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Practical Business Intelligence

By : Ahmed Sherif
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Practical Business Intelligence

By: Ahmed Sherif

Overview of this book

Business Intelligence (BI) is at the crux of revolutionizing enterprise. Everyone wants to minimize losses and maximize profits. Thanks to Big Data and improved methodologies to analyze data, Data Analysts and Data Scientists are increasingly using data to make informed decisions. Just knowing how to analyze data is not enough, you need to start thinking how to use data as a business asset and then perform the right analysis to build an insightful BI solution. Efficient BI strives to achieve the automation of data for ease of reporting and analysis. Through this book, you will develop the ability to think along the right lines and use more than one tool to perform analysis depending on the needs of your business. We start off by preparing you for data analytics. We then move on to teach you a range of techniques to fetch important information from various databases, which can be used to optimize your business. The book aims to provide a full end-to-end solution for an environment setup that can help you make informed business decisions and deliver efficient and automated BI solutions to any company. It is a complete guide for implementing Business intelligence with the help of the most powerful tools like D3.js, R, Tableau, Qlikview and Python that are available on the market.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)
Practical Business Intelligence
About the Author
About the Reviewer
Customer Feedback

Chapter 7. Creating a Sales Dashboard with Tableau

Tableau was founded in 2003 as a small company in California specializing in the visualization of relational and OLAP data warehouses and spreadsheets. The goal of Tableau was to empower individuals to build quick and effective visualizations based on spreadsheets and databases. Believe it or not, this was not a common phenomenon in 2003. At the time Tableau entered the market, the business intelligence community was made up of large enterprise offerings such as SAP, Microsoft, and IBM. In 2013, exactly 10 years after the start of the company, Tableau went public with an initial public offering (IPO) of over $250M and nothing has been the same ever since.

Tableau is now considered to be a leader ahead of SAP, IBM, and Microsoft when it comes to Business Intelligence and Analytic platforms, according to Gartner:


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