InetSoft Product Resources: Business Intelligence Design Examples

See below different examples of business intelligence designs made with InetSoft's easy to use, easy to deploy BI software.


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Below are various background resource articles about InetSoft's solutions and industry trends.

How To Choose Business Intelligence Technologies - Let’s look at a simple products company example right now. They have a supply chain that extends half way around or three quarters away around the globe. There may be 5, 10, 20 different partners contributing some way, shape or form to it. What that means is that you’ve got thousands of different information inputs, and what we’re seeing right now is a number of manufacturers, even small to mid-sized firms looking at okay, what can we do to get a handle on that? Business intelligence capabilities that were often thought to just for larger firms are now being looked at. How do we choose business intelligence technologies, data mashups, executive dashboards, et cetera, so that we can make some more informed decisions. One of the things that companies have to start with is, okay, what is the truth. And of course, not the truth in a metaphysical sense, but the truth in terms of what is going on in terms of taking a look at our data. One of the striking things that when manufacturing companies and companies of any kind start to look at this, is they find out that there are all these different versions of the truth...

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How Successful Companies Leverage Business Intelligence - From a BI perspective what is providing greater business leverage in these volatile times for different companies? Clearly in volatile times, companies tend to want to contract their human resources. They want to contract their activities. They want to downsize and so forth. But leading companies around the world, and ones that are really successful, even if their revenues are declining over time, are finding that the use of information, clearly business intelligence information, is assisting them in making better decisions on how to use resources and at the same time reducing costs in processes, changing processes during a volatile time and not just hunkering down financially, but becoming more innovative. Generally you see that in a strong economy, but when economies are weak, people have to become innovative. Pain occurs. They look for doctors and consultants to help them out business-wise. What we have seen over the past year is something very interesting. It’s an approach that says, I am going to get smarter about the way I am doing things. It’s the smart information, smart people, smarter people, smarter channels, access to data, and data warehouses...

How to Make Your Entire Business Data-Focused - A healthy company culture will keep your business moving forward while navigating constant changes that emerge in the commercial landscape around you. When you're in the process of improving the way you do things internally, developing a data-driven company culture will push you ahead of the pack, one innovative initiative at a time. Here, we look at how to create a data-driven company culture while considering the vital role business intelligence software plays in reaching your organizational goals...

How to Use Data Exploration Techniques with InetSoft's Web Business Intelligence Application - Here we'll teach you how use data exploration techniques with InetSoft's Web-based business intelligence application. You can use brushing to highlight data in one chart and see related data in accompanying charts or apply simple table formatting to make data discovery easier. A well-designed dashboard or report can help business users make faster, more insightful observations which can lead to bettter decision-making and better corporate performance. Dashboards often contain multiple charts representing the same data in different ways. When this is the case, it's often useful to highlight corresponding data in different charts in order to discover relationships or explore contributions. You can do this easy with a technique called brushing. Let’s say for instance, I wanted to isolate Eric’s information on this chart. I could use my selection list, but I wouldn’t be able to see its value in the context of the other sales people’s performance. So let’s clear the selection, and now we will brush Eric’s information. First I will just click on an empty area in this chart, and then I will just drag across Eric’s bar. I will go up here to this paint brush icon, and you will see that immediately all of the corresponding charts have Eric’s information highlighted in red...

How to Use Interesting Features of InetSoft's Web Based Business Intelligence Tool - When you bind the text, textbox, table or chart element to data, you can specify a highlight for the element. A highlight is a conditional format that applies a visual effect based on the value of the data displayed by the element. A highlight is comprised of a foreground color, a background color and the font which we apply to the element when a specific data condition is met. In this example, we are going to add element that allows any values in the state of New Jersey to be highlighted in green in both the table and the chart. Here in the design mode, we will highlight our entire detail item. Now we go down to our properties pane. We will add a new highlight called NJ or New Jersey. We will make it so that whenever there is a value for New Jersey, the background is green...

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HR Dashboard - InetSoft’s Style Intelligence is a flexible BI solution which gives you the tools and capabilities to create robust, meaningful, and effective dashboards to monitor your HR operations. InetSoft’s flexibility in chart types and interactivity makes it an ideal choice for visualizing benefit expenses, payroll data, tax and deduction data, personnel data, departmental goals, and other common HR measures...

Hyperion Essbase Business Intelligence Dashboard Reporting - InetSoft’s unique and powerful multidimensional database platform powered by hyperion essbase makes it easy for organizations to create and analyze reports.Integrating a powerful and sophisticated database like Hyperion Essbase into your business intelligence software can become a hassle and disruptive process. At InetSoft, we simplify that process for your organization as our software focuses on quick visual analysis and report creation with our business intelligence dashboards that easily accomodates not only Hyperion Essbase data, but a slew of other databases as well. Quick to employ and use, InetSoft's Style Intelligence™ solution is a cost effective and time efficient software developed for organizations looking to create and analyze high quality reports. InetSoft offers a premium, Web-based application for your organizataional BI needs including, but not limited to, dashboards, visual analysis, and/or report creation which can easily integrate your data from Hyperion Essbase to create visually appealing and easy-to-interpret reports...

InetSoft's Approach to Copper CRM Reports and Dashboards - What makes InetSoft stand out from the rest as an application for creating intuitive customer management dashboards from Copper CRM data? Style Intelligence is compatible with many different CRM applications whether having open connectivity databases via ODBC, such as SugarCRM, to more proprietary database types, including Siebel CRM and salesforce.com. InetSoft's technology design is also customized to support other software such as Infusionsoft, InTouch CRM, and Rapportive...

In Memory Business Intelligence Tools - InetSoft's BI software employs a combination of in-memory database technology and disk-based access to scale up for big data applications using commodity servers. InetSoft's proprietary term for this approach is 'data grid cache.' Optimized, compressed indexes are loaded into memory while the data remains on the hard disk. The data can either be accessed in real-time from a data warehouse or operational data source, or it can be configured to be cached on disk by InetSoft's Style Intelligence server application at specified time intervals. Incremental updates can be added on a scheduled basis or on demand, and cache re-writes can be scheduled for off-peak times. This approach offers maximum flexibility and leaves the choice up to the enterprise. Data timeliness and performance requirements vary from case to case, and InetSoft provides the agility for all cases...

Incorporating Customer Information into Business Intelligence - Nike is another company that incorporates customer information into business intelligence and product development. So there’s continuous feedback and engagement so it’s not just feedback and it’s not just information but it’s actually responsive and it’s co-evolving with the systems themselves. We can react to information or act on insights. Traditional marketing asks the questions: What do people want? Did people know they wanted SMS, Twitter or the bicycle, for that matter? But complexity asks what mechanism should be put in place to allow people to shape and discover what they want. So do we have the fundamental mechanism? Have we created the system that can constantly evolve? Is there proximity in it? Can those people that are using the information, do they feel like they are part of it? So do they have an ownership in that information and its use. And then finally, have they created dimensions of value? So it’s just a matter of putting in the same format that they use like they did traditionally in a business that’s changing or are they able to use it to put a new format to get different dimensions in different perspective? And finally, are we embracing complexity? And are we allowing ourselves to co-evolve with the system? And that’s it...

InetSoft Business Intelligence Features - InetSoft's BI solutions offer: Streamlined table and section binding, instant chart calculations, query trap handling, custom viewsheet scripting, advanced scheduling, accessible offline viewsheets, and much more. Best of all, users are able to run these features from a totally redesigned customizable desktop interface that anticipates a marked improvement in usability and work-flow...

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