Moreover, because Alteryx is user-friendly and so easy to learn, these are two pivotal reasons that the employees like Alteryx so much. With Alteryx, employees in a wide variety of departments can be trained as citizen data scientists. In the case of the Siemens Gas and Power Unit, the software is mainly used in middle management for specific process optimization. The brief learning period was one of the reasons that Siemens is using Alteryx. “It was important to us that the new software for data analysis did not require any programming skills, but can instead be learned and applied quickly and easily,” says Tony Adam. Following a one-time set-up, Siemens employees can now analyze the data relevant to them with just a few clicks.
With the newly gained transparency, employees understand the system better and can look at their objectives more clearly. Even management is now looking at the data regularly because it is prepared in a targeted manner. This provides crucial added value for the entire company.
“It was also important to us that the analysis processes would be transferable, “says Tony Adam. “My colleagues in the Smart Infrastructure area could simply transfer our models by using the copy and paste functions and get started right away,” he adds. “Because we were able to work so well with the software, we also recommended it internally.”
Furthermore, an internal community that has formed at Siemens is responding to questions about Alteryx. It is led by Tony Adam. In the community, colleagues are helping each other with technical documents and exchanging information on processes, tips and tricks. The number of employees of the Siemens Alteryx Community has increased by a factor of four within just a few months. “Alteryx has developed real momentum at Siemens. The software is spreading like wildfire in the company due to personal recommendations. Of course, as the department that introduced Alteryx, for us this is a great success!”