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Tableau’s Story Points Puts Analytics Power In The Hands Of LOB Users

18 July, 2014

Tableau’s Story Points Puts Analytics Power In The Hands Of LOB Users

For most of their history, business intelligence (BI) tools and analytics applications have been designed for and used by highly trained computer scientists and business analysts. Today, with the rise of big data and the demand to push ever more analytics capabilities further down the decision-making food chain, most companies in the BI space are working feverishly to develop simple self-service interfaces that allow line-of-business (LOB) decision makers to conduct their own analysis.

Many vendors offer self-service tools and visual analytics, but these tools sets are often intended for business analysts and power users. Visualization provider Tableau Software provides users less skilled in analytics with the data slicing and dicing abilities typically reserved for their more analytics-focused colleagues.

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