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The Power of Faceted Analytical Displays: Three Blind Men and an Elephant

Business people struggle every day to make sense of data, stumbling blindly, touching only small parts of the information, and coming away with a narrow and fragmented understanding of what it means. Conventional business intelligence (BI) tools make it unnecessarily difficult to explore data from multiple perspectives, so analysts tend to pursue only a limited set of predetermined questions. It is simply too time consuming to explore the data thoroughly, allowing fresh discoveries to lead them to comprehensive and free-flowing exploration.

Read this white paper to learn how you can gain the ability to examine data from multiple perspectives simultaneously in order to understand many of the meaningful relationships in your data. Learn how you can increase the amount, range and views of comparable information.


Stephen Few Principal, Perceptual Edge Stephen Few has worked for over 25 years as an IT innovator, consultant, and teacher. Today, as Principal of the consultancy Perceptual Edge, Stephen focuses on data visualization for analyzing and communicating quantitative business information. He provides consulting and training services, writes the monthly Visual Business Intelligence Newsletter, speaks frequently at conferences, and teaches in the MBA program at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of two books: Show Me the Numbers: Designing Tables and Graphs to Enlighten and Information Dashboard Design: The Effective Visual Communication of Data.
Tableau Software
30 Jul 2008
01 Jan 2007
16 Page(s)
White Paper

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