Author: Molly Monsey
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2015-10-14
Make your data work for you! Tableau For Dummies brings order to the chaotic world of data. Understanding your data and organizing it into formats and visualizations that make sense to you are crucial to making a real impact on your business with the information that's already at your fingertips. This easy-to-use reference explores the user interface, and guides you through the process of connecting your data sources to the software. Additionally, this approachable, yet comprehensive text shows you how to use graphs, charts, and other images to bring visual interest to your data, how to create dashboards from multiple data sources, and how to export the visualizations that you have developed into multiple formats that translate into positive change for your business. The mission of Tableau Software is to grant you access to data that, when put into action, will help you build your company. Learning to use the data available to you helps you make informed, grounded business decisions that can spell success for your company. Navigate the user interface to efficiently access the features you need Connect to various spreadsheets, databases, and other data sources to create a multi-dimensional snapshot of your business Develop visualizations with easy to use drag and drop features Start building your data with templates and sample workbooks to spark your creativity and help you organize your information Tableau For Dummies is a step-by-step resource that helps you make sense of the data landscape—and put your data to work in support of your business.
Author: Daniel G. Murray
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2016-01-29
Transform your organization's data into actionable insights with Tableau Tableau is designed specifically to provide fast and easy visual analytics. The intuitive drag-and-drop interface helps you create interactive reports, dashboards, and visualizations, all without any special or advanced training. This all new edition of Tableau Your Data! is your Tableau companion, helping you get the most out of this invaluable business toolset. Tableau Your Data! shows you how to build dynamic, best of breed visualizations using the Tableau Software toolset. This comprehensive guide covers the core feature set for data analytics, and provides clear step-by-step guidance toward best practices and advanced techniques that go way beyond the user manual. You'll learn how Tableau is different from traditional business information analysis tools, and how to navigate your way around the Tableau 9.0 desktop before delving into functions and calculations, as well as sharing with the Tableau Server. Analyze data more effectively with Tableau Desktop Customize Tableau's settings for your organization's needs with detailed real-world examples on data security, scaling, syntax, and more Deploy visualizations to consumers throughout the enterprise - from sales to marketing, operations to finance, and beyond Understand Tableau functions and calculations and leverage Tableau across every link in the value chain Learn from actual working models of the book's visualizations and other web-based resources via a companion website Tableau helps you unlock the stories within the numbers, and Tableau Your Data! puts the software's full functionality right at your fingertips.
Author: George Peck
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
Release Date: 2013-09-10
Present a unified view of complex BI using the entire Tableau 8 toolkit Create and distribute dynamic, feature-rich data visualizations and highly interactive BI dashboards--quickly and easily! Tableau 8: The Official Guide provides the hands-on instruction and best practices you need to meet your business intelligence objectives and drive better decision making. Discover how to work from the Tableau GUI, load BI from disparate sources, drag and drop to analyze data, set up custom visualizations, and build robust dashboards. This practical guide shows you, step by step, how to design and publish meaningful business communications to end users across your enterprise. Navigate the Tableau user interface and data window Connect to spreadsheets, databases, and other sources Select data fields and drag them to desired screen locations Work with pre-defined visualizations and sample workbooks Display background maps and perform geographic analysis Add calculated fields, graphs, charts, tables, and statistics Combine multiple data sources into real-time dashboards Export your visualizations to the Web or in various file formats Electronic content includes: Videos that demonstrate the techniques presented in the book Sample Tableau workbooks
Author: Ben Jones
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
Release Date: 2014-06-16
Go beyond spreadsheets and tables and design a data presentation that really makes an impact. This practical guide shows you how to use Tableau Software to convert raw data into compelling data visualizations that provide insight or allow viewers to explore the data for themselves. Ideal for analysts, engineers, marketers, journalists, and researchers, this book describes the principles of communicating data and takes you on an in-depth tour of common visualization methods. You’ll learn how to craft articulate and creative data visualizations with Tableau Desktop 8.1 and Tableau Public 8.1. Present comparisons of how much and how many Use blended data sources to create ratios and rates Create charts to depict proportions and percentages Visualize measures of mean, median, and mode Lean how to deal with variation and uncertainty Communicate multiple quantities in the same view Show how quantities and events change over time Use maps to communicate positional data Build dashboards to combine several visualizations
Author: Steve Wexler
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2017-04-24
Genre: Business & Economics
The definitive reference book with real-world solutions you won't find anywhere else The Big Book of Dashboards presents a comprehensive reference for those tasked with building or overseeing the development of business dashboards. Comprising dozens of examples that address different industries and departments (healthcare, transportation, finance, human resources, marketing, customer service, sports, etc.) and different platforms (print, desktop, tablet, smartphone, and conference room display) The Big Book of Dashboards is the only book that matches great dashboards with real-world business scenarios. By organizing the book based on these scenarios and offering practical and effective visualization examples, The Big Book of Dashboards will be the trusted resource that you open when you need to build an effective business dashboard. In addition to the scenarios there's an entire section of the book that is devoted to addressing many practical and psychological factors you will encounter in your work. It's great to have theory and evidenced-based research at your disposal, but what will you do when somebody asks you to make your dashboard 'cooler' by adding packed bubbles and donut charts? The expert authors have a combined 30-plus years of hands-on experience helping people in hundreds of organizations build effective visualizations. They have fought many 'best practices' battles and having endured bring an uncommon empathy to help you, the reader of this book, survive and thrive in the data visualization world. A well-designed dashboard can point out risks, opportunities, and more; but common challenges and misconceptions can make your dashboard useless at best, and misleading at worst. The Big Book of Dashboards gives you the tools, guidance, and models you need to produce great dashboards that inform, enlighten, and engage.
Leverage the power of visualization in business intelligence and data science to make quicker and better decisions. Use statistics and data mining to make compelling and interactive dashboards. This book will help those familiar with Tableau software chart their journey to being a visualization expert. Pro Tableau demonstrates the power of visual analytics and teaches you how to: Connect to various data sources such as spreadsheets, text files, relational databases (Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL, etc.), non-relational databases (NoSQL such as MongoDB, Cassandra), R data files, etc. Write your own custom SQL, etc. Perform statistical analysis in Tableau using R Use a multitude of charts (pie, bar, stacked bar, line, scatter plots, dual axis, histograms, heat maps, tree maps, highlight tables, box and whisker, etc.) What you’ll learn Connect to various data sources such as relational databases (Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL), non-relational databases (NoSQL such as MongoDB, Cassandra), write your own custom SQL, join and blend data sources, etc. Leverage table calculations (moving average, year over year growth, LOD (Level of Detail), etc. Integrate Tableau with R Tell a compelling story with data by creating highly interactive dashboards Who this book is for All levels of IT professionals, from executives responsible for determining IT strategies to systems administrators, to data analysts, to decision makers responsible for driving strategic initiatives, etc. The book will help those familiar with Tableau software chart their journey to a visualization expert.
Tableau 10 provides more power to the developer and business user in the world of Data Analytics. This book covers Tableau 10 concepts in an easy-to-understand manner. It provides ample exercises. Sample workbooks are available on Tableau public for download. Dataset and workbooks can also be downloaded from LearnTableauPublic.com. Visit Book resource tab on the main navigation. New in this book: 1.Sample workbooks available on Tableau public 2.Tableau concepts as per version 10.1 3.Types of Files in Tableau 4.Analytics pane 5.Explanation of Discrete and Continuous concept 6.How dates work in Tableau 7.Nested Sort 8.New chapter on Formatting 9.New visualizations/Charts 10.Creating custom color palettes 11.Creating custom territories in Maps 12.New Chapter on Server Deployment New in Tableau 10 Desktop 1.Enhanced look and feel of Tableau desktop. 2.Cross-table joins. See Chapter 2-Connecting to data source. 3.Clustering. See Chapter 11 - Visualization. 4.Building custom territory in Maps. See Chapter 10.Creating Maps. 5.New highlighter feature. See Chapter 9 - Formatting. 6.Device preview for dashboards. See Chapter 12 - Dashboards and Visual Story. Who needs this book? This book provides all the Tableau concepts according to Tableau version 10. It also contains overview of deploying objects on the server. This book is good for anyone starting career in Tableau. The book starts with basic data-warehousing concepts and covers all the concepts in-depth. This book is also useful for experienced Tableau developers who want to explore additional charts and functionalities. This book should work as a guide and encouragement for further exploration. Get data and Sample Workbooks The book comes with 20+ sample workbooks. All workbooks are present on Tableau Public. See the link at the beginning of the exercises. Sample workbooks and data files can also be downloaded from http: //www.learntableaupublic.com/. Look for the Book Resource tab on the main navigation.
Author: Jane A. Crofts
Release Date: 2015-10-19
Tableau Desktop: A Practical Guide for Business Users has been designed to take beginner and intermediate Tableau Desktop users through the key functions and features they are most likely to need, and therefore use, when working with Tableau Desktop in their business. This book provides a step-by-step process for quickly connecting to a range of data sources, building useful calculations, creating charts, tables and other visualizations, unleashing the insights that Tableau is famous for, and then sharing these findings with others. Presented in a business context and working step-by-step through a range of case studies, this book goes beyond simply teaching the functions of Tableau Desktop. This book uses real-world business problems to give you the skills you need to put Tableau Desktop straight to work in your business.
Learn how to create powerful data visualizations easily and quickly. You will develop reports and queries, and perform data analysis. Jumpstart Tableau covers the basic reporting and analysis functions that most BI users perform in their day-to-day work. These include connecting to a data source, working with dimensions and measures, developing reports and charts, saving workbooks, filtering, swapping, sorting, formatting, grouping, creating hierarchies, forecasting, exporting, distributing, as well developing various chart types. Each exercise in Jumpstart Tableau provides screenshots that cover every step from start to finish. The exercises are based on a comprehensive sample Excel-based data source that Tableau Software (version 9) has provided, which makes it very easy to duplicate the exercises on the real software. This book teaches you to: Execute each function in a step-by-step manner Work up to more advanced and complex Tableau functionality Integrate individual development of content, such as tables/charts and visualizations., onto a dashboard for an effective presentation What You'll Learn Connect to data sources Develop reports Create visualizations Perform analysis functions (e.g., filtering, drilldown, sorting, grouping, forecasting, etc.) Save visualizations in different formats and distribute them Develop dashboards and their content Who This Book Is For Novice Tableau users, BI end users, as well as developers and business analysts. Also, students in university courses on dashboards and data visualization as well as BI and data analysis can quickly get up to speed with Tableau tools and use them for implementing the hands-on projects associated with these courses. “/div> div
Learn how to create effective data visualizations with Tableau and unlock a smarter approach to business analytics. It might just transform your organization About This Book Create stylish visualizations and dashboards that explain complexity with clarity Learn effective data storytelling to transform how your business uses ideas and makes decisions Explore all the new features in Tableau 10 and start to redefine what business analytics means to your organization Who This Book Is For Got data? Not sure what to make of it? This is the guide for you – whether you've been working with Tableau for years or are just beginning your adventure into business analytics. What You Will Learn Find out how to build effective visualizations and dashboards Prepare and clean your data so you can be sure Tableau is finding answers to your questions – not raising more problems Discover how to create advanced visualizations that explain complexity with clarity and style Dig deeper into your data with clustering and distribution models that allow you to analyze trends and make forecasts Learn how to use data storytelling to aid decision-making and strategy Share dashboards and visualizations to cultivate a culture where data is available and valued In Detail Tableau has for some time been one of the most popular Business Intelligence and data visualization tools available. Why? Because, quite simply, it's a tool that's responsive to the needs of modern businesses. But it's most effective when you know how to get what you want from it – it might make your business intelligent, but it isn't going to make you intelligent... We'll make sure you're well prepared to take full advantage of Tableau 10's new features. Whether you're an experienced data analyst that wants to explore 2016's new Tableau, or you're a beginner that wants to expand their skillset and bring a more professional and sharper approach to their organization, we've got you covered. Beginning with the fundamentals, such as data preparation, you'll soon learn how to build and customize your own data visualizations and dashboards, essential for high-level visibility and effective data storytelling. You'll also find out how to so trend analysis and forecasting using clustering and distribution models to inform your analytics. But it's not just about you – when it comes to data it's all about availability and access. That's why we'll show you how to share your Tableau visualizations. It's only once insights are shared and communicated that you – and your organization – will start making smarter and informed decisions. And really, that's exactly what this guide is for. Style and approach Practical yet comprehensive, this Tableau guide takes you from the fundamentals of the tool before diving deeper into creating advanced visualizations. Covering the latest features found in Tableau 10, this might be the guide that transforms your organization.
Whether you have some experience with Tableau software or are just getting started, this manual goes beyond the basics to help you build compelling, interactive data visualization applications. Author Ryan Sleeper, one of the world’s most qualified Tableau consultants, complements his web posts and instructional videos with this guide to give you a firm understanding of how to use Tableau to find valuable insights in data. Over five sections, Sleeper—recognized as a Tableau Zen Master, Tableau Public Visualization of the Year author, and Tableau Iron Viz Champion—provides visualization tips, tutorials, and strategies to help you avoid the pitfalls and take your Tableau knowledge to the next level. Practical Tableau sections include: Fundamentals: get started with Tableau from the beginning Chart types: use step-by-step tutorials to build a variety of charts in Tableau Tips and tricks: learn innovative uses of parameters, color theory, how to make your Tableau workbooks run efficiently, and more Framework: explore the INSIGHT framework, a proprietary process for building Tableau dashboards Storytelling: learn tangible tactics for storytelling with data, including specific and actionable tips you can implement immediately
Master the intricacies of Tableau to create effective data visualizations About This Book Arm yourself with an arsenal of advanced chart types and geocoding to efficiently and engagingly present information Map a grid over a network node diagram and use that grid to demonstrate loads, processing time, and more in Tableau Integrate R with Tableau by utilizing R functions, libraries, and saved models Who This Book Is For If you are a business analyst without developer-level programming skills, then this book is for you. You are expected to have at least a fundamental understanding of Tableau and basic knowledge of joins, however SQL knowledge is not assumed. You should have basic computer skills, including at least moderate Excel proficiency. What You Will Learn Create a worksheet that can display the current balance for any given period in time Recreate a star schema from in a data warehouse in Tableau Combine level of detail calculations with table calculations, sets, and parameters Create custom polygons to build filled maps for area codes in the USA Visualize data using a set of analytical and advanced charting techniques Know when to use Tableau instead of PowerPoint Build a dashboard and export it to PowerPoint In Detail Tableau has emerged as one of the most popular Business Intelligence solutions in recent times, thanks to its powerful and interactive data visualization capabilities. This book will empower you to become a master in Tableau by exploiting the many new features introduced in Tableau 10.0. You will embark on this exciting journey by getting to know the valuable methods of utilizing advanced calculations to solve complex problems. These techniques include creative use of different types of calculations such as row-level, aggregate-level, and more. You will discover how almost any data visualization challenge can be met in Tableau by getting a proper understanding of the tool's inner workings and creatively exploring possibilities. You'll be armed with an arsenal of advanced chart types and techniques to enable you to efficiently and engagingly present information to a variety of audiences through the use of clear, efficient, and engaging dashboards. Explanations and examples of efficient and inefficient visualization techniques, well-designed and poorly designed dashboards, and compromise options when Tableau consumers will not embrace data visualization will build on your understanding of Tableau and how to use it efficiently. By the end of the book, you will be equipped with all the information you need to create effective dashboards and data visualization solutions using Tableau. Style and approach This book takes a direct approach, to systematically evolve to more involved functionalities such as advanced calculation, parameters & sets, data blending and R integration. This book will help you gain skill in building visualizations previously beyond your capacity.
Implement your Business Intelligence solutions without any coding - by leveraging the power of the Alteryx platform About This Book Experience the power of codeless analytics using Alteryx, a leading Business Intelligence tool Uncover hidden trends and valuable insights from your data across different sources and make accurate predictions Includes real-world examples to put your understanding of the features in Alteryx to practical use Who This Book Is For This book is for aspiring data professionals who want to learn and implement self-service analytics from scratch, without any coding. Those who have some experience with Alteryx and want to gain more proficiency will also find this book to be useful. A basic understanding of the data science concepts is all you need to get started with this book. What You Will Learn Create efficient workflows with Alteryx to answer complex business questions Learn how to speed up the cleansing, data preparing, and shaping process Blend and join data into a single dataset for self-service analysis Write advanced expressions in Alteryx leading to an optimal workflow for efficient processing of huge data Develop high-quality, data-driven reports to improve consistency in reporting and analysis Explore the flexibility of macros by automating analytic processes Apply predictive analytics from spatial, demographic, and behavioral analysis and quickly publish, schedule Share your workflows and insights with relevant stakeholders In Detail Alteryx, as a leading data blending and advanced data analytics platform, has taken self-service data analytics to the next level. Companies worldwide often find themselves struggling to prepare and blend massive datasets that are time-consuming for analysts. Alteryx solves these problems with a repeatable workflow designed to quickly clean, prepare, blend, and join your data in a seamless manner. This book will set you on a self-service data analytics journey that will help you create efficient workflows using Alteryx, without any coding involved. It will empower you and your organization to take well-informed decisions with the help of deeper business insights from the data.Starting with the fundamentals of using Alteryx such as data preparation and blending, you will delve into the more advanced concepts such as performing predictive analytics. You will also learn how to use Alteryx's features to share the insights gained with the relevant decision makers. To ensure consistency, we will be using data from the Healthcare domain throughout this book. The knowledge you gain from this book will guide you to solve real-life problems related to Business Intelligence confidently. Whether you are a novice with Alteryx or an experienced data analyst keen to explore Alteryx's self-service analytics features, this book will be the perfect companion for you. Style and approach Comprehensive, step by step guide filled with real-world examples to step through the complex business questions using one of the leading data analytics platform.
Author: Judith Hurwitz
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2013-04-02
Find the right big data solution for your business or organization Big data management is one of the major challenges facing business, industry, and not-for-profit organizations. Data sets such as customer transactions for a mega-retailer, weather patterns monitored by meteorologists, or social network activity can quickly outpace the capacity of traditional data management tools. If you need to develop or manage big data solutions, you'll appreciate how these four experts define, explain, and guide you through this new and often confusing concept. You'll learn what it is, why it matters, and how to choose and implement solutions that work. Effectively managing big data is an issue of growing importance to businesses, not-for-profit organizations, government, and IT professionals Authors are experts in information management, big data, and a variety of solutions Explains big data in detail and discusses how to select and implement a solution, security concerns to consider, data storage and presentation issues, analytics, and much more Provides essential information in a no-nonsense, easy-to-understand style that is empowering Big Data For Dummies cuts through the confusion and helps you take charge of big data solutions for your organization.
Learn how to create effective data visualizations with Tableau and unlock a smarter approach to business analytics. It might just transform your organizationAbout This Book- Create stylish visualizations and dashboards that explain complexity with clarity- Learn effective data storytelling to transform how your business uses ideas and makes decisions- Explore all the new features in Tableau 10 and start to redefine what business analytics means to your organizationWho This Book Is ForGot data? Not sure what to make of it? This is the guide for you - whether you've been working with Tableau for years or are just beginning your adventure into business analytics.What You Will Learn- Find out how to build effective visualizations and dashboards- Prepare and clean your data so you can be sure Tableau is finding answers to your questions - not raising more problems- Discover how to create advanced visualizations that explain complexity with clarity and style- Dig deeper into your data with clustering and distribution models that allow you to analyze trends and make forecasts- Learn how to use data storytelling to aid decision-making and strategy- Share dashboards and visualizations to cultivate a culture where data is available and valuedIn DetailTableau has for some time been one of the most popular Business Intelligence and data visualization tools available. Why? Because, quite simply, it's a tool that's responsive to the needs of modern businesses. But it's most effective when you know how to get what you want from it - it might make your business intelligent, but it isn't going to make you intelligent...We'll make sure you're well prepared to take full advantage of Tableau 10's new features. Whether you're an experienced data analyst that wants to explore 2016's new Tableau, or you're a beginner that wants to expand their skillset and bring a more professional and sharper approach to their organization, we've got you covered. Beginning with the fundamentals, such as data preparation, you'll soon learn how to build and customize your own data visualizations and dashboards, essential for high-level visibility and effective data storytelling. You'll also find out how to so trend analysis and forecasting using clustering and distribution models to inform your analytics.But it's not just about you - when it comes to data it's all about availability and access. That's why we'll show you how to share your Tableau visualizations. It's only once insights are shared and communicated that you - and your organization - will start making smarter and informed decisions. And really, that's exactly what this guide is for.Style and approachPractical yet comprehensive, this Tableau guide takes you from the fundamentals of the tool before diving deeper into creating advanced visualizations. Covering the latest features found in Tableau 10, this might be the guide that transforms your organization.