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ZAP Data Hub with Tableau

ZAP Data Hub is an automated data management tool, designed to help you get the most out of Tableau, faster and more efficiently than ever before.

ZAP Data Hub automates the access, unification, preparation, and governance of data across multiple silos – such as ERP, CRM, HRM, SQL and Oracle – providing a single source of up-to-date business-wide data ready for faster, deeper self-service reporting and analysis with Tableau Desktop, Tableau Server or Tableau Online.

It removes the need for inefficient manual data management that can hinder ROI on Business Intelligence, allowing data specialists to focus on analysing as opposed to processing data.

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How ZAP Data Hub works

ZAP Data Hub automatically connects and unifies data from multiple apps and sources of any type, regardless of whether they’re in the cloud, on-premise or a hybrid combination of the two. Its intuitive, metadata-driven process uses familiar business terminology and drag-and-drop elements to make data modeling as easy as possible. ZAP Data Hub then creates an automated semantic layer, data warehouse, and integration process, ready for analysis with Tableau.

As a result, all functions of a business become information-empowered: IT, finance, sales, marketing, HR, and operations. As Harvard Business Review confirms, “ensuring smart data management is the responsibility of all C-suite executives, starting with the CEO.”

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Data Preparation for Tableau

For businesses using Tableau Prep, ZAP Data Hub becomes the foundation for accessing data from multiple sources, unifying and preparing it for analysis into one central hub that is periodically refreshed based on reporting and analysis requirements. Tableau Prep is then used to perform additional ad hoc self-service tasks, such as further data enrichment, to add extra value to the overall analysis.

ZAP Data Hub removes the time, cost and errors associated with manually managing data across disparate silos, increasing trust in the resulting information. Working with a central, governed data hub also means that analysts’ data preparation tasks are reduced, becoming value-add rather than administrative.

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Certified Tableau partner

ZAP is a certified Tableau partner and, as Tableau’s VP EMEA Partners Ed Dolman explains, “Automating the collection, unification, security, and governance of business data across cloud and on-premise sources is a worthwhile part of the data journey. We’re excited to welcome the ZAP team to Tableau Conference Europe to demonstrate the difference a reduction in backend data management processes can make to Tableau customers.”

Tableau data security and governance

ZAP Data Hub connects to and collects data from any source, be it cloud or on-premise, integrating it and automatically creating a data warehouse. This replaces manual data preparation and the risk of human error. There is no limit to the amount of data sources that ZAP can connect to. Nor are there any restrictions on the complexity of query that can be performed or the volume of data that can be analyzed.

Data governance and security may be at risk when manually preparing your data for analysis with either Tableau Desktop, Tableau Server or Tableau Online. This could be due to human error or a lack of process or audit trail. Additional workload and consultancy hours may also be required to handle everything from password and access control to reconciling duplicated analytics and reconfiguring mismatched data definitions. ZAP Data Hub removes these concerns and overheads as it automates, audits and logs all aspects of data governance and security.

Watch a demo to see what ZAP Data Hub can do to reduce the risk of your data being compromised by human error.

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Pre-packaged, automated and easily-configurable, ZAP Data Hub connects to all sources of business data be it ERP, CRM, HRM or accounting. Marketing automation, collaborative and e-Commerce systems and APIs are all also covered.

As a result, all functions of a business become information-empowered: IT, finance, sales, marketing, HR and operations. As Harvard Business Review confirms, “ensuring smart data management is the responsibility of all C-suite executives, starting with the CEO.”

Tableau is on a mission, they say, to “solve one of the most challenging problems in software: making databases and spreadsheets understandable to ordinary people.” But before this can be achieved, they need to be drawing on all available data — and that data needs to be compliant and optimized for analysis. And that’s where ZAP comes in.


See ZAP Data Hub in Action

Watch our product walk-through video, and see how you can automate the creation of data models and the preparation of data for analysis.