Better Reporting on Multidimensional (OLAP) Data Sources

April 27, 2018     Business Strategy & Perspectives

Multidimensional (or OLAP) data structures are the basis for reports that are more dynamic, interactive and meaningful. But many authors do not realize they are reporting against multidimensional data and/or lack the knowledge to fully leverage the benefits. In this blog, we help you understand whether you have access to OLAP data, outline the benefits of multidimensional/OLAP report authoring and provide some background on the architecture.

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Better Reporting on Multidimensional (OLAP) Data Sources
Tableau Server vs. Desktop: Comparison

April 1, 2018     Business Strategy & Perspectives

Tableau Server is needed to scale Tableau to the enterprise and achieve true self-service capabilities. But Tableau Desktop and Tableau Server are rapidly converging their end-user development capabilities. So what are the differences between the two products and how do you determine which users get which license? In this blog, we’ll answer these questions and outline the conditions best suited for deploying Server.

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Performing Advanced Analytics with Tableau

February 8, 2018     Business Strategy & Perspectives

Tableau continues to beef up its capabilities for advanced analytics, providing built-in functions as well as integrations with third-party data science packages. In this blog post, we review the various methods of performing advanced analytics (Tableau’s built-in functions, integrated with Tableau, free standing analytics programing languages as well as enterprise software programs) and their pros and cons.

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