Gulliver International first adopted Tableau in the IT and business departments. They quickly realized that they could centralize data sources to create a single source of truth. Today, they share data with the whole organization over Tableau Server—and other departments are catching on. Members from the Digital Marketing team discovered that they could even use Tableau to discover prospective customers, advancing the business. In the near future, Mr. Mitsuda from the Corporate Planning Division expects that other departments will experience a similar workflow change. In the future, he says that he would like to make Tableau a “basic skillset” for employees.
Tableau: Was there a particular problem you were facing? Yasuo Kojiro, IT Team: The great part about using Tableau is that we can see data from the entire company. We used to analyze data in each department, but we could never see data cross-sectionally. With this BI tool Tableau, we are getting a new vision of the data. Our business users used to store and analyze their data using MS Office products such as Access, Excel, and PowerPoint. There were so many different databases, and users analyzed their data in different manners they liked. That was one of the challenges our IT department had. Tableau: How did your implementation start? Masato Mitsuda, Corporate Planning Division: Our IT department introduced Tableau to us first. We thought it was just the right solution to solve our problems we had.