A growing number of consulting firms use analytics tools to improve efficiency and achieve deeper insights. Among them is management consultancy h&z, specializing in business excellence, procurement, production, sales, and service. Due to their integrated approach comprising subject-matter expertise, professional project management, and transformation competency, speed and agility are increasingly important. Since May 2016, h&z uses Tableau to present data and insights to their customers in an interactive format. With Tableau, h&z can display large data volumes in a meaningful way. This is especially valuable when analyzing production and sales data along an entire supply chain.
As experts in process management, h&z consultants manage large volumes of data for their customers—including supply chain, production, and sales data. Since every customer has its own data infrastructure, h&z required an analytics solution that could interface with a large variety of databases. h&z also needed to present data to their customers in an interactive manner. This would also allow consultants to answer questions at a moment’s notice—in meetings or on a call. Consultants needed a business analytics solution that delivered more efficiency and flexibility. For example, the ability to answer ad-hoc questions, which would take two weeks using Excel spreadsheets.