Tableau: What was your first experience with Tableau? How has that changed over time?
Girish: Three years back, when we were evaluating Tableau and we came across this tool when I ended up asking, “Okay, the question is, can I bet my career on this particular product?”
So coming from a perspective where there was nothing—people had not heard about Tableau—from that stage, to a place where there are a lot of adopters. It’s good that I placed my bet on Tableau. I think it has yielded good results.
I mean, we've gone a lot of distance. And what started as a small analytics day at Marico just to give a brief to our guys as to what analytics is all about, has actually flowered and transformed into a big journey.
And having done that, I think over the years I've realized that Tableau has lived up to the expectations. And actually, I feel fulfilled of having made the right decision.
Tableau: In your opinion, what is special about Tableau?
Girish: So I think it was just an awesome feeling that we could just get it up and running and create prototypes within a few hours. That was a real good experience. And that experience has lived up to its expectation over the last three years.
We came across Tableau by accident. We just downloaded a trial version on a Thursday, and the whole thing was up and running, and we were able to create prototypes by Monday.