Seamless implementation and data blending
With the help of system-integrated partners from Tableau, MoneySQ implemented the whole system within three months, which is a very short time frame in the Hong Kong market according to Jacob.
“For a project size like MoneySQ, it takes around 6 to 9 months. So this is a real victory and a real success for us,” he said.
In fact, Jacob shared that he chose Tableau over other competing products because of its powerful data blending capabilities. Instead of the time-consuming traditional methods of data massaging and data transformation, Tableau is able to integrate effortlessly with MoneySQ’s existing databases and sources.
What impressed the Chief Data Officer the most was Tableau’s compatibility with less mainstream data sources such as Firebird, one of MoneySQ’s key platforms.
“That’s the strength of Tableau. As well as tying in with our legacy products and data sources, it can also accommodate our future strategic products such as Hadoop and MapR, allowing us to implement a long-term data strategy.”
As for MoneySQ’s future plans with Tableau, Jacob hopes that every single user in the company will eventually be able to use Tableau and do self-service analytics for their respective work scopes. With an analytics leader currently in every team ranging from finance to marketing and sales, MoneySQ will continue building a data-driven company culture with Tableau.