Powerful Visualisation Tool
Tableau is a data visualisation tool created by Tableau Software. Used by more than 19,000 companies and organisations worldwide, Tableau delivers fast analytics, visualisation and rapid-fire business intelligence.
The benefits of Tableau:
Amazing Visualisation Capabilities
The program can compress large amounts of data into simple, easy to understand visuals. Whilst analysing large unstructured data is almost impossible, the program allows users to gain key insights without unnecessary hassle.
Connects to several data sources
Tableau can connect to a huge amount of data sources. This includes everything from simple spreadsheets or text documents to large multidimensional databases on enterprise servers.
The simplicity of Tableau’s dashboard creation feature allows for even “non-technical users to create interactive, real-time visualisations in minutes“. The dashboarding allows for a more integrated, interconnected relationship with data throughout the company. This is because users can share and combine custom dashboards, making the data more transparent and accessible.
Ease of Use
It can be learned very quickly, by anyone. The program is designed to provide a simple way to analyse complex data sets. The drag and drop functionality allows for a democratisation of data amongst business users. With Tableau, business insight can be discovered by more than just the select few data scientists that traditional BI tools restrict companies to.
BENEFITS OF TABLEAU
No programming skills needed
Combine Data sources
Share in Seconds
WHY ARE VISUALISATIONS IMPORTANT?
“Processed data is information. Processed information is knowledge. Processed knowledge is Wisdom.”
Ankala V. Subbarao – Indo-Canadian Mathematician, specialising in Number Theory
When thinking about the importance of data analytics, it is important to understand what the goal of the analysis is. For businesses, the goal is simple. We want to understand our analytics in order to gain insight into how to improve business functions. Traditional BI methods can achieve insights, however it is often an arduous task that requires specialised training.
“Traditional BI is like a pencil with a brick attached to it”
Chris Stolte – Tableau’s Chief Development Officer
This is the issue. Traditional BI works. Slowly. What is needed in today’s business environment is speed to insight.
Visualisations allow users to gain key business insights. The visual component lets users reveal trends and identify opportunities that were previously unnoticed. You can explore your data as a map (spatial) and more easily detect outliers – just to name a few. The flexibility of the platform allows for the user to play with their data, rather than rely on IT to provide a rigid and structured report.
To the right is a video of Tableau’s Vice President of Research and Design, Jock Mackinlay, and 3 Tableau customers describing why “one well crafted visualisation is worth more than a hundred thousand lines of data”.
Below is a link to a 14 day free trial of Tableau Desktop. If you want to begin bringing your data to life, download the trial now. You will be able to check all the functionalities and the environment of the tool. Enjoy!
How Billigence uses Tableau
Bring your data to life with a powerful and interactive visualisation. The establishment of a solid BI Self-Service capability is critical to your organisation’s future success. As a Tableau partner, our experienced consultants can deliver interactive dashboards for your business, fostering new business insights and analysis. To get in contact with one of our professional Tableau consultants, please click below.
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