InetSoft Articles & Resources: Features and Benefits of Business Analytic Intelligence Solutions

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Business Intelligence BI - Primary benefits and differentiators of InetSoft's business intelligence software including how it accommodates data exploration through visualization and maximum self-service...

Business Intelligence Concepts - We will begin with an introduction to the high level tools available in InetSoft. Later in this chapter we discuss the object oriented design patterns used in Style Intelligence. To allow easy construction of reports, the InetSoft package includes a number of adapters which are used to wrap an object so that it conforms to the predefined API. • The decorator design pattern is a powerful way to add or modify the attributes of an object. The factory design pattern is used by Style Intelligence to provide platform- and JDK version-independent ways to create certain types of objects. • The builder design pattern is used in InetSoft products for importing and exporting reports to and from external formats. • A singleton is a type of object that always has one instance in every Java virtual machine. Users of the object share the same instance across a single process...

Business Intelligence Customer Experiences - Read about business intelligence customer experiences. Hear how companies give their executives performance management dashboards. Read how others use data mashup functionality to unify disparate data sources to provide comprehensive dashboard reporting. All of them leverage InetSoft's businesss intelligence technology to derive intelligence from their data. Fern Plastic Products, a 52-year old injection moulding company, chose InetSoft’s business intelligence solution to deliver KPI dashboards and real-time reporting alongside their Baan ERP system. Previously Fern extracted data used from their Baan ERP system and manually created KPI graphs and matrix style reports. The manual manipulation of data in Excel spreadsheets created a time consuming process that had the potential for inaccuracies in the presentation of the data. Fern uses Style Intelligence to mashup data from their Baan ERP system and other operational data sources enabling interactive dashboarding, analysis and reporting functionality. Operational reports are now automatically sent to each manager on a daily basis. Month-end reporting processes have been automated, and data governance has been greatly improved. The company is delighted with the results they are re getting out of InetSoft’s Style Intelligence – real-time, instant access and visibility, 24/7...

Business Intelligence Dashboards - Are you researching business intelligence dashboards? InetSoft offers business intelligence dashboards as a component of its BI software platform Style Intelligence. Dashboard visualization and analysis features include rich multi-dimensional charting...

Business Intelligence Data - InetSoft’s Style Intelligence is a business intelligence platform which features a powerful data mashup engine. A patent pending Data Block foundation is used for real-time data mashup, allowing the data to be presented clearly in forms such as interactive dashboards. These interactive dashboards are easy to use, and easy to modify. Multi-dimensional charting allows multiple sets of data to be shown at a time, presenting the information clearly. New insights are gained with more information being perceived in a single view. Many BI solutions are not equipped to incorporate Big Data into dashboards and reports. Style Intelligence connects to Big Data sources such as Cloudera, Hadoop, MapR, and SAP HANA, consolidating massive amounts of raw data in order to answer whatever business questions may arise...

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Business Intelligence Design Philosophy - By providing a choice between using a visual report design tool, a finely tuned API or a combination of the visual and API approach, the software package gives programmers ultimate control. Style Intelligence includes the following features: Built-in support for a wide range of data sources such as XML, relational databases, CORBA and EJB. • Built-in support for Swing JTable, Tea Set grids and other commercial table/grid components. • Ability to export a report to a variety of file types including PDF, PostScript, HTML, CSV, RTF, and Excel. • Easy to use visual report template designer. • Report scripting based on standard JavaScript. • Over 80 pre-built table styles to choose from. • Full support for page formatting and pagination. • Style Report Enterprise and Style Intelligence offer a Web-based servlet, RMI, server clustering and CORBA implementations of the report server (repository)...

Business Intelligence Features - InetSoft provides a Report Designer which allows a developer to visually create a report template, which is saved as an xml file. The report template can be populated with data from a variety of data sources and report elements may have JavaScript associated with them to allow for more dynamic interaction. In addition to these features, InetSoft server-side reports can be built using an object oriented report API. This approach gives easier access to data sources in modern multi-tier architecture and more power in controlling every aspect of reporting. InetSoft Enterprise products also include the InetSoft Data Modeler and the query engine. The visual Data Modeler provides support for a wide range of data sources, from traditional relational databases, to standard XML and EJB servers. The combination of a powerful visual query engine with the formatting and layout of the report engine creates a unique Java reporting solution.We recognize that the goal of each application is to fulfill a business need and the most important component of fulfilling that need is the business logic...

Business Intelligence Integration Tools - InetSoft's flagship software, Style Intelligence, employs powerful data integration tools that enable otherwise overwhelming amounts of raw data to be used for intuitive analyses, revealing advantageous insights and meaningful information. Style Intelligence's web-based platform maximizes self-service and benefits business users with enhanced functionality of enterprise data, enabling data to be explored wherever a user has access to a web browser. InetSoft's effective and reliable integration tools facilitate an almost unlimited flexibility in the selection and addition of data sources. This kind of flexibility grants users a deeper comprehension of their enterprise's business operations, allowing for more informed decision-making...

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Business Intelligence in the Finance Department - This Webinar is about how business intelligence can transform the finance department. We will show you how Finance can employ business intelligence to correlate financial outcomes with business activities to help you achieve strategic objectives. Following today’s part one of this two part series, come back and attend part two of this podcast to learn how performance management can help you organization better communicate, execute strategy and respond quickly to changing market conditions. The first objectives here for this presentation is really to lay out the BI landscape, draw the high level issues and hopefully in future Webcasts we can come back and drill into some details. So the first thing I am going to address is the changing role of finance. It’s one department that’s undergoing significant change, thanks in most part to new technologies and new instruction being delivered by business intelligence. We’re going to drill a little bit more into specific BI issues for finance, specifically data management issues and the difference between operational reporting and business intelligence. We’ll touch a little bit on planning and budgeting which is a key finance activity and finally finish up with performance management...

Business Intelligence for Healthcare Insurers - Today’s Webinar is about exploring the enterprise business intelligence challenges healthcare insurers face in the 21st century and how analytic solutions are helping create better industry performance and competitive advantage through better business decisions and stronger customer relationships. Our first topic is about how analytics drive innovation for commercial health care companies. We have worked with a large healthcare insurer. Those companies that are responsible for some of the financial side of the whole healthcare equation often called the payers. What we are finding now is a shift in orientation where what were traditionally considered healthcare payers, the companies handling the financial transactions, are now really broadening their value add to our healthcare system. They are really thinking about how they move beyond being a payer and really more of a wellness partner, teaming more closely with not just the large employers that hire or that buy services from the health insurance companies, but the individual members. And a big part of that shift coming from a transaction processor to a wellness partner is really about how well health insurance companies know their customers, how well they know what products best serve customers, how they can best provide guidance, provide people the kinds of programs that improve their overall health...