I can remember vividly the first time I saw anything done in Tableau. I was working as an Energy Analyst for Honeywell (you know, the guys who make thermostats among all else). One of the sessions I went to was on benchmarking our clients’ energy consumption against others from similar buildings. The two engineers leading the presentation showed dashboards that allowed for interaction and digging deeper into the data. It was simply beautiful and very intuitive.
I was what I would say a self-proclaimed Excel guru. I could do things with a spreadsheet that would make my coworkers heads spin. So you can imagine my intrigue about this presentation. I immediately reached out to the engineers to find out how they created these dashboards. It was then that I first learned their secret was Tableau.