In all these cases, after formal training, the mechanics of using these tools becomes just that, mechanics. They don't have to think about it. It becomes muscle memory. This allows them to accomplish their job more effectively and efficiently.
For a person using an analytics application as their tool, they too should not have to worry about how to use the tool. For example, I would not want a user to worry about how to display bars side-by-side to show a reference line with the average value. I want them to focus on the important part: the analytical question. In this case it could be "What resources do we need to complete this project on time, and where do we need them?”. The "How do I do this in Qlik?" becomes "muscle memory"…it is just like tying your shoes.
This is what value we give people. They can learn things on their own, but they won’t connect the dots when they don’t know what they don’t know. There are features which may be better for them to use that they are not aware of. By using education, we teach them all of these and it becomes just like tying their shoe, so they free up their mind and are equipped to handle any question that comes at them.
Are you interested in seeing how you can focus on your tasks and not the tools required to complete them? Take our free skills assessment to assess your Qlik skill level here: http://www.qlik.com/training/skills-assessment.