Live Reporting Tools from InetSoft

InetSoft provides an application for live reporting. Founded in 1996, InetSoft built a tradition of award-winning products. Now its powerful reporting engine and sophisticated design tools enable enterprise-grade live reporting that meets the demands of sophisticated report designers and consumers.

The challenge for live reporting is two-fold: find a high performance data access engine and a high performance report generation engine.

InetSoft delivers both components to its live reporting tool, Style Intelligence. Whether is it is paginated reports or visually compelling charts, all can be updated in real time with live data. The only dependency is the update rate of the databases that you configure Style Intelligence to access.
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Data Access Capabilities for Live Reporting Software

Almost any operational database can be accessed provided there is JDBC connector available. In addition to such open data sources, connectors exist for many others such as XML, SOAP, Java beans (POJO), Microsoft Excel, flat files, OLAP cubes, SAP, PeopleSoft, JD Edwards,, Siebel CRM, Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services, Hyperion ESSbase, Oracle OLAP, and SAP NetWeaver.

Style Intelligence's data access is live, or real-time, by default. Very large data sets are manageable due to a myriad of optimization techniques InetSoft has developed including caching, materialized views, pre-aggregation and fine tuning options.

When near live reporting is sufficient, Style Intelligence offers a proprietary technology called 'Data Grid Cahce.' It is based on Hadoop and Map/Reduce concepts, and it stores the data needed for a particular live report in a columnar disk-based cache along with the necessary indexes to support speedy data access. The software can automatically build these data grid caches on preferred schedules basis when the source datasets are particularly large, in the terabyte and up ranges, and when there is a requirement to minimize queries to live operational databases.

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Key Applications

Live Reports:

Harness the power of self-service with user live created reports or queries for answering new and unanticipated questions. Reformulate information for a fresh perspective.

Production Reports:

Publish recurring information to a wide audience through various channels and formats. These reports are typically professionally designed with business logic for pixel perfect presentation  

Live Reporting Tools & Publishing Features

  • Business Logic - add server-side JavaScript for run-time presentation control
  • Modular Design - combine elements such as tables, charts, and sub-reports, to create a complete report
  • Scheduling - monitor and schedule batch report generation with multiple output and delivery channels
  • Multiple Crosstab Aggregations - use data aggregation methods like sum, average, correlation, variance, percentage of total, etc. and multiple levels of ugrouping in both directions
  • Export Formats - export reports to PDF, Excel, PowerPoint, RTF, HTML, CSV, SVG, XML, PostScript, and text
  • Chart Styles - choose from more than 30 chart styles (bar, pie, line, scatter, bubble, radar, 3D, Gantt, etc.)
  • Formula Tables - use formulas in a spreadsheet-like manner to present dynamic data exactly as you wish
  • Parameter Sheets - simple or multi-level parameter prompting based upon user input
why select InetSoft
“We evaluated many reporting vendors and were most impressed at the speed with which the proof of concept could be developed. We found InetSoft to be the best option to meet our business requirements and integrate with our own technology.”
- John White, Senior Director, Information Technology at Livingston International