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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. The Data Hub unifies all your business data — from any source or location — integrating it into a governed, central hub, and preparing it for expert analysis in Tableau. It significantly reduces the IT data management support and labor overheads — in terms of both cost and consultancy days — associated with achieving return on investment from Business Intelligence.

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Data Preparation for Tableau

With ZAP Data Hub, the time and resource required to find, understand and prepare data for analysis in Tableau is greatly reduced. It handles data security and legislative compliance, and reduces the need for specialists, data engineers and key-person dependencies when accessing disparate or siloed information.

As the International Institute of IT Economics’ white paper ‘Tableau: Total Cost of Ownership’ explains, two of the top TCO drivers in developing modern BI are IT data management support and labor. For the latter, that’s: “installation, training, data management, content development and usage… of modern BI products significantly exceed(ing) application and infrastructure investments.” ZAP Data Hub helps to ensure you spend as little time as possible on labor, keeping your TCO down and making Tableau work for you as efficiently as possible.

To find out more about how ZAP Data Hub can help you get greater insights from Tableau in a fraction of the time, contact our team to request a demo.

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How ZAP Data Hub works

ZAP’s hybrid data collection connects and blends data from multiple apps and data sources of any type. Its intuitive, metadata-driven process uses familiar business terminology and drag-and-drop elements to make data modeling as easy as possible. The Data Hub then creates an automated semantic layer, data warehouse and integration process, ready for analysis by your Tableau BI.

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.

Request 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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Zap’s Data Hub connects to all sources of business data and apps, be it ERP, CRM, HRM or accounting, preparing the data for analysis in Tableau

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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.


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