Tableau Software has launched Tableau Prep, a new data product for people to clean their data, reducing the time from data to insight.
The application features a direct and visual experience for data preparation giving customers a better understanding of their data, smart features to automate complex tasks, and integration with the Tableau analytical workflow for speed to insight.
Tableau Prep is included with the Creator offering, part of Tableau’s subscription offerings. Existing customers of Tableau Desktop are also able to use Tableau Prep at no charge for the next two years.
Gessica Briggs-Sullivan, Tableau Administrator at Charles Schwab, said: “We’ve been able to save hours of work with Tableau Prep, completely reinventing the way we look at our data, and dramatically shortening the time between data collection and actionable insights.”
People spend 80 percent of their time cleaning and shaping data, and only 20 percent of their time analyzing it, according to recent Harvard Business Review study. Customers cannot readily analyze much of their data because it is in the wrong shape or residing in disparate sources.
Tableau Prep also features smart algorithms to help automate common data prep challenges.
Tableau Prep integrates directly into the Tableau analytical workflow for faster speed to insight. Customers can open their flow in Tableau Desktop at any time, or easily share it with Tableau Server or Tableau Online.
Tableau Prep also leverages Tableau Desktop data connectors, calculation language, as well as permissions and certifications, so customers can get up to speed quickly and collaborate at any point in the analytical process.
“Tableau Prep will do for data preparation what Tableau did for analytics and Business Intelligence,” said Francois Ajenstat, chief product officer at Tableau.
Tableau Software has also introduced new offerings that combine new and existing analytical capabilities into packages appropriate for everyone across an organization, regardless of skill level. Tableau Creator, Explorer, and Viewer subscriptions provide tailored combinations of sophisticated analytics and drop-dead simplicity.
Customers can choose to migrate their existing Tableau Server and Desktop installations to the new subscription offerings, available today in the Tableau 2018.1 release. Once migrated, administrators will be able to assign a specific option — Creator, Explorer, or Viewer — to each user in their organization, completing the transition process.
Adam Selipsky, CEO at Tableau, said: “Our new offerings will help entire organizations make analytics ubiquitous, enabling them to tailor the capabilities required for every employee.”