Searching for a Web-based business intelligence solution?

? Don't want to be saddled with a massive BI software deployment that hogs resources and demands a major hardware investment?
? Don't want to have to figure out which BI application in the solution is the right one to use for particular dashboard, report, or analysis?
* InetSoft offers a small-footprint, full-featured BI platform that can be deployed on commodity servers. The single Web-based application provides a streamlined, intuitive interface for all users, business executives and database analysts.
* As an innovator in BI products since 1996, InetSoft's award-winning software has been deployed at thousands of organizations worldwide and integrated into dozens of other application providers' solutions serving vertical and horizontal markets of their own.
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Why InetSoft?

InetSoft's performance dashboard application is easy enough to be:
  • Deployed in just weeks
  • Learned by end users with minimal training
  • Used by any executive without the aid of IT
agile enough to be:
  • Adaptable to changing data and business needs
  • Used for data exploration through visualization
  • Capable of maximum self-service
and robust enough to:
  • Attract the attention of executives
  • Meet the demands of power users
  • Scale up for organizations of any size

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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 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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What Is a Cloud Flexible Solution?

- A business intelligence solution that delivers the benefit of cloud computing and software-as-a-service while giving you the maximum level of control.

- A solution that is designed and optimized for cloud computing and software-as-a-service where software and data are increasingly distributed between cloud-based and in-house applications.

- A solution that allows highly flexible options for embedding and rebranding regardless of InetSoft-hosting, self-hosting, hybrid-cloud, or on-premise deployment.

- A solution that is expressly designed to be embedded, whether inside an enterprise portal or another solution provider's cloud-based solution.

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Roots of Business Intelligence

Business intelligence has its roots in the early days of computing, when companies first began to collect and store large amounts of data. However, the concept of BI as we know it today did not fully emerge until the 1960s and 1970s.

In the 1960s, IBM introduced the concept of "Management Information Systems" (MIS), which was designed to provide managers with access to data that could help them make better decisions. At the time, most companies used punch cards and mainframe computers to collect and store data, but this data was difficult to access and analyze. IBM's MIS system aimed to change that by providing managers with a way to access and analyze data in a more user-friendly format.

In the 1970s, the rise of the personal computer (PC) revolutionized the way companies collected, stored, and analyzed data. The PC made it possible for companies to collect and store data on a much larger scale, and new software programs were developed to help managers access and analyze this data. This was the beginning of the BI industry as we know it today.

One of the first companies to capitalize on this new technology was a small startup called Cognos. Founded in 1969, Cognos developed software that could be used to create reports and analyze data on a PC. This software was an instant success, and Cognos quickly became a leader in the BI industry.

As the BI industry continued to grow, other companies also began to develop software and tools to help businesses access and analyze their data. In the 1990s, companies like Business Objects and MicroStrategy introduced new tools that made it possible for businesses to create interactive dashboards and visualizations. This made it easier for managers to see patterns and trends in their data, which helped them make better decisions.

Today, the BI industry is a multi-billion dollar industry, with companies like SAP, Oracle, and IBM offering a wide range of tools and solutions to help businesses access and analyze their data. With the rise of big data and the Internet of Things (IoT), the BI industry is expected to continue to grow in the coming years, as more and more companies look to use data to gain a competitive edge.

why select InetSoft
“Flexible product with great training and support. The product has been very useful for quickly creating dashboards and data views. Support and training has always been available to us and quick to respond.
- George R, Information Technology Specialist at Sonepar USA

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