Seeking better insight into 3 terabytes of data
Eveready had considerable amounts of data stored in disparate systems, including three terabytes of data stored in an Oracle database, supply chain management and Salesforce systems, and Excel spreadsheets.
To drive more informed decision making, the company was keen to use its existing data to gain valuable insights. With this in mind, Eveready's IT team adopted Tableau to help the entire organization leverage data from its existing systems.
Eveready's 52 salespeople use Tableau to track sales data such as planned versus actual sales, year over year (YoY) growth rates, sales trends, profitability of each line of business, geographical distribution of sales, etc. Additionally, the team leverages Tableau to discover trends related to customer buying patterns, cash-credit ratios, and more.
After success in the sales department, Eveready rolled out Tableau to the supply chain team. With Tableau, the supply chain management team could get a real-time view into inventory trends, ensure adherence to stocking norms in storage areas, and track materials in transit. The team could also track distribution plans. For example, they could see and understand planned versus actual shipments.
The company intends to leverage Tableau for operations and financial reporting. With Tableau, operations teams will have more insight into machine downtime data, production data, breakdown maintenance, etc. The finance team will also benefit from understanding trends in cash flows and product profitability.