In many organizations, ‘data prep’ (data preparation) is reserved for people with special skills, the data engineers and data scientists of a company, and only after the data has been prepared analysts and business users can start performing their analysis.
Thanks to Tableau Prep, this can now be done differently and everyone in your organisation can prepare data faster than ever before and more intuitively. You can give your teams the tools they need to confidently combine, shape and clean up data so that they can gain insight and make better business decisions.
Tableau Prep consists of two products: Tableau Prep Builder, for building your data flows, and Tableau Prep Conductor, for sharing and managing flows within the organisation.
A complete picture of the data
In Tableau Prep Builder there are three coordinated ways of visualising your data: row level, column profiles and the entire data preparation process. Depending on what you are doing, you can choose which view you want to work with.
If you want to edit a value, you can do that directly: change the join type and see the difference immediately! With every action you take you can see the data change, even when this involves millions of rows of data. Tableau Prep Builder gives you the freedom to re-arrange steps and to experiment without consequences.
Work smarter, work faster
Use smart functions to solve general data preparation problems. Tableau Prep Builder uses fuzzy clustering to convert recurring tasks into operations that you can perform with one click, such as grouping by pronunciation.
Connect with more data
Connect to data stored locally and in the cloud – whether it’s a database or a spreadsheet. Without programming you have access to different data, which you can combine and clean up. Tableau Prep Builder works, very cleverly, as much as possible in the database. This way you can use existing database investments for rapid flow.
Stay in the flow
Stay in the analytical flow. You can easily open outputs with Tableau Desktop or share via Tableau Server or Tableau Online. Sharing is easy and business results improve because the gap between data preparation and analysis is closed.