Elements for Tableau

Enterprise-class write-back and dashboard collaboration

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Elements is an enterprise-class Tableau extension that enables you to write-back and annotate data directly from your dashboards. By removing friction from the data analysis process your entire team can realize greater productivity and deeper insights at greater frequency.

Discover how in-dashboard write-back and annotations can help unlock Tableau collaboration today.

Capabilities

Transform Dashboards 

Gain faster and better insights by eliminating inefficient and cumbersome data review and communication processes. Analyze, discuss and enrich data together, directly in Tableau, rather than resorting to email or another collaboration tool.

Annotate Data 

You can use annotations as additional data next to the raw and aggregated data in Tableau and as a replacement for the original data, virtually overwriting it in the dashboard. All annotations are stored in a separate auditable database and can be reverted anytime.

Comment Anywhere

Tailor annotations to specific use cases, from simple commenting to complex surveys. Using the extension’s handy form builder, administrators can create custom UIs from atomic building blocks — text fields, checkboxes, drop-down lists, etc.

Manage Access

Precisely control who can add annotations, approve comments or configure the system. Multitenancy isolates Tableau-based work and data for different departments and groups.

Ensure Security and Compliance 

With its own database, the extension ensures that no data leaves your premises and provides full storage control and audit capabilities. For added data accuracy and security, you can integrate an approval workflow to ensure that comments are reviewed before publishing.

Customize It 

Built on a flexible code base customizable to meet the unique needs of your organization, Elements can quickly accommodate a new type of database or authentication method, custom branding and localization, new input methods and completely new features.

Benefits

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Improve Insight Discovery

By enabling team collaboration to take place in Tableau directly where the data is being viewed – your dashboards and reports – Elements promotes team engagement with data and results in more frequent discovery of insights.

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Better Decisions, Faster

Enterprise-grade write-back and annotation features enable collaborative Tableau-based workflows that better serve the unique needs of users and management. This improves time to decision and organizational effectiveness.

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Keep You Data Secure

Elements stores annotations in a separate, auditable database and provides compliance-ready features – including customizable approval processes and permission controls – for the most demanding industries and applications.