Alexa, Tell Tableau To

Ajinkya DeshmukhOctober 16, 2020

Tableau, the market-leading choice for modern business intelligence, is known for taking any kind of data and turning it into interactive, actionable, and clickable reports. Amazon Alexa, better known to most as Alexa, is a virtual assistant AI technology capable of voice interaction, music playback, making to-do lists, setting alarms, streaming podcasts and audiobooks, and providing real-time information. So, what do these two things have in common?

InfoCepts created a solution where voice commands like “Alexa, tell Tableau to..”, can be used to control dashboard actions and obtain audio answers from a report.

Enabling Alexa on your Tableau reports can truly revolutionize your employee engagement within your organization. As a business manager, imagine asking Alexa key insights about business, such as “show me sales in the central region?” or something as specific as “what is the Gross Profit for New York state in 2020?” and having them answered by Alexa and Tableau in real-time. This tool removes the dependency on IT or analysts to translate the data. Instead, it quickly and simply makes the data attainable and each to understand.

How Does it Work?

Within Tableau, all elements present on the dashboard, as well as any hidden components, can be controlled by speaking to Alexa when voice-guided commands are active. If you’ve ever been in a Tableau dashboard, you know that sometimes it is difficult to search or read a specific value because of a cluttered tabular view, but with Alexa, you can quickly hear the answer you need. You can segment the report, slice and dice the data, navigate from one tab to another within the dashboard, drill-down into details, and more.

With voice-guided commands, you simply need to “Ask Alexa” any question and let Alexa and Tableau do the work for you.

See it in Action

 

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