InetSoft's BI Software - Easy, Agile, Robust.

InetSoft offers BI software for dashboards, analysis, and reporting that is easy, agile, and robust. InetSoft's flagship product, Style Intelligence™, includes highly interactive and visually compelling interfaces and a sophisticated charting engine for multi-dimensional visual analysis, scorecards, and KPI dashboards.

Key benefits include:

  • Utilize existing data directly, realize immediate return on investment
  • Gradually introduce more self-service without disruptions
  • Share information among operational users, power users, and executives
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BI Software That Yields Immediate ROI

For business intelligence applications, it's often a gradual process of first effectively utilizing basic production reports then increasing end-user self-service with more sophisticated business intelligence tools.

Instead of providing such a natural growth path, traditional business intelligence software has tended to force a big-bang approach that requires tremendous resources to start off, and locks users into a complex infrastructure.

Because of the high initial and maintenance costs, business intelligence tends to be viewed as a luxury reserved for deep pocketed companies only. On the other hand, single function software lacks the depth for non disruptive growth.

InetSoft's BI software, Style Intelligence, provides a flexible, step-up approach that leverages existing investments in infrastructure, IT, and end-user experiences. Instead of forcing an expensive, big bang "solution" on customers, Style Intelligence provides "business intelligence at your own pace" by allowing the customer to gradually build up BI functions to meet the needs of the customers.

An initial Style Intelligence implementation may include support for production reports for a transactional database and then may be upgraded as needed to include, interactive reports, ad-hoc reporting, on-line data analysis (OLAP) on data warehouses, scheduling, and exception alerts. By taking advantage of this component based, modularized design, Style Intelligence provides a platform that ensures immediate, measurable return on investment.

BI Software that Carries a Lower Cost of Ownership

Based on XML, SOAP, J2EE, and JavaScript, Style Intelligence is designed from the ground up with a 100% open standards foundation. Out of the box, Style Intelligence employs a complete open software stack that uses Apache Tomcat J2EE as the platform. JavaScript engine, standard DOM XML parser, and many other industrial strength components form Style Intelligence's complete infrastructure.

Because Style Intelligence is actually a standard Web application deployed into Tomcat, it can be deployed into any J2EE web platform, from commercial platform Weblogic and Websphere to open source alternatives, JBoss and Apache Tomcat. Style Intelligence can then be managed and supported just as a regular Web application to minimize support and administrative costs.

For the report designer, Web skills such as JavaScript, HTML, and JSP can be readily applied to report design. Standardized skill sets greatly lessen the burden for IT recruiting, training, and managing.

Style Intelligence has equally strong support for both transactional databases and data warehouses. Transactional databases can be used as the foundation reporting source. The flexibility of Style Intelligence provides many analysis abilities that traditionally would have required a data warehouse. Data warehouses can be added to Style Intelligence when analysis complexity or performance requires so.

With open standards architecture, Style Intelligence delivers a lower total cost of ownership.
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How Do Machine Tool Companies Use BI Software?

Machine tool companies leverage Business Intelligence (BI) software to enhance decision-making processes, optimize operations, and gain insights into various aspects of their business. Here's a detailed exploration of how machine tool companies can effectively utilize BI software:

  1. Performance Monitoring:
    • Production Metrics: BI software helps monitor key performance indicators (KPIs) related to production efficiency, machine utilization, and overall equipment effectiveness (OEE).
    • Downtime Analysis: Identifying and analyzing downtime events can help in optimizing machine uptime and productivity.
  2. Supply Chain Management:
    • Inventory Optimization: BI tools assist in managing inventory levels efficiently by providing insights into demand patterns, supplier performance, and material consumption.
    • Supplier Relationship Management: Machine tool companies can use BI to evaluate and monitor the performance of their suppliers, ensuring a reliable and efficient supply chain.
  3. Sales and Marketing Analytics:
    • Sales Performance: BI software aids in analyzing sales data, identifying trends, and evaluating the performance of different products or product lines.
    • Customer Segmentation: Companies can use BI to segment their customer base, allowing for targeted marketing strategies and personalized customer interactions.
  4. Financial Analysis:
    • Cost Analysis: BI tools help in analyzing costs associated with production, maintenance, and other operational activities, enabling better cost control.
    • Revenue Forecasting: Forecasting tools within BI software assist in predicting future revenues based on historical data and market trends.
  5. Quality Control:
    • Defect Analysis: BI can be applied to monitor and analyze quality control data, identifying patterns related to defects and enabling proactive measures to improve product quality.
    • Compliance Monitoring: Ensuring compliance with industry standards and regulations can be facilitated through BI tools that provide visibility into adherence to quality and safety protocols.
  6. Predictive Maintenance:
    • Machine Health Monitoring: BI software, when integrated with IoT (Internet of Things) sensors, can predict machine failures by monitoring equipment health and performance data.
    • Maintenance Planning: By analyzing historical maintenance data, companies can optimize their maintenance schedules, reducing unplanned downtime and extending the lifespan of machinery.
  7. Employee Performance and Training:
    • Training Effectiveness: BI can be used to evaluate the effectiveness of training programs, ensuring that employees have the necessary skills to operate and maintain machinery.
    • Workforce Productivity: Monitoring employee performance metrics helps in identifying areas for improvement and optimizing workforce productivity.
  8. Strategic Planning:
    • Market Analysis: BI tools assist in analyzing market trends, competitor performance, and customer feedback, aiding in the development of informed strategic plans.
    • Business Forecasting: Machine tool companies can use BI for long-term business forecasting, helping them adapt to changing market conditions.
  9. Dashboards and Reporting:
    • Customized Dashboards: BI tools offer customizable dashboards that provide a real-time overview of critical business metrics, allowing quick and informed decision-making.
    • Ad Hoc Reporting: Users can generate ad hoc reports to delve deeper into specific aspects of the business, facilitating detailed analysis.
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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