RSS Tableau

  • 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! Add […]
  • 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 […]
  • Unleash your data sources with Data Server
    June 21, 2017 · Roger Hau, Tyler DoyleEnterpriseUnleash your data sources with Data ServerBy Marissa Michelotti Tableau Server has many data governance features to promote exploration, collaboration, and security. Read more about Unleash your data sources with Data Server Add new comment
  • How to answer your data questions with a map in Tableau
    June 19, 2017 · Sarah BattersbyVisualizationsHow to answer your data questions with a map in Tableau By Marissa Michelotti This post will explore maps in Tableau—if and when they’re appropriate for a data visualization, and how to make them more effective. Read more about How to answer your data questions with a map in Tableau […]
  • Get Tableau 10.4 beta to better collaborate on trusted data
    June 22, 2017 · Piper Stull-LaneProduct NewsGet Tableau 10.4 beta to better collaborate on trusted dataBy Piper Stull-Lane In this release, we’re getting the right data in front of the right people, across the enterprise. Data source certifications help organizations promote the best sources for teams to use. They work seamlessly with our expanded recommendations […]
  • A one-day curriculum for teaching Tableau: Tips from a Master
    June 6, 2017 · Yvan FornesData LiteracyA one-day curriculum for teaching Tableau: Tips from a MasterBy Marissa Michelotti I recently had the privilege of teaching my passion—data visualization—at the EDHEC Global MBA program in Nice, France. I was sent by my company, Amadeus, the leading IT solutions provider for the travel industry and largest processor […]

RSS Promatix BI

  • 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
  • The Tableau Gantt Chart Measures More Than Just Deadlines 13th April 2017
    Since the invention of the Gantt chart in 1910, they have become a staple within the realm of project management. They are favoured within this discipline as they excel at scheduling the most complex projects effectively, and therefore help to reduce the headache of managing deadlines. These schedules or progressions of time are usually represented […]
  • Using Pie Charts to Visualise Data with Tableau Business Intelligence 7th April 2017
    It can be said that pie charts are the most controversial form of data visualisation, yet they still remain one of the oldest and most popular charts. This classic chart, if executed well, can be the perfect example of the power of data visualisation, with its simplistic way of showing relative proportions or percentages that […]

RSS The Information Lab

  • From good to great: How to improve your Tableau viz 22nd August 2017
    For my latest Tableau Public viz I created this interactive dashboard of Frank Turner’s tour dates.  Click the image to view interactive version. The ‘great’ viz But this is something like version 10.4 of my viz.  The first version I published looked like this: The ‘good’ viz it started from... The post From good to […]
    Anna Noble
  • Making your Alteryx Workflows Enterprise Ready: A checklist 21st August 2017
    So you’ve just completed an Alteryx workflow that is going to be used across your business. You also need to schedule it and you’ll need to catch any (potential) issues. You’re probably interested in making sure your workflow is ‘Enterprise-ready’, this means that your workflow is robust and doesn’t fall... The post Making your Alteryx […]
    Andre De Vries
  • SSL with Alteryx Connect 18th August 2017
    Having had the opportunity to use and provide feedback for Alteryx Connect over the past 5 months, I was really excited to see it get its full release this week. As a data catalog tool, it’s going to be really interesting to see where it goes. I’ve gotten to know... The post SSL with Alteryx […]
    Craig Bloodworth
  • Categorise your personal finances quickly with an iterative macro in Alteryx 11th August 2017
    The list of transactions that I download from my bank contains a description field that I can use to categorise my spending and help my budgeting. When I first began this categorising task using only excel I became frustrated with having to categorise new items each month that were only... The post Categorise your personal […]
    Dan Watt
  • How Do I Prove Tableau Online is in Dublin? 11th August 2017
    When we sign up for Tableau Online we get a choice of three locations to host our site at. We can be hosted on the west coast of America, the east coast of America or in Dublin, Ireland if we’re in the EU. So how do we show which one we’re... The post How Do I […]
    Ian Baldwin
  • How to Create Template Project Folders with Alteryx – Cleaning Up my Computer Part 2 11th August 2017
    I’m lazy and inconsistent. When I’m starting new data projects it’s usually on the fly. I get some data, I spin up an Alteryx workflow or two, save a handful of parsed .yxdb and .tde files and maybe after that I have a Tableau workbook or two connecting to these... The post How to Create […]
    Ian Baldwin
  • How to Delete Files with Alteryx – Cleaning Up my Computer Part 1 10th August 2017
    ***WARNING THIS POST IS GEARED TOWARDS DELETING FILES WITH COMMAND PROMPT, PLAY WITH CARE*** My downloads folder is a mess. Its full of random files. Data files, workbooks from Tableau Public, images, gifs, pdfs, application installers, you name it and its there. And nearly all of it is single use... The post How to Delete […]
    Ian Baldwin
  • Data Scaffolding – Easy steps to fill in missing data 9th August 2017
    Some visualisations have a need to show rows of data where no data has actually been reported. For example, a physiotherapist would like a visual representation of the location of injuries on the body. A data set of all injuries across all sports will show all body parts, however when... The post Data Scaffolding – […]
    Phillip Lowe
  • The Biggest Improvers in Tableau 27th July 2017
    I was recently working on client site at a university, transforming their Key Performance Indicator (KPI) reporting suite. This type of report looks at how individual KPIs perform over time and compare against other institutions. There are 135 higher education providers in the UK1 so it’s difficult to compare against the... The post The Biggest Improvers […]
    Alexandra Hanna
  • Putting the R in AlteRyx: CART Models 16th July 2017
    Challenge 1: CART Models and Predicting Supreme Court Decisions This post is part of a series I am writing to translate R scripts I have seen or written into Alteryx workflows. Original post can be found here. This script comes from MIT’s Data Analytics course (which you can sign up... The post Putting the R […]
    Nai Louza