SEATTLE, June 29, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Tableau, the world's leading analytics platform (NYSE: CRM), is bringing data analytics and AI together in a suite of new and expanded augmented analytics features. Tableau's latest release will empower more people with the right technology to make smarter and faster decisions regardless of their role and skill level.
New IDC research1 found that a strong data culture creates numerous benefits including increased collaboration, innovation, and measurable value like trust and accountability, regardless of industry or region. However, gaps persist between expectations and reality —83 percent of CEOs expect their organizations to be more data-driven, but only 33 percent of employees are comfortable using data analytics to support their decisions.
"Organizations can drive growth and foster innovation by pairing the right technology investments with a focus on data culture," said Chandana Gopal, IDC Research Director, Future of Intelligence. "Technologies like embedded AI and augmented analytics are promising tools that can democratize analytics beyond the traditional BI and advanced analyst user, and empower all workers to become more data-driven in their decisions."
Key new augmented analytics functions from Tableau include:
"There's a growing disconnect between business leaders expecting a data-driven organization, and employees who aren't comfortable using data to make decisions," said Francois Ajenstat, Chief Product Officer, Tableau. "Building truly data-first organizations requires unlocking the power of data for as many people as possible. AI-powered analytics will help more people use data to answer questions, make meaningful decisions and, ultimately, transform their business."
Through augmented analytics, Tableau tackles the data skills gap by guiding people to uncover insights they wouldn't otherwise see or discover.
"Ask Data opens up an opportunity to close the gap between advanced analysts and a broader, general business audience, allowing anyone to connect and explore data,"said Ilya Kovalenko, Data Analyst & Visualization Team Lead, Siemens. "By leveraging Tableau's modern and fast natural language processing technology, our colleagues are reaching insights faster than ever before. With Explain Data, our team is not only able to see data trends, but can easily identify and understand what's driving them."
The newly expanded Ask and Explain Data features are now available in Tableau 2021.2. Einstein Discovery for Reports is now available with the Salesforce Summer '21 release. Ask Data for Salesforce will be available early next year.
Additional new features in Tableau 2021.2 include:
To learn more about Tableau's augmented analytics technology, visit: http://www.tableau.com/augmented.
About Tableau, a Salesforce company
Tableau helps people see and understand data. As the world's leading analytics platform, Tableau offers visual analytics with powerful AI, data management and collaboration. From individuals to organizations of all sizes, customers around the world love using Tableau's advanced analytics to fuel impactful, data-driven decisions. For more information, please visit: www.tableau.com.
Salesforce, the global CRM leader, empowers companies of every size and industry to digitally transform and create a 360° view of their customers. For more information about Salesforce (NYSE: CRM), visit: www.salesforce.com.
1IDC Thought Leadership White Paper, sponsored by Tableau, How Data Culture Fuels Business Value in Data-Driven Organizations, Doc. #US47605621, May 2021
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