Accurate Analytics for Life Sciences Industry

Adam Selipsky
Adam Selipsky, CEO

Tableau Software


“We’re in the middle of a multi-year journey to get better and deeper enterprise capabilities”

Few industries combine billion-dollar bets, cutting-edge science, and global impacts like pharmaceuticals and biotech. Which drugs should we invest in? How can we bring new drugs to market thru compliant manufacturing and efficient supply chain operations? How can we streamline sales and clinical operations? What are the biggest risks to our products and our portfolio? These big decisions require big insights—and Tableau lets anyone get answers instantly. At major pharmaceutical companies around the world, Tableau supports data-driven action from the lab to the boardroom. Researchers use it to control the quality of high-volume assays, sales leaders use this to improve field sales performance, and marketers get a clear picture of results across physicians, prescriptions, sales, and geography.

Tableau Software helps people see and understand data. Offering a revolutionary new approach to business intelligence, Tableau allows organizations to quickly connect, visualize, and share data with a seamless experience from the PC to the iPad. Create and publish dashboards and share them with colleagues, partners, or customers—no programming skills required.

When it comes to elevating people with the power of data, only Tableau combines a laser focus on how people see and understand data with the kind of robust, scalable platform is needed to run even the world’s largest organizations. Adam Selipsky, CEO of Tableau says “We’re in the middle of a multi-year journey to get better and deeper enterprise capabilities.”

With most processes already in the cloud, Tableau Online was a natural fit for AMAG Pharmaceuticals whose salespeople access dashboards in the field on smartphones and tablets—and the data is available when they need it. AMAG’s analytics team sets permissions, customizing each dashboard to fit the user—from field representatives all the way to the C-Suite. How does Tableau Online help them do their jobs better, the answer is using Tableau to prepare for any call they’re about to make on a healthcare provider to see what competitive products that provider is prescribing and the amounts and what they can use it to sort of focus what they’re going to talk to the healthcare provider about during a given visit.

Healthcare & life science data has the potential to reduce costs, enhance quality, and improve the patient experience. The challenge is how to get from information to insight to action. Tableau empowers everyone in a given healthcare organization to find the right path forward. Take for example, Saama Technologies, Inc., the leading pure-play Data and Analytics solution provider, has partnered with Tableau to provide advanced analytics outcomes for insurance, high-tech, CPG, life sciences and healthcare customers. This combined offering will help companies quickly uncover and operationalize strategic data assets, and deploy pre-integrated analytics solutions across their companies. “Tableau is the clear leader in self-service analytics discovery and visualization – just shown again in the recent Gartner assessment,” adds Chris LaBruna, Chief Revenue Officer for Saama.

Today, with Healthcare and Life Sciences organizations rapidly adopting robust data visualization and analytics capabilities, there is a growth for solution providers specialized in these areas. Hospitals and other healthcare providers are using analytics to identify opportunities for improvement in patient care and operational efficiencies that reduce costs. Healthcare payers such as insurance companies glean insights that can reduce costs and improve business practices. Life Sciences organizations are now able to analyze huge data sets, including human genomes, to move scientific research forward. Tableau on Amazon Web Services (AWS) is helping Healthcare and Life Sciences organizations bring robust, scalable analytics to their organization.