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Below you will find a selection of questions we are frequently asked. Should the right answer not be there for you, you are welcome to contact us directly at any time. 

For more than ten years M2 has been a specialist for next generation Business Intelligence solutions. As Tableau's first German partner, we support you in setting up, operating and training your own employees in the spirit of the self-service concept.. 

 

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The M2 team is dedicated to a central task: the data potential of our customers, its analysis and visualisation. More than 30 employees make a substantial contribution to the corporate success of our customers with their  know-how and commitment.

Four core competencies make up our M2 service:

  • Team NextGenBI deals with the preparation, modelling, exploration and analysis of your data with a focus on Tableau, Alteryx and Data Virtuality.
  • Unser Technology Team team will be happy to advise you on how to flexibly scale your BI platforms, analytics and data warehouse solutions and ensure efficient operation - on-premise or in the cloud.
  • In the rapidly growing field of Data Science new methods for improving the acquisition of knowledge are developed daily. If these methods are applied, a better understanding of the own company often results. You profit from this in the long term.
  • Datenvisualisierung und Dashboard-Design are among the topics to which we attach great importance in our work. In addition to providing optimised and sophisticated Dashboards, we also offer Design Workshops and Training.

 

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Reference examples from our service and product portfolio demonstrate the consulting and implementation competence of M2.

We have summarised some Customer Stories for you here. A compact overview of our customers and partners can be found here.

Use our Data Drive In programme to place your questions and let us visualise your data free of charge.

 


Tell us your business requirements

In our projects we structure our procedures based on our experience classically into four different phases up to the rollout.

After a detailed requirements analysis of your specific project requirements and goals, we define a suitable tool set for data preparation, storage and visualisation together with you, based on our data value chain.. 

We accompany you throughout the entire project in designing your dashboards, support data analysis and modelling and establish the necessary processes together with you.

Feel free to contact us at any time if you would like to discuss your project requirements with us.  We look forward to the exchange with you!

 

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Based on your requirements and wishes, we recommend the appropriate setup to set up your processes smartly and intelligently. Whether this is the use of Cloud-Technologies, the Visualisation of ata collection, the automation of your planning processesIhrer  or the redesign of your commercial reporting system - we will find the right solution for you and implement the project together with you..

Our consultants are proven experts for a  wide range of BI Partner Softwares of the latest generation and will be happy to advise and train you within the scope of our projects, but of course also at short notice in one-day workshops or modular Trainings courses specifically adapted to your requirements.

 

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Data analysis must be about being able to ask relevant questions. Tableau offers inspiring, intelligent and user-friendly products, that help users ask these questions and unlock the potential of their data. Tableau helps users to make their data visible and understandable.

Tableau is the market-leading platform for modern business intelligence and facilitates the exploration, visualisation and management of data. Tableau thus enables and accelerates the process of gaining insight from this data.

In one of our numerous Tableau Trainings you will learn how to operate and use Tableau correctly and how to use it optimally for your requirements. For beginners we recommend our standard training  Tableau Desktop Basic.

Take a look here at the design options available with Tableau. 

 

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Our training portfolio includes a variety of different formats, always geared to your needs.

Whether Tableau Desktop Basic, Alteryx Training, Train-the-Trainer or Architecture Workshop: We serve your requirements and provide you with experienced and competent trainers. In addition to our standard training courses, we also design individual training courses for you.

Here you can find an overview of our trainings and workshops.

 

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The reduction of manual effort can be implemented in different areas of the company. Whether it is the use of Flexible Cloud Technologies, the automated processing and visualisation of company data and key figures  und  or the die  automation of your planning processes - the structured digitalisation, optimisation and automation of your laborious and manual efforts creates new, entrepreneurial freedom.
 

Our consultants are proven experts for a wide range of BI Partner Software of the latest generation and will be happy to advise and train you within the scope of our projects, but of course also at short notice in one-day workshops or modular trainings specifically adapted to your requirements.

 

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In our Customer Projects we structure our procedures based on our experience classically into four different phases up to the rollout.

After a detailed requirements analysis of your specific project requirements and goals, we define a suitable tool set for data preparation, storage and visualisation together with you, based on our Data value chain.

We accompany you throughout the entire project in designing your dashboards, support data analysis and modelling and establish the necessary processes together with you.

Because it is always our aim to enable you and your project staff with extensive know-how transfer to continue operating and developing the developed solutions independently after the project.

 

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At the beginning of data-driven projects there is usually a demand for more transparency in business decisions, which up to now have been made mainly on the basis of experience and intuition.

We have structured the die M2 data value chain for all our projects according to this central demand. The data value chain also clearly depicts the interaction of the different technologies. 

Only very rarely are the data within a company structured in such a way and different sources really linked to each other that they are immediately available for analysis. We have many years of consulting experience in the field of data preparation and modelling. In addition, our data science & predictive analytics expertise enables us to integrate complex algorithms and forecast models into your data value chain. This enables your decision-makers to concentrate directly on the relevant findings.

In order to flexibly scale modern BI platforms and analytics solutions and ensure efficient operation in terms of security, performance and governance, we also advise you on the architecture of your infrastructure. This also includes high-performance data hub/warehouse solutions that enable you to store your mass data efficiently and retrieve it quickly.

 

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In the course of our project work for various large, internationally active companies such as Siemens, Deutsche Bahn, Continental or Axel Springer, we have repeatedly set up modern business intelligence structures within one or more business units. In doing so, we have followed our proven project approach based on our diverse experience: 

1st. Step:

  • Requirement analysis

2nd. Step: 

  • Dashboard Design
  • Data analysis
  • Data modelling

3rd. Step:

  • Gap Analysis

4th. Step: 

  • Dashboard development
  • Productivity of the new Dashboards

Our consultants are proven experts for a wide range of BI partner software of the latest generation and will be happy to advise and train you within the scope of our projects. Let us talk about your requirements.

 

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For the successful establishment of data-driven projects and the meaningful implementation of Business Intelligence solutions in your company, two prerequisites are indispensable:

  • the fast, interactive and appealing visualisation of company data and

  • the efficient publication of results on a next generation BI platform

As the first German partner of Tableau Software we support you in setting up, operating and training your own employees in the spirit of the self-service concept. 

However, there is usually much more behind the productive success of a tableau dashboard solution. In the course of our project work for various large, internationally active companies we were able to gain valuable experience in setting up business intelligence solutions.

Only very rarely are the data within a company structured in such a way and different sources really linked together that they are immediately available for analysis. In order to scale modern BI platforms and analytics solutions flexibly and to ensure efficient operation with regard to security, performance and governance, we also advise you on the architecture of your entire infrastructure.

We would like to learn more about your challenges. Use our Data Drive In programme to place your questions and let us visualise your data free of charge.

 

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Yes. In addition to the implementation of your project, we are also available to you as a long-term and reliable service provider for further developments, training, user support or the operationalisation and scaling of Business Intelligence infrastructures.

A secure and high-performance data infrastructure is the basis for the productive use of data-driven processes and applications. More and more companies are turning to the cloud so that large amounts of data are always available and can be processed smoothly. We offer our customers managed services based on the ITIL framework for their data infrastructures in the cloud or on-premise.

We support three support models: Full Service — Assisted Service — Support Service

If you would like to find out more about our services and support, take a look at our  Services page or feel free to contact us at any time to discuss your requirements.

 

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The development of a successful training concept within your company depends on various factors. As a first step, you should establish a centre of excellence where your experts work and where there is a clear division of roles. Here there should be a clear person responsible for setting up a training programme.

The design of this training programs depends on the nature of your project and your objectives. If you are introducing Tableau from scratch, your primary goal must be to get future users excited about the new system and to provide them with ongoing and helpful support even after the initial training. Especially after the initial training, the work for your Centre of Excellence only starts when the new users actually try out the possibilities Tableau offers them. This requires an internal landing page, clear contact persons and firmly defined support times. An internal blog and networking events such as a "Tableau Day" or a "Best Practice Club" also help to establish the new technology in the company. In addition to classic beginner and advanced training courses, there are also support models such as "1:1 sessions" or a "flow time", where users can discuss their questions undisturbed or in a group.

We will be happy to help you implement your training programme, especially in setting up an internal information and networking area. A part of our training programme is also to get your tableau experts fit to offer internal training, workshops and support. The "Train the Trainer" training is aimed precisely at this target group.

You can find this and other training formats on our Trainings page. 


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