An Overview for IT
A new generation of business intelligence and visual analysis software puts data into the hands of the people who need it. Slow, rigid systems are no longer good enough for business users or the IT teams that support them. Competitive pressures and new sources of data are creating new requirements. Users are demanding the ability to answer their questions quickly and easily. And that’s a good thing.
Tableau Software was founded on the idea that data analysis and subsequent reports should not be isolated activities but should be integrated into a single visual analysis process—one that lets users quickly see patterns in their data and shift views on the fly to follow their train of thought. Tableau combines data exploration and data visualization in an easy-to-use application that anyone can learn quickly. Anyone comfortable with Excel can create rich, interactive analyses and powerful dashboards and then share them securely across the enterprise. IT teams can manage data and metadata centrally, control permissions and scale up to enterprise-wide deployments.
This overview is designed to answer questions common to IT managers and administrators and help them support visual analysis software deployments of any size.
Marc Rueter is Tableau Software’s Senior Director of Technology and Strategy. Prior to Tableau, he held positions at MicroStrategy and Siebel Systems. At Siebel, he led a team that developed successful applications for retailers. Marc plays an instrumental role in Tableau’s product development, providing critical input based on his experience helping clients with large projects. He is a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer for SQLServer. Marc holds a Mechanical Engineering degree from Virginia Tech and an MBA from the University of Washington.
Ellie Fields is the Director of Product Marketing at Tableau Software, responsible for new product launch, industry solutions and Tableau's community. She's a regular speaker on Tableau's approach to business intelligence. Prior to Tableau, Ellie worked at Microsoft and in late-stage venture capital. She has an engineering degree from Rice University and an M.B.A. from The Stanford Graduate School of Business.