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Elmhurst College Saves Time and Money by Utilizing True Self-Service Reporting and Analytics with Entrinsik Informer

Pam Barber

Raleigh, NC – December 19, 2013 – Entrinsik, Inc. (, developer of Informer agile reporting and business intelligence (BI) software, announced the completion of a new case study featuring Elmhurst College’s implementation of Informer reporting and BI software.

Before implementing Entrinsik Informer, staff members at Elmhurst College were completely dependent on their IT department for report creation. They needed a reporting and analytics solution that would allow end-users to access, create, and run customized reports, as well as streamline the analytics process, all without assistance from IT.

After first seeing Informer demonstrated at a Datatel User Group (DUG) conference, Elmhurst decided to fully implement the software in 2009. The key features that the College was looking for in a reporting tool were ease of use for the end-user, the ability to report from multiple databases in a UniData environment, and security down to the field and file level of the system. “Informer delivered on all accounts,” said Darschewski. “Reporting became easy; end-users could use the system with ease to get the data they needed.”

Integrating Informer allowed end-users at Elmhurst to create their own reports and dashboards, and evaluate their own analytics within the department “The ability to let end-users create reports that link multiple tables (files) without the need to create computed columns to pull data in has saved us hundreds of hours of work on an annual basis.” Informer has also been integrated with other systems on campus at Elmhurst, including their fund raising software, Raiser’s Edge, and into their time-keeping solution, Kronos.

Utilization of Informer Dashboards has been a major benefit for analytics, allowing users to consolidate important data into easy-to-digest visualizations. The College has created dashboards that analyze course utilization, identify potential geographic areas for future recruitment efforts, review participation in career services programs, and compare transmitted vs. non-transmitted financial aid, just to name a few.

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