business intelligence. Tableau Software is also the name of the company that develops these data visualization software programs.
The company offers four variations of the software: Tableau Desktop, Tableau Server, Tableau Reader and Tableau Public. Of these, Tableau Public is free for all. All software versions are available at the official website of the manufacturer.
Free trials for Tableau Desktop and Tableau Server are likewise available at the manufacturer’s website. The trial versions include all the features of the full, paid versions; enabling the user to get fully acquainted with all the features of the software before purchasing the paid version. Free trials can only be used for a limited time, generally up to 14 days only.
All software enable the user to collect and consolidate all relevant data, and render these in interactive dashboards that can be shared across a network of users. Data connection can be done through drag and drop, for updates or change of analysis. The user can highlight trends, include a filter, and change perspectives until the user is satisfied that all angles of the data have been thoroughly studied and analyzed.
File types supported by Tableau
Our users primarily use Tableau to open these file types: