Tableau Adds New Tools to Make Analytics More Approachable

Tableau, a leading software vendor has unveiled a bunch of storytelling features. The new changes are part of the updated cloud version and come shortly after Tableau’s acquisition of Narrative Science in the last quarter of 2021. 

The vendor is currently widening its business intelligence capabilities to make analytics more accessible to business owners. The Salesforce-owned firm debuted Tabeau Cloud as a new-age feature of its cloud-based platform – Tableau Online. The new tool brings in multiple innovations such as Data Stories – a platform that enables faster and seamless derivation of data. 

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More about Data Stories

Typically, most platforms come with a dashboard with different visualizations to make informed decisions from data. Data Stories takes things to the next level. The solution utilizes augmented analytics and natural language to introduce plain language explanations to dashboards on Tableau. This allows users to interact with data and understand the same effortlessly. 

The story-type analysis that is easy to understand and delivered via this capability ensures that data can be interpreted easily. Besides, it also eliminates the need to create reports that primarily explain graphs and charts in reports. While this approach allows analysts to stay focused on critical tasks, business owners can have access to information easily, particularly those who are not well-versed with data analytics. 

According to Tableau, users can simply drag and drop a dataset to get access to a story and even customize the format which is convenient for them. Francois Ajenstat, Chief Product Officer for Tableau at Salesforce said that Tableau Cloud will make it easier for their customers to use data to their advantage more seamlessly. He further said that the solution helps customers provide analytics to their customers while ensuring a high degree of trust, performance, and availability. 

Tableau expands into data science

At the moment, Data Stories is under review. Apart from that, Tableau has also announced its expansion into data science. The firm said that it will provide a model builder in the current Tableau workflows to enable businesses to collaborate, deploy, and build predictive models related to different use cases. Besides, it will enable companies to leverage their data to project what could happen and make decisions to address any bottlenecks. 

Tableau Cloud’s other features

Apart from the features mentioned above, Tableau Cloud is also adding an Advanced Management feature that helps companies collect insights pertaining to their performance and adoption of their Tableau deployment. Admins can utilize this data to determine how Tableau is used and also determine how teams across different departments can access only the most relevant information. 

The company also introduced two key features including Explain Data and Ask Data to make data more accessible. 

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