With traditional business intelligence software, designers need special tools, most likely desktop tools. Many times, they also need to master more than one tool separately for data preparation, dashboarding, analytics, and reporting. On the other hand, self-service business users are given a much-limited web app.
InetSoft's single small footprint, modular web app drastically simplifies the environment for users of all skill levels. The foundation of the web app is a small footprint data mashup engine. Users with knowledge of the data can transform and mash up data from all sources without having to wait for IT to prepare the data.
Analytics and reporting sometimes are used interchangeably by business users. In a technical sense, analytics and reporting have distinct characteristics. InetSoft Web App enables analytics with highly flexible visual dashboards. The reporting component delivers pixel perfect, paginated reports, especially for voluminous details.
With the single Web App, the tool chasm between professionals and self-service users is erased. Functional components and data components can be selectively granted to users according to their skills and knowledge. Self-service users and professional designers can seamlessly collaborate in the same Web App.