If you`re into research, HMS IT has negotiated a volume licensing agreement with Tableau that offers us great prices. Our research lab guideline is that we can provide licenses at our own expense, which is that the best-equipped license is Tableau Creator. The problem is the cost. A Tableau Creator license costs twice Tableau Explorer and six times the price of Tableau Viewer. Is it worth the extra money? Or would Tableau Explorer or Tableau Viewer be a cheaper choice? We`ll walk you through the details of what each license offers and how users create, review, and view data with Tableau. NOTE: The Tableau Online Explorer license is a bit more expensive than the Tableau Server Explorer license version. Licensing Tableau can be confusing. It`s hard to know exactly what users can and can`t do with any type of license. .