Tableau Software introduces free on-demand training

Available 24x7, In-depth Courses Train Users on Improving Data Analysis Through Visualization

SEATTLE, Jan. 30, 2008 -- Tableau Software, the global leader in fast analytics and visualization software, today announced it is offering free on-demand training courses that offer tips and tricks for best utilizing Tableau's award-winning visual analysis applications. The courses demonstrate how to quickly spot the trends and relationships in any given data set and produce visually compelling and effective graphics. The new on-demand courses are in addition to the company's free, regularly scheduled, live training courses. A full course catalog is available at

"We believe that anyone whose job includes some type of data analysis can benefit from our software's powerful fast analytics and data visualization capabilities," said Christian Chabot, Tableau co-founder and CEO. "Our on-demand training classes were created by Tableau's visualization experts to enable any Tableau user to become quickly familiarized with the software so they can begin experiencing improved efficiency and faster decision-making."

Available for both Tableau Desktop and Tableau Server, the on-demand courses are targeted at business analysts, knowledge workers, executives, scientists and other professionals using Tableau's product suite. Any user can watch any or all of the videos on their schedule, at their pace. The following courses, recorded in high-resolution video, are now available on Tableau's Web site:

-- Introductory Topics (for Tableau Desktop): Attendees will learn the basics of building effective visual analyses. Topics include creating visualizations rapidly, building multi-sheet workbooks, using dimensions and measures, sharing workbooks, publishing to MS Office, Adobe Reader, Tableau Reader and Tableau Server as well as other topics. (

-- Advanced Topics (for Tableau Desktop): Attendees will learn how to conduct advanced analytics without having to be a programmer, mathematician or statistician. Topics include advanced filtering, fast grouping, creating sets, defining custom calculations, identifying trend models, building effective dashboards and more. (

-- Jedi Topics (for Tableau Desktop): Offered for the sophisticated analyst, this course will turn a basic user into a highly proficient expert. Topics include linking to other sheets, data and websites, creating maps, building logical calculations, using statistical models and more. (

-- Fast Analytics for the Web (for Tableau Server): Attendees of this short course will learn how to share rich analytic visualizations and data across the Internet. Topics include publishing, browsing with Tableau Server, working with individual views, setting permissions and understanding tags. (

Tableau's award-winning Tableau Desktop visual analysis software connects directly to a wide assortment of data sources allowing users to express complex data relationships through engaging and easy-to-understand visualizations with drag-and-drop ease. Tableau Server, the company's newest product offering, extends the functionality of Tableau Desktop to the Web, enabling entire organizations to share, discover and participate with their data via a Web browser.

About Tableau Software

Tableau Software, a privately held company based in Seattle, is the leading provider of software applications for fast analytics and visualization. Its award-winning products can be downloaded at and used by anyone, including executives, managers, business analysts, strategic consultants, financial professionals, market researchers, scientists and engineers in nearly every industry. For more information, visit

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