Merlijn Buit and Klaus Schulte have been collaborating ever since they both became a Tableau Zen Master/Visionary back in 2019. When they realized that they lived only a few kilometers away from each other (Dutch-German border) they planned sessions to share their Tableau knowledge and they even started working together on projects.
In SmartTemplates they’ve brought together both their unique strengths which they are known for in the Tableau universe. Well-designed and practical solutions, that can scale and therefore be used in big organizations.
Starting with KPI cards because it’s one of the most common visualizations in business reporting, and there was no fast solution for KPI cards yet. People needed something as performant as a Tableau Extension and as flexible as a native Tableau solution; that’s where the Tableau Visionaries step in. Klaus reached out to Apps for Tableau with his famous words:
Oh, I get by with a little help from my friends
Mm, I get high with a little help from my friends
Mm, gonna try with a little help from my friends
– Borrowed from Ringo
And he came up with his first prototype in January. Time flew by and now they proudly present to you: SuperKPIs!