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Tableau 2020.1 Delivers Community-Driven Features, Including Dynamic Parameters, Visualization Animations and Administrative Tools
SEATTLE, Feb. 25, 2020 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

- New capabilities make data more engaging than ever

Tableau Software, the leading analytics platform, today released new 
capabilities to help people unlock more interactivity in their dashboards and 
get deeper insights from their data. Tableau 2020.1 is the latest update driven 
by customers' input in the online Tableau Community Forums ( 
), adding new features requested by Tableau customers and increased flexibility 
for administrators. Features including Dynamic Parameters eliminate the need to 
update workbooks when changes are made to the underlying data and viz 
animations give viewers a new tool for understanding transitions between data 
points, as well as engaging with the data. Tableau 2020.1 also provides 
additional capabilities for Tableau administrators through Login-Based License 
Management, and improvements to the Data Management Add-on and Server 
Management Add-on. For more information, visit:

"Since day one, we've put customers at the center of our product development. 
Our extensive and passionate Tableau Community helps steer our product 
innovation and keeps us focused on solving our customers' most pressing 
challenges," said Francois Ajenstat, Chief Product Officer at Tableau. "This 
release brings some of our Community's most-requested updates together, 
empowering our customers to make analytics more interactive and engaging and 
allowing them to focus on tasks that drive real value and transformation across 
their organizations."

Visualization Animations to bring your viz to life

Tableau 2020.1 puts analysis into motion with the introduction of Viz 
Animations, allowing creators to seamlessly connect the dots behind their 
analysis through motion. Animations serve as a visual cue, making it easier for 
people to follow along as they watch significant shifts unfold, with the 
movement clearly illustrating how data reacts to various changes, such as 
filtering or sorting. People are now able to easily spot and understand 
changes, visually following along to spot when a specific mark becomes an 
outlier, for example, or when there's a sudden value spike or dip.

Dynamic Parameters set Uninterrupted Analysis

Parameters in Tableau are used by dashboard authors to add interactivity or 
flexibility to a report without the need for multiple visualizations - for 
example, parameters can transform a chart from calculating sales and profit to 
sales and discounts, with a simple drop-down or slider. Previously, parameters 
were static and required users to manually update their values. With today's 
introduction of Dynamic Parameters, authors can set their workbooks to 
automatically adjust their parameters based on the latest data, ensuring that 
the rest of the organization is viewing the most up-to-date, accurate data. 
Now, analysts can spend less time building and maintaining their visualizations 
and more time interpreting their findings to deliver measurable business value.

"We have dozens of dashboards at our organization that are constantly being 
updated with new data, requiring new parameter values in order to make sure our 
viewers are seeing the most accurate, up-to-date data. Dynamic parameters will 
allow those parameters to be updated automatically, saving me hours every 
single month," said Kevin Flerlage, Senior Analyst and Tableau Developer at 
Unifund, CCR. "This feature is the most requested feature in the history of 
Tableau and it is a complete game-changer - I cannot wait to see how others use 

Other updates to the Tableau platform in version 2020.1 include:

  -- Login-Based License Management gives Creators the ability to instantly
     activate their Tableau Desktop or Prep product by logging in with their
     Tableau Server credentials. Administrators are able to assign, monitor,
     and reclaim Desktop or Prep access directly from Tableau Server, rather
     than distributing license keys. 

  -- Tableau Catalog new connectors now include Google BigQuery, Google Sheets,
     and Cloudfile, extending the available data sources that administrators
     can verify for their organization. 

  -- Level of Detail calculations in Tableau Prep Builder help to simplify the
     preparation and analysis of data at a deeper level of granularity,
     eliminating tedious multi-step flows and replacing them with visual

  -- Buffer Calculations allow customers to easily visualize a buffer around a
     point location, answering complex spatial locations with drag-and-drop

To learn more about today's release or to start a free trial, visit:

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