Case Study – Honeywell’s use of Tableau: From 0 to 18,000 users in 2 years, $10 million incremental sales increase. Sherri Benzelock, VP Business Analytics: “Sponsorship within the organization is the absolute key to transformation!”

  Sherri Benzelock, VP of Business Analytics at Honeywell, shared her insights on implementing Tableau in the organization, an operation that she described as both difficult and fulfilling. Honeywell is a Fortune 100 conglomerate, with 40 billion dollars sales in 2016, and over 131.000 employees in around 70 countries.   Sherri focused on Honeywell’s oil refinery…Continue Reading “Case Study – Honeywell’s use of Tableau: From 0 to 18,000 users in 2 years, $10 million incremental sales increase. Sherri Benzelock, VP Business Analytics: “Sponsorship within the organization is the absolute key to transformation!””

Nissan Case Study, live from TC17: The challenges and solutions of implementing Tableau from scratch. “In one year we went from 0 to 1,500 users”

  David Bobrow, Nissan, senior Domain Applicant Architect at Nissan North America, shared his experience with transitioning Nissan to Tableau and he presented the stages he and his team had to go through in order to get from 0 to more than 1,500 users in just a year.   When Nissan first started with Tableau,…Continue Reading “Nissan Case Study, live from TC17: The challenges and solutions of implementing Tableau from scratch. “In one year we went from 0 to 1,500 users””

TC17 update: A freakish talk from ‘Freakonomics’ authors. “The world is so unbelievably complex, that best you can hope to do is to have really stylized fake versions of the world”

  Stephen Dubner and Steven Levitt, the authors of Freakonomics, one of the world’s bestsellers, had an incendiary talk at the Tableau Conference 2017. They both opened up and talked about real life experiences and how they got to be the thought leaders they are today.   While they both kept joking about being antisocial,…Continue Reading “TC17 update: A freakish talk from ‘Freakonomics’ authors. “The world is so unbelievably complex, that best you can hope to do is to have really stylized fake versions of the world””

Emotional Intelligence Tableau Edition – A Dashboard for Your Soul

Since I am at the Tableau Conference right now, I thought I would write my next emotional intelligence blog post through the lens of a dashboard. You might not be aware of this, but dashboards have use outside of the field of analytics and reporting. The concept of a dashboard can act as a mental…Continue Reading “Emotional Intelligence Tableau Edition – A Dashboard for Your Soul”

One person, four different roles. How can a visual analyst be a consumer, vizzer, analyst and author

  Jock Mackinlay, the VP for Research & Design at Tableau, describes the four roles in visual analysis during his talk at Tableau Conference 2017. The roles are not mutually exclusive and they are represented by consumer, vizzer, analyst & author.   Consumer   We’re all data consumers most of the time. It’s only when…Continue Reading “One person, four different roles. How can a visual analyst be a consumer, vizzer, analyst and author”

Day 2 of TC17 at a glance: Explosive talks, amazing new Tableau updates and more. Read about busted myths in analytics, new revelations from Tableau developers, insights from Chipotle, Coca-Cola, Netflix and many others

  Day 2 at the Tableau Conference 2017 was marked by a series of explosive new updates for Tableau, a lot of amazing talks and an incredible buzz of analysts from all across the globe bonding, sharing experiences and working together to bring the industry forward.   The highlight of Day 2 was the Keynote…Continue Reading “Day 2 of TC17 at a glance: Explosive talks, amazing new Tableau updates and more. Read about busted myths in analytics, new revelations from Tableau developers, insights from Chipotle, Coca-Cola, Netflix and many others”

Chipotle Case Study, fresh from TC17: From zero to 800 Tableau users in only 3 months. ”Never let a good crisis go to waste. We have to use data to change the way we think”

Zach Sippl, Director of Business Intelligence at Chipotle, and Neil Sharma, Sr. BI Analyst, had an incredible talk about how they managed to refresh a struggling business with the power of data and analytics.   Zach Sippl said that only one year ago, Business Intelligence was in a unique spot. They had hundreds of reports,…Continue Reading “Chipotle Case Study, fresh from TC17: From zero to 800 Tableau users in only 3 months. ”Never let a good crisis go to waste. We have to use data to change the way we think””

Tableau Conference LIVE updates – Exciting new Features in the Queue!

Tableau just had their “Dev’s on Stage” keynote, which is a detailed description of all the new features they are releasing. We thought you would want to hear about this as well, so hear is the list! Sorting New Nested Sorting – You don’t have to build custom calculations anymore. Automatically calculates based upon global…Continue Reading “Tableau Conference LIVE updates – Exciting new Features in the Queue!”

Explosive announcements at TC17. New features coming to Tableau Software: A new data engine, Project Maestro, Extensions API and more

  The first Keynote Talk of the TC17 started explosively, as Adam Selipsky, Tableau CEO, and other executives from the company made some amazing announcements for the analytics community, starting with a new update: Tableau 10.5.   Tableau 10.5 is officially in Public Beta, immediately available for download. The update comes with a incredible new…Continue Reading “Explosive announcements at TC17. New features coming to Tableau Software: A new data engine, Project Maestro, Extensions API and more”

How Tableau is Becoming More Important to Your Organization

  What do you think of when you think of Tableau? BI reporting? Pretty graphs? Slow load times? Well, get ready to change your mindset, because Tableau is expanding into more areas of the analytics space. After attending their first keynote this morning at the Tableau Conference, it’s pretty clear they are looking to become…Continue Reading “How Tableau is Becoming More Important to Your Organization”