InetSoft Product Webinar: Create an Interactive Dashboard
Below is the continuation of the transcript of a Webinar hosted by InetSoft on the topic of New Features in Version 11 of InetSoft's Style Intelligence BI Software. The presenters are Mark Flaherty, CMO at InetSoft, and Byron Igoe, Product Manager at InetSoft.
Mark Flaherty (MF): Next is a little preview of what it's like to create an interactive dashboard. Again it’s a drag & drop environment where you are dragging over different elements like speedometers and charts and just dragging, dropping a field that you want to show up on a speedometer and really within a few minutes, you will see how quickly you can build a very usable interactive dashboard.
With report creation, again it’s for when you need to create pixel-perfect paginated reports that are either sent out in PDF format or for people to come in to your portal to view, you can do that with our report designer. It’s a drag and drag tool for creating that customized report. And there are all kinds of capabilities for things like bursting which creates different versions of the same report based on user or any kind of parameter that you can want.
One more slide on the product, I mentioned that it supports clustering, load balancing and has built-in caching techniques. Data Grid Cache is our technique for optimizing access to large data sections or large numbers of users. Security is a strong point. You have got the capability of controlling permissions down to the data cell level and almost every single aspect of the software can be customized for different user profiles or individual needs.
The software is very integration friendly solution. We hook into whatever user access model you have, and it can be easily embed our software into whatever Web based solution or portal that you want to.
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Okay, last slide before we go into the demo. I just pulled out a few of the top feature developments in this major release that’s just came out last month. There are many others that are behind the scenes and enhancements that have been requested over time, but these are a few of the more visible ones that a new user might appreciate.
The first one has to do with being able to easily add business metrics and KPIs to your charts, things like year over year changes or moving averages. It’s really simple to do, even easier than using Excel. Using a drop-down list, you can select the year over year change formula to add it to a chart. In other solutions you would have to do some manual scripting or put these kinds of calculations in OLAP system.
Since 1996 InetSoft has been delivering easy, agile, and robust business intelligence software that makes it possible for organizations and solution providers of all sizes to deploy or embed full-featured business intelligence solutions.
Application highlights include visually-compelling and interactive dashboards that ensure greater end-user adoption plus pixel-perfect report generation, scheduling, and bursting.
InetSoft's patent pending Data Blockô technology enables productive reuse of queries and a unique capability for end-user defined data mashup. This capability combined with efficient information access enabled by InetSoft's visual analysis technologies allows maximum self-service that benefits the average business user, the IT administrator, and the developer.
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