Tableau Software Expands Rapid-Fire Business Intelligence to Asia Pacific

Data visualization and business intelligence leader opens regional office in Singapore

Publish Date: May 15, 2012 - 1:00am

Tableau Software, the global leader in rapid-fire business intelligence software, today announced it has opened an office in Singapore with plans to expand throughout the Asia Pacific region in response to market demands for its award-winning software. Technology industry veteran and Tableau’s new Asia Pacific leader JY Pook has joined industry pioneers, including a founding father of Pixar animation studios, on a mission to revolutionize visual analytics in the Asia Pacific region.

Tableau, another in the prestigious line-up of Stanford spin-offs, including Google, Yahoo and VMWare, is rebooting the business intelligence sector. It has already helped more than 7,000 organizations, such as Barclays, Citigroup, CommonwealthBank, China Eastern Airlines, eBay, Ray White Group, and Time Warner transform the way they see, use and interact with the data that defines their business. Tableau Asia Pacific, which includes South East Asia, India, China, Korea, Japan, Australia and New Zealand, forms a key part of their strategy to expand the global customer base.

Pook, who has extensive experience in decision management and predictive analysis in Asia Pacific, will oversee the expansion. He had successfully and consistently built businesses in these solution areas into strong market-leading positions regionally. His plan for Tableau includes building a team, increasing education and passion for the software, accelerating revenue in the region and opening new high-growth markets with local language versions of Tableau products.

“Tableau’s expansion into Asia Pacific is about ushering business analytics into a golden era of fast, easy self-service analytics for everyone,” said Christian Chabot, CEO and co-founder of Tableau Software. “As the regional hub, Singapore offers great talent, a fantastic business infrastructure and is ideally located as we bring localized products to market.”

Tableau Software offers lightning-fast business analytics and visualization products that are simple, effective and affordable. Its software designers take a completely fresh approach to developing their tools, by first understanding how people think, explore and problem-solve and then designing the tools from these cognitive and psychological starting points.

“Businesses are faced with a growing onslaught of data and are always looking for ways to better understand and communicate this,” said Pook. “Tableau finally makes it possible for anyone to create powerful and transformational images that are interactive and easy to use. The visuals can bring to life, with just one glance, the health of business or showcase an industry trend. Most importantly, the time to intelligence is rapid quick.”

In addition to its paid enterprise solutions, Tableau Software has a free web product called Tableau Public, commonly used by bloggers, journalists, and leading media websites to share data online as interactive visualizations.

About Tableau Software
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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