Tableau is an industry leading business intelligence software that enables us to see and understand our data. Tableau helps people transform data into actionable insights, explore with limitless visual analytics, build dashboards and perform ad hoc analyses. Share your work with anyone and make an impact on your business. Welk Resorts uses the software as a service version (SaaS) of Tableau called Tableau Online. (https://10ay.online.tableau.com/#/site/welkresorts/home) We also enable the download and install of the desktop version of Tableau for self service data source and dashboard development by approved power users.
Features & Benefits:
Fast Analytics - Connect and visualize your data in minutes. Tableau is 10 to 100x faster than existing solutions.
Ease of Use - Anyone can analyze data with intuitive drag & drop products. No programming, just insight.
Big Data, Any Data - From spreadsheets to databases to Hadoop to cloud services, explore any data.
Smart Dashboards - Combine multiple views of data to get richer insight. Best practices of data visualization are baked right in.
Update Automatically - Get the freshest data with a live connection to your data or get automatic updates on a schedule you define.
Share in Seconds - Publish a dashboard with a few clicks to share it live on the web and on mobile devices.
Who can use it:
Tableau is available enterprise-wide and there are 3 levels of user roles and licenses:
Viewer - This role allows casual Tableau Online users to access and interact with pre-existing reports and dashboard visualizations that the IT Business Intelligence team and Business Power Users have created, validated and published. These users are typically mid to upper level management as well line workers who need well defined, recurring data.
Explorer - This role enables more advanced Tableau Online users to build new custom views and workbooks themselves using published data sources or copy or edit existing workbooks and dashboards, all through their browser or mobile device. They can also create and share data driven alerts and subscriptions. These users are typically business and financial analysts, accountants, or first level managers that have a strong understanding of their business process and data.
Creator - This role enables Tableau Online and Desktop power users to connect to various Welk databases and create and publish new Tableau data sources as well as workbooks and views. This role can also manage user permissions for their authored content. These are users within the IT Business Intelligence team as well as business power users who have a deep understanding of their data and enough technical skills and training to be trusted with the creation of data visualizations and data sources to be leveraged by others on the Tableau Platform.
Right now, we’re limited to 30 Creator licenses, 70 Online Explorer Licenses and 100 Online Viewer licenses for a total of 200 licenses enterprise wide.
How do I get it:
If you think you need access to Tableau for a job-related function, please submit a service desk ticket to the Business Intelligence team and CC your manager by clicking the "Submit Form" button at the bottom of this page.
Within the ticket, the BI team will need to know the following:
- What is your job role and department?
- Why do you need access to Tableau?
- Do you have your manager’s approval?
- We have a limited # of licenses available and require manager/director level approval
- What Projects and/or Workbooks in Tableau do you need access to?
- Let us know if we can just mirror a co-worker’s access levels
If you’re interested in becoming a Tableau Power User, and using Tableau to create content for you and your team, please send an email directly to the BI team at the following address:
FAQs & Documentation:
Check out Tableau’s Knowledge Base to learn a bit more about Tableau Online: