Great insights in regards to change management. It is difficult to get people to understand that Tableau is not set to replace other tools as much as it is to compliment. The immediate expectation, when discussing creating items in Tableau, is to make it a static dashboard or report and just recreate old reports so that they are now accessible in Tableau. The discussion needs to be made about what makes sense to develop in Tableau and what may be best developed in a report writer or kept as is. Getting people to realize that Tableau is not a report writer is essential when implementing and seeking user adoption, otherwise users won’t see the value in the analytical functions.
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In his keynote speech at the sixth annual Tableau Customer Conference, company co-founder and CEO Christian Chabot borrowed from Steve Jobs’ famous quote that the computer “is the equivalent of a bicycle for our minds,” to suggest that his company software is such a new bicycle. He went on to build an argument about the nature of invention and Tableau’s place in it. The people who make great discoveries, Chabot said, start with both intuition and logic. This approach allows them to look at ideas and information from different perspectives and to see things that others don’t see. In a similar vein, he went on, Tableau allows us to look at things differently, understand patterns and generate new ideas that might not arise using traditional tools. Chabot key point was profound: New technologies such as Tableau with its visual analytics software can use new and big data sources of information…
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