Nowadays, most companies claims they take decisions based on data. But, are those data of any quality? In other words, how do they know their data are accurate and up-to-date? This question is usually a hard one to answer. To do so, there needs to be a close relationship between the business leaders and IT – the department that maintains and “oversees” data control issues. Acting as a bridge between them is Tableau.
Such aspects as mobility and data access (data “democratisation”) can be a headache for technology departments. In short, we are talking about a SELF-SERVICE that requires a good data management strategy with a certain balance between activating the self-service system and the protection of information, a great concern in IT.
In short, all this requires an effort to be made by IT and the business itself, as well as certain requirements that Tableau recommend considering carefully when implementing a good data management strategy:
- The team: IT managers and business areas have much to say and it is therefore essential that they participate in designing the project and voice their needs. It is also important to have an executive profile for approving the management-related aspects of the project.
- Data quality: What data sources are used or have been used in the past? Conducting an audit to produce a clear picture is a good idea, as is incorporating new sources as suggested by professionals. These can then be implemented by IT. The Business Intelligence tool is fundamental to creating a good data infrastructure. Tableau has much to offer in this regard.
- Data security and compliance. Auditing data is a basic requirement, meaning that establishing a classification system is fundamental for protection, as is implementing various levels of access to protect confidential data and considering mobility in order to avoid leaks.
- Report management and dashboards. It is important to establish protocols or guidelines for access to data, as well as to draft, revise and approve reports. Appointing consultant roles among business and IT managers will help in this regard.
Tableau for your data management strategy
- Tableau helps you visualise and understand your data in order to make good decisions. Self-service is one of its strengths, with which it stands above its competition.
- Tableau Desktop is ideal for any data management strategy: it is accessible for any user with average knowledge of Excel, it is fast and powerful when analysing data, it works with data in real time and is compatible with all databases.
- It is compatible with single sign on (SSO) via SAML and Active Directory, which control user access to the data stored in workbooks and shared visualisations.
- Tableau Server and Tableau Online help share data and reports, and do so securely, also guaranteeing compliance with organisational management policies that are essential to the strategy.
- Mobility: visualise data and interact with them from Android and iOS devices according to the access permissions of each user.
If you think that your data management strategy needs a change in order to make decisions, boost your business and improve results, we can help you implement Tableau.
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Source: Tableau Whitepaper: Data management for self-service analysis.