Tableau is a business intelligence (BI) and analytics tool with heavy emphasis on data discovery and self-service. Tableau’s corporate slogan, “Answer questions as fast as you can think them,” highlights the company’s insistence on providing users with a quick way to solve problems. To do this, users analyze their data via interactive visual dashboards—which allow them to uncover patterns and deliver new insights. This marks a big change from the old days of IT-centric BI, when business users were required to submit reporting requests to their IT departments. A long, slow, highly technical process would then follow; the resulting reports were static, and often out of date by the time management received them.