Tableau Ranks First Among “High Growth” Vendors in Dresner “Wisdom of Crowds” Business Intelligence Market Study

Business Intelligence Market Survey Places Tableau as Only Vendor Outscoring Every Benchmark Average in Every Category

Publish Date: 2012/06/06

Tableau Software today announced that an independent survey of the world’s Business Intelligence (BI) companies placed it first among “High Growth” peers, beating out larger BI rivals. Tableau was also the only provider across the 17 vendors measured that bested peer and study averages in all 33 performance categories. Produced by Dresner Advisory Services, the 2012 Wisdom of Crowds™ Business Intelligence Market Study® is used by business people to understand how their peers are leveraging and investing in BI and related technologies.

The Wisdom of Crowds study included Tableau in its “High Growth” category of BI companies who have achieved critical mass in the market and are growing at an extremely high rate – well above industry average. Tableau outranked all other “High Growth” vendors in categories such as value, product, tech support, consulting, whether respondents would recommend and integrity. It had the highest average score with 4.57 out of 5.

“Tableau ranked first out of all other vendors in the ‘High Growth’ category and also scored substantially above both peer and overall sample averages for all categories,” said Howard Dresner, President, Founder and Chief Research Officer of Dresner Advisory Services. “Tableau is a ‘Top 10’ vendor across all categories.”

“The Wisdom of Crowds BI Market Survey validates that our mission to help people see and understand data is working,” said Christian Chabot, CEO and co-founder of Tableau Software. “We are ushering in a golden era of fast, easy, visual analytics for everyone and the industry is responding.”

In its third year, the Wisdom of Crowds BI Market Study has worked to deliver a fresh and objective view of the market. The study reflects a worldwide sample, attracting respondents from a wide array of geographies, including EMEA, APAC and North America.

“This year’s report takes a hard look at key areas in BI such as cloud, as well as traditional BI - to understand the nature and rate of change; what’s real and what’s hype,” said Dresner. “We hope those with the proper perspective on the market will be able to leverage these changes and thrive.”

The Wisdom of Crowds BI Market Survey can be viewed at

About Tableau
Tableau Software helps people see and understand data. Ranked by Gartner and IDC in 2011 as the world’s fastest growing business intelligence company, Tableau helps anyone quickly analyze, visualize and share information. More than 7,000 companies get rapid results with Tableau in the office and on-the-go. And tens of thousands of people use Tableau Public to share data in their blogs and websites. See how Tableau can help you by downloading the free trial at Register now for the 2012 Tableau Customer Conference at

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About Dresner Advisory Services
Dresner Advisory Services was formed by Howard Dresner, an independent analyst, author, lecturer and business adviser. Dresner Advisory Services, LLC focuses on creating and sharing thought leadership for Business Intelligence (BI) and Performance Management (EPM).