InetSoft Technology, an innovator in dashboard, reporting and analysis solutions, today announced a new release of its business intelligence software featuring many improvements aimed at SaaS providers who embed dashboards and reports into their applications. Application providers will enjoy greater customization options while streamlining administration tasks associated with supporting large customer bases.
This release from InetSoft addresses the fact that many Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) products provide extensibility beyond their base data model. InetSoft’s application now makes it easy to strike a balance between manageability and flexibility by allowing base Physical Views and Logical Models to be extended. Changes can be made to the extended models that are specific to a certain user population, and updates to the standard model will only have to be made once. Users will see their custom objects as part of the base model, based on their group or role.
Other feature enhancements included in this product release are of interest to enterprises as well as technology providers. Chief among them is deepened support for OLAP cubes, such as those from Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services, Hyperion Essbase, and SAP NetWeaver, to be used as data sources. While a multi-dimensional database yields high performance, the strict hierarchy of an OLAP Cube can be more of a limitation than a help when it comes to frequent ad hoc analysis needs. This restriction has been removed, so that now individual dimension attributes can be bound to aspects of a chart and areas of a crosstab or pivot table. For example, one can see the Sales for every City, regardless of State or Country, and color the bars by Product, regardless of Category. Selection elements can also be used to filter multi-dimensional data. This flexibility is provided at the UI layer, while still taking advantage of the high performance backend that an OLAP server provides.
“Technology providers favor our lightweight but powerful business intelligence software over the cumbersome, integration-unfriendly solutions from BI vendors who focus primarily on pre-packaged enterprise deployments,” stated Mark Flaherty, Vice President of Marketing at InetSoft. “While we offer an out-of-the-box, ready-to-use business intelligence solution, we have years of experience listening to software OEMs to make our application as embeddable as possible and have also created a range of licensing options that match almost any business model.”
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 the website.
Since 1996 InetSoft (inetsoft.com) has been delivering easy, agile, and robust business intelligence software that make 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.