3 Replies Latest reply on Jun 5, 2018 10:10 AM by Kelly Figueroa

    Tableau License Versions

    Vedant Chaturvedi

      Hi All,


      I have been asked about the difference between various Tableau License versions and their pros/cons.


      Which Tableau License version should be used - SAT , CAT , PRF , PRD ?


      I only knew about Tableau desktop and server licenses till now. Any help on this would be appreciated.




        • 1. Re: Tableau License Versions
          Abhilash Sharma

          Hi Vedant,


          Where exactly did you get to know about SAT, CAT, PRF and PRD?


          These are definitely not related to Tableau Server as that has a completely different model.


          Tableau Server can be licensed under two models: a term license and a perpetual license. Term licenses, also referred to as subscription licenses, allow you to use and update Tableau Server for a specified period of time. Perpetual licenses do not expire, so you can continue to use Tableau Serveras long as you want. However, to get access to product updates and technical support you must purchase Support and Maintenance services.


          Do let me know if you are able to find which Tableau product are you talking about?(my guess is this might be related to Tableau Reader)



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          • 2. Re: Tableau License Versions
            Vedant Chaturvedi

            Hi Abhilash,


            Thanks for the response. A colleague had reached out to inquire, don't know his source though.


            - Vedant

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            • 3. Re: Tableau License Versions
              Kelly Figueroa

              It will be helpful to understand what product is being referenced.  Tableau Reader is free and does not take up a license.


              Currently we have Tableau Desktop, Tableau Prep, Tableau Server and Tableau Online.  All products have gone through a bit of a license change with the new Tableau Creator license which includes both Tableau Desktop and Tableau Prep.  Tableau Server and Tableau Online are now setup to include three user types, creator, explorer, and viewer.  When purchasing seats for the Tableau Server or Tableau Online products, specifying how many of each type of user is now specified.


              Here is the new pricing page: Tableau Pricing for Teams & Organizations