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 UWSA site info
UW-Eau Claire Kari Herbison
UW-Green Bay Mike Bubolz
UW-La Crosse Mark Haakenson, Michelle Sturm, Courtney Thomas
UW-Madison Mehrnaz Ahmadi Joobaneh, Steven Tan
UW-Oshkosh Esther Eke, Lynne Elder, Mike Watson
UW-Parkside John Standard
UW-Stout Tessa Hauck, Dan Plotz
UW-Superior Emily Neumann
UW-Whitewater Becky Jones, Lynsey Schwabrow, Laura VanDerLinden

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

Purchase Tableau Desktop to Create Content

Tableau Desktop is a stand-alone application for on-the-fly analysis and interactive data visualization. Tableau Desktop is necessary to create content for publication on Tableau Server.

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 Desktop license.

UW System employees can receive a discount on the regular higher education price of Tableau Desktop and related products (Tableau Prep) by following the steps below. UW students can get a free license for educational use directly from Tableau.

To obtain the UW discount, email AE Business Solutions (AEBS) at and 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, Email ending in .edu, Phone Number, Job Title, Department Name, Street Address 1, Street Address 2, City, State, Zip Code. Once you’ve received the quote, call AEBS at (608) 395-2919 to order. You may pay with your pro card or inquire about other methods of payment. For support on an existing Tableau Desktop account, email

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