With Tableau and Amazon Web Services, Cerebral Palsy Alliance (CPA) spends fewer resources on operations and more on serving clients. CPA stores data from six different sources in a Microsoft SQL Server database, hosted on Amazon Relational Database Services (Amazon RDS). The team then uses Tableau data extracts to create reports. Today, analysts from the marketing and service planning departments easily create and share workbooks, leading to more efficient, data-driven decisions.
Tableau: How does saving time and money help your organization? Amir Hosseini, BI Consultant: As a nonprofit, saving money and time means putting money back to services and to clients, which is the whole goal. Tableau: Why is it important for you to track your non-profit’s program data? Amir: The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) [new initiative that provides support to people with disabilities] has already started in Australia and will roll out completely by year 2019. It changed the whole sector in Australia. There is no more bulk funding from the government, and you have to attend to clients and deliver services. After you’ve delivered a service, then you can claim for that particular service. Because NDIS is coming, we have to change our business model. So to change our business model, we really need to know the status [of our business].