Aug. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Inc. magazine today added Tableau Software to its 28th annual Inc. 500, an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. In addition, Tableau is the only provider of business intelligence software (BI) on the list, making it one of the fastest growing analytics companies in the country. Tableau joins a list of companies that represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy - America's independent-minded entrepreneurs. Companies such as Microsoft, Zappos, Intuit, GoDaddy, Oracle, and hundreds of other powerhouses gained early exposure as members of the Inc. 500. People can interact with live, Tableau data visualizations of the 2009 Inc. 500 list by going to http://www.tableausoftware.com/inc-500.
"If you want to know which companies are going to change the world, look at the Inc. 500," said Inc. editor Jane Berentson. "These are the most dynamic, fast-growth companies in the nation, the ones finding innovative solutions to problems, creating smart systems, and inventing products we soon discover we can't live without. The Inc. 500 list isInc. magazine's tribute to American business ingenuity and ambition."
"Our success is attributable to the fact that we are invading an industry dominated by complicated and expensive solutions and providing a fun, rapid-fire alternative," said Christian Chabot(http://www.tableausoftware.com/about/leadership#cc), Tableau's CEO and co-founder. "Now more than ever, companies need rapid access to data. At the same time, few can afford traditional business intelligence platforms with high fees, complicated architectures and long roll-outs. Customers tell us that Tableau is a new kind of BI - rapid-fire BI - that gives people of all skill levels the power to build data visualizations and fast analytics in just minutes."
Award-winning Tableau Desktop (http://www.tableausoftware.com/products/desktop) data visualization software connects directly to a wide assortment of data sources allowing people to understand complex relationships with easy-to-understand data visualizations (http://www.tableausoftware.com/data-visualization-software), reports and business dashboards. Award-winning Tableau Server (http://www.tableausoftware.com/products/server) is a web-based business intelligence solution that enables entire organizations to share and interact with business dashboards and reports via a web browser.
The 2009 Inc. 500 measures revenue growth from 2005 through 2008. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by the first week of 2005, and therefore able to show four full calendar years of sales. Additionally, they had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent - not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies - as of December 31, 2008.
About Tableau Software
Tableau Software is the leading provider of fast analytics and rapid-fire business intelligence software. Ranked by Inc. Magazine as one of the 500 fastest growing companies, it was also recognized as one of the nation's 25 fastest growing software companies. Its award-winning applications can be downloaded athttp://www.tableausoftware.com/trial. They enable anyone to easily create and share interactive data visualizations, business dashboards and analytics, and can scale to organizations of virtually any size or reach.
About Inc. Magazine
Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures LLC, Inc. (www.inc.com) is the only major business magazine dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies that delivers real solutions for today's innovative company builders. With a total paid circulation of 712,961, Inc. provides hands-on tools and market-tested strategies for managing people, finances, sales, marketing, and technology. Visit us online at Inc.com.
About the Inc. 500|5000 Conference
Each year, Inc. and Inc.com celebrate the remarkable achievements of today's entrepreneurial superstars - the privately held small businesses that drive our economy. The Inc. 500|5000 Conference & Awards Ceremony brings together members of the Inc. 5000 community, both a new class of Inc. 5000 honorees and the list's alumni, for three days of powerful networking, inspired learning, and momentous celebration. Please join us September 23-25, 2009, at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland. For more information about the 2009 Inc. 500|5000 Conference & Awards Ceremony, and to register, visit www.Inc5000event.com. Stay connected with Inc. Events by following @IncEvents on Twitter.
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