Tableau Software Doubles Sales in 2011, Announces Massive Growth in Customer Roster Worldwide

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Business Intelligence Company Celebrates Eighth year of Record Growth

Tableau Software, the global leader in rapid-fire business intelligence software, today announced that it doubled sales year over year, posting 104 percent bookings growth in the fourth quarter of 2011 and 94 percent growth for the year. This marks Tableau’s eighth year of record sales. Tableau also grew its worldwide customer base by 40 percent in 2011 and now has more than 7,000 organizations using its fast analytics products. Tableau experienced big growth with customers in Europe, growing its base there by 67 percent.

eBay, the world’s largest online marketplace and a leader in mobile commerce, saw early on the benefits of leveraging Tableau as one of the tools to support the company’s vision of using data to deliver some of the enhanced features across

“Tableau’s capabilities and ease of use enable eBay’s teams to take a collaborative approach to exploring data – and to making results available seamlessly across the business,” said Kiril Evtimov, director of BI Platform and Architecture at eBay. “Business agility and speed of innovation are critical for continuing to improve the customer experience on eBay, and using Tableau is one of the ways we’re able to more quickly and easily maximize data assets.”

Eurostar, the high-speed passenger rail service between the UK and mainland Europe, began using Tableau to analyze data collected as part of its Fizzback onboard satisfaction survey. Germany’s Kabel Deutschland is using Tableau to analyze data related to billing, fraud and collection processes, while France-based renewable energies company, Areva Renouvelable, is using Tableau in its sales and operations planning and master production planning.

Dublin-based insurance provider, Irish Life, selected Tableau to support its new vision for BI. “From our experience with Tableau Software, we can see that the return on investment is already being delivered,” said Gerry Hassett, CEO at Irish Life Retail. “The whole implementation of my CEO dashboards has taken a few weeks and has been a seamless operation. We can now see what is happening on a day-to-day and week-to-week basis which means we can develop our business accordingly and further enhance our competitive edge.”

“Tableau’s growth is a symbol of what we believe is one of the most important trends in technology – the consumerization of enterprise technology,” said Christian Chabot, CEO and co-founder of Tableau Software. “We are ushering business analytics out of the dark ages and into its golden era of fast, easy, visual self-service analytics for everyone. The impact for our customers is tremendous.”

In July, Tableau announced localized versions of its Tableau Desktop product in French and German as well as support for mobile business intelligence on the iPad. This year it will expand to Asia Pacific and Latin America.

About Tableau

Tableau Software helps people see and understand data. Ranked by Gartner in 2011 as the world’s fastest growing business intelligence company, Tableau helps anyone quickly and easily analyze, visualize and share information. More than 7,000 companies get rapid results with Tableau in the office and on-the-go. And tens of thousands of people use Tableau Public to share data in their blogs and websites. See how Tableau can help you by downloading the free trial at


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