What is Self-Service Business Intelligence?

Self-Service Business Intelligence happens when those who need to answer questions from data have the tools and data they need to explore and analyze. They don’t depend on the IT department.   What Does Self-Service Business Intelligence Look Like? In a self-service business intelligence environment: Those who understand the context and the data have access[…]

Tableau Annual Maintenance Renewal

When a company renews its Tableau annual maintenance plan, it indicates the company is using Tableau and getting value from it. Scenario A: Lapsed Annual Maintenance Metric-X sells Tableau, and we sometimes (very rarely) find that companies don’t renew the annual maintenance for their licenses. When we ask why they did not renew their annual maintenance[…]

Tableau in Small Companies

Who Buys Tableau The companies that have purchased Tableau range in size from giant corporations, such as General Motors and Bank of America,  to mid-market companies to sole proprietorships. Through our involvement in the local Tableau User Group, we find that many companies have only one person developing views in Tableau Desktop, and have not purchased any Tableau[…]

Avoiding Analytics Shelfware

Shelfware is software that goes unused or underused after purchase. This blog is about sharing ideas and experiences that you can use to ensure that your Business Intelligence software doesn’t turn into shelfware. Having made countless software sales, I have seen my share of clients who ended up not using the software they purchased. Or,[…]