Tableau Kicks Off 2014 Conference With New OEM Partners

Tableau launched its Tableau Conference 2014 (TC14) with news of seven new OEM partners and news on what's new for its BI data visualization platform.

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SEATTLE—Tableau Software, a provider of business analytics and data visualization software, today announced that it has added seven new partners to its OEM partner program, including Premier Inc., Redzone, Vocera Communications, CI&T, LeanKit, N2N and PostUp.

Tableau made the announcement at its Tableau Conference (TC14) here. By teaming up with Tableau, these independent software vendors (ISVs) and software-as-a-service (SaaS) providers gain the ability to integrate, co-brand and embed Tableau's data visualization software into their own products. Many of these new partners, along with dozens more existing ones, are participating in the annual Tableau conference, which has attracted a sold-out crowd of more than 5,500 customers, partners and data enthusiasts from around the globe.

"Tableau's OEM program provides a flexible and cost-effective visual analytics platform for ISVs and SaaS companies that are looking to quickly add analytical and data visualization functionality to their products," Paul Greenspan, director of OEM sales at Tableau, said in a statement. "This program was originally created in response to strong demand from the ISV community, and the continued growth we are seeing is strong validation that our OEM partners are achieving continued success from the program."

By becoming a Tableau OEM partner, ISVs can quickly embed Tableau's visual data analysis tools into their application suites, achieving rapid time-to-market with a solution that lets users create rich analyses and share their insights with colleagues in seconds.

New Tableau partner Premier is a health care improvement company, uniting an alliance of approximately 3,000 U.S. hospitals and 110,000 other providers. With integrated data and analytics on one in three U.S. hospital discharges, Premier helps health care providers acquire, integrate and analyze information across their health systems. Premier recently launched PremierConnect Enterprise, a data warehouse and business intelligence platform that automatically acquires and integrates health care provider data to deliver analysis-ready information and self-service analytics so providers don't have to spend time managing IT infrastructure and data feeds. Self-service data visualization within PremierConnect Enterprise is powered by Tableau, the company said.

"We looked at a number of different analytics solutions, and Tableau was by far the most intuitive and easy to use," Sean Cassidy, general manager of Enterprise Provider Analytics at Premier, said in a statement. "When it comes to analytics, we want our members to feel confident, self-sufficient and arrive at value fast. Tableau helps us accomplish that."

Redzone is a provider of mobile and social enterprise software for food manufacturers to drive continuous improvement and workforce productivity. Redzone uses iPad and iPhone technology and a social media-based continuous improvement communication and delivery system to deliver a "cutting-edge 'social' technology stack to bring consumer-paced problem solving and manufacturing improvement tools direct to the factory workforce to drive immediate savings," Redzone CEO Mark Sutcliffe, said in a statement. "With the extensive capabilities of Tableau built in, the power of the data generated for customers is unleashed with unparalleled ease and flexibility."

Meanwhile, Vocera Communications provides the Vocera Care Experience solution, which aims to improve health care by creating seamless communication and coordination across the entire care continuum. To monitor and manage patient experience, Vocera Care Experience provides customers with an intuitive analytics tool powered by Tableau, which provides real-time access to data, organizational trends and performance dashboards. With Tableau's visual analysis tools, hospitals can track their patients' experience from current and prior stays across the health system, at the facility-level, or drill down by unit or patient population to understand root cause of readmissions, patient satisfaction levels, service recovery issues, and care team workflow.

"With Tableau, Vocera Care Experience delivers more meaningful analytics, reports and dashboards. We use it to track operational performance and measure the impact of patient experience strategies such as nurse leader rounding, recorded discharge communication and post-hospitalization follow-up calls," Arun Mirchandani, senior vice president of products at Vocera, said in a statement.