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Evaluating a modern BI platform

Satisfying the self-service needs of the business while maintaining governance may seem like an either/or choice. Fortunately, with most modern analytics platforms, it’s not. Today, it’s possible to have enterprise BI with empowers users with business agility while satisfying IT’s needs for governance, security, and scalability.

Modern BI platform evaluation demands new criteria

The key in evaluating a modern BI platform is in identifying core attributes to consider that empower both business users and IT, and understanding the collaborative evaluation process that involves both IT and the business. As the needs of the business evolve beyond the capabilities of traditional reporting, it’s important to understand how the selection criteria for a modern analytics platform have also changed.

Join this live webinar to learn:

  • How the BI landscape has evolved, and what traditional vs. modern analytics offer organizations today
  • Why moving from traditional BI to modern, self-service analytics is needed in our current business landscape—especially to drive digital transformation with analytics
  • What to consider when evaluating modern business intelligence and analytics platforms, including how to map self-service capabilities to the modern analytics workflow
  • How shifting to an enterprise self-service analytics platform empowers both the business and IT, enabling business agility without sacrificing governance and security

See the other webinars in our Embracing the Modern BI Evolution series to learn more about data governance, deployment, and scalability of Tableau’s modern analytics platform.

Related reading: Traditional vs. modern BI

Read Escaping traditional BI: a starter guide for IT, part 1 in our series of blog posts by Tableau Community members who share firsthand experience with the movement to modern BI.

"Traditional BI kept much of the information locked down, creating more work for both IT and business. It also helped create animosity, as no one could succeed. Tableau operates differently, allowing IT to focus where it excels, like managing server resources, setting preliminary access, and supporting processes that are repeatable. Tableau Server allows IT to let business users balance control with support."

About the speakers


Josh Parenteau

Market Intelligence Director, Tableau

With over 20 years of experience in the BI and Analytics industry, Josh Joined Tableau in June 2016 to focus on competitive intelligence and now leads Tableau's Market Intelligence efforts.

Prior to coming to Tableau, Josh worked for 3 years as a Research Director/Industry Analyst covering the BI & Analytics market for Gartner where he worked on the Magic Quadrant and helped lead the transition to Modern BI.

Before Gartner, Josh worked in various business and IT roles primarily in the healthcare payer market at Anthem/Wellpoint and also in financial services at WEX.


Michael Hetrick

Director, Product Marketing, Tableau

Michael Hetrick is a Director, Product Marketing at Tableau. He draws upon his frontline experience as a customer, consultant, and services delivery manager to help customers understand the value of Tableau and how to operate their mission-critical Tableau deployments with modern analytics best practices.

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