Have you implemented an analytics tool like Looker/ Tableau? Has it been successful? What drove the success/ failure? 

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VP of Global IT and Cybersecurity in Manufacturing, 501 - 1,000 employees
Tableau Cloud

CIO in Consumer Goods, 11 - 50 employees
Recent ones are Sas and tableau. We first got the business aligned and drove the deeper collaboration to derive business aspirations & challenges. Once all set we were clear on solution hunt and went with the right one.
Senior IT Executive in Education, 51 - 200 employees
We're in process of implementing Tableau.  Our slowness in implementation is 100% due to prioritizing other initiatives and not giving this implementation the dedication it needs.    

Director of IT in Transportation, 5,001 - 10,000 employees
I have been to several of their half day presentation and it seems to be a robust product and now that Saleforce has purchased them it can only help integration and development.
CIO in Software, 501 - 1,000 employees
We implemented Tableau at a former company, it was ok but I would say it's hard to enable the business to create their own reports if there is any complexity.  Even after extensive training only a couple of people really got it.  The plan was to invest in training, empower the business, and then roll off our Tableau resource.  A year later the resource was still there building reports for people.
COO in Healthcare and Biotech, 5,001 - 10,000 employees
Tableau has been successful.

Key has been access to data, training, and awareness of the tool. We also made it usable by business as well as IT teams for report / functional development to drive adoption and usage.
ITS & Traffic Engineer / Project Manager in Government, 1,001 - 5,000 employees
I attempted to implement it for engineering graphical representation purposes (generating report quality plans) in my last position, however, it didn't seem to be tailored for that purpose. My biggest issue was customizing the call-outs with text and graphics to suite my use. 
Chief Security Officer in Software, 10,001+ employees
Yes it was success for helping to gather and pull metrics via reports. We then used those reports to prioritize work and effect change across the org.
Director in Manufacturing, 1,001 - 5,000 employees
We have used Tableau, and I would consider it a success.  We offered training internally quite a bit.  Many applications we deploy we underestimate learning curve and training requirements.  This time, the project team made more training available and also recorded a lot of quick tip videos that help people get up to speed quickly
VP, Global ERP & Americas IT in Manufacturing, 10,001+ employees
We have implemented Tableau to support Data Visualization using disparate sources of data. Its main success was the ease of development of the visualization graphs and ability to connect easily to on premise databases. We are a SAP and Salesforce shop and are also investigating SAP Analytics cloud as an alternative, if the licensing costs become too prohibitive

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CTO in Software, 201 - 500 employees
Without a doubt - Technical Debt! It's a ball and chain that creates an ever increasing drag on any organization, stifles innovation, and prevents transformation.
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