Reducing development efforts, cutting reporting time by weeks
GE Global Research’s business intelligence (BI) team is responsible for processing financials and providing analytics to functional teams, labs, and researchers.
Within the financial sector alone, the BI team analyzes over one terabyte of data. Before Tableau, GE Global Research’s data was stored in Excel spreadsheets siloed across departments, making company analysis both time and labor intensive.
Today with Tableau, GE uses native data connectors to leverage existing data sources —eliminating manual coding efforts and speeding up the reporting cycle by weeks.
“Instead of a monthly report, you are getting weekly reports that are really fresh and all the corrections are reflected,” explains Varsha Kakati, Global ERP & BI Leader.
Reporting is also becoming a more collaborative process. With less time spent on development, the BI team has more time to work with partners, leadership, and internal customers to refine critical dashboards.