How did Tableau help solve these challenges?
Migrating to Tableau allowed us to replace the 900 manual reports with 13 central Tableau dashboards, each of which offers insights into a key area of HR operations. This was an iterative process, but once we saw Tableau, we knew our end goal.
The dashboards can be accessed and analysed by relevant users whenever they want, significantly reducing the ongoing reporting burden. As a result, my team now has the capacity to conduct more strategic relational analysis that challenges the status quo and helps optimise data and information flow across the business.
Tableau’s accessibility and ease of use has also enabled many more employees to start self-serving their own analytics needs, contributing to an additional 50 percent drop in ad-hoc reporting requests. Using Tableau, HR Business Partners can explore hypotheses and answer questions on the spot during meetings, rather than taking questions away and referring them back to us, which takes considerably longer. This means they can react much faster to key trends and insights that are uncovered, greatly improving overall operational efficiency.
With more people now accessing and analysing data across the business, effective governance has become crucial. Thankfully, Tableau’s extensive security features give us full control over who is accessing every data set, ensuring we meet our compliance and data protection obligations at all times.