The UW System Tableau Server provides UW System Administration and participating UW institutions the capability to publish interactive data visualizations to inform and support organizational decision-making.


The following UW institutions/units are participating in the UW System Tableau Server. For more info on what kinds of uses are supported and what participation entails, please review the Memorandum of Understanding pdf .

UW Institution/unit Site Administrator(s)
UW System Administration David Blough, Lixia Qin, Dan Younan
UW-La Crosse Mark Haakenson, Erin Hein, Michelle Sturm
UW-Madison McKinney Austin
UW-Parkside John Standard
UW-Whitewater Rochelle Day

Resources for site administrators are available on the UW System Tableau Server sharepoint site (login required).

Migration Project

In summer/fall 2020, the operation of Tableau Server was migrated from UW-Madison to UW System Administration (UWSA). Existing users at UW-Madison and UW-Whitewater were able to access the UW-Madison production server throughout the migration until the cutover date. Completion targets and the cutover date were adjusted as necessary to ensure the smoothest transition possible for existing users.


Project phase Completion target Status as of 10/11/2020
1. Migrate UW-Madison’s test server to UWSA

  • Test IdP proxy
  • Test user provisioning for new sites
Mid-July Completed 7/24/2020
2. Migrate UW-Madison’s dev server to UWSA

  • Test IdP proxy with MFA
  • Test automated user provisioning for new sites
  • Test URL redirects
Early September Completed 10/5/2020
3. Migrate UW-Madison’s production server to UWSA

  • Configure production server
  • Establish and communicate cutover date & process
Late September Completed 10/9/2020
Production cutover / “go live” October 10-11, 2020 Completed 10/11/2020
Onboard new Tableau Server site administrators

Create “run book” for future sites

End of October In progress



  • Sign-in issues…

    November 9, 2020

    Updated 11/10:…and slow performance appear to have been resolved as of yesterday afternoon. A OS server process appeared to be the primary cause and is being adjusted to reduce its […]

  • Work on Prod server at 4:30pm today

    November 5, 2020

    Update 11/6/2020: The provisioning application was run manually yesterday afternoon with no errors. Its regular overnight run also completed successfully. Previous post 11/5/2020: Last night, the overnight run of the […]

  • New sites have been provisioned…

    October 11, 2020

    …on the production server. Migration of the production server is complete.

  • Production server has been migrated…

    October 10, 2020

    …and is functioning as anticipated. New sites will be provisioned tomorrow afternoon (10/11).