Electric generation and transmission cooperative to conserve IT resources with self-service reporting
Piscataway, NJ - January 18, 2010 - InetSoft Technology (www.inetsoft.com), an innovator in dashboard, reporting and data mashup solutions, announced that PNGC Power has selected InetSoft’s Style Intelligence for its information reporting needs.
PNGC Power is an electric generation and transmission cooperative that provides its members increased market presence, the ability to optimize loads and resources, and business management tools such as cost-of-service analyses. The primary users of the Style Intelligence BI platform will be PNGC Power business analysts and economists responsible for analyzing, modeling and reporting on metered power usage data to member utilities. Business users will enjoy a new level of self-service by making data access requests directly to the PNGC data warehouse, whereas they formerly relied on IT assistance for many regular reporting requirements.
"The business case for this kind of self-service reporting software was clear given the bottleneck we had in our data access processes," explained Kevin Watkins, Vice President of Engineering at PNGC Power. "We needed to reduce our reliance on IT for basic access to information that our staff depends on to serve our members. We evaluated several options including developing a solution internally, but given the reasonable initial investment, broad functionality, and ease of use of the software, we chose InetSoft. We were particularly interested in the data grid caching technology built into the application, and we are excited to see the system in action."
"Our mission has been to enable the kind of self-service reporting PNGC Power was seeking," Mark Flaherty, Chief Marketing Officer at InetSoft commented, "Delivering on that promise requires the right combination of aesthetic appeal and user-friendliness alongside a strong, flexible data access infrastructure. We are pleased to be the solution PNGC chose to power their business intelligence network."
PNGC Power is a Portland, Oregon-based electric generation and transmission (G&T) cooperative owned by 16 Northwest electric distribution cooperative utilities with service territory in seven western states (Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Utah, Nevada and Wyoming ). The company creates value for its member systems by providing power supply, transmission and other management services. PNGC Power is an aggregator of geographically diverse loads in the region and became the first electric cooperative in the country to receive a power marketing license from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. More information about PNGC Power can be found at www.pngcpower.com.
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 3,000 organizations worldwide, including 25% of Fortune 500 companies, spanning all types of industries.