What is Tableau?
Tableau is a software programme that helps you process and present data in the best possible way. With just a few clicks, you can create analyses and visualizations of data in any format or size for any topic. You can then share anything you create, from ad-hoc reports to regular reporting, with your colleagues via interactive dashboards.
- Helps everyone understand and use data
- Optimizes the work flow in the company – everything will get done faster
- Allows you to create attractive data visualizations, from dynamic graphs to easy to understand dashboards
- Allows everyone in the organisation; employees, clients and stakeholders to share the company’s good stories by making them transparent and accessible to all
More about Tableau
Are you a company analyst who currently uses Excel, but would like to be able to prepare reports with more punch, and do it faster? Are you a sales manager who’d like to keep an eye on how sales are progressing hour by hour in the different departments? Or are you a journalist looking to dig out all the good stories buried somewhere there in the data? Tableau can help you do all of this easily and fast. Tableau is 10 to 100 times faster than other products on the market. The programme utilizes people’s intuition and natural curiosity and is able to visualize data from over 30 different data sources. All with just a few clicks of the mouse.
They say that over 90% of all the data in the world was created during the past two years. And that rate of development is speeding up. Companies and organisations produce a huge volume of data every year. In that data, there is a wealth of untapped knowledge and insight. Knowledge that will help you and your company make better decisions. You no longer need to stick your finger in the air to see which way the wind is blowing or follow your gut instinct – the answers are all right there in your data. The problem is that many companies have neither the time, resources nor skills required to unearth the untapped potential in their data. And this is where Tableau comes into the picture. Tableau turns everyone into a “data expert”, giving you the ability to gain more insight, analyse and understand the data you work with. Easily and quickly.
The question of data is very often left up to the company’s IT specialists to sort out, who also have to service many other departments. But it doesn’t have to be like that. You can start using Tableau without spending a lot of time learning new software programmes. It supports your own intuition and curiosity, which means that anyone in your organisation can use it. All you have to do is ask your data questions. Anyone can use Tableau to use and understand data.
The whole secret behind Tableau’s technology is VizQL, which enables the software to read data from different sources and transform it into visual images. It’s easy, fast, and requires no programming skills.
“Seeing is believing”, or so the saying goes. Tableau is based on the theory that people understand a message much more easily when it is presented visually using pictures, videos, or drawings. Perceptive and cognitive factors are what drive Tableau and make the presentations easy to read and easy to understand.
Why not start by signing up for one of our webinars, where we’ll explain more about Tableau’s products. You can also jump in at the deep end and try it for yourself by downloading our free trial version of Tableau Desktop. That way you can get started today! And it’s absolutely free.