Tableau: How do clients react to Tableau?
Daan Vloedgraven, Consultant: When I'm showing them the Tableau show most of the time they are applauding, because they like the way we show their business. So they give them their data, and we show them how their business works and normally they like it.
It's about knowing what you didn't know before, I think that's the most important, but also the saving of time.
Tableau: What kind of clients do you work with?
Ruud: We do a lot in the educational sector. And one of our success stories also is the Rabobank in the Netherlands, where we started with one Tableau desktop and it grew all over the company with a lot of desktops a lot of servers and business is loving it, and it's exactly the way Tableau should be used, and bringing the data into the hands of the business and let them make their own decisions.
Tableau matches with our genes. What we can do with data now, we wanted to do from the start of our company. It was in the genes of our company—and Tableau was an enabler to do that what we always wanted. We are not technicians. We are not IT. We do business administration. We're business people and that's why we like Tableau. I'm not a SQL query programmer. I like to work with data and that's what Tableau enables me to do.
Tableau: You’ve been with Tableau for a while now—how did you first hear about us?
Ruud: We started working with Tableau about five years ago. We did traditional BI and we had a lot of data, but we couldn't get it across very well. I saw Tableau, downloaded it, version 5.0, and we bought a ticket, went to the States, went to visit the Tableau Conference and that's where it started and we liked it and we like it even more now than we did five years ago.
Tableau: What do you see for the future of Infotopics and Tableau?
Ruud: I think the future is very bright, because there is data everywhere and it's growing. And we are still I think pioneers in data discovery and we hope to be at the forefront for the next couple of years, as well. And we try to hire good people for that and I think the future looks bright and as Tableau we will continue to grow.