Self-Service Reporting with InetSoft

Self service reporting allows employees to access and work with data analytics without having to solely rely on IT professionals.

This approach allows users to generate custom reports and analytical queries on their own, which will allow the IT department to focus on other critical tasks at hand.

With users being able to access information with nearly no help from IT in normal day-to-day operations, the overall ROI of a BI implementation is increased, due to an overall decrease of work hours.

In order to adapt to the expanded use of business intelligence across all industries, InetSoft has created self service reporting with the non-technical end user in mind. Business users can obtain required information quickly and easily in order to stay up to date and make sure that all business needs are being met.

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Self-Service Reporting Features

Since self service reporting allows the application will be used by those with little to no technical experience, it is crucial for the design to be intuitive and user-friendly, while still being powerful enough to produce eye-catching reports. InetSoft combines all of these aspects into a unique interactive dashboard software that is easy to manipulate and navigate.

With InetSoft's user-friendly viewsheet technology, users can drag and drop desired fields from whatever data sources into visualization elements such as charts, tables, crosstabs, and gauges. This allows users to see their data in a whole new way and discover trends that were not already apparent.

As interactivity is a key component of data discovery, InetSoft's reporting software allows users to not only create compelling visuals, but also to explore them through interactive features on the dashboard . Users can filter data right on the dashboard in order to refine the data and display only the information that the user needs to see.

Desired measures or dimensions can be dragged and dropped right onto the dashboard in order to create selection components, such as lists or range sliders, that will also filter the data throughout the dashboard. This allows users to drill down on the information that they need more detail on without having to make separate reports.

Self-Service Data Mashup

Using proprietary data mashup technology, InetSoft's self service reporting software also contains proprietary data mashup technology which allows users to "mashup" or combine previously disparate data from multiple sources into one cohesive report. Users can combine data from almost any source, including relational databases (JDBC), multidimensional databases, Hadoop/HIVE, XML, SOAP, Java beans (POJO), Microsoft Excel, flat files, OLAP cubes, SAP, PeopleSoft, JD Edwards,, Siebel CRM, Postgress, Google Ads and Analytics, and Microsoft SharePoint. This gives users the ability to go beyond traditional analysis and ask entirely new questions of their data.

To build a data mashup, users simply select the desired tables and fields from relational databases, data warehouses, or other sources and use drag-and-drop data block technology to easily combine, manipulate, and transform previously disparate data into a new, virtual data source that pulls live data from its component sources in real-time, allowing for maximum self service to meet any business query.

About InetSoft

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 Block™ 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. InetSoft was rated #1 in Butler Analytics Business Analytics Yearbook, and InetSoft's BI solutions have been deployed at over 5,000 organizations worldwide, including 25% of Fortune 500 companies, spanning all types of industries.

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