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Upgrade Yourself With These On-Demand Softwares - Part 2

In part 2 of this series, we will be providing you with a list of softwares that are extremely relevant in today’s society. Take charge of your learning, and help unleash a better version of yourself now!

Singapore’s plug and play business environment serves as a great environment for many businesses to nourish, grow and thrive. With such technological advancements increasing, it is essential to upgrade, and upskill ourselves. In part 2 of this 4-part upskilling series, we will be introducing another software that is exceptionally useful for data analysis - Tableau, in addition to the one mentioned in part 1 of this series. We will also introduce another writing software - Grammarly, that can serve as your writing assistant!

3. Tableau

What is tableau? Tableau is a visual analytics platform which transforms the way we use data to solve problems, thus empowering people and organisations to make the most of their data. Tableau provides users with the most intuitive user experience, putting users first and allowing users to have limitless visual data exploration without interrupting the flow of analysis. An example of a dashboard that can be built on Tableau is shown in the diagram below. It depicts a dataset of customers visiting a store.

From this dashboard, you can see the difference in profit ratio across different states and compare sales across different segments and categories.

Advantages of using Tableau:

  • It is an excellent data visualisation tool, supporting complex data blending, computations, and even has dashboard creation options.

  • Fast to create interactive visualisations, accommodating many variables

  • Easy to use while dealing with large datasets.

  • Best of all: It is free for students with a student’s license!

Click here for free training videos on Tableau!

4. Grammarly

If you write frequently, I am sure you have heard of Grammarly! For those that have not, from grammar to spelling to style and tone, Grammarly helps you eliminate writing errors and find the perfect words to express yourself! Being in NUS Social Work, I write extensively and Grammarly has proved extremely useful for me, helping not only to improve my writing - grammatically, but also making it more concise.

Grammarly also scores your writing and helps you determine the correctness, clarity, engagement and delivery of your writing, as shown below.

From the comments generated by Grammarly, you can then make the appropriate changes to your writing, minimising errors.

Advantages of Grammarly:

  • Makes checking of work and editing faster.

  • Easy to understand explanations.

  • You can download the browser extension, which allows you to check grammar and spelling across various platforms like Microsoft Word, Facebook and more!

Take charge of your own learning and be digitally ready now!

What do you think of the tools that we have suggested? Leave your comments below!

Written by: Tan Hui Ling

Edited by: Alexis Lee

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