Modern Governance for Data & Analytics

Governance is no longer a choice between flexibility and usefulness to the business and tight IT control. Now IT and business users can work together to define a governance model that enables everyone and ensures data quality, content security, and consistency. Appropriate governance protects your data while also encouraging widespread adoption of analytics across your organization -- giving the business easy access for exploring and finding hidden insight.

Governance for self-service

Governance is built on consistency, security, and reliability. Empowering the business does not have to be a trade off with security. Governing data and managing content should be done alongside business stakeholders as part of the Modern Approach to Enterprise Analytics. By providing reliable access to standardized data — IT builds trust with the business. That trust is founded on secure and consistent data — instilling confidence in each user to access, analyze, and share their insights with peers.

Trusted data

Data is the foundation for all analytics, the more accurate, complete, and current the data, the more accurate the resulting analysis. Tableau helps IT build, manage, and share data centrally through Tableau Server. Whether you’re connecting live to on-premises data warehouses and cloud applications or creating high performance extracts, your business users can focus on analyzing instead of verifying data. By centralizing data, IT helps create a single source of truth, prevents redundancy, and increases performance through caching.

Shared responsibilities

A strong relationship between IT and the business is the foundation for self-service analytics. Tableau makes it easy for department and team owners to take on repetitive tasks that used to fall to IT. Business owners can manage their own analytics workspaces, including adding new users, managing data, promoting content, and sharing with other groups. This frees IT to focus on platform governance, system reliability, and enabling more users with data and analytics.

Trusted content

Sharing and collaborating with analytics is how your organization makes better decisions. With Tableau, people can explore and create new content within their teams sandbox environment, then polish and publish finalized work to a production environment. Tableau supports your preferred content promotion workflows. We also enable individual business users to explore, experiment, and collaborate with their teams—while respecting the boundaries you’ve set. Permissions for viewing, editing, publishing, and exporting content can be controlled on a per user or group basis, making sure your content is accessible and secure.

Governed self-service analytics at scale

What does it mean to go beyond discovering insights to driving meaningful change across the entire organization? To achieve this, people across teams must work together, communicating their insights and leveraging each other’s work. And you, IT, are the central actor that makes all of this possible. People in your organization are already using Excel and other tools to answer their questions. So how do you take charge and enable self-service analytics while also making sure the data is governed, trusted, and secure?

PepsiCo cuts analysis time by 90%

PepsiCo gathers data from retail customers, consolidating warehouse, point-of-sale, and production data. But relying on Microsoft Access and Microsoft Excel for wrangling and analysis led to messy, inaccurate data. PepsiCo’s Collaborative Planning, Forecasting, and Replenishment (CPFR) team realized they needed a modern analytics platform to help govern their data.

Analytics at PepsiCo

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