About Tableau 2019.1 at IU

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Tableau at IU

On May 12, 2019, Indiana University upgraded to Tableau version 2019.1. Tableau is visualization software that helps you view, understand, and analyze your data, no matter how complex. Using Tableau, you can create interactive dashboards and share them securely with others in seconds.

Tableau Server is available for production use at IU, providing the publishing platform to store reports and the web layer to view them. Reports security is managed by the Access Control Management (ACM) site where all BI reports must be published for end-user consumption.

UITS has committed to supporting the server as a general data asset analytics and visualization tool. The value of the desktop tool to a unit is greatly enhanced by having a central Tableau Server instance in which to publish work. Once work is published from Tableau Desktop into the server environment, authorized users can access the reports and interactive dashboards built using a standard web browser.

Purchase a desktop license for IU

Each Tableau user is required to have a unique license, which allows them to install the desktop client up to two devices. You can only purchase this license from Tableau, and you must purchase the first year of maintenance at the same time you purchase the license. As long as you continue to use Tableau software, you must renew maintenance annually. If you choose to stop paying maintenance, you may continue using the software up to the version available when the maintenance was terminated.

To purchase the Tableau Desktop Client, enter a requisition in BUY.IU:

  1. Go to BUY.IU. If prompted, log in with your IU username and passphrase.
  2. In the left pane, click Shop, and then click Non-Catalog Item.
  3. In the "Supplier" field, enter Tableau.
  4. Fill out the form. In the "Product Description" field, enter exactly what appears below:
    Tableau Desktop - Professional User License EDU/NFP $1,200 primary and secondary workstation for each Authorized User
    Tableau Desktop - Professional User Maint. EDU/NFP $300 - This is an annual fee
  5. In the "Quantity" field, enter 1.
  6. In the "Price Estimate" field, enter $1200 for a new license or $300 for a renewal.
  7. Click Save and Close.
If you want to try out Tableau Desktop before purchasing a license, Tableau currently offers a 14-day free trial; see Start a Free Tableau Trial.

Download Tableau

To download Tableau 2019.1, select the link that corresponds to your operating system:

Learn more and get help

For more about using Tableau, see Tableau Desktop. For IT Training materials about Tableau, see Tableau Training Resources.

For information about publishing Tableau workbooks to IU's Tableau server, see Publish in Tableau.

To request help with Tableau at IU, fill out the EDSS Support Form .

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