Tableau Collaborates With U.S. Department of Commerce For Data Transparency

Collaboration with Department of Commerce and Enigma data platform brings public data to life

Publish Date: January 11, 2017 - 6:00am

SEATTLE, Jan. 11, 2017 – Tableau (NYSE: DATA), a global leader in rapid-fire business analytics software, today announced a collaboration with the United States Department of Commerce and operational data management and intelligence provider Enigma to help the general public see and understand government data. Using the free Tableau Public data analysis tool for public data, combined with the Enigma platform, this collaboration will make it easier for anyone to analyze and visualize economic data.

“I'm thrilled to see how companies like Tableau are stepping forward to make government data more accessible. It's my belief that while government has the power and the responsibility to collect and share critical data for decision-making -- whether its about our economy, our weather, or our people -- the comparative advantage of making this data actionable lies with the private sector,” said Laura McGorman, Senior Advisor at the Economics and Statistics Administration. “Through visualizing Commerce data sets, that's precisely what Tableau is doing -- transforming public data into an actionable asset that informs the public.”

Using an easy-to-read Tableau Public dashboard, the general public can now explore economic data in a visual manner, and quickly answer questions such as, “how many total businesses are in the Seattle metropolitan area?” (about 99,000) or, “how does that compare to Los Angeles?” (nearly 250,000 more).

“Our mission at Tableau is to help people see and understand data,” said Elissa Fink, Chief Marketing Officer at Tableau. “We’re excited to join the Department of Commerce’s efforts to make data more open, accessible, and understandable for people all over the country.”

To learn more about how Tableau is assisting government agencies make their data more accessible to the public, you can visit the website here. Additionally, Tableau will be hosting the Tableau Government Summit in Washington, DC on February 23, 2017, where experts and thought leaders will discuss their strategies for delivering deeper insights into their data. You can register for that event online here.

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