Special education personnel to monitor progress and trends in student performance
Piscataway, NJ - November 30, 2009 - InetSoft Technology (www.inetsoft.com), an innovator in dashboard, reporting and analysis solutions, today announced Nebraska Educational Service Unit #1 has selected InetSoft’s business intelligence software. The state organized support agency uses InetSoft’s Style Scope business intelligence application to gain advanced analytics and reporting on student performance and programs run by the special education department.
Style Scope is an edition of the InetSoft’s business intelligence software application, Style Intelligence, that allows organizations to gain better insight from their operational data stores and data warehouses using interactive, Flash-based analytical and monitoring dashboards and drillable, flexibly designed reports. The application includes a drag-and-drop self-service custom dashboard and report designer that facilitates rapid deployment requiring minimal training. In addition to providing more visually compelling operational dashboards, the application also enables sophisticated, but intuitive, visual analysis with a multi-dimensional charting engine and point and click input controls such as filter box lists, drop-down selection lists, and range sliders.
While the majority of buyers of business intelligence software may be for-profit corporations, many not-for-profit organizations recognize the need for advanced information management solutions, as well. The Nebraska Educational Service Unit #1 (ESU #1) is one such organization. Like commercial users, storing and managing data is just the beginning of their information management needs. Reporting, performance management, and trends analysis are what bring intelligence and value to any information management solution, including ESU #1’s.
ESU #1 provides a host of services to kindergarten, elementary, middle and high schools in northeast Nebraska ranging from equipment and IT services to staff development to therapy and educational programs for handicapped children. The special education department offers a variety of services and programs to assist children such as audiology, deaf education, and post-graduation transition.
The staff now is able to take student data from a variety of different sources and combine them in a meaningful way. The goal of this activity is to measure the department’s own performance and identify strengths and weaknesses in particular programs. Prior to using InetSoft’s business intelligence system, the limited visibility into such data made doing such analysis an ad hoc and arduous process at best. The need was recognized for more advanced reporting and analytics. “We evaluated a handful of options and ultimately chose InetSoft because it can be integrated into our Web-based systems and because it will prove to be the most cost-effective solution in the long-run,” stated Wade Fruhling, Project Director at ESU #1.
“How ESU #1 is using our dashboard and analysis software is such an interesting use of ‘business intelligence’ in a non-business setting,” commented Mark Flaherty, Vice President of Marketing at InetSoft. “We have built our BI platform to be flexible and accommodate any organization’s unique data structures and information presentation needs, and this interesting use case shows why our software is used in such a diverse range of industries and sectors.”
To view a Flash demo of Style Intelligence, InetSoft’s business intelligence software application for dashboards, reporting, and visual analysis, and to download a free evaluation copy, please visit www.inetsoft.com.