What's wrong with Excel? The answer is - nothing, but it is no longer considered to be a tool suitable for business intelligence purposes. During the last decade the way your work with data has changed significantly, modern tools like Tableau can help you not only to visualize data but to bring its interpretation into a new level. In fact, none of the chief executives of your company wants to spend hours trying to understand and analyze dozens of tabular reports to come up with a conclusion about what is happening with the company's expenses or what income can be expected in the next quarter.
Businesses use different types of apps that collect a huge amount of diverse data that should be properly monitored and processed. For example, QuickBooks® is very popular accounting software and you can't underestimate the importance of financial statistics. Visualization of the data from your QuickBooks® with the help of the Tableau dashboards will bring you the next profits:
- simplify presentation of complex data and reveal the truth behind it
- let you take prompt and effective decisions
- provide answers for tough questions
- save the time for setting new goals and planning company strategies
Why Tableau dashboards?
As was mentioned before, tabular reports aren't bad, however, they are more about calculating digits, when Tableau is about visualization of data that matters. Excel reports are massive and can contain lots of sheets; it is limited and static tool that isn't user-friendly. After moving your data from QuickBooks® to Excel, you just get the same digits but in another format. On the contrary, Tableau will visualize complex things in interactive manner which makes them easier and user-friendly, providing you with important insights.