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. Access to view content on Tableau Server is limited to individuals with UW login credentials (generally, UW employees) who are on their campus wired network or VPN.

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 UW System Tableau Service MOU 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, Virginia Englebert, Samantha Surowiec
UW-La Crosse Mark Haakenson, Brenda Murray, Kayle Schoville
UW-Madison Mehrnaz Ahmadi Joobaneh
UW-Oshkosh Brandon Heise
UW-Parkside John Standard
UW-Platteville John Dunning, Kelsey Wetter
UW-River Falls Michael Donnelly, Tracy King
UW-Stevens Point Marv Noltze, Shawn Voth
UW-Stout Frode Larsen, Jonathan Mccalla, Clara Reis, Justin Sullivan
UW-Superior Emily Neumann, Emily Rose
UW-Whitewater Becky Jones

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 ( 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.