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General: Data Mashups in an Ideal World - What do you think of this ideal world we have been discussing? You have this array of data marts and you can essentially mix and match to create your own dashboard on the fly. Within organizations, it probably makes a lot more sense. I know others are thinking about interoperability with externalities, vendors, external users and such, and how can this internal data I have be shared in a meaningful way with others. But within an enterprise for developing mashups of all of your internal data...

Generate Automatic Reports - Automatic reports are vital for the monitoring and control of business conditions. Without robust report automation tools, the production of regular reports puts additional demands on administrators and employees. With so much business travel and work done out in the field, report accessibly and deliverability can also be an issue. InetSoft's automated reporting tool, Style Report, makes the setup and generation of automated reports easy and efficient...

Generate Batch Reports - Using InetSoft's reliable report generator software allows for the automated generation of batch reports cleanly and consistently without the headaches. InetSoft Technology provides an excellent interactive report generator software, which enables the flexible transformation of data of all types into client-customizable batch generated reports and interactive dashboards...

Generating Analytics Reports - Looking for good software for generating analytics report? InetSoft's pioneering dashboard reporting application produces great-looking web-based reports with an easy-to-use drag-and-drop designer. View a demo and try interactive examples...

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Generating PDF Reports in Chinese-Japanese-Korean - The original PDF specification was designed to create documents with 8 bit characters. Since the Chinese-Japanese-Korean (CJK) characters are 16 bits, they did not fit well in a PDF document. The PDF 1.3 specification (equivalent to Acrobat 4.0 and higher) added support for CID fonts. The PDF generation in Style Intelligence supports CID fonts with two new classes: PDF4Printer and PDF4Generator. They correspond to the PDF3Printer and PDF3Generator. Because these two classes generate PDF documents according to PDF 1.3 specification, the output can only be viewed using Acrobat 4.0 and higher...

Generating PDF Reports with CID Fonts - We need to add the directory where the CID fonts are installed to the 'font.truetype.path' property. The directory is the place where the Asian font pack is installed, which is selectable during the installation process. This step is necessary so that the PDF4Printer can find the CID font files and extract font information. Note: The PDF4Printer uses the CMap files in addition to CID fonts. Since the CMap files are installed under the CMap directory parallel to the 'cidfont' directory, the font loading program checks the '../CMap' directory using the font.truetype.path directories. If the CID fonts are installed differently and the CMap files are placed at a different location, the CMap directory can be specified using the 'font.cmap.path' property. After the PDF4Printer is created, we need to create a mapping from the TrueType Japanese font to the CID Japanese font. The Adobe Asian Language Pack comes with two Japanese fonts: HeiseiMin-W3-Acro and HeiseiKakuGo-W5-Acro. Either can be used in the mapping...

Getting Started Using HR Reporting Software - How can you get started using HR reporting software? What are we going to help you with to give some samples to start off with. The samples that you see here are truly just that. They are samples of a variety of different reports both financial as well as HR and payroll. They are designed to give you ideas of how to write reports. These are all functional reports so you use them. You can alter them. You can change them. Do whatever you want. The way it works, you simple point to a report on the list. Click on it, and it takes you to another tab on the report in the workbook. This is an example, just a very basic employee list. The columns can be whatever you want, but this is standard stuff that we see customers wanting as far as status and position and job coding, pay rate and frequency. If you want to you, you could filter it by employer, by a variety dates. Just going through my tabs at the bottom the salary change report, well this one is written very specifically as a salary change report. But you can easily come here, and change it at the top to say a Transfer Report. And then you have the ability of editing the report just as you would a brand new one...

Global Network Performance Dashboard A dashboard for an enterprise's global network performance requires immense data sources. And InetSoft, a premium BI software vendor, has built their Style™ brand software with the purpose of handling big data with ease. Some of the features of the InetSoft flagship product, Style Intelligence™, were made to deal with problems specific to...

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Good DB Reporting Tool - Are you looking for a good database reporting tool? Since 1996 InetSoft has been making reporting software that is easy to deploy and easy to use. Build self-service oriented interactive dashboards quickly. View a demo and read reviews...

Good Discussion about Data Mashups vs. Data Warehouses - With the typical data warehouse scenario, if one thing goes wrong, the whole system comes down to its knees. There’s a huge dependence on the IT side before any other business can get done. Whereas if you flip the situation on its head and focus more on the self-service you get the users to respond and react quickly in tune to their own needs and then worry about the performance of those queries after the fact with appropriate technologies like column-based databases, temporary caches, even data grids for processing things in parallel, something like a Map/Reduce technique...

Good Reporting Tools - InetSoft’s Style Intelligence features a state-of-the-art reporting engine that allows for the easy creation of pixel-perfect paginated reports that can draw on data from virtually any desired source...

Good Report Designer - Reporting has always been tightly coupled to everyday business activities. As a result, reporting requirements tend to change very often. Traditionally, when such changes occurred, you were forced to rely on developers or IT staff to revise your reports to meet the new requirements. Not only does our software, Style Intelligence™ enable the creation of production reports and supports end-user driven ad hoc reporting, it also enables writing back to databases. So now you can quickly build reports, based from the web, that can both visualize and update data. Build reports from almost any data source and provide controlled forms for updating or inputting information. InetSoft believes the solution to this problem is user empowerment. Instead of requiring you to communicate your needs to developers and then iterate over successive changes, Style Intelligence™ gives you direct access to powerful reporting software tools that allow you to rapidly and easily design your reports yourself. Other BI tools have previously attempted to provide functional reporting. However, these tools have not reached a significant level of prevalence due to the following factors...

Good Reporting User Interfaces - A lot of good reporting user interfaces have what’s called the suffix and prefix property. They can be attached to any report you save. So that may be something that you could add. And allow users to access archived reports to export them as needed so current reports, but there should also be perhaps a listing of archived reports, perhaps someone must look at things historically. And here’s a quick bit on printing. Would this work on paper? So when you are actually developing a report, ensure that the same information is included in all formats. So don’t include information in one printable format and not in the other, it should be consistent across the board. And again, with regards to working on paper, just make sure that you are following the guidelines set forth by organization whether it's 8.5x11. Perhaps there's a long report format that you have standardized on, but work within that. And again going back to color coding, colors alone should not contain any information because more times than not people are going to be printing black and white. So keep that in mind. So as you can see, these key areas that we have gone through can all incorporate best practices for report writing. We have discussed a few of them today...

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Great Secrets of Efficient Report Writing - Now, I’ve written a lot of reports, and I am sure the majority of our attendees today are have, too. One of the great secrets of efficient report writing is being able to utilize existing reports where you can take an existing report that’s 80% of what you want and then further modify it to create a brand new report that meets the new reporting need. Perhaps you delete some columns, add some data elements, add a filter, that sort of thing and then save it as a different name. You still have your original report, but now you have a different report based on that original format. That’s exactly what you can do with these report templates. If I move back and look at some of our financial reports, the next one is the asset register. This is a report analyzing fixed assets data. Let’s say you want to remove physical location and replace that with accounting location. You could simply open this report definition, make that change, save it under a different name, and now you have two different reports. If I move on to a vendor list by name, that’s a pretty standard report there. The vendor profit and loss report is another one with some groupings and sub totals, again with all of the filters...

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Grouping and Summarization - InetSoft "Style Report" Enterprise, as a reporting tool, is an edition of Style Intelligence that focuses on enterprise reporting. It provides production reports, interactive reports and ad hoc reports in a zero client, web environment. This application meets the needs for anyone searching for ad hoc reporting, J2EE reporting and Web based reporting. When you have added a grouping field, you can set the sort order as ascending, descending, or original order. For a date-time field, you can group by day, month, year, etc. Named Groups can be used to create a coarser grouping in which multiple field values are placed into a single group. Predefined Named Groups, created in a Data Worksheet, can also be used. See Creating a Named Grouping in the Data Worksheet Guide for more information. The ‘Top N’ sub-pane is used to narrow down the data set to display only a specified number of groups from a grouping column when the data is sorted by the values in one of the summary columns. ‘Top N’ will display the highest groups, ‘Bottom N’ will display the lowest groups, and ‘Sort All’ sorts all of the groups without selecting a certain number...

Grouping and Summarization of Tabular Data - This section discussed grouping and summarization of tabular data. Many business reports require some processing on the raw data before presenting them as tables. The most common processing is the grouping and summarization of table rows. This is usually a post data retrieval operation and takes place after the data is loaded into a lens object and bound to an element. Sorting and grouping of tables is by far the most common operation in business reports. Grouping is dependent on the sorting of grouping columns. After row grouping is produced, further processes can be performed, such as finding the top N groups from the grouped results. Sorting of tables is ideally done by a database. When a data set is large, however, sorting in memory may be impossible. There are two classes in Style Intelligence that produce a sorted table. Grouping in Style Intelligence consists of two functions: grouping of rows based on one or more columns and summarization on the grouped sections. If grouping is based on one column, all rows with the same value on that column are grouped into one section...

Guided Ad Hoc Reporting Is Like eBay - So let me make an analogy, if the slicing and dicing, multidimensional analysis is like using Excel. You got a real power user. They understand what they are doing, but it’s a business intelligence tool. It looks the same from place to place to place. It’s just working on different data. Guided ad hoc reporting is a lot more like doing something with eBay-like application of sorts. eBay has a purpose. Its purpose is to sell products or buy products online, and with ad hoc analysis its very similar. You get to chose the kinds of things you want to look at. You have drop down boxes and radio buttons, and its very simple web-based interfaces that are easy to understand. There are no surprises with guided ad hoc analysis. Because you have a lot of choices with those drop down boxes and check boxes and radio buttons, you can do a lot of manipulation there, but you’re not going to hurt yourself. You’re not going to get yourself in a situation where you don’t even know how you got to this place. That’s because the parameters are all right there on the screen...

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Hadoop Graphical and Report Tools - Looking for good hadoop graphical report tools? InetSoft's pioneering dashboard reporting application produces great-looking web-based dashboards visualizations for Hadoop environments with an easy-to-use drag-and-drop designer. View a demo and try interactive examples...

Health Informatics Software - In healthcare there is an immense amount of data to manage and keep track of. Not only do you need to monitor patients medical histories but there is a large and ever increasing demand for appointments which leads to scheduling and employee data metrics. Healthcare IT also encompases many other critical facets including security measures in electronic health records. This is why the health informatics profession is vital for maintaining a viable healthcare system...

Healthcare Reporting Software - The management of hospitals, clinics, and independent healthcare providers all involve tracking factors such as patient complaints, nurse and employee turnover rates, and more. When using basic office programs like Excel or SQL database software, processes of analysis are often cumbersome and prone to human error...

Helpdesk Reporting Tool for Freshdesk - Looking for a good solution for Freshdesk dashboard reporting? InetSoft's pioneering BI application produces great-looking cloud-based dashboards with an easy-to-use drag-and-drop designer. View a demo and try interactive examples...

Helpdesk Reporting Tool for LiveAgent - Looking for a good solution for LiveAgent dashboard reporting? InetSoft's pioneering BI application produces great-looking cloud-based dashboards with an easy-to-use drag-and-drop designer. View a demo and try interactive examples...

Hospital Reporting Example Using Vertica - The hospital reporting example that we heard was one of Vertica plus InetSoft, and we have a lot of customers that use Vertica as the underlying database and analytics engine and then InetSoft as the visual and BI tool on top of it. Why do companies choose InetSoft? I think to start InetSoft provides incredibly fast query performance. Most of our customers experience 10 to 50 times faster query performance or more compared to their legacy systems. InetSoft is able to handle queries speeds very, very quickly. It's also highly scalable handling massive workloads at high speed. Many of our customers are storing hundreds of terabytes or even petabytes of data in Vertica and running queries against that data 24x7. And since it an SQL based platform there is no need to learn new languages, or add complexity to your data stacks and even the Machine Learning algorithms that we have built out in InetSoft utilize very simple SQL calls. And finally InetSoft leverages advanced compression and commodity infrastructures, so you can see dramatically lower total cost of ownership without sacrificing that analytic performance that you rely on. And I will talk little bit more about the specific cost savings that some of our customers are experiencing in the few slides...

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How to Create an Executable Report - Replets are organized in a hierarchical structure in the repository. There can be any number of levels in the tree. The leaf nodes of the tree are replets and non-leaf nodes are folders. A non-leaf node can be empty, in which case it is simply an empty folder (with no reports in it). The tree position of a replet is encoded in the replet name. A replet name is a full path from the root of the tree to the replet leaf node. Each node is separated by a slash '/'. For example, the replet 'Replet2' in a top-level folder, 'Sales', would have the name 'Sales/Replet2'. Whenever a replet is referenced in a Java program or as a URL, the full name must be used. Because the entire tree structure is encoded in the replet full name, changing the name of a replet could have the effect of moving it among the branches of the tree. Although the name of the replet resembles a file path, it has no relationship to the location of the file on the file system. Neither does it have any relationship to the package a replet belongs to. A replet class is loaded as a regular Java class. As long as the class is accessible from the CLASSPATH, it does not have to be placed in any particular directory structure...

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How to Create a Finance Dashboard Report - This article will explain how to create a finance dashboard such as the one below using dashboard creation software from InetSoft. A working version of this dashboard can be found on the InetSoft Gallery. We will first consider the following chart, which shows the overdue invoice count and amount in dollars. The Chart is important because it shows an interesting divergence in the number of late invoices and the corresponding amounts. While there are fewer overdue invoices at longer overdue intervals, the average value of those long-overdue orders tends to be higher. Press the Edit button on the Chart to open the Chart Editor...

How to Make Dashboards - The first thing to learn about any BI platform is how to make dashboards. InetSoft knows this and has designed the perfect dashboard builder. InetSoft's core philosophy has been create an application that is powerful but easy to use. To the right here you can see one the fully interactive dashboards that was built using InetSoft proprietary software. InetSoft believes the ideal BI visualization program should be interactive and accessible, it should be sophisticated but it should also be learnable. Following these tenets InetSoft was able to design Style Intelligence™, their powerful, robust and agile visualization software that's capable enough for a data scientist but easy enough to be used by a BI novice...

How Easy Is It To Modify an HR Report? - Let’s see how easy it is to modify an HR report. It’s the same thing as before. Now you want to filter the data. Simply go back in, and look at the report definition. Let’s say first we wanted to modify the report for a date range. You simply pull the period ending date to the top. Point and click. Drag and drop. Double click into the period in the filter, and say I want to do this just for the last five years. So select 2006 through 2011, and simply hit okay. It refreshes the report. Give it a second while it does that again. It is crunching a lot of data, and now you see that the dates are all within my five year date range. It could be year. It could be quarter. It can be anything you want. And now lets say you want to get real specific. You want to know for the last five years how much overtime was paid. You can come in and you can drag the income field to the top. Double-click into that, and you may have more than one overtime code. Well, how do you do that? You simply come in, and you can either click on the code, hold down the shift key, and click the very bottom, or you can hold down the control key, and you multi select. Either way, it is fine. It’s the typical Windows functionality. Then when you hit okay, now this is going to be nothing more than an overtime report...

HTML, Excel, PDF, Report Output Formats - A report is generated as a PDF by default. The service also supports HTML and Excel output. To specify a different format, add a type parameter to the HTTP request. HTML output can be requested by adding a 'type=html' parameter to the URL. If the report is large and HTML output is desired, it is possible to avoid generating one large HTML page for the entire report. Instead, the generated HTML file can be broken up into pages and viewed one page at a time. To do so, specify the 'page' parameter to be a valid page number of the generated HTML file...

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How Visualization Technology Makes Dashboards Better than Reports - Some of you may have noticed that dip in the European sales in the month of August, prompts that the company's European customers were off on vacation at that time and may be its just an error in the data, but overall the U.S. sales increased while Europe largely remained flat. Now, the really interesting pattern here is what was very to easy to miss with the report is that the U.S. sales seems to go up and down. This is a great illustration of how visualization technology makes dashboards better than reports. If you look at it closer, you can see it's going up by the end of the quarter, and then it goes down in the beginning of the next quarter. Up again, down, up again, down, this is a very well known pattern in sales. It's called the hockey-stick pattern. It's because of the shape of course, and the reason for this is often because sales people are driven to meet quarterly sales targets, so the work often intensifies at that time. So, this is a very good example of recognizing a pattern with visual abilities. I cannot find this pattern when I am looking at numbers that I need to store in my brain...

Hyperlinking in Web Reports - Looking for report software with hyperlinks? InetSoft is a pioneer in self-service reporting and you can embed hyperlinks in reports and dashboards. View a demo and try interactive examples...

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Import and Export Report File Formats - The ability to export a report to various file formats, including PDF, Microsoft Excel, HTML, Rich Text Format and delimited text, is a very important feature of Style Intelligence. In this chapter we will describe how to export a report to the various formats programmatically. We will describe the PDF export in even greater detail. The process for generating a PDF is the same as printing to a printer through the Java API; however, we need to be aware of font mapping between the java.awt system and the PDF font equivalent. In this chapter, we discuss the default mapping provided with InetSoft products and how to change this default. We also explain how to embed a particular font within a PDF document. We describe how to create PDF bookmarks, and then discuss internationalization issues, particularly how to create PDF documents with CJK (Chinese, Japanese, Korean) characters. Next, we describe the use of the PDFServlet, which can be used to generate a report from a report template, and convert the file format of the report to the supported export formats...

Industrial Reporting Software - Looking for good industrial reporting software? InetSoft's pioneering dashboard reporting application produces great-looking web-based dashboards with an easy-to-use drag-and-drop designer. View a demo and try interactive examples...

Information Reporting System - Developers can now seamlessly create interactive reports with charts, tables and graphs and deliver them by integrating the reports into their business applications. Even developers with little report design knowledge can save significant time & effort in adding powerful reporting functionalities into their Web-based applications...

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Informix Reporting Tool - Looking for a good solution for Informix dashboard reporting? InetSoft's pioneering BI application produces great-looking cloud-based dashboards with an easy-to-use drag-and-drop designer. View a demo and try interactive examples...

Ingres - Actian X Reporting Tool - Looking for a cost-effective solution for Actian X - Ingres dashboard reporting? InetSoft's pioneering BI application produces great-looking cloud-based dashboards with an easy-to-use drag-and-drop designer. Mashup your transaction processing data with other enterprise sources. View a demo and try interactive examples...

Inquiry and Reporting Tools - Looking for good reporting and inquiry tools? InetSoft's pioneering dashboard reporting application enables self-service for data exploration. Users need not rely on database experts to create new reports for them. View a demo and try interactive examples...

Insight Reporting Software - Looking for a insight reporting software? InetSoft, a pioneer in self-service oriented reporting software, can manage your reports. Highly rated customer service holds your hand during the entire process. View a demo and try interactive examples...

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Insightly Reporting Tool - Looking for a good solution for Insightly dashboard reporting? InetSoft's pioneering BI application produces great-looking cloud-based dashboards with an easy-to-use drag-and-drop designer. View a demo and try interactive examples...

Interactive Reporting Tools - It’s not uncommon for organizations to require several different BI tools: a tool for creating proper formatted paginated reports, a visual analysis tool, and tools for reformatting and massaging data to prepare the data for reports and dashboards. But what if there was a single platform, available either for embedding or for use as a standalone solution, which provided interactive online reporting, paginated reporting for printing, and unlimited data mashup and reformatting? InetSoft’s Style Intelligence is that solution; an intuitive and robust business intelligence software that...

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