Many times i have been asked by TabShop users to enhance the reporting capabilities of TabShop Point of Sale in order to do some queries, reports or filtering on sales data. Over the last weeks i thought about this issue and came to test several third party reporting and business intelligence tools that are able to import and analyze the raw sales data from our TabShop Point of Sale App. The first software i tested is Tableau, a really powerfull stand alone software tool for analyzing all kinds of available data.You can see a demo video here:
i was able to import the TabShop Invoice CSV Export within minutes and immediately created some interesting charts, such as products by date and time, distribution of products and sell quantity over time. Tableau really is a powerful tool that has enormous potential also in combination with Point of Sale Systems such as TabShop POS.
Doing some reports out of TabShop with Tableau Business Intelligence
Business Intelligence Reports made easy with TabShop and Tableau software
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