Societe Generale is a leading European banking group providing financial services to private, corporate, and institutional clients. When the software development team at Societe Generale started using Tableau, they found that they could easily create dynamic reports. Today, both internal users and clients can quickly create dashboards, modify parameters, and filter down into the data. In the financial industry, security is increasingly important. With Tableau Server, the IT team can segment the data and set permissions for each department, protecting sensitive information. Antonio Cusmano, Head of Software Development says that with Tableau dashboards, the “data practically speaks to you.”
Tableau: Why did you start using Tableau? What was your first impression? Antonio Cusmano, Head of Software Development: Almost all companies are approaching the world of big data, and we did the same; although once we had enriched our databases and indexed a large amount of data, we had the problem of how to display it. We didn't want to limit ourselves to simply producing static reports, we wanted to produce something dynamic, something that could be used not only passively to make decisions or confirm some data trends, but which could be used during the analysis itself. For this reason we started using Tableau, and I must say that, as far as the design of the Tableau dashboard is concerned, we found it very easy to use, and we found it permitted extremely fast dashboard reproduction both by internal users and by our clients. We have an appreciation that comes from the fact that this data practically speaks to you once you access the dashboard.