Karen works for the Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration and her office does cost estimating and program evaluation. Her team use to spend a lot of time extracting data from PDF reports, cleaning the data, and then manually pushing the information into Tableau for analysis. With Monarch the “super tool”, Karen is able to eliminate manual data extraction and save time preparing her data for Tableau.
My name is Karen Brown. I work for the Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration and my office does cost estimating and program evaluation. We receive files in various formats. Uh, a lot of them in PDFs and they’re really not very clean and we spend a lot of time trying to extract the data into usable format, primarily Excel and then we want to export that data into Tableau. I had used Monarch years ago and then when I moved to this office about a year ago I … they mentioned the challenges they had extracting data. So I suggested Monarch. Our office is Purchase and Licenses and my job is to help them learn how to extract the data. It’s the data extraction tool on steroids. I would tell them at least try the trial license because it’s … it is a super tool and once I gain more experience in using it I think I can really help my office.