Choosing InetSoft Style Intelligence Over Oblicore Service Level Management

InetSoft Business Intelligence vs. Oblicore Service Level Management

BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE – InetSoft is a Business Intelligence (BI) solution provider.  Oblicore is a Service Level Management (SLM) solution provider.  SLM is used to establish a general, non-specific organizational baseline for core competencies around which organizations can plan, implement, and measure activities. Business Intelligence (BI) uses technologies, processes, and applications to analyze an organization’s unique internal data to provide current, historical and predictive views of operations that allow businesses to create new opportunities and strategies that provide a competitive advantage.

SELF-SERVICE – Oblicore requires experts to create new assets and implement changes. InetSoft provides self-service tools to both business and IT users. Through a drag-and-drop design interface, business users can create interactive visual analyses, dashboards, and reports to answer unanticipated questions without IT's help. InetSoft enables further levels of self-service for less sophisticated users such as point-and-click personalization and modification of IT-built dashboards and analyses.

ENTERPRISE DATA MASHUP – InetSoft’s Style Intelligence is built upon an enterprise data mash-up platform. Enterprise data mashup refers to the ability to pull source data from any location and in almost any format and mash it up on the fly for dynamic information requests. The result is a structured virtual data model that consists of reusable data blocks that can be queried in real-time for presentation in Style Intelligence dashboards and reports, or used by 3rd-party applications. Oblicore has no such feature.

DESIGN – InetSoft design takes place in a zero-client web browser environment allowing for both business users and IT to define rich dashboards, reports, and data mashup on any terminal.  InetSoft’s free form design allows for users to have the freedom to build any component any way they choose with full customization. Traditional SLM processes like Oblicore lack this degree of automation.

DEPLOYMENT – InetSoft deployments typically take between 1-2 weeks to launch with minimal business intelligence expertise required. SLM deployments may take months or even a year to fully deploy and experts are required to launch a solution. Because experts are required to deploy and maintain the solution, the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) increases significantly.

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. InetSoft solutions have been deployed at over 5,000 organizations worldwide, including 25% of Fortune 500 companies, spanning all types of industries. InetSoft was ranked among the top 5 BI vendors in Gleanster's customer survey report.

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