Minimizing manual labor through smart data use
For a large real estate developer like Pruksa, keeping tabs on multiple construction sites to ensure all projects are delivered on time is critical. After all, delays mean additional costs and are likely to put a dent in a good reputation that has been carefully honed over the years.
With Tableau, construction progress reporting at the company has become faster and neater, while precious manpower has been freed up from menial tasks to do higher-value work.
For instance, after collecting data by flying drones over construction sites, Pruksa can now analyze the data when it is inputted into Tableau. This allows it to distinguish between greenfield and brownfield sites, and to ascertain the overall progress of construction.
“This is instead of having someone survey the site, take notes and analyze in Excel, which will consume so much time,” said Nassal.
Tableau’s intuitive interface cranks up the speed further by allowing employees to extract data much faster than before.
“Before adopting Tableau, our system was quite slow, and the data we got was not up-to-date and inconsistent. The data was unusable,” Nassal said. “So we started to look for a tool to solve such issues – to make data consistent, more real-time and with a more analytic approach. We found it in Tableau.”