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.

Institutional Participation

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) Resources
UW System Administration David Blough, Dan Younan at tableau-administrators@uwsa.edu UWSA site info
UW-Eau Claire Kari Herbison, Casey Rozowski
UW-Green Bay Mike Bubolz, Samantha Surowiec
UW-La Crosse Mark Haakenson, Michelle Sturm, Courtney Thomas
UW-Madison Mehrnaz Ahmadi Joobaneh, Steven Tan
UW-Oshkosh Lynne Elder, Mike Watson
UW-Parkside John Standard
UW-Stout Tessa Hauck
UW-Superior Emily Neumann
UW-Whitewater Becky Jones, Lynsey Schwabrow

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

Purchase Tableau Creator to Create Content

Tableau Creator is a subscription license that includes Tableau Desktop and Tableau Prep. Tableau Desktop is a stand-alone application for on-the-fly analysis and interactive data visualization. Tableau Prep is a stand-alone application for data preparation and cleaning.

Note: Site administrators govern the content that is published on UW System Tableau Server. If you want to publish, find out what is allowed on your institution’s site before purchasing a Tableau Creator license.

UW System employees can receive a discount on the regular higher education price of a Tableau Creator subscription by purchasing through AE Business Solutions (orders@aebs.com) or Capital Data under UWSA contract 21-2770. When contacting the vendor to request a quote, let them know that you’re employed by the University of Wisconsin and will be paying with UW funds. Include this information for each user: First Name, Last Name, UW institution, Email ending in .edu, Phone Number, Job Title, Department Name, Street Address 1, Street Address 2, City, State, Zip Code. For support on an existing Tableau Creator subscription, contact the vendor from which you purchased it.

UW students can get a free license for educational use directly from Tableau.

To learn how to use Tableau Desktop and Tableau Prep, visit Tableau’s free training resources. You can also join or start a Tableau User Group in your area.