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News Release

MicksGarage.com drives its business forward with Tableau Online

Tableau empowers online retailer to get its data analytics up to speed
Released: 15th October 2013
Publisher: Tableau Software

 London – October 15, 2013MicksGarage.com, one of the UK & Ireland’s largest car parts and accessories online retailers, has streamlined critical decision-making processes with the help of Tableau Software (NYSE:DATA), the global leader in rapid-fire, easy-to-use business analytics software. MicksGarage.com has been able to share, author and edit its analytics dashboards at the speed of thought with Tableau’s Cloud Business Intelligence Product, Tableau Online.

The fast-growing retailer, which delivers car parts and accessories in Ireland, the UK and mainland Europe, collects large amounts of data from multiple sources each day. These sources include everything from website analytics to warehouse flows, call centre data, server performance and distribution data for products. With the IT department already at full capacity, MicksGarage.com looked to identify a cost-effective solution that did not require additional administration and maintenance from IT, and could be managed by a single user.

“We were looking for a scalable product that was vertical independent and which empowered our users to mine a wide array of data. Having previously analysed our data through a mix of Excel, the IT department and a variety of other sources, we wanted to find a more professional solution that enabled us to make informed business decisions quicker,” said Ciaran Crean, founder of MicksGarage.com. “The speed of the Tableau Online is fantastic, as is the ability to share views via a URL. Our employees can also access dashboards wherever they are."

The number one impact of Tableau for MicksGarage.com, however, has been the ease and speed at which data can be interrogated, thereby empowering quick and informed business decisions.

“Tableau Online allows people to get their analytics up and running in minutes and users can be added in a few clicks,” said James Eiloart, vice president of EMEA at Tableau Software. “As it is completely scalable and secure and requires no infrastructure, Tableau is the perfect fit for quickly growing businesses such as MicksGarage.com. It’s the fastest way to get everyone in a company using powerful analytics to make better decisions today without high upfront investments and complicated logistics.”

For a free trial of Tableau Online, visit www.tableausoftware.com/products/online.

Notes to Editors

About MicksGarage.com
Founded in 2004, MicksGarage.com has grown to become one of the UK & Ireland’s largest car parts and accessories online retailers, delivering products across Ireland, the UK and mainland Europe. MicksGarage.com takes pride in being a car part expert, aiming to provide motorists with the largest online range of automotive products at very competitive prices.

MicksGarage.com currently has over 1,500,000 car parts and accessories listed on its website, across a wide range of different car parts and accessories, from braking parts to car care, travel & leisure gear to service parts. Top brands across all ranges include: Bosch, Total, Wix, Quinton Hazell, Mechanix, Bosal, Philips, Irimo & Exide to name just a few. For more information please visit www.micksgarage.com

About Tableau Software
Tableau Software (NYSE: DATA) helps people see and understand data. Tableau helps anyone quickly analyze, visualize and share information. More than 13,500 customer accounts get rapid results with Tableau in the office and on-the-go. And tens of thousands of people use Tableau Public to share data in their blogs and websites. See how Tableau can help you by downloading the free trial atwww.tableausoftware.com/trial.

Tableau and Tableau Software are trademarks of Tableau Software, Inc. All other company and product names may be trademarks of the respective companies with which they are associated.

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Jon Brigden
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