Perennial Software - Business Intelligence and Data Analytics with Tableau Desktop

Business Intelligence and Data Analytics

Are you able to explore, analyse, and drill-down to the data locked away in your business databases?

Can you visually display your data with ease and share it with your fellow managers to discover what is driving your business success, or what is causing the lack of it?


Tableau Desktop is the Business Intelligence and Data Analytics software application that Perennial Software has chosen to recommend to small medium-sized businesses that want to improve their decision-making.

Tableau is ideally suited for this purpose for SME's because:

  • Tableau is intuitive to use and easy to learn
  • Tableau is relatively inexpensive for Business Intelligence applications, priced at around $2,000 in US Dollars, plus 20% for an annual maintenance fee, and most importantly,
  • Tableau has been designed as a Self-Service BI Application

Self-Service means that the BI software can be used by the people that need to use it, the business managers doing the analysis and making the decisions.

In the past, one key problem with BI software was that it needed people with IT expertise not just to create the connections to the databases, but also to create the reports, the charts, and the graphs required, collectively referred to as "visuals", and distribute them to the business decision-makers.

This is still true for the larger BI software applications that access the databases of the large corporates. But small to medium-sized companies do not necessarily have the people with the IT expertise to create and distribute the visuals required on a daily basis.

The self-service design of Tableau BI allows you, as a manager of the business, can create your own visuals and distribute them to other managers in your business, without having to get your IT department (or an external consultant), to create them for you.

Perennial Software can help you:

  • Create the connections from Tableau BI to your database
  • Train you how to create the visuals that will help you analyze your data to make more informed business decisions
  • Offer suggestions on what visuals are likely to be most useful for your business
  • Train you how to distribute the visuals to other managers