BEDFORD, Mass., Nov. 02, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Datawatch Corporation (NASDAQ-CM: DWCH) today announced Datawatch Monarch for Tableau, a customized version of its market-leading self-service data preparation (prep) solution that enables Tableau users to speed time-to-insight from visual analysis. With this new solution, users can rapidly access, manipulate and blend data from the widest variety of sources, including PDF documents and other multi-structured dark data sources, and then export it directly into the Tableau platform for analysis and visualization. In conjunction with this moderately-priced release at $39 per user per month, Datawatch is also offering a competitive trade-in program for current Alteryx users, providing Monarch for Tableau free for the remainder of their existing contract. Self-service analytics solutions, such as Tableau, have significantly grown in popularity over the last few years because of their promise to help users generate business results faster. However, business users still struggle with obtaining, accessing and preparing information, rather than focusing on the actual analysis and visualization of results. Alternative solutions are price prohibitive for multiple users in an organization and bring a complex user experience that is challenging for most business analysts. The Monarch for Tableau solution and Alteryx trade-in program are designed specifically to address these obstacles, allowing every business user the ability to unlock, prepare and blend dark data for faster insights. Datawatch Monarch for Tableau allows any business user to access data from virtually any source, including multi-structured and unstructured documents such as enterprise reports, web pages, relational databases, cloud-based data sources, PDFs, JSON and log files. Users gain access to not only the right data, but all of the data, which is crucial to getting a holistic view of the business, and can prepare this information in a fraction of the time that it takes using spreadsheets and other manually intensive methods. "Pulling and organizing data from sources across the organization is a time-consuming process, especially as the majority of data is difficult to access and not in an 'analysis-ready' format," said Jen Underwood, industry analyst and former Tableau Zen Master. "This 'dark data' is often the most valuable to achieve comprehensive insight into business operations, and leaving it out of the analysis process can result in decisions being made based on incomplete information. Datawatch Monarch is a market leader in enterprise-ready, easy-to-use self-service data prep. Tableau users will greatly benefit from the ability to access and transform this formerly unusable data into a format that can be effortlessly uploaded, visually displayed and easily analyzed."