- Description of the Case Study
- KPIs used in the Case Study
- The pandemic and its aftermath, the importance of not forgetting
- Why use Tableau for this type of analysis and its advantage over other business intelligence tools
- Benefits of using Tableau for businesses
- Examples of applications of Tableau in various work areas
- Creation of custom dashboards and Data Storytelling
Description of the Case Study
The Case Study presented in this article concerns the analysis of COVID-19 pandemic data.
Using Tableau, I created a series of interactive dashboards showing the evolution of the pandemic month by month, allowing users to explore the data in detail and better understand the impact of the virus on the population.
The dashboard was posted on my Tableau Public profile under the title “Coronavirus Pandemic (COVID-19) – Lest We Forget” and can be accessed via this direct link: https://public.tableau.com/views/CoronavirusPandemicCOVID-19-LestWeForget/Covid-19
In the introductory tab (Introduction) contains all the details of the Case Study, with the possibility to export/print it in PDF and PowerPoint, while the summary tab (Summary) It is possible to get an overview of all the KPIs used, with the possibility of changing the date of comparison (day/month/year), which is set by default to the last month just passed.
KPIs used in the Case Study
To analyze the pandemic trend, I used the following KPIs:
New Cases (New Cases)
This KPI provides information on the spread of the virus and its impact during the selected month*, both globally and by individual nation/continent.
New Deaths (New Deaths)
This KPI helps to understand the severity of the virus and its effects on people’s health during the selected month*, both globally and by individual nation/continent.
New Vaccinations (New Vaccinations)
This KPI provides information on the effectiveness of vaccination efforts during the selected month*, both globally and at the individual nation/continent level.
Total Cases (Total Cases)
This KPI shows the total number of cases since the pandemic started with the ability to filter the search by individual country or continent.
Total Deaths (Total Deaths)
This KPI shows the total number of deaths since the pandemic started with the ability to filter the search by individual country or continent.
Total Vaccinations (Total Vaccinations)
This KPI provides the total number of vaccinations and the percentage of the population vaccinated since the start of the vaccination campaign, with the ability to filter the search by individual country or continent.
(*) By default, the last month just ended is always set, with the possibility of changing the time interval (day/month/year).
The pandemic and its aftermath, the importance of not forgetting
The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically impacted society, the economy, and global public health. It is essential not to forget the lessons learned and the consequences that this crisis has caused so that we are better prepared to face similar challenges in the future. The Case Study presented in this article serves to keep the memory of these events alive and to promote awareness of the importance of data analysis in understanding and addressing global crises.
Why use Tableau for this type of analysis and its advantage over other business intelligence tools
Tableau is a compelling and versatile business intelligence (BI) tool that enables companies to analyze and visualize their data quickly and effectively. With its intuitive interface and advanced features, Tableau allows you to extract valuable information from the data, making it easier to understand emerging trends and patterns. This can lead to better decision-making and, as a result, a competitive advantage in the marketplace.
Benefits of using Tableau for businesses
Companies that adopt Tableau for data analysis can reap numerous benefits, including:
- Save time and resources by automating data analysis processes.
- Improved understanding of data through interactive and easy-to-interpret visualizations
- Ease of sharing information among team members, improving collaboration and communication
- Increased ability to make data-driven decisions, leading to better business strategy and competitive advantage in the marketplace
Examples of applications of Tableau in various work areas
The use of Tableau for data analysis can be applied to a wide range of areas, including:
- Retail: analysis of sales and market trends, optimization of inventory and supply chains
- Finance: monitoring financial performance, identifying investment opportunities and managing risk
- Health: analysis of clinical data and epidemiological trends, optimization of health resource management
- Energy: monitoring energy consumption, identifying efficiency opportunities, and infrastructure planning
- Transportation: analysis of traffic flows and transportation trends, route and logistics optimization
Creation of custom dashboards and Data Storytelling
If your company wants to leverage Tableau to analyze its strategic KPIs and gain a competitive advantage, I can create custom dashboards and offer data storytelling services. With my experience as a Data Analyst and in-depth knowledge of Tableau, I can help your company explore and understand data more effectively, communicating results through engaging and visually appealing stories. This approach facilitates understanding information, supports informed decision-making, and increases visibility on search engines, should your interest be in SEO activities.
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