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Tableau 9.3 Brings Faster Data Analysis, Sharing and Collaboration

Tableau Software (NYSE: DATA) today announced the general availability of Tableau 9.3 with new ways to analyze data and share findings faster. Powerful features include the new “always connected” Tableau Desktop, improved global map coverage, faster ways to prepare data for analysis, more governance features and easier administration and direct connectivity to the Snowflake Elastic Data Warehouse.

“We have prioritized sharing and collaboration in Tableau 9.3, and it will be immediately noticeable once people open Tableau Desktop,” said Chris Stolte, Chief Development Officer and co-founder of Tableau Software. “The ‘always connected’ feature means it’s easier to share while staying in the flow of your analysis. We’ve also addressed customer requests to advance our global map coverage and to make data prep easier, as well as made improvements across Tableau that create a more delightful experience for everyone.”

Global map coverage is significantly improved in Tableau 9.3. New data is being added to Tableau 9.3 Geocoding Database and Tableau Map Service. More than 250,000 new data points include:
– Post code additions for 39 European countries, Belgium, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and more
– India districts
– USA demographic data layers for 2016
– USA ZIP Code updates for 2016
– Post code updates to UK, France and Germany

Other new features and enhancements in Tableau 9.3 include:
– Ensure Tableau Server availability and optimize performance with new Server monitoring and configuration features
– Union: For Excel and text-based data sources, people can now easily combine tables of data by appending values (rows) from one table to another
– Find the right content more quickly now that content analytics and enhanced search capabilities are available in Tableau Server and Tableau Online
– Use version control to restore previous versions of a published workbook

Tableau builds connectors to some of the newest and most innovative data formats. With Tableau 9.3, Tableau is one of the first analytics providers to connect directly to the Snowflake Elastic Data Warehouse, a cloud data warehouse. Customers have already discovered that it gives their analysts a fast, easy solution for exploring data at any scale. “Giving our Tableau users native connectivity to Snowflake means that they can perform both simple and complex exploration and analysis as fast as they can think of new questions to ask,” said Raphy Mathias, Director of Business Intelligence at Research Now. “Not needing to think about configuring, tuning, and managing a data warehouse means they can focus on using data.”

Learn more about Tableau 9.3 at http://www.tableau.com/new-features/9.3.

Tableau Announces New Technology Agreement with Leading EMR Provider

Tableau Software (NYSE:DATA), a global leader in rapid-fire business analytics software, today announced a technology agreement with Epic. The agreement will enable joint customers to deliver actionable insights from Tableau to EMR end-users, empowering physicians, clinicians, nurses and case managers for clinical analysis.

As part of this agreement, customer-created Tableau workbooks and dashboards will be integrated with Epic’s EMR, allowing direct access from end-user workflows. In addition, the community of joint customers will share knowledge, innovation and best practices to accelerate time-to-value from both technologies, focusing on helping customers leverage their data assets.

“This is a significant milestone that will enable healthcare providers and health systems to deliver significant value to their patients, physicians, clinicians, nurses, care managers and executives,” said David Delafield, Chief Financial Officer at Medical Group WA/AK, Providence Health and Services in Seattle. “Stakeholders at all levels of the organization will be able to leverage the clinical data from Epic and self-service visual analytics from Tableau to enable performance improvement.”

Dr. Ari Robicsek, VP of Clinical Analytics and Associate Chief Medical Information Officer at NorthShore University Health System, welcomes the relationship. “Tableau has been essential in our effort to transform clinical data from Epic into actionable insights, enabling us to deliver these insights into the real-life workflows of clinicians and healthcare administrators. Examples include predictive models that drive our Population Health and readmission reduction efforts and actionable quality dashboards for primary care providers.” He further added, “This has delighted our physicians, achieved high levels of adoption, and resulted in demonstrably better patient outcomes.”

“We’re very excited to be working with Epic” said Andy Dé, Managing Director for Healthcare and Life Sciences at Tableau. “We continue to experience strong market adoption for Tableau at the enterprise level nationally in healthcare. This relationship is a direct result of customers’ demand and will deliver value to healthcare providers through the delivery of rapid, actionable insights from their clinical data, for measurable impact on health outcomes.”

This collaboration comes at a time of further recognition for Tableau in healthcare. KLAS, an independent research firm, placed Tableau among the top business intelligence and analytics vendors for healthcare in the 2015 KLAS report, “Enterprise Healthcare BI: The Search for Outcomes.”

Attendees can learn more about how Tableau can help healthcare organizations during the HIMSS Conference in Las Vegas Feb. 29 – March 4 in the HIMSS Exhibition Hall level 1 at Expo Hall Booth #11937, and at the Clinical and Business Intelligence Knowledge Center Kiosk # 14077, or online at http://www.tableau.com/healthcare-analytics.

Gartner Positions Tableau as a Leader in Magic Quadrant for BI and Analytics Platforms

Tableau Software (NYSE: DATA), a global leader in rapid-fire, easy-to-use business analytics software, today announced that Gartner, Inc. has positioned Tableau as a Leader in its 2016 Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence and Analytics Platforms * report. This is the fourth year in a row that Tableau has appeared in the Leaders quadrant. A complimentary copy of the report is available from the Tableau website at http://get.tableau.com/gartner-magic-quadrant-2016.html.

The report evaluated 24 different software vendors on 15 criteria and placed Tableau in the Leaders quadrant.

“We believe Tableau has landed in the Leaders quadrant for a fourth year in a row because we’ve fundamentally changed how people see and understand data,” said Elissa Fink, Chief Marketing Officer at Tableau. “People and enterprises recognize our disruptive approach that’s defining the data analytics landscape.”

“Tableau has helped us use data to pinpoint problems and respond to them immediately,” said Adam Crahen, Sr. Systems Accountant at the US Department of the Interior. “It’s helping to change the way we do federal reporting. We can just drill through our information, analyze it and produce one report that can serve anybody.”

*Gartner “Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence and Analytics Platforms” by, Josh Parenteau, Rita Sallam, Cindi Howson, Joao Tapadinhas, Kurt Schlegel, Thomas Oestreich, 4 February 2016.

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