What are the best aspects of this product?
Periscope helps to generate or create visual chart and graphs for presentation to the sales team. You do not have to be an expert programmer to make the best use of this tool. You can learn how to code using the learning sessions and free tutorials at your disposal. The idea is to be able to customize those graphs and charts such that you get the results you need and it becomes easy when you are presenting the results. Also, you can export files from excel spreadsheets so that you can analyze them and present them into a report in the form of graphs or charts for easy understanding.
What aspects are problematic or could work better?
Although you do not require being a professional programmer to use this tool, it can help if you are. For those who have little or no knowledge in programming, the learning curve is real. It will take you a long time to figure out some of the features and how they are utilized to give you the results or experience you want. The user interface can be complex when you are getting started but you figure it out with time. There is a security protocol which you have to follow once you generate your chart, which entails locking them. If you do not undertake this procedure, anyone can tamper with your charts. You thus have to figure out how to lock them and, at first, I could not hack this.
What specific problems in your company were solved by this product?
Since I deal with procurement and supply chain management, I need to know which product is doing better and the one which is not up to standard. With this tool, I am able to achieve this with ease. I can view the sales pattern and how a specific product is responding to the market and decide on the best way forward. For example, if a product is performing better, I know that I am doing something right. However, if a product is not doing well, I can put more attention to get it back on track. On top of that, I can help out other group members by providing them with charts so that they can keep track of the key performance indicators for better decision making.
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More than 100 Employees
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