Tableau is a data visualization tool that allows campus analysts to dynamically connect to and integrate hundreds of types of data sources ranging from an Excel spreadsheet, to an on-premise or cloud database, to an unstructured web server log file, to a student data API. Tableau is already speeding up data delivery and allowing campus departments to tell compelling stories using the latest data visualizations.
This service is now available in response to proliferating campus demand for self-service tools to access, integrate, explore and visualize data. IST'sEnterprise Data and Analytics (EDW) partnered with University Development and Alumni Relations (UDAR) and Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A) to establish a centrally administered Tableau Enterprise Server. IST is providing security and software management of this service only. Working with our team provides an opportunity for collaboration and cost savings. Over the next several years, we plan to grow the consortium of participating campus organizations in order to consolidate and reduce the overall Tableau costs to campus. Please contact us if you are interested in joining the consortium.
Sample Campus Partners