Tableau reviews from startup founders

16 reviews by founders
June 12, 2017

We use Tableau, a databasing tool. It is very powerful, but somewhat hard to use.

Alex Kruglov

Co-founder & CEO - Smiletime

March 8, 2017

We have tried Tableau but it was a little expensive for us.

Alain van Gils

Co-founder & CEO - T-shaped

Feb. 10, 2017

Tableau allows us to create analyses in order to manage our business. We can also create and share reporting to the different departments.

Olivier Gemayel

Partner & CBDO -

Tableau - Best BI / Analytics Tools for Startups

Tableau is a powerful tool for organizing and analyzing the data from your other business intelligence and analytics platforms. Though it doesn’t gather the information itself, it’s an extraordinarily customizable service that allows you to visualize your company’s data in the way that’s most valuable to you. Tableau boasts optimized connections with nearly any data source, including Amazon Redshift, Hadoop and cloud data, which means you can analyze data where it resides, without having to create a separate platform.

How startups use Tableau?

Tableau is used exclusively by Series B and Growth companies, partially because of its expensive licensing, and partially because smaller companies don’t need such a powerful tool. Users appreciate its flexibility and high level of customization, which is optimal for startups with very specific data needs.

How much does Tableau cost?

Tableau has both desktop and online versions, as well as a unique server option. The desktop Personal edition goes for a one-time fee of $999, while the Professional edition costs $1,999. Note that these prices allow for only one user. Tableau’s online version costs $500 per user per year, and the Server package requires you to contact the company for a quote.

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