When does my maintenance or subscription expire?

You can find the expiry date under Help > Manage product keys in Tableau Desktop, Tableau Server or Tableau Online.

You can also see when all keys on your account are expiring by logging into the Tableau Customer Portal.

How do I renew my maintenance or subscription?

You will be notified at least 60 days prior to your contract expiration via email. This email will include a link to your invoice where you can view the amount due and contract expiry date. You can pay by credit card on that same page.

Your Tableau Customer Portal admin can also view and pay your invoices by logging into the Tableau Customer Portal.

Pay by purchase order, cheque or wire transfer/EFT

You may use the invoice linked from the email notification to issue a purchase order, cheque or wire transfer/EFT. Please submit your purchase order to Customer Service. For cheque and wire transfer/EFT instructions, refer to our payment options page.

Pay by credit card

You can pay by credit card with the link provided in the renewal notification email sent from either your customer renewal manager or Tableau Software.

All renewals are for a minimum of one year.

What is auto-renewal?

Choosing auto-renewal ensures continued access to your Tableau products without interruption. When you are enrolled in auto-renew, Tableau will charge your credit card on your renewal date for the products and quantity included in the original transaction. You will be charged at the current rates at the time of the transaction. This will ensure continued access to your Tableau products without interruption.

To find out more about auto-renewal, go here.

Where can I view my invoice?

Your maintenance or subscription invoice is linked from the email notification sent from either your customer renewal manager or Tableau Software. If you cannot locate that email, you can contact your customer renewal manager or email Customer Success and they will send you a copy of your quote. You can also find your invoice in the Tableau Customer Portal. If you do not have portal access, please contact your admin.

What is the difference between maintenance and subscription?

Subscription licences give you access to Tableau over a set period of time and are available for all products and deployment options, from on-premises to fully hosted in the cloud. Maintenance is included in the price of a subscription licence, keeping you up to date and giving you access to Tableau’s ongoing product releases and support services at no additional cost.

For perpetual licences, maintenance is what gives you continued access to technical support and product upgrades. If you let your maintenance expire, you can continue to use Tableau but will lose access to technical support and product upgrades.

What happens if I choose not to renew?

Depending on what type of licence you have, not renewing maintenance or subscriptions has different outcomes. If you are unsure of how your product is licensed, please contact your customer renewal manager.

Subscription licences

When your subscription expires, your access to Tableau will be suspended after the subscription expiry date. For Tableau Online customers, access to your Tableau Online site will also be suspended. Further, Tableau cannot guarantee you will have access to any content published to Tableau Online, including any data input into the product.

Perpetual licences & maintenance

If your Tableau licences are perpetual, you may continue to use the product in perpetuity after your maintenance expires. You can continue to use the last available version while your maintenance was active indefinitely; but access to product upgrades and technical support will not be available without a current maintenance contract. If you opt not to renew, please keep a copy of the software as Tableau will not guarantee supporting the download in perpetuity.

For more details, see the Tableau subscription & maintenance policy.

What happens if I make a late payment? Can I renew product maintenance or my subscription if it has expired?

Subscription licences

When your subscription expires, your access to Tableau will be suspended after the subscription expiry date. To resubscribe at a later date, please contact your customer renewal manager or account manager. You can find phone and email contact information for our sales teams on our Contact us page.

Perpetual licences

We accept late maintenance renewals up to six months after the maintenance expiry date with a 25% reinstatement fee per licence. Once reinstated, maintenance continues from the original maintenance expiry date, not the date of payment. If you go beyond this six-month grace period, you'll need to purchase a new licence to receive the software or a version upgrade.

How do I upgrade my licence or purchase additional licences?
To upgrade to the latest version of Tableau, please see our product downloads and release notes page. To upgrade from Desktop Personal to Desktop Professional, please contact your account manager to receive a quote for the difference in licence cost and pro-rated maintenance fees. To purchase additional licences, please contact your account manager to receive a quote.
Can I change licence types?
There may be scenarios when a change in licence type is available to you. Please contact your account manager for more details, as there are licence conversion requirements. You can find phone and email contact information for our sales teams on our Contact us page.
How do I get the latest version of the software?

You can download the latest version by accessing our product downloads and release notes page or through the Customer Portal using your current licence key. Please note, your account must be active and in good standing to be eligible to upgrade.

If your organisation has centralised administration, please work with your internal licence administrator for access. If you have difficulty installing the latest version of the software, take a look at our upgrade support pages for Desktop and Server. If you’re still having trouble, email your customer renewal manager or email Customer Success.