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Resolving their issues has made Beason feel confident in her team’s skills and power that they have gained. “Previously, my team of four was dedicated to analyzing and recommending inventory control methods and procedures,” Beason says. “With the power of Alteryx and Server, we were able to reduce the load from four people down to only half of one person’s bandwidth because we scheduled everything. Now, time can be spent acting on the data rather than collecting it.
“Since then, my team evolved together and moved into new roles supporting analytics for the entire distribution center. We’re now focused on ensuring that our warehousing operations team and materials teams can quickly make more informed decisions by providing them with meaningful insights. We leverage Agile practices to ensure that our internal customers are engaged frequently throughout the build process. This ensures that the dataset or visualization we provide is what they need.
“When we put the Alteryx Platform together with the Tableau Platform, it’s like we’re harnessing the powers of the universe,” Beason says. “Saving our epiphanies in the form of a workflow is liberating (not only do we never need to figure out that problem again, but now it can be iterated upon!). Then, adding Tableau on top to surface our findings gives them sway. I tell people that Alteryx is like the kitchen where we cook up our analytics, and Tableau is like the plate we serve it on.
“When we got stumped, we leaned on the Alteryx Community for support. It’s like one giant, innovative hive mind: a community of people all creatively thinking and working towards the same goal.”
“Our upskilling benefits have also included recognition and increased visibility within the company,” Beason says. “My team (which also included several critical stakeholders) received a President’s Award for Growth and Innovation for the impact our analytics, dashboards, and automation have had on the business.”
Taking advantage of her skills and knowledge, Beason and her team want to help Ingersoll Rand progress on its analytics journey. They’re passionate about helping the business streamline processes and helping the workforce see things they never could before. “I’m often sharing the trial license link to other teams and offering myself and my team as coaches to help others learn Alteryx,” Beason says.