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.
Tableau Kicks Off 2014 Conference With New OEM Partners
Brazilian company CI&T uses Web, mobile, social, cloud and predictive models to build scalable enterprise applications with an added layer of intelligence, enabling companies to improve customer engagement in the digital world and employee decisions for the business areas.
“In the early days of analytics information systems development, a flexible and user friendly interface was not considered a priority from the start, merely an added bonus at the end of the process,” Rubens Paes Barreto, head of Analytics and Big Data at CI&T, said in a statement. “Clearly, so much has evolved in a short time and these attributes are both pervasive and expected by the end user today.”
LeanKit, another new Tableau partner, provides a Kanban tool for visually tracking, managing, and executing the fast-paced workflow required by technology and business delivery teams. Using LeanKit, teams can map their own processes on virtual whiteboards to gain a complete and transparent look into status, issues and updates. With the flexibility to support any process or workflow model, LeanKit allows teams to work collaboratively on a shared process, Tableau said.
“The foundation of LeanKit is built upon the concept that people have an innate desire to process information visually,” said Stephen Franklin, CTO at LeanKit. “With Tableau, we found a partner whose strengths align perfectly with our own. By embedding Tableau into our offering we are now able to provide our customers with the same power of advanced visualizations at the aggregate level to complement the visibility that we provide at the operational level.”
Education technology provider N2N is the maker of the Student Success Platform for Higher Education, which includes tools to support enrollment management, student retention and learning remediation. N2N uses Tableau as an integrated reporting and data visualization tool for the company’s cloud-based Learning Media Platform, Integrated Student Information System and Student CRM products.
“While N2N was comfortable with the flexible and comprehensive data model we have designed for higher education, we realized that developing reports and dashboards using conventional BI tools on the market was a very difficult task for a company of our size,” Kiran Kodithala, CEO at N2N, said in a statement. “After conducting thorough research, we have decided to use Tableau for all our data visualization and reporting needs.”
Meanwhile, PostUp is an email, mobile and social media marketing platform provider that helps create lasting relationships between leading brands and their customers in the digital world. PostUp delivers personalized communications that drive engagement and increase revenues.
“Tableau’s seamless integration into our platform provides a reporting solution built to gain better insights,” said PostUp CEO Tony D’Anna. “The user-friendly interface and powerful dashboards not only present data-driven stories, but the intelligence to make strategic business decisions.”
The Tableau Conference 2014 is being held at Washington State Convention Center in Seattle. In its seventh year, TC14 brings together people from organizations of all sizes and industries. The conference will feature four days of teaching and learning, including 270 breakout sessions, 50 hands-on training sessions, four major keynotes and the popular “Tableau Doctor” appointments with Tableau experts. More than 100 Tableau customers will share their success stories and business intelligence wins.
Tableau co-founders, CEO Christian Chabot and Dr. Chris Stolte, kicked off the conference with a keynote session that discussed what’s coming soon from Tableau. Other featured keynote speakers include:
–Astrophysicist, Neil deGrasse Tyson, host of the TV series “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey” and director of the Hayden Planetarium in New York.
–Hans Rosling, a professor of International Health at Karolinska Institutet, the medical university in Stockholm, and the co-founder of the Gapminder Foundation, which promotes a fact-based world view by converting international statistics into moving, interactive, understandable and enjoyable graphics.
–Dr. John L. Medina, a developmental molecular biologist focused on genes involved in human brain development and the genetics of psychiatric disorders.
–Financial journalist and New York Times best-selling author Michael Lewis, who has published more than a dozen books on subjects ranging from politics to Wall Street.