When you’re searching for a new software solution, where do you look? You may search online for top software options, look at user review sites for top-ranked tools, or ask professionals in your field for a recommendation. All of these are good starting places, but if you stop there, you may end up choosing a less-than-perfect offering. While searching for the right software for your needs, take into consideration what kind of company suits your needs. It may not seem all that important, but the wrong vendor with the right software can still leave you less than satisfied. So how do you know if a company is “good?” Here are a few simple suggestions on what to look for.
We're in the BARC BI Survey 15! The BI Survey 15 is based on findings from the world’s largest and most comprehensive survey of business intelligence end-users, conducted in 2015. In total, over 3,000 people responded to The Survey with 2,414 answering a series of detailed questions about their usage of a named product.
We’re excited to shine a spotlight on an Entrinsik featured partner, Trivantis! Trivantis, makers of Lectora and CourseMill, provides e‑Learning authoring software and learning management systems to Global 2000 companies in over 125 countries. Since partnering with Entrinsik, Informer is now...
Businesses and organization around the world are collecting and analyzing growing amounts of data, leading to better decision making, greater transparency, and improved efficiency. The down side to all that data, though, is the fact that “bad” data gets in with all the rest, possibly skewing reporting and analysis results. There’s not many things worse than spending months, even years, collecting data and realizing that any insights you hoped to glean from analysis are shot – all because of that small percentage of flawed, incorrect, or just “bad” data.
Online shopping carts can be great things. They reduce manual workload, streamline the registration process for students, and provide a central hub for digital information about courses, professors, and facilities. But are you using yours effectively? Without some basic features, you may be losing business – and never even know.
by Tim Nicholson Informer, for the most part, requires very little maintenance. But, just like your trusty vehicle, you still need to pay it some attention occasionally to ensure everything is in working order. Here are a few things you...
Our registration software will enable you to setup and send out automatic confirmation emails when students enroll for classes, either online or in-house. But are those emails actually getting through? With the amount of emails being sent every day, spam filters are getting stricter, so well-meaning official emails like yours may end up in the junk folder or blocked completely more times than you know about. If they do get through the filters, how can you make sure they’re opened and read?
Self-service software has become increasingly popular, particularly given the demands placed on staff at all levels of an organization. With reporting software like Informer, self-service capabilities are certainly an attainable goal. But what happens if you’ve implemented software that isn’t as user friendly as you thought? Or maybe it is, but your end-users get in just a little over their heads? These pitfalls are commonplace, but they can be avoided given you know what to look for.
In the auto world, performance is important. It’s no different with data reporting, but in today’s crowded field of business intelligence (BI) vendors there are bound to be some “lemons” out there. So how do you tell the difference?
Delivered with pre-configured mappings and sample reports and dashboards (like the one above), the Informer / Sugar integration gives both technical and non-technical users secure instant visibility into key metrics from multiple perspectives.