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How Oldcastle found $M with just a few clicks! Actionable insights are often found within data spanning multiple data sources. Using Tableau’s data blending, you are able to quickly perform analysis on multiple extracts without writing lengthy code. This session will demonstrate how Oldcastle, the largest building materials company in North America, is using Tableau dashboards and data blending to better manage sales and inventory.
Did you know languages develop spontaneously? This session covers how data visualization is developing into a language. Supported by the natural means of VizQL (Tableau's visual query writer), a real language is evolving from new practices in visualization. More than just 'do' or 'don't', you can take away from this session some ideas about grammar to produce more effective visualizations: No red pens or sentence diagrams required!
Some questions to be answered:
- How does placement of charts affect your dashboard?
- What 'hacks' are there in spacing that create a better viz?
- How much does color matter, and how much SHOULD it matter?
- What can fluency in this language look like?
Implementing business intelligence takes more than convincing an individual, it takes changing the way a company works. Building out a successful program can make the difference between a failed implementation and successful, enterprise-wide adoption. In this session, we'll show you how to build a successful BI adoption strategy from the ground up, or modify your existing strategy to gain executive and enterprise-wide adoption.
We will coverer the following topics:
- Showing Value: Why do you need BI?
- Data: Turn bad data into your BI successes
- Deployment: How to right size for your organization
- Training: The who, how, and when of setting up a training program
- Enterprise adoption: Turning users into advocates
Let's face it, Tableau is pretty easy to use. Anyone with data can create a visualization. But not every visualization is good, and most can't tell a good story. The standard way to combat this is by documenting best practices and giving your developers a checklist to follow. But that doesn't always net the results you want, and it can hinder creativity.
In this session you will learn how Caterpillar was able to:
- Leverage the ideas of our teams to implement best practices that are not too constraining
- Integrate agile development practices into a visualization/BI work streams
- On-board new developers in less than 8 weeks, creating award winning visualizations
- Enable developers across the enterprise to use this same method for success
Honeywell is a Fortune 100 diversified technology and manufacturing leader, where we use technology to make our world more secure, connected, energy efficient, and productive. Honeywell purchased Tableau to enable agile self-service analytics and within months, was able to bring more than 4,000 users onto the Tableau server and have every function and business group within the Enterprise using Tableau!
In this session, we will share how we rapidly scaled a ubiquitous Tableau deployment across our complex organization globally.
Highlights will include:
- Seeding analytics and reporting across the Company
- Collaborative deployment model, IT and Finance
- Removing licensing barriers and deploying licenses effectively
- Building the support Infrastructure, including Community of Practice
- How we approached connecting to our plethora of systems
Here's your chance to see a Tableau engine developed in GM's Advanced Analytics to power adaptation of data visualization and find new roads to data insight. This case study will show some practical examples on how to tune your own workbook engine to provide decision drivers with a winning dashboard. The OEM optional equipment package demonstrated in this data vehicle will show how to lay down some skid marks with the pages shelf and smoke Excel and PowerPoint off the starting line.
This informal gathering is a chance for you to connect with other Tableau users in aerospace and defense, automotive, industrial machinery and mill products and learn about the value they have seen in key solution areas with Tableau. During the meetup, you’ll have time for general networking and more in-depth table conversations.
During this session, we will share the approach and early successes that Nissan's IS & business teams have experienced while adopting a more collaborative model for data management & analytics. By focusing on business outcomes, proper alignment of the business & IS, and effective use of enterprise solutions from Informatica & Tableau, the company has unified around data as a high value asset. The pairing of visual analytics with self-service data discovery is the data alchemy that has become a powerful disruptor within the company for better decision making. This session will be moderated by Anwesa Chatterjee of Informatica.
A growing problem for our users and our organization was the slow development of pulling multiple datasets in one dashboard. Managing changes to workbooks was too cumbersome and slow to develop and test. This caused a loss of interest because development was too so slow, and when a workbook was completed there was a significant hit to performance due to the large amount of datasets in one workbook. To attempt to alleviate this issue, we needed to create dashboards for specific users pulling from multiple datasets across multiple platforms, all in an environment that would allow for rapid development, roll-out, and customization.
This project needed to completely integrate with Microsoft SharePoint, the platform we currently use as our internal and external portal. From the start, the goal was to keep it simple. We began by creating a standard for a single workbook to have multiple dashboard views with a standard set of filters. We then created a database structure to assign and build JS tags with predefined filters to be rendered on a single page. This allowed us to create a shopping cart of data visualizations for our end users to choose from to add to their own custom dashboard, as well as filter down to what they applied to the view. Finally, we built templates for quick roll-outs of dashboards for end users.
Since converting to this dashboard framework, we've seen our adoption increase dramatically. Before the roll out of SharePoint Dashboards, we saw an average of 1,000 views per month. Since implementation of our new Dashboards in February, we are now seeing an average of 14,000 views per month, with a peak of 16,000 in March. Our Dashboard meetings have started becoming more interactive and well-received with our end users. Users are showing more interest in becoming publishers rather than just consumers now. We are seeing early on, company-wide behavioral changes. Workflow is starting to change. More and more, business decisions are being driven by data visualizations, increasing the speed of development. Our users are no longer intimidated by, or uninterested in, the management of data. They're becoming more interested in engaging with the data and have expressed more concern about the data quality. So far we're happy with experience being reported with the new dashboards, and look forward to future development.
LyondellBasell manufactures products at 57 sites in 18 countries with 15,000 employees. In this session, we will share our year one journey and lessons learned on an aggressive path towards enterprise self-service.
In this session we will cover the following topics:
- Strategy: how we started, why we selected Tableau, our early wins, and our road-map
- Innovation and collaboration: overview of our comprehensive training program and business engagement to build momentum for the program
- Turning vision into reality: live demonstration of some of our cool Tableau dashboard.
- Business partner perspective: a business partner describes their perspective on our program, how they gained benefits from Tableau, insights and learnings about self-service from a business champion's perspective
- Lessons Learned: challenges we had to overcome, what worked really well, and key adjustments made along the way
- What's next: the next steps envisioned in our long term plan.
Your organization has deployed Tableau Server. Is it stuck on cruise control? What is the level of consumption for your Tableau User Community? How many are using it effectively and/or efficiently? It's time to step (kick) it up a gear. This presentation will provide you the utilization formula that will make Tableau Server more powerful, persuasive, and personal.
Care and feeding of the Tableau user community is fundamental to the effectiveness of GM's implementation of Tableau, and is essential to deriving value from the Tableau investment. This is accomplished through focused utilization efforts aimed at our community groups of authors (power users) and consumers. Authors improve the delivery of published content when they leverage tips and advice in design, development, and performance testing. Consumers increase the value add when they learn to personalize options that fully leverage productivity features of Tableau's GUI.
Note: Content is still being added to the schedule. Sessions, times, and locations are subject to change.