Analyzing big data in minutes
Aon relies on fast, effective analysis to deliver the right insights to its customers. But with growing quantities of information coming in daily, making sense of it all requires more than spreadsheets and bar graphs.
“The quality of data we receive via some of our more traditional channels is not always what we’d like it to be,” explains Eddie Short, Managing Director of People Analytics at Aon. “Effectively blending the different types of data is also extremely challenging without the right tools.”
With Tableau, Eddie and his team can analyze all types of structured and unstructured data through one platform. Not only does this improve overall business intelligence by centralizing all incoming data in one location, but Tableau helps drive better collaboration throughout the business by bringing data to life in ways that spreadsheets could not.
Aon often collects survey data for clients. For example, Eddie shares the example of Aon’s recent work with compensation surveys, analysing salaries to determine the standard of fair pay based on demographic information. With Tableau, Aon consultants can effectively communicate these baselines to clients to consider a variety of factors and spot pay gaps. With this actionable information, clients can quickly take action to close pay gaps within their companies.
“I think in terms of data, bringing it to life and telling stories with it is fundamental, and that’s exactly what Tableau does,” says Eddie.
Aon consultants are seeing results. Clients often comment on the improved analysis quality and the more intuitive data exploration.
The ability to present data in new and exciting ways both internally and to clients has helped Eddie and his team to align their operations against Aon’s main business strategy.
“Maximizing the value of data for our clients is a key component of our overall business strategy,” says Eddie. “Tableau is a great enabler of this, putting the capability to blend data and tell real stories into the hands of everyone.”