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Tableau Software

Tableau is an easy-to-use data analytics software for exploring and visualizing data. Tableau places an emphasis on visual analytics, allowing you to move quickly from question to insight. Data analysts who use the University Data Warehouse can request a license for Tableau Desktop via the 24/7 Help Desk.

Users of the Tableau Desktop authoring software can create dashboards, workbooks, and analyses using data from the University Data Warehouse, local databases, spreadsheets, text files, and more. This work can then be shared with University faculty and staff via the Tableau server available at All Pitt faculty and staff members have access to the Tableau Server, though they will only be able to see dashboards and data for which they have permission.

Tableau Desktop users at Pitt meet monthly to share tips, techniques, and their work. If you receive a Tableau Desktop license, you’ll automatically be added to the invitation list for those meetings.

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