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How the Tableau Tool Can Be Widely Useful for Data Analytics

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12/12/2019 |

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Agnieszka Krawczyk

Tableau is one of the most popular tools used for business intelligence. This data visualization tool is growing fast. The reason for this is that this tool is trendy and can help with various actions in terms of data. 

What fascinates so many people about it is that it can crunch down raw data into a simple format that’s easy to understand. Tableau offers high-speed analytics, and it provides visualizations in the form of worksheets or dashboards. 

What’s great about any data crunched through Tableau is that it can be easily passed on to various levels of the organization, as well as sent to other organizations. Professionals can easily understand this data and use it properly. In this post, we will talk about how you can use Tableau for data analytics. 


Tableau for data analytics

Tableau comes with:

  1. Customized data reports
  2. Pulling data from multiple sources
  3. Quick data processing
  4. User-friendly interface
  5. Amazing visual capabilities
  6. In-depth data analysis


Customized data reports

Data reporting is a vital part of data analytics. A lot of people neglect just how important it is. Every piece of data has its purpose, and it needs to be passed on to someone. With proper reporting options, you can understandably represent data. This is how you can ensure accountability and compliance. 

Tableau gives a lot of customization options when it comes to data reports. They allow you to manipulate the way data is represented according to the needs of your clients, managers, or customers. This way, you can make their life more comfortable and move on to the next step, no matter what it might be. 

Data analysts need to come up with valuable conclusions. However, if they aren’t able to represent these conclusions to others, all of their work is in vain.


Pulling data from multiple sources

Data often needs to be extracted from different sources for the same task. Pulling data with Tableau is very flexible and easily adjustable. This means that you can easily target various data sources to gather new information. 

Tableau has a feature for sourcing configuration that can be connected to several data sources for pulling or crawling. This is particularly good if you are looking to analyze and compare different entities of data. You can quickly draw valuable conclusions and run further analytics to compare various aspects of those data entities. One of the critical advantages of Tableau compared to other analytics and business intelligence tools is that it can be connected to different data sources and various types of data

At the same time, it can blend all of the different data into one place through helpful visualizations.


Quick data processing

The more data a tool can handle, the better. The longer a company is operating, the more volumes of relevant data it will have. This is why there is a constant need for data analytics tools that can process large amounts of data. Tableau can deliver this as it can go through millions of data rows.

This tool can also create many different visualization representations that contain a lot of data while not losing dashboard performance. Additionally, Tableau has an option that allows users to create “live” connections with various data sources. The visualizations will change in near real-time based on the data that is being sourced.


User-friendly interface

Tableau is intuitive when it comes to creating graphics. It has a straightforward interface that can be used even by people that don’t have any development knowledge. All of the basic functionalities of the tool are clear, simple, and usable by people who don’t have any experience working with data. 

Raw data can be arranged by users into simple to understand diagrams by merely dragging and dropping elements. This means that the whole process of analyzing information is made more straightforward, and there is no need for an IT department to help out in building patterns. 

Tableau is perfect for beginners and companies that don’t have complex requirements. Everyone can develop dashboards on this platform without any training. More importantly, everyone can understand reports made in this tool. However, to perform more sophisticated data analytics and use all of the capabilities of this tool, more extensive knowledge is required.


Amazing visual capabilities

At the moment, Tableau is the most superior visualization analytics tool on the market. Business intelligence companies like IBM and Oracle can’t provide solutions that have the capabilities to keep up with the quality of illustrations offered by Tableau. 

All unstructured and raw data in random mathematical form is converted into logically sorted results. The tool uses a “square” measure, which is easy to understand. It can be inserted into appealing, interactive, and practical dashboards. Interactive visuals can be created in just several minutes. At the same time, the interface offers endless customizations while also limiting the user from creating charts that aren’t complacent with the best practices for data visualization. 


In-depth data analysis

All enterprises can use this data analytics tool to gain future insights while looking at specific goals or not. A single piece of data visualization can be viewed through different perspectives to get the most insights. Additionally, this tool allows you to create “if” scenarios and work with hypothetical outcomes in a visualized form. 

Users can add dynamic components to perform in-depth analysis and compare different scenarios. This is especially useful when analyzing real-time data as you can quickly check out all the opportunities and correlations between data pieces. 

These are some of the most prominent implementations of Tableau for data analytics. Still, you should understand that we are just barely scratching the surface here, and there are many other uses for this tool. It’s a fantastic solution, and this is why many companies use it. Even professionals who outsource data entry services rely on Tableau to do their jobs. Apart from complex analytics functionalities, this tool allows them to deliver reports that their customers can easily understand. 

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Agnieszka Krawczyk

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