Tableau Software Named As Finalist in 2008 American Business Awards

Publish Date: May 20, 2008 - 5:00pm

Tableau Software Names As Finalist in 2008 American Business Awards

Tableau Server Recognized as Standout Solution by 6th Annual Stevie Awards

Seattle, Wash. – May 21, 2008 – Tableau Software®, the leader in fast analytics and visualization software, announced today that its Tableau Server was named a 2008 American Business Awards (ABA) finalist in the Best New Product or Service – Computer Software category. Tableau Server lets people easily share data visualizations and collaborate with colleagues using a simple browser-based interface. Users can have the application up in less than an hour, not weeks or months like most BI products.

“ABA entries grew more than 30 percent this year, so being named a finalist is more of an accomplishment than ever before,” said Michael Gallagher, founder and president of The Stevie Awards. “It means that independent business executives have agreed that Tableau Software is worthy of national recognition.”

The American Business Awards are the only national, all-encompassing awards program honoring great performances in business. More than 2,600 entries from companies of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted for consideration in more than 40 categories.

“In today’s data-driven economy, the ability to analyze and interpret data is a necessary requirement of any job,” said Elissa Fink, VP marketing for Tableau Software. “We believe that this recognition is further proof of Tableau’s appeal to people who just want to ask questions of their data and get rapid-fire answers easily, intuitively and visually.”

Stevie Award winners will be announced during the annual gala on Thursday, June 12 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City. More than 600 executives from across the U.S.A. are expected to attend. The ceremonies will be broadcast on radio nationwide by the Business TalkRadio Network and hosted by Liz Claman of FOX Business Network.

Details about The American Business Awards and the list of finalists in all categories are available at

About The Stevie Awards

Stevie Awards are conferred in four programs: The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, The Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Honoring companies of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about The Stevie Awards at

Global Sponsor of the 2008 Stevie Awards is Dow Jones. Supporting sponsors of The 2008 American Business Awards include FIS Softpro, High Performance Technologies Inc., John Hancock, RCN Corporation, Richardson, and Ultimate Software. Media sponsors include the Business TalkRadio Network, CRM Advocate, and Human Resource Executive.

About Tableau Software

Tableau Software, a privately held company based in Seattle, is the leading provider of software applications for fast analytics and visualization. Its award-winning products can be downloaded at and used by anyone, including executives, managers, business analysts, strategic consultants, financial professionals, market researchers, scientists and engineers in nearly every industry. For more information, visit

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