Re: "Oh, it's ah ... Neo ... um, Enterprise ... uh ... Executive ... uhm ..."
One of my clients got a consultant to make them a dashboard. They asked me to export some production data.
I gave them a big CSV where each row was a production batch, with start and end timestamps and quantity.
They said that they needed the total hours and quantity by day.
I pointed out to the customer that they have the start/end timestamps and quantity per operation. Turning that into totals by day was just arithmetics. Some tricky bits if an operation is active at midnight, okay, but still nothing that doesn't get routinely taught to teens.
I could change the exporter in the production software, of course, but surely the dashboard software, whose entire reason of being is to visualize data, would already be set up to do something like that?
Some time passed, and then they confirmed that they wanted me to export total quantities per day.
So I did that, and the CSV now had a row per day, with the total.
Some time passed, and then they asked me to add a column with the quantity-per-hour.
I pointed out that this is literally just a division.
I'll do it, of course, for free even, but a question comes to mind. This dashboard software. It's just a thing that makes a time series plot out of a CSV, isn't it? Like, literally three mouse clicks on Excel? How much are you paying for it?
Still have to get an answer.