Tableau: Before Tableau, what challenges were you facing?
Rosario: When presenting information at a managerial level, when we were trying to analyze information involving a large quantity of variables and create executive presentations, we had to reduce the number of variables for the presentation. The more we reduced the variables to be presented, the more we needed support to answer these questions.
The amount of information to deliver and have information at zone (or region) and campuses (or school) levels, to be able to give an answer, kept growing.
What we found was that it became information that people didn't use. Why? Because there would be so many slides that people didn't have time to analyze the information; they got lost in the huge number of graphics presented.
Tableau: How has Tableau helped you?
Rosario: With Tableau, I no longer have to worry about the quantity of information to manage. We can access the information we need in such a natural, intuitive way; even the most detailed information required by users. There's really no comparison.
Tableau: How have your colleagues responded to Tableau?
Rosario: The managers often ended up saying: so when are we going to get access to this tool? I want all my people to have access. My users' needs have also grown; they'll no longer settle for any other tool. Now they want quick answers, they want detail; there's no turning back.
There was something about seeing their data in Tableau that didn't go unnoticed. I went into the meeting with their information in Tableau and people automatically started to pay more attention.
As for financial information, Tableau created unique displays for us that had never been seen before in the organization.