Tableau is a leading solution for data visualization and analysis that is being used by over 6,500 corporate clients around the world. The solution has been developed by Tableau Software, one of the Gartner Magic Quadrant leaders for BI.
Tableau allows you to analyse your data and to reveal the information essential for your business faster and easier than any other BI solution, while your IT expenses will be significantly reduced.
For top management
From the moment your company starts using Tableau, all of the management solutions – from global strategic changes to the operational ones – will be grounded on the actual analytics built with a few clicks in real time.Saving time and resources
One of the benefits of Tableau compared to the other systems is its operating speed. The solution will empower your staff to generate reports and consolidate the data in any context several times as fast as before. For example, an essential research that would have taken a month will take just a few days or even hours.The picture of your business on-the-fly
You will be able to analyse your current business situation extremely quickly right on your smartphone. No more need to spend long time waiting for heavy reports from the analysts, then to go through loads of text pages or spreadsheets with figures. Tableau empowers you to ask questions independently and to get the answers instantly in a convinient format. Such tasks as comparing the figures over a few years, spotting the most effective departments, and identifying the most/least beneficial products or services for the company, will take just a couple of minutes.
Tableau provides a number of advanced analytical features: data segmentation and grouping (quick visual analysis in an intuitive drag-and-drop interface), if-then analysis, predictive analytics based on powerful statistical technilogies, the tools for complex computations including a visual calculation editor (which allows you to reinforce the analysis by arbitrary calculations) and level of detail (LOD) expressions for advanced operations with the data. Besides, Tableau enables time series analysis, providing many features to form samples, investigate seasonality and trends, etc.R integration
The R plugin enables you to view the results of any statictical researches in the Tableau interface.Data visualization
Tableau developers paid a lot of attention to the system's usability. The colors and graphic means for the visualizatiion were chosen taking into account the biophysiological and psychological aspects of how humans perceive information.
Tableau employs the VizQL technology ('visual SQL') which empowers the users to create complicated visual schemas on their own without requiring programming skills or the help of an IT expert. Any data can be transformed to be represented in an intuitive interface that doesn't require special training to operate.
For IT teams
Tableau provides an access to the best tools and services: databases (Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, Teradata, DB2, Vertica, etc.); cloud applications such as Google Analytics, Salesforce, etc.; cloud data warehouses (BigQuery, Amazon RedShift); multidimensional OLAP databases.Web browser and mobile app access
Tableau contains interactive dashboards which are accessible online through a browser from any device, or via a mobile app. The operations with reports will require neither ActiveX, Java, Flash technologies nor any special plugins or services.Tableau Desktop
Tableau Desktop allows its users to create and publish visualization schemas, reports and dashboards on the Tableau server. With the Desktop, the author of a report can connect to various data sources, change the metadata and save the changes on the server. Tableau Desktop works with Windows and Mac operating systems.Easy administrability
The system provides easy management of both user accounts and updates.Security
Tableau is equipped with highly reliable features for information protection, such as authentification and access control mechanisms, user roles, and other special tools ensuring the network and data security.Scalability
Tableau can be used in small-size organizations and in large corporations with thousands of users alike. Tableau's productivity isn't affected by way it is deployed (on a virtial machine or in the cloud).Technologies
SSL, internal traffic encryption, Active Directory support, SAML, oAUTH integration.