"We don't want them meandering through complex databases to find the data they want, but what we are trying to do is make sure that it saves our time to let people like that develop their own stuff without it impacting on us working at the coalface."
Making QlikView fly
Volvo UK is now considering sending more 'power users' on the design course, because Johnson believes it is an effective way for the IT department to balance the supply of resources with demand from management.
Johnson said: "If the business wants it. There's only one of me - we can't spend all of our time working on QlikView, we've got other responsibilities to work on as well. And I don't claim to know much about finance, for example.
"If I can bring my experience to bear with using the app, combined with the imagination that the end user has got, that's when you can start to make the thing fly."
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