Pierre Binon, Head of Research and Data Analytics at Shipfix, discusses how Husprey helps him in his day-to-day tasks to better understand his customers' stakes and share conclusions of his analytical work both internally and with external clients. Husprey notebooks have a real effect on his work. To him, a notebook tells a story and doesn't give only raw data to users.
Notebooks Shipfix teams created to serve their use cases:
- Impact of containers' shortage on staple
- Steel, grains and coal shipments evolution over 2022
- Postgres to BigQuery migration checks
Pierre Binon: Hi! My name is Pierre Binon, I am an engineer, and I come from Auvergne, France. I am the Head of Research and Data Analytics at Shipfix.
Husprey: Could you describe Shipfix in a few words?
PB: Shipfix is a software built for shipping players. When there is a 50 thousand tons ship needing to be loaded, or a 50 thousand tons freight taken from Brazil to China, today everything is done by emails. Shipfix will extract these emails' data, structure it, and enable the field's players to focus on what matters most.
H: Could you let us in on a typical work day?
PB: Three things I usually do. First, I write reports, either internal or for clients. Then, I work on maintaining databases, especially their quality and the critical knowledge associated. The last thing I do is write specs for all data features. I am in charge of these specs until debugging and testing data.
H: How would you differentiate notebooks from dashboards?
PB: To me, the notebook is a brand new format, which has established itself next to dashboards. Compared to a dashboard, a notebooks tells a story and doesn't give only raw data to users.
H: One recent use of Husprey?
PB: At Shipfix, we use Husprey to write custom reports for our clients, quickly iterate with them and understand the metrics they need.
H: A word to describe Husprey?
PB: Either aesthetically pleasing or fast!
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