These products can change the flow of analysis to make data more accessible to users through visualisations and an easy to use interface. Since its early days as a research paper by its founders at Stanford, it was focused on several key ideas including interactivity with its drag-and-drop user interface, and live querying of data from the database.
These user-focused innovations have led the platform to be widely integrated with many enterprises’ analytics workflow. Today, Tableau is helping anyone that works with data to get answers and insights more rapidly through visualisations and dashboards. It is also encouraging more users to join the ecosystem and perform self-service analytics.
So how can the different users in a company utilise this platform?
Tableau has split their licenses into 3 types:
To put this into context, let’s look at 4 different user profiles and how they can utilise Tableau in the context of a sales company: