Tableau is a leader among BI solutions for ninth year in a row

Tableau Leader in BI

Event for users vaguely familiar with Tableau it won’t come as a surprise that the BI solution has once again taken its rightful place among the Leaders in the prestigious annual Gartner Magic Quadrant for Analytics & Business Intelligence Platforms. Tableau proudly holds this position for 9th consequent year.

Each year independent Gartner experts evaluate market present business intelligence solutions and rate them based on their ability to execute, ease of use and completeness of vision. Data visualization and ability to create interactive reports are no longer among the most valued traits of an analytical solution. What makes modern BI systems stand out is their ability to use machine learning technologies and artificial intelligence to help users of different technical and analytical skills effectively manage and analyze data. Leading BI solutions are now able to provide users with data, insights and analysis suitable for their needs based on indicators such as their role or seniority level.


Tableau отново е лидер в Gartner Magic Quadrant 2021
Gartner Magic Quadrant for Analytics & Business Intelligence Platforms. Source: Gartner


Tableau’s rich capabilities in fields such as connecting to variety of data sources, data preparation, core analytics and presenting data in simple to use and understand ways have once again placed the software system in the Leaders’ quadrant of GMQ. The intensive development of the solution during the past year with over 200 new functionalities added to its capabilities also contributed to its leading position. Among those new functionalities are:

  • New and improved capabilities for data modeling and working with data with different levels of detail;
  • Automated management of data sources with greater level of precision;
  • Improved capabilities for presenting data development;
  • New options for working with geospatial information and more.


What makes Tableau a Leader among BI solutions

Tableau’s intuitive interface makes it a preferred BI solution

The elegant and intuitive interface is signature to Tableau and favorite of a wide range of users – from professional analysts to business users, who can easily find in data answers to the questions that concern them. Tableau allows users to easily analyze data in depth, explore relationships and spot trends, as well as flexibly transform reports, build visualizations, and change the direction of the analysis itself without having to start over.


Tableau Prep drastically cuts down data preparation time and efforts

The Tableau family offers different solutions aimed at solving various problems that users encounter when working with data. Tableau Prep successfully handles the task of significantly shortening and automating labor-intensive and time-consuming processes of data cleansing and preparation. Tableau Prep is among the users’ preferred data preparation systems according to the Gartner Peer Insights study “Voice of the Customer” Data Preparation Tools with the clients in the field of financial analysis indicate it as their absolute favorite.


Intelligent analyzes and forecasts for even more complete use of information

Tableau integrates various machine learning and artificial intelligence applications into its solutions to make better use of data. Functionalities such as Ask Data and Explain Data have long helped business users get answers to their questions and understand data better. The upcoming new update of Tableau – the first for 2021 – will provide users with new AI functionality to enable them to create even more accurate real-time forecasts.


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