Single family real estate was at the heart of the most recent global recession, making it a fascinating topic for analysis. One Seattle blogger has visualized the data. This dashboard from April 2009 shows the size of local markets on the left with supply and price on the right. On the second dashboard, you can see information on listings, sales, and historical inventory trends.
Which countries consume the most oil? This viz by Craig Bloodworth shows BP's June 2012 edition of its Statistical Review of World Energy. The three dashboards show how countries produce, consume, and reserve oil. Unsurprisingly, the US takes the top spot for consumption, though usage in many other regions continues to grow.
In 2011, Japan was struck by a massive undersea earthquake and accompanying tsunami. Alex Kerin's visualization shows the seismic activity over the week around the quake. The bigger dots indicate stronger quakes and the redder dots highlight deeper quakes. The histogram on the sidebar is of particular interest. It shows that there were more than 10 quakes that registered higher than 6.0 on the Richter scale.
Like many school districts around the country, those in Austin, Texas face an ongoing struggle to recruit and retain teachers. A multimillion-dollar effort called Reach was instituted in 2010 to stem turnover. This dashboard, which uses Tableau's Story Points feature, turns the data into stories that instantly grabs the reader's attention.
In an era of tight budgets, government entities need to know where their money is coming from, how those sources change over time, and what they can expect in the future. This dashboard shows us the major revenue sources of California and the historical trend. By clicking on revenue sources on the waterfall chart, you can filter the historical view.
Analyzing sales and opportunities are critical for every organization. This dashboard obtains data directly from Salesforce, showing sales opportunity win rate, location, and industry. It also includes sales performance by revenue, date, and sales team. It's not just information; it's insight you can use to make more informed decisions on where to focus sales and marketing efforts.
Whether you're running a special-interest blog or a global e-commerce giant, analyzing web traffic can help you optimize results,. Connected directly with Google Analytics, this dashboard shows a website's traffic trends by country, section visited, and number of visits in a given time period. Visualize the breakdown of exits, bounces, and conversions to understand user behavior.
Where is oil produced around the world? See a decade's worth of data at a glance. This dashboard provides a bird's-eye view of global oil locations on a map. Mapping functionality is native to Tableau, making geographical visualizations a snap. Select a region from the menu on the upper right, then explore individual countries on the chart below.
Police departments are often called upon to put more "feet on the street" to prevent crime and keep order. But with limited resources, it's impossible to be everywhere at once. This visualization shows where crimes take place by type and which day of the week. This kind of information gives local police more guidance on where they should deploy their crime prevention efforts.
Information—and misinformation—spreads fast online. Understanding the spread of both can yield insights into consumer behavior. At 12:30 GMT on Tuesday, Apple announced the new iPhone4S, and not the rumored iPhone5. Within a few hours, Apple fans had expressed their disappointment with tweets when the #iphone4S hashtag surged. Hover over the circles in the map to see the individual tweets.
With the climate change and increasingly-destructive storms, insurers, policymakers, and citizens are looking for more storm-related insights. This dashboard provides a quick view of several key metrics associated with storm tracking. Storms during the year of Hurricane Katrina were powerful and had long-ranging travel paths. Katrina itself was not the most powerful storm, but it did follow a path that gave it huge opportunity to cause its significant damage.
This visualization shows how the average US income has changed over time for different economic groups. Filter by a specific period, income metric, context data set, or income category. Congrats to the author Anya A'Hearn who won our Biz Viz contest.
Tableau can help anyone make better decisions and understand their world. Choosing a car is a decision almost everyone faces at some point. This table incorporates fuel efficiency and engine information about various brands and types of cars. Interact with the data, and see how easy it is to find a car that fits your preferences.
Economics has been called "the dismal science," but with Tableau, it becomes fascinating to explore. This visualization presents key economic indicators and stock market returns for the past hundred years. Selecting a point highlights all metrics for that year, showing it in the context of the complete century. Experience a hundred years of US economic history at a glance.
Oil plays a critical role in economies, politics, and global conflicts, which makes it a popular topic of exploration. This dashboard provides an overview of the top net oil importers and exporters in 2009. Click around to view the top X countries and adjust per capita to drill down to the leaders of imports and exports worldwide.
Think your retail organization has a lot of stores? This workbook captures every new retail store opening in the US from 2000 to 2007. Drag the slider on the year filter to highlight by year on the top left chart. The lower chart shows what types of stores were opened in a given period. If Tableau can bring that kind of clarity to years of data, what could it do for your retail business?
Managing a sales team is a lot easier when you have the right insights at your fingertips. Modeling results is simple with Tableau. Using this visualization, you can quickly explore the relationships between compensation type, commission, and quota attainment for a specific group of salespeople, and see the impact on the company as a whole. You can manipulate these variables live to see how results might have panned out differently.
Profitability and customer service are two of the most important aspects of business success. This workbook provides two dashboards that track the key performance indicators of profitability and shipping. The chart on the right is both an overview and a filter. When you click on any of the headers, all the rest of the results will be filtered based on your selection.
The unemployment rate is one of the most fundamental economic measures, but its can be hard to show in context at quick glance. Tableau simplifies the task, as seen in this elegant visualization by Tableau Zen Master Joe Mako. Orange lines indicate a state where unemployment rates exceeded the national average. Blue lines indicate states with rates that were below the national average.
This workbook illustrates the family of curves called trochoids. To get a trochoid, fix a point on a circular disk (like a reflector in a bicycle wheel) and roll it along another circle. Using filters, dashboards, and drag-and-drop exploration, we can generate a variety of interesting curves with our back-end functionality. Tableau gives you the flexibility to visualize virtually any type of data.
With large product portfolios, keeping an eye on the big picture can be difficult, especially when it comes to changing customer demand. Customer surveys are one great way to stay in touch with buyers. This dashboard shows how Tableau can slice survey results by state, marketing costs, and customer interest. It also demonstrates the possibility of predicting when a particular trend will start to decline so you can optimize marketing and R&D allocations more proactively.
Who focused on defense? Who spent more on social security? Use this viz to compare spending between presidents. Hover over a number to see the percent of the annual budget. This crosstab is arranged by administration year. For the Obama administration, for example, year 1 would correspond to 2009. As you can see from the Clinton, Bush, and Obama administrations, the one common trend is increased spending, especially in the first year of office.
Many businesses have survey data somewhere, waiting for better analysis. Using a survey containing ratings from 1 to 10, this analytical view correlates ratings of overall satisfaction, firm expertise, and likelihood to recommend for several customer segments. Each circle represents a segment defined by the combination of industry, job function, gender, and product. Size corresponds to the number of customers in that segment.
Getting a global perspective at a glance can help every leader do their jobs better. This dashboard gives a global view of business with visualizations of each region's share of GDP over time. It also shows ease of business by country and region, and levels of international trade. These factors can play into expansion decisions, help identify opportunities, and predict change based on historical trends.
With Tableau, anyone can create impactful visualizations of stock data to find opportunities and risks. For example, candlestick charts are a mainstay of financial analysis. They enable you to perform price and volatility analysis in one view, and they're easy to make in Tableau. In this candlestick chart, you can track Coke's or Pepsi's stock price in one compact and powerful view.
Analyzing programs, spending accurately, and communicating the findings are all important tasks for nonprofit organizations. Kiva enables individuals to provide micro-loans to entrepreneurs in developing countries, especially women. This viz shows how Kiva loans are used, where they are made, what their default rates are, and more. Tableau Story Points turn the data into a powerful narrative that anyone can understand.
This box-and-whisker plot shows the prices of homes for two weeks in five different cities. The median price of homes sold is highest for San Francisco, even though Los Angeles has the most expensive home sold for this time period. Each home is shown as an individual dot. Hover to see pricing information, and filter by home type or date range.
The population pyramid is commonly used in demographics. In this example, it clearly tilts right, showing that women live longer than men and make up a dominant percentage of older age groups. This visual example uses bins on the age field and a simple calculation to split the genders. And by using a parameter, it also lets you select a particular year.
Many assume that successful technology companies tend to experience rapid and explosive growth, embodied in the notion of the "rocket ship"–a company that reaches a $50 million valuation in just a few years. This analysis shows that there's more fantasy than reality to this idea. It visualizes the revenue of the top 100 publicly-traded technology companies from a common baseline of their first year of operations. Browse the data to find many familiar companies.