Finance Analytics for Public Sector

With a complete and interactive view of programs, budgets, and high-level trends across the entire organization, public sector finance leaders and analysts are able to identify outliers, drill into specific data points, and mitigate the risks associated with fraud, waste, and abuse. The pivot towards more robust data analytics is also driven by policies and legislation that requires organizations to champion open data, improve transparency, increase accountability, reduce improper payments, and ensure program efficiency.

Using the Tableau platform, it’s possible to deliver on these goals. Tableau eliminates data silos and static reporting, and expedites the insights and analyses public sector decision makers need to comply with regulatory requirements and reduce financial risk.

5 Steps to Prevent and Detect Fraud in Public Sector Using Data Analytics

Read this whitepaper to learn five actions that will help you face down fraud with data analytics.

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Reducing Purchase Card Fraud Risk in Public Sector

Read this whitepaper to learn how visual analytics is essential for managing p-card risks.

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Using Open Data to Improve Financial Accountability in Public Sector

Learn how data-first organizations in the public sector are actively using open data, in tandem with the Tableau platform, to find deeper insights that drive new levels of accountability, efficiency, and innovation.

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Learn from Tableau Customers

Blog Post

Georgia Tech: Internal Audit Success with Data Visualization

Using Tableau, Georgia Tech's Office of Internal Auditing has improved the way it responds to allegations of fraud and abuse through a predictive, data-driven approach to monitoring financial transactions and assessing fraud risk.


City of Portland: Visualizing Budget to Improve Outcomes for Citizens

Shannon Carney and Robert Cheney from the City of Portland's Budget Office share their guide to budgeting for public and internal stakeholders to better understand the process and its outcomes.


HRSA: Good Stewardship of Taxpayer Dollars

Joe Roach, Director within the Division of Financial Policy and Controls at HRSA, shares how he has leveraged Tableau to enhance financial management and internal controls at his agency.

Fraud, Waste & Abuse Webinar Series

Tableau partners and customers share their finance and audit best practices to help public sector organizations visualize and identify potential fraud, waste & abuse while mitigating their future risk of fraud.
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How to get started with Tableau

Cut your T&E costs with Tableau

Gain insight into your travel and expense data stored in Egencia or Concur. Dive into your data with our workbooks, learn how to locate and connect your data, and watch your insights soar.

The Modern Approach to BI

The transition to a modern business intelligence model requires IT to adopt a collaborative approach that includes the rest of the organization. This guide focuses on platform evaluation and selection.

Dig into your procurement data

Learn how to use Tableau to provide accurate and timely reporting on purchasing, company expenses, and spend management.

Additional Finance Resources


7 Essential Finance Dashboard Strategies

Learn how to create trustworthy and easy-to-use dashboards that stakeholders can use to support data-driven decisions, foster collaboration, and achieve your mission objectives.


Excel and Tableau: A Beautiful Partnership

Combine Excel’s capabilities with Tableau’s intuitive, analytical power to transform your raw data into actionable insights. Take your data beyond the spreadsheet.


4 Ways Finance Creates Value with Visual Analytics

Learn how modern finance organizations are saving time and delivering mission critical insights with visual analytics.