It’s been an exciting few weeks at Tableau with NEW being the driving theme! We have a new product release, new subscription offerings and a new data prep product.
Tableau 2018.1
2018.1 release presents new features to include connecting to data on the web, pre-built dashboards for Tableau Online and enhancement features for discrete data values. Tableau will continue with this new naming convention (year and number of the release in that year) kicking off with 2018.1!
Subscription Offerings
To broaden data literacy across the organization and provide more cost-effective license offerings, Tableau has changed its subscriptions from Desktop or Server/Online to three new offerings Creator, Explorer and Viewer. The new subscription offerings match the appropriate capabilities with the unique needs of different types of users across an organization simplifying the cost-to-value justification.
Creator: For analysts who want to discover insights faster with a powerful suite of products that support your end­-to-­end analytics workflow.
Explorer: For Business Users who want to explore trusted data and answer their own questions faster with full self­-service analytics.
Visual: For casual data users to view and interact with dashboards and visualizations in a secure, easy-to-use platform.
Please visit Tableau New Subscription Pricing web page for further details. If you are interested in converting your licensing (which does include incentives), please reach out to your Icimo Client Success Manager.
Tableau Prep
New to the Tableau product suite is Tableau Prep, a data prep product designed to help users quickly combine, shape and clean data for analysis. Prep, directly integrates into analytical workflow making data prep to analysis seamless for faster speed to insight. It is a standalone app, separate from Tableau Desktop, Server and Online and is available as part of the Creator offering. Existing Tableau Desktop users with maintenance will be able to download and use Tableau Prep for two years, as part of their maintenance agreement.
We continue to be excited about Tableau’s evolution and unwavering commitment to data excellence!