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Six features coming to Tableau's new BI analytics suite

Katherine Noyes | March 23, 2015
Tableau Software will release a big update to its business intelligence software in the coming weeks, promising that customers will be able to spend more time on data analysis and less on "data wrangling."

5. Smart Maps
New selection controls, geocoding data and geographic search capabilities are also coming in Tableau 9.0, making it easier for users to answer questions that revolve around the notion of "where?"

For example, "How do my sales in one city compare to this other one?" noted Tableau Public product manager Daniel Hom.

Examples are new radial and lasso selection controls.

6. Admin Views
Last but not least, Tableau will also include a new Admin Views feature that offers administrators a way to monitor and analyze data from their own Tableau server. Using it, they can detect bugs, track user activity, plan upgrades and allocate resources.

Currently in version 8.3, Tableau comes in desktop, server and online editions plus free public and reader versions. Now in beta, version 9.0 will be officially announced next month, the company said.

 

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