Tableau 6 is a major leap forward in providing personal data analysis capabilities. I reviewed the capabilities of Tableau 6 prior to the Tableau Customer Conference 2010 and found myself stunned at the major achievements forthcoming in Tableau 6. There are several capabilities in Tableau 6 that will radically change how people think about and use data in their daily work.
These achievements will have a significant impact on analysts of every type and in almost any industry. Because of the new possibilities, I believe Tableau is in a whole new category of software, “Personal Business Intelligence” or PBI. Personalization is often the most important part of BI, since it is nearly impossible for any centralized team to anticipate the highly varied needs of every audience across an organization.
PBI versus traditional BI (Business Intelligence) differs in several ways: speed of analysis, ease of analysis, quality of insights generated and simplicity of explaining and sharing your findings. For now, I am comfortable stating that Tableau 6 has changed forever how people can use data in their daily business lives.
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