Tableau Software wins CODiE Award for Best Business Intelligence Solution

Visual Analysis Solution Tableau Desktop is Recognized by Peers in Prestigious Awards Program

SEATTLE, May 29, 2008 -- Tableau Software(R), the global leader in fast analytics and visualization software, today announced that it was named the "Best Business Intelligence or Knowledge Management Solution" by the Software and Information Industry Association (SIIA) at its CODiE Awards Gala. Tableau Desktop combines data exploration and visualization in an easy-to-use application anyone can quickly master. By putting the focus on analyzing information rather than building reports, Tableau Desktop helps people ask rapid questions of their data and get immediate, real-time answers. The product was chosen from more than 1,000 nominated solutions.

"Everyday businesspeople use Tableau's visual data analysis tools to help them see and understand data -- our customers include people who do not necessarily have the highly technical business intelligence training and skills required by other solutions," said Christian Chabot, CEO and co-founder of Tableau Software. "We believe that this award is a testament to the need for this type of pervasive technology, and we're especially honored to have received this recognition from our peers."

The CODiE Awards holds the distinction of being the only peer-recognition awards program of its kind in the industry, providing a unique opportunity for companies to earn the praise of their competitors. The CODiE Awards program, now in its 23rd year, remains the standard-bearer for celebrating outstanding achievement and vision in our industry.

Tableau Desktop connects directly to a wide assortment of data sources, integrating data exploration and visualization to make analytics fast and easy for nearly anyone of any experience level. Also available are Tableau Server, which provides Web-based sharing and collaboration capabilities, and the company's free Tableau Reader, which enables anyone to use and benefit from visual analysis. Tableau's products have already attracted more than 10,000 licensed users in companies from one-person businesses to the world's largest organizations.

"The 2008 CODiE Awards recognize those companies providing the best new technology products and services across a broad array of industries," noted SIIA President Ken Wasch. "The awards and their winners are a testament to the power of technology to deliver innovative solutions to American businesses and consumers. SIIA congratulates all of the CODiE Award winners and nominees, whose innovation is essential for continuing America's leadership in the global knowledge economy."

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About SIIA

The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) is the principal trade association for the software and digital content industry. SIIA provides global services in government relations, business development, corporate education and intellectual property protection to more than 550 leading software and information companies. For further information, visit

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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