Our enterprise is capturing data at an ever-increasing rate. What can we learn from it? How can we communicate what we find? Enter Tableau.
This data visualization and analysis tool allows users to:
« Combine data from multiple sources
« Discover patterns and trends
« Find correlations and outliers
« Present findings in interactive dashboards and stories
And it does so with speed and ease of use that few tools can match. Tableau excels at communicating complex information in an easy-to-understand format.
« Compare metrics between AU and selected peer institutions
« Visualize survey responses versus student academic performance data
« Track research awards and expenditures
« Trend growth in faculty productivity
« Identify, establish and monitor Key Performance Indicators
« Benchmark operational processes against past performance
Recently, Institutional Research launched analytics.augusta.edu, powered by Tableau Server. Tableau Desktop users can now share their visualizations with relevant audiences across the enterprise via this web-based, mobile-ready platform.
There is no cost to access Tableau Server through your web browser or the Tableau mobile app (available on iOS and Android devices). Creating visualizations requires purchase of a Tableau Desktop license via the ITS Technology Store. You can take a 14-day test drive of Tableau Desktop to see if it's right for you.
The IR Analytics Team can also advise on whether Tableau or Tableau Server is a good fit for your needs.
If you're ready to publish to Tableau Server, the IR Analytics team is your point of contact for setting up user accounts, user groups, and folders ("projects") for securing and selectively sharing your visualizations. We are also available to consult on best practices for structuring and visualizing data, and can provide appropriate access to institutional data resources hosted in Tableau Server.
Once you have identified some potential visualizations, email the IR analytics team at firstname.lastname@example.org for a consultation!
While Tableau can address many analysis needs, it's not appropriate for: