Benefits of Tableau Implementation
18,000 Hours Saved on Workforce Management and Approx. 96% Reduction in Personnel with Long Working Hours
By establishing and deploying a Visual Analytics Platform (VAP) centered around Tableau and creating an environment in which individual personnel who are not IT specialists can analyze data and incorporate it into their activities themselves, one example after another emerged from in and around Hitachi of data-empowered improvements to work operations.
For example, operational departments themselves used Tableau to create a system for managing and sharing project information and the quality status thereof, a system for providing engineers with data and knowledge, and other such systems. Group companies are also stepping forward to begin using Tableau as a platform for visualizing and sharing data on business performance, projects, human resources, labor affairs, and other matters. “Data democratization” aimed to enable all employees to be able to freely make use of data, and this is actually becoming a reality.
The impact of Tableau implementation is also clear in the quantitative data. In FY2021, the Workforce Management Dashboard was accessed around 110,000 times throughout the year, which works out to 18,000 hours saved on workforce management. Niwa adds the following comment with respect to these results.
“Although the reduction in man-hours spent on workforce management is important, even more important is reducing the number of personnel working long hours. We believe the biggest outcome of all to be the fact that we managed to reduce the number of personnel working long hours by around 96% compared to FY2018, before Tableau was implemented. At present, we are working to further expand Tableau usage by deploying dashboards that enable users to instantly see the work status of each employee and detect concentrations of overtime.”