Articles By: Tableau

Which Chart is Right for You?

You’ve got data and you’ve got questions, but what’s the best way to visualize that data to get the answers you need? Transforming data into an effective visualization or dashboard is the first step towards making your data make an impact. In this paper, you’ll learn about different chart (and graph) types and when to use them, along with tips […]

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10 Best Practices for Building Effective Dashboards

A well-designed dashboard is a powerful launch point for data-driven conversations. Armed with the same collection of information, your business makes faster decisions based on a single source of truth. This whitepaper will teach you best practices for building the most effective dashboards for your audience—walking you through three sections of use cases and examples:• Thoughtful planning will allow you […]

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6 Myths of Moving from Traditional to Modern BI

IT’S NO MYTH OR MYSTERY that digital transformation has created a massive influx of information; data is everywhere, all the time, and it’s not slowing down. With this influx of data, everybody expects to be able to access and use new information to inform day-to-day decisions and quench their business curiosity. And now, modern business intelligence has lowered the barrier […]

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Why IT Professionals Choose Tableau for Modern BI and Analytics

Why IT professionals choose Tableau for modern BI and analytics This paper is written for IT and business intelligence decision makers to understand what differentiates Tableau from other analytics solutions in the market. A growing demand for data means an increasingly competitive business intelligence and analytics market, and we believe a critical aspect in evaluating modern BI solutions is to […]

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Redefining the Role of IT in the Modern BI World

Since its inception over two decades ago, the primary objective of business intelligence has been the creation of a top-down single source of truth from which organizations would centrally track KPIs and performance metrics with static reports and dashboards. This stemmed from the proliferation of data in spreadsheets and reporting silos throughout organizations, often yielding different and conflicting results. With […]

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3 Shifts in the Modern Data Environment

The Problem Isn’t Different. Just Harder. Providing organizations with reliable data for better decision-making is an undertaking that has not fundamentally changed in decades. Despite massive technology advances and new tactics, the IT organization managing data infrastructure today still has the same overall mission: moving data from its moment of creation and making it accessible and understandable by decision-makers at […]

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Evaluation Guide: How to Choose the Right Modern BI & Analytics Platform

This evaluation guide aims to support IT organizations as they evaluate and select a modern BI & analytics platform suitable for a broad, enterprise-wide deployment. The transition to a self-service-based, modern BI model requires IT to adopt a collaborative approach that includes the business in all aspects of the overall program (see Redefining the Role of IT in a Modern […]

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Governed Self-Service Analytics at Scale

For the staff at Seattle Children’s Hospital, speed is a matter of life and death. The faster a doctor or nurse can help a child, the better the outcome. Mere minutes can make a critical difference. That’s where real-time decisions come in. With self-service analytics, the hospital staff can ask urgent questions on the spot, respond quickly, and streamline efforts […]

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