Marquis Data at Fabtech in Chicago!

Marquis Data at Fabtech in Chicago!

Our very own, Paul Ausserer will be presenting at the Fabtech – North America's Largest Metal Forming, Fabricating, Welding and Finishing Event, in Chicago, IL.

Join us on Monday, November 11 at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL. Paul will be presenting in the Smart Manufacturing education section, in the Current State of Smart Manufacturing & The Connected Viewpoint talk track at 8:45 am.

His presentation: The Connected Viewpoint: The New Era of Data for Industry 4.0 is a great fit for those in the manufacturing vertical who want to learn more about the opportunities that exist with their data.

Register to attend here: https://www.fabtechexpo.com/

Use promo code SPK30 during registration, to receive an additional 30% off any conference sessions!

Tableau + Salesforce = The Digital Transformation Dream Team

Tableau + Salesforce = The Digital Transformation Dream Team

We’re all about this landmark Marquis Moment.

What a monumental week for data, digital transformation, and for pure innovation. The world has been abuzz with the Salesforce acquisition of Tableau. It’s bubbling up on social media, over water cooler conversations, and headlining across major news outlets. Even people who don’t live and breathe data like we do, are talking about this significant union. And it’s easy to see why.

The combination of these two powerhouse organizations from a pure infrastructure standpoint is noteworthy, for sure. And all of the public statements of collaborative innovation and integrations between CRM, Service, AI, and Big Data warrant genuine excitement - but for us, that’s not the only part to give us goosebumps. READ MORE

KPI Spotlight - Inventory Turns

KPI Spotlight - Inventory Turns

What’s the best way to improve your inventory turns reporting? With a Tableau dashboard of course.

We’ve helped teams speed up their inventory turns reporting time from 2 weeks to 1 day – that means your inventory spends more time generating returns, and less time taking up space in your facilities. READ MORE

5 Common Barriers to Tableau Adoption

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Getting full value for your investment in Tableau requires much more than completing a PO, getting a new server spun up, and installing the software. While Tableau’s mission is “to help people see and understand their data”, all too often, implementation efforts fail to fully account for the “people” side of the equation.

The fact is that any change in technology requires a change in behavior – if you want to get the full intended value for your investment. As anyone with a dusty exercise bike in the garage can tell you, even the most top-of-the-line technology is worthless unless people actually use it.

In our experience, when an organization is disappointed by lackluster Tableau utilization, the source of the issue is rarely technical. Instead, it’s usually the human aspects of implementation that contribute to less-than-optimal results. We need to apply the same discipline and rigor to managing the human elements of a Tableau deployment as we do to the technical objectives for the project. Below we discuss 5 common barriers to Tableau success that we’ve experienced, as well as a few tips on how to avoid them. READ MORE

Arrows Get to the Point

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Sometimes the best visual is an arrow.

With Tableau, it’s easy to include arrows to make a point about business performance. While colorful bar charts, scatter plots, and line graphs can visually highlight key information, a set of tiles or small table of numbers can succinctly indicate the health of a business. By adding up and down arrows with color next to a number, you can show the value of that number relative to another time period or a forecast. In this way, you provide context and meaning – is $1 million of sales good or bad, for example? If your forecast was for $2 million, then a red downward arrow provides the visual indicator for the meaning of the number. READ MORE.