Get more out of your data with ZAP’s pre-built Tableau ERP workbooks

ZAP and Tableau have partnered to provide smart integrations and pre-built Tableau analytics for ZAP Data Hub ERP datasources, packaged for data models with our new Unified Layer technology. We call them Unified Data Models as they abstract datasource-specific design and work across applications and reporting tools.

ERP Analytics built for Tableau

ZAP’s Tableau analytics cover the Financials, Sales, Procurement, Inventory, and Manufacturing modules of your ERP. They give you a summarized view of your business through metrics and visualizations – which means added insights into your business and improved decision-making. They also let you drill down to the underlying transactions, so there is no compromise on getting to the detail!

Unified Data Models for Tableau

Our new Unified Layer technology provides an abstracted, trusted and standardized reporting structure for common entities.

When applied to pipelines of a data model, it ensures you can leverage all of ZAP’s supported pre-built analytics.

We have packaged several Unified Layers for common entities. The data models that use them are called ZAP unified data models and they also include a set of Tableau Extracts and Tableau Workbooks, organized by functional module, such as Sales.

Tableau Extracts act as a columnar, aggregated and in-memory data model on top of the data warehouse that’s generated by ZAP Data Hub, providing you with lighting fast performance.

If Tableau is your reporting tool of choice, ZAP Data Hub for Tableau is the perfect solution for your data unification, data modelling and reporting challenges.

ZAP integrations with Tableau

In addition to having packaged a set of Tableau Extracts and Workbooks for core ERP modules, ZAP Data Hub integrates core elements of its data model and processing technology with Tableau.

How does it work? It’s quite simple! If you have already invested in Tableau or are planning to do so, you’d simply deploy a pre-built ZAP unified data model for a given ERP datasource, and then:

  1. Configure ZAP Data hub to connect to your Tableau Server or Tableau Online instance
  2. ZAP’s unified-layer data models then publish Tableau Extracts and Tableau workbooks
  3. ZAP Data Hub keeps refreshing them, automatically, at the same time as your ZAP Data Hub data model
  4. Once refreshed, you can analyse your refreshed Workbooks in Tableau Server or Tableau Online or create new workbooks from the published Tableau Extracts