Embed Any BI Dashboard into SharePoint
InetSoft's Style Intelligence is a completely Web-based dashboard and reporting solution. You can embed any dashboard in an IFrame of any page running on your intranet, extranet, or public Web server. User administration and permissions leverage your existing security setup and protocols, and you may go even further with permission control down to the data cell level.
A key differentiator of InetSoft's business intelligence software is support for data mashups. You can combine data from your Baan application with almost any other data source you have in your organization such as: relational databases (JDBC), multidimensional databases, XML, SOAP, Java beans (POJO), EJB beans, spreadsheets, flat files, OLAP cubes, SAP, PeopleSoft, JD Edwards, Siebel CRM, salesforce.com, and Google Analytics.
InetSoft offers unique capabilities in the area of data mashup. Business end-users can create their own mashups with whatever data you expose to them combining different data sources that have not been previously modeled for them. It also possible for users to bring in their own data sets such as those in local spreadsheets or those provided by external partners and then share the dashboards or reports based on them, inside the corporate BI environment.
What Can Be Mashed Up in SharePoint Dashboard?
SharePoint is a versatile platform developed by Microsoft that serves as a comprehensive solution for information management and collaboration within organizations. It's capable of storing a wide range of information, making it a crucial tool for businesses of all sizes. Here are the various types of information that can be stored in SharePoint:
Documents and Files: SharePoint is renowned for its document management capabilities. It allows users to create, upload, store, and share documents, spreadsheets, presentations, PDFs, and other file types. These files can be organized into libraries and folders for easy access and management.
Lists and Databases: SharePoint enables the creation of custom lists that can be used to store various types of structured data. These lists can function like simple databases, making them suitable for tasks like tracking tasks, managing inventory, collecting survey data, and more.
Calendars: SharePoint includes a calendar feature that allows users to schedule and track events, meetings, deadlines, and other important dates. This is particularly useful for teams that need to coordinate their schedules.
Tasks and Workflows: SharePoint allows users to create task lists that help in tracking and managing assignments and projects. Additionally, it supports workflow automation, where tasks can be assigned, tracked, and monitored through predefined processes.
Wikis and Knowledge Bases: SharePoint supports the creation of wikis and knowledge bases, which serve as repositories for information, procedures, best practices, and other forms of institutional knowledge. This helps in centralizing information and making it accessible to the entire organization.
Discussion Boards and Forums: SharePoint provides features for creating discussion boards and forums, allowing team members to engage in conversations, ask questions, share insights, and collaborate on specific topics.
Web Pages and Intranet Sites: SharePoint allows users to design and publish web pages and intranet sites. This is useful for creating internal websites, team pages, departmental portals, and company-wide intranet sites.
Metadata and Taxonomies: SharePoint allows for the creation of metadata, which adds contextual information to documents and items. This can include tags, categories, and custom attributes that aid in organizing and classifying information.
Business Intelligence Data: SharePoint integrates with various business intelligence tools, allowing organizations to store and display reports, dashboards, and other analytical data. This facilitates data-driven decision-making within the organization.
Forms and Surveys: SharePoint supports the creation of custom forms and surveys using tools like Microsoft Forms or InfoPath. This enables organizations to collect data from employees or external stakeholders efficiently.
Social Features: SharePoint incorporates social features like user profiles, activity feeds, and microblogging capabilities. This fosters collaboration, communication, and knowledge sharing among team members.
External Data Sources: SharePoint can also integrate with external data sources, such as databases, web services, and enterprise systems. This allows for the aggregation and display of data from various sources in a centralized location.
Security and Access Controls: SharePoint stores information about user permissions, roles, and access levels, ensuring that sensitive information is protected and only accessible by authorized personnel.
“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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