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Tableau announces deeper Slack integration, platform to hire developers


Tableau unveiled a slate of new features and integrations at the Tableau Conference this week, including a platform connecting companies in need with developers for hire as well as deeper data integrations with Slack. Alongside announcements about ongoing partnerships with the Seattle Seahawks, Lyft and Jaguar Land-Rover, executives touted new Slack-First Analytics that allow users to access information from Tableau directly within Slack. Through natural language processing, users can also "talk" to their data with questions in the "Ask Data in Slack" feature. Tableau is also adding sections to its platform covering model building and scenario planning. Administrators will have access to features that allow them to create new data access points and centrally manage who has access to what.