InetSoft's Solutions for Custom Reports

InetSoft offers solutions for custom reporting based on open standards that can be used for standalone reporting or embedding into other provider's solutions. From data sources, to permissions, to report delivery, to user interface, every aspect of this reporting platform is fully customizable.

InetSoft's multiple award-winning reporting application also features:

Professional Authoring

Our professional authoring tool combines word-processing grade design with dynamic data manipulation.

It enables professionals to develop sophisticated reports by using simple business reporting software – a departure from the traditional requirement of using custom programming.

On-demand, Interactive Reporting

We deliver on-demand reports on the Web. In-report exploration capabilities empower business users with the ability to reshape information in real time. High performance streaming and caching ensure the optimal end user experience.

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Scheduling, Bursting, and Archiving

InetSoft's report scheduling, bursting, and archiving capabilities allow for flexible batch report generation. Report bursting separates report pages into security controlled sections. Business users' viewing is limited to permission granted sections.

Ad Hoc Query and Reporting

InetSoft's Java and HTML5-based technology brings a desktop grade web user experience to ad hoc query and reporting. Business reporting software users can produce both data-focused ad hoc queries and presentation-focused ad hoc reports.

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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BI Customers

What Would a Commodity Manager at a Paper Manufacturer Put in a Custom Report?

A Commodity Manager at a paper manufacturer would create a custom report to provide critical insights and information related to the procurement and management of raw materials and commodities used in the paper production process. Here are the key elements that a custom report for a Commodity Manager might include:

  1. Supplier Performance Metrics: Evaluation of suppliers based on key performance indicators (KPIs) such as on-time delivery, quality of materials, lead times, and adherence to contractual terms.

  2. Inventory Levels and Turnover: Information on current inventory levels of raw materials, including paper pulp and other inputs. This should be accompanied by turnover rates to assess inventory efficiency.

  3. Cost Analysis: Detailed breakdown of costs associated with procuring raw materials, including price trends, volume discounts, freight costs, and any additional charges related to transportation or handling.

  4. Demand Forecast and Consumption Trends: Predictions and historical data on raw material demand to help anticipate future procurement needs. This information aids in maintaining optimal inventory levels and avoiding stockouts or overstocking.

  5. Market Trends and Price Forecasts: Analysis of market trends for key commodities, including factors influencing price fluctuations (e.g., supply chain disruptions, geopolitical events, currency fluctuations). Forecasting future price changes is critical for strategic planning.

  6. Quality Control and Compliance: Reports on the quality of raw materials received from suppliers, along with any non-compliance incidents. This ensures that the materials meet the required specifications and regulatory standards.

  7. Supplier Risk Assessment: Evaluation of supplier stability and risk factors, including financial health, geopolitical risks, labor disputes, and any potential disruptions that could impact the supply chain.

  8. Sustainability and Environmental Impact: Information on the environmental credentials of suppliers, including certifications, adherence to sustainability practices, and efforts to minimize environmental impact in the supply chain.

  9. Contract Performance and Compliance: Assessment of contract terms and compliance, including quantities, delivery schedules, and any deviations or discrepancies that need to be addressed.

  10. Lead Time Analysis: Evaluation of lead times for each supplier, helping to ensure that materials are procured with sufficient time to meet production schedules.

  11. Cost-Benefit Analysis for Alternative Suppliers: Comparative analysis of potential alternative suppliers, including their pricing, quality, and reliability. This aids in supplier diversification and risk mitigation.

  12. Supplier Relationship Management (SRM): Information on the status of relationships with key suppliers, including communication, issue resolution, and collaborative initiatives to improve performance.

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What Would a Product Life Cycle Manager at a Printing Press Company Put in a Custom Report?

A Product Life Cycle Manager at a printing press company would create custom reports to monitor and manage various aspects of the company's products throughout their life cycle. These reports help in making informed decisions, optimizing product offerings, and maximizing profitability. Here are the key elements that a custom report for a Product Life Cycle Manager might include:

  1. Product Performance Metrics: Performance indicators for each product, including sales revenue, profit margins, market share, and growth rates. These metrics help in assessing the overall success of the product in the market.

  2. Sales and Demand Analysis: Detailed analysis of sales trends over time, including seasonality, regional variations, and customer segments. This data aids in demand forecasting and inventory management.

  3. Cost Structure and Profitability: Breakdown of the cost structure associated with each product, including production costs, materials, labor, and overhead. This analysis helps identify opportunities for cost reduction and margin improvement.

  4. Product Quality and Reliability: Reports on product quality, reliability, and performance in the field. This may include data on warranty claims, customer complaints, and returns. It helps in identifying areas for product improvement.

  5. Competitive Landscape: Assessment of the competitive landscape, including the positioning of the company's products compared to competitors. Insights into pricing, features, and market differentiation can guide product strategies.

  6. Market Segmentation and Customer Behavior: Analysis of customer demographics, preferences, and behavior patterns. This helps in tailoring marketing and product development efforts to specific customer segments.

  7. New Product Development: Updates on new product development initiatives, including project timelines, milestones, and resource allocation. This ensures that the company is on track with its product innovation efforts.

  8. Obsolete and End-of-Life Products: Identification of products nearing the end of their life cycle or no longer viable in the market. Strategies for discontinuation, inventory clearance, or product replacement can be outlined.

  9. Environmental Impact Assessment: Information on the environmental impact of products, including sustainability efforts, recycling initiatives, and compliance with eco-friendly standards.

  10. Supplier and Partner Performance: Evaluation of suppliers and partners involved in the production and distribution of products. This includes metrics related to reliability, quality, and cost-effectiveness.

  11. Customer Feedback and Surveys: Insights from customer feedback, surveys, and market research. These reports help in understanding customer perceptions, needs, and preferences.

  12. Recommendations and Action Items: Based on the report's findings, the Product Life Cycle Manager may provide recommendations for product improvements, modifications, discontinuations, or introductions of new product lines.

  13. Lifecycle Stage Analysis: Identification of each product's stage in the life cycle (introduction, growth, maturity, decline) and strategies for managing products at different stages effectively.

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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