Letter #2: Analytic PenPals featuring Alteryx and Tableau developers. What’s the hype with Tableau?
My colleague Jacob Kahn and I are on a journey to expand the skills in our data tool belt. In the process, we plan to document the questions that he, an Alteryx expert, and I, a Tableau expert, have about each other’s platforms as we’re learning.
Check out our first blog post where Jacob answers my question: Why do people use Alteryx?
After his intro to the data management tool, he posed the following question to me: What’s the big hype with Tableau? I see such a large community and following! A question I am very happy to answer.
Dear Jacob (Alteryx Artisan),
A wise woman once said- “I’ve been waiting for this one, turn it up!”. I’m going to answer this question from the view of the analyst, the stakeholder, and the community member. But first, a little about how I got started.
The Community Member
Autumn (Tableau Expert)
Thanks for taking the time to write this letter. I must highlight in response, in my current role I see the struggle regarding the difference between reports and reporting. In relation to Alteryx and my prior letter, most of what I do is create reports. The big challenge I face on the daily is sharing these updated reports. Actually, my biggest issues stem from Excel itself, and its limitations. Trust me, I know how to corrupt any .XLSX file.
I’m excited to learn more about Tableau’s reporting capabilities – perhaps this can be a new solution to sharing the reports I generate in Alteryx.
I’m also doing some research on Data Coach, per your last note. Seems like they have a huge listing of Tableau AND Alteryx resources.
Your Analytic Pen Pal,
ANALYTIC PENPALS: Join Autumn Battani, Tableau Expert, and Jacob Kahn, Alteryx Expert, on their pen pal adventure exploring the tools of the others expertise. Autumn and Jacob are ready to share their letters with the public in hopes that the exploration of data processing and data visualization inspires readers to take the next step in their data game.