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Tableau Software

Tableau is 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. 

Users of the Tableau Desktop authoring software can create dashboards, workbooks, and analyses using 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 analytics.pitt.edu. 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.

Tableau Products for Student, Instructor, Faculty, and Administrative/Staff Use

User Type

Product(s)

Cost

Where to Purchase

Students

Tableau Desktop and Tableau Prep

FREE

Tableau for Students

Instructors (for classroom use)

Tableau Desktop and Tableau Prep

FREE

Tableau for Teaching

Faculty (for research purposes)

Tableau Desktop and Tableau Prep

$70/month*

Tableau for Individuals

Staff, Faculty administrators (for administrative purposes)

Tableau Desktop and Tableau Prep

$100/year**

PantherExpress

* Billed annually per user.
** The Department pays $100 of the $536 cost; the remaining $436 is absorbed by CSSD. 

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