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October 13, 2017
Tableau is adding low-level capabilities to raise its software's standing above that of a data visualization tool for business units and to gain more acceptance enterprise-wide.
April 06, 2017
The cost of Tableau software for most new customers will be calculated based on subscription fees rather than licenses, in a reaction to emerging market demands and challenges.
March 28, 2017
Self-service BI tools have become the go-to standard for business intelligence software, but users are pushing vendors to rethink how they address enterprise needs and advanced analytics.
March 17, 2017
A lot of factors go into a choosing a strong, modern BI tool. But several users say ease of use trumped all other considerations for them in picking self-service software.
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Visual data analysis is an important first step in any advanced analytics project -- and analysts and data scientists who overlook it do so at their own peril, experienced users warn. Continue Reading
Usage and data governance policies are vital to effectively implementing Tableau and avoiding common pitfalls that can affect deployments of the self-service software, experienced users say. Continue Reading
Businesses want to be more data-driven, and vendors are capitalizing on the demand with sleek, self-service tools. But it's culture, not tools, that creates a data-driven organization. Continue Reading
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Subscription-based software pricing associated with the cloud can also be useful in on-premises deployments, as shown by Tableau's full embrace of the subscription approach. Continue Reading
Three software vendors have taken the lead in the market for self-service BI tools. This chart can help you sort out the differences between these common software applications. Continue Reading
Watson Analytics is a strong player in a formidable field that includes Google and Adobe. It does perform as advertised -- but IBM's AI-driven analytics technology leaves a lot to be desired. Continue Reading
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Building good Tableau dashboards is about more than just pretty visualizations. Users say the process should incorporate strong data management practices and a sharp business strategy. Continue Reading
Home-rental site Airbnb recognized the value of data from its start. Then it built tools and developed training to democratize data, turning employees into data scientists. Continue Reading
When used right, data dashboards can lead to major business value. But planning and the overall user experience are both key to getting the most out of them, consultant Mico Yuk says. Continue Reading
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Self-service business intelligence and data visualization tools can make it easier for business users to analyze BI data. But there's a lot that needs to be done up front to make that happen. Continue Reading
SQL Server DBAs and developers should be familiar with Power BI for Office 365. Here's an overview of what it does and how to use it. Continue Reading
All industries are having a hard time finding enough skilled data workers, but marketers see self-service analytics tools as a potential solution. Continue Reading