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Software Licensing and Distribution


Product Name: Tableau
Versions: 10.1
Company Name: Tableau Software

Windows: Vista SP2 or newer and Server 2008 R2 or newer

Mac: Mac/MacBook computers 2009 or newer and OSX 10.9 or newer

Description: Tableau® is an intuitive, drag-and-drop tool that lets you see every change as you make it. Work at the speed of thought, without ever taking your eyes off the data. Anyone comfortable with Excel can get up to speed on Tableau quickly. Business leaders use it to see and understand many facets of their business at a glance. Scientists use it to create sophisticated trend analysis. Marketers use it to make data-driven decisions that drive ROI through the roof.

Tableau software can be used in one of two ways. It can be used as a standalone desktop license only. If this case you will only need to purchase the Tableau License and Maintenance.

The other option is to use the software and connect to the ITS server which will allow you the capability to build/publish visualizations for sharing (Publish and Share). To obtain access to this functionality, you will be required to purchase matching quantities of Tableau licenses, ITS Server Connections, and ITS Server Fees.

**Note: If you have an existing personal license and need to upgrade to a professional version, please contact ITS Software Licensing and Distribution at

Please visit for more information about Tableau and the University of Michigan consortium.

Expiration Date: September 26

NOTE: Maintenance for licenses purchased through ITS Software Licensing will expire on September 26th of each year.

Student licenses must be purchased from Tableau Software: Tableau Student License

Who Is Eligible: Faculty, and staff at the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, Flint, and Dearborn).

Initial Costs:

$1500.00 Tableau License and Maintenance (Professional Desktop License) - *Everyone needs to purchase

$2500.00 Tableau ITS Server Connection Only (Provides build/publish visualization) - *Needed if connecting to the ITS Server

$405.00/per year (Annual ITS server/services access) -This fee will be billed in monthly amounts of $33.75 for each of your ITS Tableau Server Connections) - *Needed if connecting to the ITS Server

Renewal Costs:

$300.00 License Maintenance Renewal Cost (Professional Desktop License) - This fee applies to all licenses

If connections to the ITS Server, the following renewal fees will also apply:

$500.00* Server Maintenance Fee - * This is an estimate. The actual cost will be determinded at renewal time

$405.00/per year ((Annual ITS server/services access) - This fee will be billed in monthly amounts of $33.75 for each of your ITS Tableau Server Connections)) - *Needed if connection to the ITS Server

Technical Support: Telephone: (206) 633-3400 x 3
Web: Tableau Customer Support
Ordering Information: Departmental Order Form

Inquiries: Please send questions to


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