Using Tableau with PowerPivot<br />Author: Jen Stirrup<br />Twitter: @jenstirrup<br />Email: Jenstirrup@jenstirrup.com<br ...
Agenda<br />Capabilities of Microsoft PowerPivot and Tableau<br />Creating and sharing visualizations with drag and drop e...
PowerPivot<br />What is PowerPivot?<br />Two types: <br />Free Excel add-in<br />Sharepoint presentation layer<br />Streng...
Tableau<br />Tableau’s strengths:<br />Visualisation, visualisation, visualisation! <br />ease-of-use for business users<b...
Tableau & PowerPivot<br />The key advantage is that business users have the power of analysing their own data; <br />no re...
Demos<br />PowerPivot sample visualisations are not best practice<br />We will re-visualise the sample PowerPivot visualis...
Tableau Stand Alone<br />
Tableau via PowerPivot and Sharepoint<br />
PowerPivot Sample 1<br />9<br />6/6/2011<br />Using Tableau with PowerPivot<br />
PowerPivot Sample Dashboard<br />10<br />6/6/2011<br />Using Tableau with PowerPivot<br />
PowerPivot Sample<br />11<br />6/6/2011<br />Using Tableau with PowerPivot<br />
Empowering Users<br />The key advantage is that business users have the power of analysing their own data in PowerPivot<br...
Tips<br />If the dataset contains > 1 million sets of data, then it’s more efficient to use x64 PowerPivot<br />If the ent...
Summary<br />PowerPivot Reference: Microsoft PowerPivot for Excel 2010 by Marco Russo and Alberto Ferrari<br />Questions<b...
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  • - fast manipulation of large data sets (often millions of rows)- streamlined integration of data-the ability to effortlessly share your analysisSupport for slicers Takes data from ATOM feedsTakes from OLEDB Source as standard/* Potential issue for desktop version since PowerPivot takes from OLEDB */Highly scaleable
  • Low IT Reliance for a business intelligence solutionBest practices inherent in Tableau‘wow’! factor
  • Apologise for the PowerPivotchartjunk
  • How can we make this look better in Tableau (quite easily!)The sample chart is supposed to show off what PowerPivot can do; however, it fails because it breaks best practices in datavisualisation, which come naturally in Tableau.
  • How can we make this look better in Tableau (quite easily!)The sample dashboard is supposed to show off what PowerPivot can do; however, it fails because it breaks best practices in datavisualisation, which come naturally in Tableau.
  • How can we make this look better in Tableau (quite easily!)The sample visualisation is supposed to show off what PowerPivot can do; however, it fails because it breaks best practices in datavisualisation, which come naturally in Tableau.
  • Tableau and PowerPivot jenstirrup

    1. 1. Using Tableau with PowerPivot<br />Author: Jen Stirrup<br />Twitter: @jenstirrup<br />Email: Jenstirrup@jenstirrup.com<br />www.jenstirrup.com<br />
    2. 2. Agenda<br />Capabilities of Microsoft PowerPivot and Tableau<br />Creating and sharing visualizations with drag and drop ease<br />Re-doing PowerPivot samples in Tableau<br />Scalable and empowering access to data <br />2<br />6/6/2011<br />Using Tableau with PowerPivot<br />
    3. 3. PowerPivot<br />What is PowerPivot?<br />Two types: <br />Free Excel add-in<br />Sharepoint presentation layer<br />Strength: Vertipaq column-oriented data store<br />Scaleability<br />3<br />6/6/2011<br />Using Tableau with PowerPivot<br />
    4. 4. Tableau<br />Tableau’s strengths:<br />Visualisation, visualisation, visualisation! <br />ease-of-use for business users<br />Leveraging the power of DAX to build complex calculations<br />In itself, low reliance on IT<br />4<br />6/6/2011<br />Using Tableau with PowerPivot<br />
    5. 5. Tableau & PowerPivot<br />The key advantage is that business users have the power of analysing their own data; <br />no requirement to go to IT<br />Create DAX expressions in PowerPivot<br />Tableau then consumes the DAX expressions<br />5<br />6/6/2011<br />Using Tableau with PowerPivot<br />
    6. 6. Demos<br />PowerPivot sample visualisations are not best practice<br />We will re-visualise the sample PowerPivot visualisations in Tableau<br />Demonstrate rapid-fire data visualisation improvements<br />Visualisations in accordance with data visualisation best practices <br />6<br />6/6/2011<br />Using Tableau with PowerPivot<br />
    7. 7. Tableau Stand Alone<br />
    8. 8. Tableau via PowerPivot and Sharepoint<br />
    9. 9. PowerPivot Sample 1<br />9<br />6/6/2011<br />Using Tableau with PowerPivot<br />
    10. 10. PowerPivot Sample Dashboard<br />10<br />6/6/2011<br />Using Tableau with PowerPivot<br />
    11. 11. PowerPivot Sample<br />11<br />6/6/2011<br />Using Tableau with PowerPivot<br />
    12. 12. Empowering Users<br />The key advantage is that business users have the power of analysing their own data in PowerPivot<br />And then visualising their data, in accordance with data visualisation best practices, using Tableau<br />12<br />6/6/2011<br />Using Tableau with PowerPivot<br />
    13. 13. Tips<br />If the dataset contains > 1 million sets of data, then it’s more efficient to use x64 PowerPivot<br />If the enterprise doesn’t use Sharepoint, then the workbooks can be shared using Tableau Server<br />13<br />6/6/2011<br />Using Tableau with PowerPivot<br />
    14. 14. Summary<br />PowerPivot Reference: Microsoft PowerPivot for Excel 2010 by Marco Russo and Alberto Ferrari<br />Questions<br />Author: Jen Stirrup<br />Twitter: @jenstirrup<br />Email: Jenstirrup@jenstirrup.com<br />www.tableausoftware.com<br />14<br />6/6/2011<br />Using Tableau with PowerPivot<br />

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