Compare Tableau Desktop vs Tableau Server

See this comparison of Tableau Desktop vs. Tableau Server based on data from user reviews. Tableau Desktop rates 4.4/5 stars with 473 reviews. Tableau Server rates 4.1/5 stars with 307 reviews. Each product's score is calculated by real-time data from verified user reviews.

 
PROFESSIONAL EDITION
$1,999 / per user
Tableau Server
$10,000 for 10 users
 
Personal Edition
$999 / per user
 
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Meets RequirementsSee More
Meets RequirementsSee More
8.8
(Based on 429 reviews)
8.6
(Based on 288 reviews)
Ease of UseSee More
Ease of UseSee More
8.1
(Based on 434 reviews)
8.1
(Based on 287 reviews)
Ease of SetupSee More
Ease of SetupSee More
8.3
(Based on 175 reviews)
8.1
(Based on 67 reviews)
Ease of AdminSee More
Ease of AdminSee More
8.1
(Based on 168 reviews)
8.3
(Based on 66 reviews)
Quality of SupportSee More
Quality of SupportSee More
8.4
(Based on 342 reviews)
8.2
(Based on 201 reviews)
Ease of Doing Business WithSee More
Ease of Doing Business WithSee More
8.6
(Based on 156 reviews)
8.6
(Based on 60 reviews)
Product Direction (% positive)See More
Product Direction (% positive)See More
8.8
(Based on 430 reviews)
8.3
(Based on 279 reviews)
Small-Business (50 or fewer emp.)
Small-Business
(50 or fewer emp.)
15.7%
8.9%
Mid-Market (51-1000 emp.)
Mid-Market
(51-1000 emp.)
33.6%
30.8%
Enterprise (> 1000 emp.)
Enterprise
(> 1000 emp.)
50.6%
60.3%
 
Higher Education
11.7%
Internet
15.7%
 
Information Technology and Services
10.5%
Information Technology and Services
8.4%
 
Hospital & Health Care
6.5%
Computer Software
7.2%
 
Marketing and Advertising
6.0%
Hospital & Health Care
5.8%
 
Internet
5.9%
Higher Education
5.1%
 
Other
59.3%
Other
57.7%
Most Helpful Favorable Review
Most Helpful Favorable Review
Jeff B.
User in Retail

Tableau enables users the ability build data visualizations in the matter of minutes without requiring technical report development knowledge. In my opinion, the top 5 best qualities: 1. Drag and drop functionality is easy for any user to...

Bruce S.
User in Internet

If you want to share and publish your work in Tableau desktop across an organization or with external clients, but not the world, then you need to use Tableau Server. Otherwise you can use the free tableau public, but that doesn't meet most business...

Most Helpful Critical Review
Most Helpful Critical Review
Kimiko T.
User in Real Estate

Needs an updated UI and better data connection process

G2 Crowd User in Capital Markets

requires a desktop application for editing reports, data needs to be in a certain format (cube), ugly looking UI, not very slick at all.

 
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