RSS Tableau

  • Our 2018 business intelligence trends have arrived
    November 15, 2017 · Elissa Fink Company NewsOur 2018 business intelligence trends have arrivedBy Hannah Sasaki To help kick start the new year, we surveyed Tableau’s brain trust and aggregated the top 10 business intelligence trends you should pay attention to in 2018. From our talented engineers to seasoned product managers, we narrowed down the […]
  • Two approaches to benchmarking with Tableau
    September 2, 2017 · Yvan FornesVisualizationsTwo approaches to benchmarking with TableauBy Hannah Sasaki Zen Master, Yvan Fornes, share two approaches to benchmarking in Tableau. Read more about Two approaches to benchmarking with Tableau Add new comment
  • Announcing Tableau 10.4: Data discovery and discussions
    September 25, 2017 · Olivia Nix Product NewsAnnouncing Tableau 10.4: Data discovery and discussionsBy Marissa Michelotti With Tableau 10.4, we’re making data discovery a breeze. Save time and reduce mistakes with certifications, data source recommendations, collaborative discussions, and more. Read more about Announcing Tableau 10.4: Data discovery and discussions 5 comments Add new comment
  • 5 reasons to rethink your governance strategy
    July 25, 2017 · Josh ParenteauEnterprise5 reasons to rethink your governance strategyBy Marissa Michelotti With business intelligence and analytics platform modernization on the industry's mind, the time is right to adopt a governance model designed for responsible self-service and maximum reach. Read more about 5 reasons to rethink your governance strategy Add new comment
  • Upcoming changes to Tableau Desktop operating system requirements
    August 8, 2017 · Dan JewettProduct NewsUpcoming changes to Tableau Desktop operating system requirementsBy Piper Stull-Lane Learn about important changes to operating system requirements for Tableau Desktop, Tableau Reader, and Tableau Public. Read more about Upcoming changes to Tableau Desktop operating system requirements Add new comment
  • Learn how the Tableau community is using IT data to gain insights that drive decisions
    July 17, 2017 · Tracy RodgersEnterpriseLearn how the Tableau community is using IT data to gain insights that drive decisionsBy Marissa Michelotti Hear from the Tableau IT community on using analytics to gain clarity around your infrastructure, software, and resources. Make better decisions with data. Read more about Learn how the Tableau community is using […]
  • Add Tableau to your Linux shop—and download the beta!
    July 7, 2017 · Irwin DolobowskyProduct NewsAdd Tableau to your Linux shop—and download the beta!By Marissa Michelotti Get your hands on Tableau Server on Linux! Our beta version is ready for you to test. Experience the power and flexibility of “the penguin.” Read more about Add Tableau to your Linux shop—and download the beta! 2 […]
  • Using Gantt charts in Tableau to manage projects
    June 30, 2017 · Piper Stull-Lane, Tracy RodgersVisualizationsUsing Gantt charts in Tableau to manage projectsBy Marissa Michelotti You already know Tableau is great for exploring and analyzing data, but did you know you can also use Tableau to create a robust project management tool? All you have to do is build a Gantt chart. Read […]
  • Eye-tracking study: 5 key learnings for data designers everywhere
    June 29, 2017 · Amy AlbertsVisualizationsEye-tracking study: 5 key learnings for data designers everywhereBy Marissa Michelotti The Tableau Research and Design team is always eager to learn from our amazing customers. Last year, our team hosted the first Tableau Labs at Tableau Conference 2016 with the intention of conducting real-time research with conference attendees. One […]
  • Total Cost of Ownership of alternatives is 29% higher than Tableau
    September 8, 2017 · Dan KoganEnterpriseTotal Cost of Ownership of alternatives is 29% higher than TableauBy Marissa Michelotti Tableau’s Total Cost of Ownership is 29% lower than other BI solutions. Read more about Total Cost of Ownership of alternatives is 29% higher than Tableau Add new comment

RSS Promatix BI

  • The One With The Tableau Qualified Associate Exam 10th November 2017
      Dear readers, This blog is specifically on my experience of taking the Qualified Associate exam. Next blog follows the normal format again updating you on the rest of my journey.
  • Expedition Tableau Part 3: Developing Data Visualization skills 27th August 2017
      Ahoy mates! Have you seen part 1 and part 2 I wrote about my first two weeks aboard Promatix and getting to grips with Tableau? Anyway, it’s already been another 4 weeks of sailing since then, so high time I share my updated logbook with you with more of my developing data visualization skills!
  • Expedition Tableau Part 2: Setting off on my Tableau Journey 15th August 2017
    If you have read the short intro to this blog, then you know that before commencing my Tableau journey at Promatix I have already had a taste of the software during the three days of the London Tableau Conference On Tour. However, that was a little while ago already and was more of an introduction, […]
  • Expedition Tableau Part 1: The beginning of my Tableau Journey 15th August 2017
    The Tableau Conference On Tour at the Tobacco Dock in London this June was my baptism in Tableau and the data world surrounded by it. It was fun, interesting and an exciting way to start my job aboard Promatix. As a newbie I was hoping to meet other beginners in this world of data analysis […]
  • 4 Key Issues to Consider When Evaluating BI Platforms 7th July 2017
    Every business has their own operating model, business objectives and KPIs.  Therefore, it is imperative that decision makers spend time to evaluate BI platforms that will help to unlock the potential that BI can deliver, whilst focusing on the specific needs of their business.     During this evaluation process, you may find yourself coming […]
  • Why You Need a BI Strategy to Choose the Right BI Tool 22nd June 2017
    As the business intelligence and data analytics market starts to mature, the number of solutions, providers and tools has dramatically increased, making it more difficult and confusing for decision makers to select the right BI tool for their organisation. It must be kept in mind that not every solution will be suited for your organisation’s […]
  • 10 Best Practices for Cloud BI 15th June 2017
    Cloud business intelligence is no longer a new phenomenon: with a plethora of organisations now seeking to move their BI to the cloud, it is transforming into a mature platform that will continue to expand. Gartner’s latest Magic Quadrant report reported that 51% of their survey respondents expressed BI cloud intentions and additionally predicted that […]
  • BI User Enablement as a Strategy for Building a Data-Driven Culture 7th June 2017
    The full power of business intelligence cannot be realised by an organisation unless its users are empowered and supported to take advantage of its powerful insights. An increasing number of organisations are now seeking to build a data-driven culture to remain competitive, and to do so they demand a powerful BI solution that allows them […]
    Chris Dickson
  • Enterprise BI; Why Scalability Really Matters 25th May 2017
    Selecting an enterprise business intelligence platform without considering its ability to scale to fit your organisation’s size, direction, and needs, puts you at risk that your BI investment will become obsolete in the near furture. Enterprise BI solutions are expected to grow as businesses quickly evolve, supporting hundreds and thousands of internal and external users, […]
    Chris Dickson
  • Top 5 Insights from Gartner's Magic Quadrant 2017 19th May 2017
    As you may have already seen, Gartner released their 2017 Magic Quadrant report for Business Intelligence and Analytics Platforms. We are happy to announce as a partner of Tableau, that Tableau has been positioned as a Leader within the Magic Quadrant for the fifth year and was also awarded the highest for Ability to Execute for […]
    Chris Dickson

RSS The Information Lab

  • Polygon Pop Art 12th December 2017
    Polygon Pop Art is one of the most fun projects I’ve done this year. I was first inspired to play around with polygons in Tableau by the beginner drawing class I’m taking. We learned that basic shapes are the foundation of any drawing. I also learned that I am not... The post Polygon Pop Art […]
    Laura Peterson
  • Location and distance analysis with Alteryx and Tableau 11th December 2017
    I wanted to create a visualisation to allow me and others to see which English football league games are taking place closest to my house on a given date so I can decide which one I want to see. To do this, I needed a few different datasources from many... The post Location and distance […]
    Andrew Pick
  • Speed up your Alteryx workflow: only run when necessary 10th December 2017
    When I race on the track my coach encourages me to stick close to the rail and stay in lane one whenever I can. Overtaking round the bends adds on extra distance that could affect your final time and position. The same mind-set can be applied to Alteryx by seeking... The post Speed up your […]
    Dan Watt
  • How to fix your workbook after data structure changes 8th December 2017
    Here are 3 tips to rescue your dashboard next time you open up a workbook and all your charts have suddenly gone blank! Why have my charts gone blank? Has your underlying data changed? Maybe you’ve built a Proof of Concept on what you expect the data to look like and... The post How to fix […]
    Anna Noble
  • The Future of Tableau Mapping 7th December 2017
    As part of The Information Lab’s Zen Webinar series I recently recorded my thoughts on the history of Tableau Mapping, where we’re at now and where I’d like to see it go. Topics covered include what makes a map in Tableau, Mapbox integration, the new SQL Join demonstrated at TC17... The post The Future of […]
    Craig Bloodworth
  • Real Tableau – Data Load Monitoring 27th November 2017
    The Tableau community have recently been sharing some “real” Tableau Dashboards on Twitter using the hashtag #realTableau. The idea is to share the work we do in Tableau behind close doors. This work will often have different constraints and requirements than Tableau Public / Makeover Monday type work and so... The post Real Tableau – […]
    Chris Love
  • Understanding Tableau – Creating More Advanced Charts 14th November 2017
    I recently ran a very well attended webinar, part of a series of Webinars run by The Information Lab Zen Masters. I focused on the fundamentals of Tableau and how to fully understand what Tableau is doing. I recommend watching it whatever level of Tableau you are at as I... The post Understanding Tableau – […]
    Chris Love
  • Hiding parameters and filters in Tableau – Version 2 6th November 2017
    It appears something has changed in the latest versions of Tableau so my previous post regarding how to “hide” parameters and filters in Tableau is no longer working. https://theinformationlab.co.uk/2017/01/26/hiding-parameters-filters-tableau/ Don’t worry though, the brains at The Information Lab usually have a back-up plan. Big thanks to Chris Love for pointing... The post Hiding parameters and […]
    Andrew Pick
  • BrightTALK – powering predictive analytics: the opioid crisis 2nd November 2017
    BrightTALK event Few months ago I spoke at one of the BrightTALK webinars presented by Andy and Eva about predictive analytics and how to apply machine learning methods using Tableau – Alteryx – Exasol software. The webinar looked at some examples of predictive analysis and showed some data visualization examples that... The post BrightTALK – powering […]
    Benedetta Tagliaferri
  • Tableau Conference 2017 Recap 30th October 2017
    Vegas, Lights, Data! Check out our recap of the Tableau Conference from Vegas. We’ve consolidated our review of some features we’re most excited about and gathered some perspectives from the community.    Tableau’s Official Recap Video Prefer a blog? Tableau outlines new features in Spatial Analytics, a new Mark type and... The post Tableau Conference 2017 […]
    Emily Chen