Tableau: Where does Cerved store data?
Andrea Omodeo, KPI Manager: We have several database technologies in Cerved, to name the main ones, we have: Oracle, Teradata, MySQL and several other non-relational data sources. We have some supplies that still arrive in TXT format or, in any case, in formats that require attention and need "massaging," so to say, before you can load them and use them; with Tableau, all this has become much easier.
Tableau: Why did you choose Tableau over other tools?
Andrea: So Tableau was the right solution because it has the possibility to connect in an almost automatic, transparent way to all the databases that we had, and this has allowed me to integrate all of the data sources that I needed.
Stefano: One of the things that was most important and that helped us with Tableau, was the ease of use and the ease of set up, especially for non-IT people (people that are not developers). It has allowed a sort of democratization of data.
Tableau: How does Cerved benefit from Tableau Server?
Stefano: Tableau Server allows us to provide users with a tool for real time metrics and analytics. This means we are not only working on a static photograph, but allows users who need to interact, even several times a day, or several times during the working week, with data that changes, that grows, that decreases, but in any case describes very dynamic phenomena.
Andrea: The Tableau Server centralizes data access, so, I can guarantee that all my users see the same version of the data extracted at the same time, it is no trivial matter; before you often had to chase after versions of reports to ensure that everyone saw the same version at the same time.