Though we discussed extensively about SAP Business Objects w.r.t business intelligence tools, I could not get a chance to write about Tableau visualizations till now. Not a great thing considering that my experiments with Tableau started way back in 2012 with Tableau version 7.0 (it wasn’t as popular as today, but it was clearly emerging as a leader). Tableau is one of the best visualizations tool that I have experienced and you can’t stop admiring its performance (thanks to in-memory processing of data), interactivity and analytics options (trends and forecasts).
Starting with a few visualizations from my PC. We will explore specific features and steps in later blogs.
Lets analyze data of a company (data source: Local SQL Server database). As you see the sales and profits are declining. I have added a trend line for its sales. This shows a consistent fall and its time for the company to do something serious to revive the business, isn’t it?
Sometimes a different visualization is what the need of the hour to convey the same data. How about a packed bubble visualization with the sizes corresponding to Yearly sales. Note that the data is categorized further by Divisions (company locations)
And my favorite Geo Maps
We will dig into its analytic features and Tableau Online in the upcoming posts.