Tableau is a business intelligence tool that enables you to connect to your data in order to help you spot anomalies, outliers, and trends. It allows you to create beautiful and visually appealing reports, charts, graphs and dashboards. These insights can easily be shared with others by deploying your work to Tableau Server. There are two options for using Tableau:
Tableau Server is a powerful and user friendly browser and mobile based way to share insight. Sites get created for departments and each department or unit can control access to their dashboards.
Tableau Desktop is the desktop version of Tableau. This allows you to create links to databases and create reports to visualize your data.
For detailed information, please go to www.tableau.com
BYU is licensed to use the Tableau / Qualtrix connector. See Tableau / Qualtrix Integration Instructions
NOTE: Please see the Other Resources section below for help with available User Groups, Training and Implementation.
Tableau can be acquired by going to the Tableau website (http://www.tableau.com/) and downloading the free trial. This gives you the full version and a 14 day trial. If you purchase a license, you can apply your license here. If you already have a license key and need the latest version (e.g 9.2 -> 10), you can just download the free trial again and you will have the latest version that Tableau offers. The license key will automatically transfer over to the new version.
Sites get created for departments and each department or unit can control access to their dashboards. To get started with Tableau Server, please contact Teri Chatterton (801-420-1740) to get your site set up.
You will need somebody with access to Tableau Desktop to publish content and connections to your site. For this purpose, OIT can help consult and get you started by calling Teri Chatterton (801-420-1740). Once content is published by using the Tableau Desktop software, users can manipulate their data if they have the right permissions. The site admin can grant users permissions.
Non-Faculty Employees: The academic price for Tableau Desktop is $1200 and the first year of maintenance costs $300. After the initial purchase, the cost is $300 a year for maintenance.
Students and Instructors: Full time students are eligible to get the Tableau Desktop software for free. The Product Key is good for one year at which time the full time student must re-qualify for a new license.
BYU has an enterprise Tableau Server license; therefore, there is no cost for individual users.
The following links will help you get started with Tableau and can help you get connected with the Tableau Community:
Tableau_User Listserv - Generic instructions for getting added to a BYU listserv.
These are some sample shots of the types of reporting that can be done. There are many options for presenting your data however.
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