Best practices and step-by-step instructions for using the Tableau Software toolset
Although the Tableau Desktop interface is relatively intuitive, this book goes beyond the simple mechanics of the interface to show best practices for creating effective visualizations for specific business intelligence objectives. It illustrates little-known features and techniques for getting the most from the Tableau toolset, supporting the needs of the business analysts who use the product as well as the data and IT managers who support it.
This comprehensive guide covers the core feature set for data analytics, illustrating best practices for creating and sharing specific types of dynamic data visualizations. Featuring a helpful full-color layout, the book covers analyzing data with Tableau Desktop, sharing information with Tableau Server, understanding Tableau functions and calculations, and Use Cases for Tableau Software. Now Available!
“Tableau can help you answer questions with data. We hear stories daily about how people use Tableau to help increase sales, streamline operations, improve customer service, manage investments, assess quality and safety, study and treat diseases, pursue academic research, address environmental problems and improve education.
My hope is that this book can accelerate your adoption of Tableau.“
Tableau CEO & Co-Founder
What You’ll Learn
Includes little-known, as well as more advanced features and techniques, using detailed, real-world case studies that the author has developed as part of his consulting and training practice
Explains why and how Tableau differs from traditional business information analysis tools
Shows you how to deploy dashboards and visualizations throughout the enterprise
Provides a detailed reference resource that is aimed at users of all skill levels
Depicts ways to leverage Tableau across the value chain in the enterprise through case studies that target common business requirements
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What Readers are Saying
I was a consultant at Tableau for 30 months, and, have been an independent BI consultant for 15 years. I have every Tableau book written. This one is, absolutely, the best book, reference guide, examples, tips, tricks, etc. ever written, for Tableau. It fully covers both Desktop and Server, theory, installation and use, Chapter 12, real customer solutions, showcases some great examples. This book will be with me in my consulting travels, and, will be recommended to all my clients! Thank you, Dan, and every other contributor! Well done!