Tableau today added a new artificial intelligence-powered tool to extend augmented analytics features. This was added to empower more people with the right technology regardless of their skill and role, the company says.
Researchers have found that a strong data culture can create many benefits, including increased collaboration, innovation, and measurable value like trust and accountability, irrespective of the industry or sector. To empower everyone with data visualization, Tableau took this step. Francois Ajenstat, chief product officer at Tableau, said that “Tableau’s mission has always been to help people to see and understand data. We started by introducing the self-service revolution in business intelligence, and with each product release, we want to make it even easier and more intuitive for people to solve problems with data and for organizations to become data-driven.”
The new features for augmented analytics include ask data that helps people answer business-related questions using natural language, regardless of their role and skill. It also guides users on how to ask the most relevant questions and dashboard integration for an integrated, simple, and personalized experience. Explain Data is another feature that assists in answering the ‘why’ in data with the help of robust statistical methods and machine learning to surface understandable explanations behind data points. These features are made available for Tableau Server and Tableau Online.
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The added Ask Data for Salesforce feature helps salesforce users ask any query in their business in Tableau CRM using natural language and semantic search. The users can get instant answers tailored to their context in the form of insights, reports, and recommended dashboards. To filter the most critical insights from the reports, the users can use the Einstein Discovery for Salesforce Reports feature. It helps reduce the barrier to machine learning by enabling direct access to the associated Einstein Discovery story, where users can analyze further.
The Ask and Explain Data features are now available in Tableau 2021.2. Einstein Discovery for reports is only available with the Salesforce Summer ’21 release. Ask Data for Salesforce will be available early next year.