The startup is data-driven in its approach to driving performance and growth, with Zi Yong and other executives using Tableau dashboards to inform every decision. The executives are also leading by example to foster a data culture at all levels of the business.
“We can only be data-driven if our employees are data-driven and that comes from helping them understand the value of data. Having a solution like Tableau helps by accelerating our ability to unlock that value and use data to drive better performance,” said Zi Yong. “It also contributes to the overall digitization of our workflow.”
Making insights available at startup pace
Prior to using Tableau, Carro used spreadsheets to manually report on and visualize data. These reports took one to two weeks to prepare and were often prone to error, leading the business to seek out a better and faster way to gain insights.
“Our business is complex and we are always adding new business lines and expanding into new markets. This created a challenge for us in the past as we had to continually recreate reports and visualizations,” said Zi Yong.
As a fast moving startup, Carro adopted Tableau because of its efficiency in delivering insights from data. The implementation coincided with the delivery of a new ERP where Carro has centralized all the data that once resided in spreadsheets. Tableau connects to the ERP, enabling users to surface up-to-the-minute information from across the business.