Do even more with Tableau when you complement it with EasyMorph. EasyMorph offers a broad range of tools for cleansing, transforming, and enriching data in order to prepare it for using in Tableau dashboards. More than 100 transformations help filter, sanitize, modify, parse, split, match, and merge data in files and databases in a convenient and visual way. EasyMorph is a data preparation heavy lifter, designed for users without a technical background.
To put it simply, EasyMorph is akin to "Prep on steroids". It has an order of magnitude more available transformations than Prep, and makes extra emphasis on automation. With EasyMorph you can automate not just data preparation, but entire daily routines that require running external applications, downloading / unziping / copying files, FTP transfers, and even fetching email attachments and sending emails.
All this makes EasyMorph a very flexible and versatile tool for analysts and data scientists, significantly more capable than Prep. Note that almost all EasyMorph capabilities are available in the free edition.
Sometimes, we're asked to compare EasyMorph to Alteryx. Alteryx is perceived by many Tableau customers as extremely expensive and because of that not suitable for wide adoption in their organizations limiting its use to a few power users.
If we exclude the free edition for a moment, EasyMorph is roughly 10 to 20 times less expensive than Alteryx, but is capable of all major data transformations available in Alteryx. Because EasyMorph is significantly more affordable than Alteryx more users in your orgainization can benefit from advanced seld-service data preparation. All major databases and file formats are supported in EasyMorph. Just try it.
In Tableau columns have fixed data types which sometimes makes it hard to process data from spreadsheets with complex structure, where text and numbers can be mixed in one column. EasyMorph allows mixing data types similarly to Excel. It has a number of transformations specifically designed to deal with cases typical for spreadsheets, e.g. multi-line column headers, merged cells, or inconsistent sheet names.
Everybody hates writing documentation, but EasyMorph can write documentation for you! It automatically generates a human-readable description of transformation logic that can be understood by people without a technical backhround. Such description can be accessed right from Tableau dashboards (e.g. using URL Actions). Auto-documentation is particularly helpful for compliance audits.
Don't let garbage get into your dashboards. Insert the "Halt" transformation at any point in order to abort data processing if data quality checks failed. Customizable error messages help understand the cause of the problem.
A number of special transformations allow creating advanced workflows:
Schedule your tasks or run them manually. With EasyMorph Scheduler you can schedule tasks to execute once, hourly, daily or weekly. Specify project parameters for each task, if necessary. Similarly to EasyMorph, the Scheduler can be installed and work without administrtor privileges.