The Informer Fall 2021 Issue

Musc Expands Secure, Curated Data Access Across 35 Teams

With Informer, the Medical University of South Carolina has granted end users the independence to answer their own data requests. Through easy configuration with Informer, users now receive only the targeted information that is relevant to them. The Medical University of South Carolina is also utilizing Flow Steps and Jobs to save time by replacing manual Ad hoc processes. The university currently has about 1,060 Datasets, 350 Ad hoc Queries, 36 Dashboards, and 150 Jobs in use.

5.4 On-Demand Webinars

Informer Training Services

Entrinsik offers various options for technical and end user training to help users get the most out of their investment in Informer. Whether the need is to train new analysts or administrators or to offer consulting to build content, we have a flexible services model to fit your needs and budget.

New Brewery Bi Lead

Entrinsik adds Louis DiCello to lead the Informer Brewery Division. In this role, Lou will be responsible for creating and executing the company’s brewery business strategy, sales, and expanding Entrinsik’s footprint within the brewery industry.

Using Custom Field Expressions

On occasion, database-level functions need to process data fields before those fields are ready for use in reporting tools. For example, referencing a TRANS subroutine to pull Fields from one file into another on U2 databases or a SUBSTRING function on a SQL database to extract the ID of a multi-part key field.

Featured Trade Show

Informer has been customized for the brewery business and was launched at September’s Craft Beer Conference. This is the largest business-to-business trade show in the craft beer space with over 7,000 attendees. Informer allows users to tap into their data from various sources including point of sale, ERP, warehouse management, and accounting software programs, helping brewers keep their beer fresh and the right beer in stock.

Informer 5.5 Preview

We can now take Version 5.5 on a world tour as it will have Internationalized UI support for Mexican Spanish, Canadian French, and German as well as support for dates and times based on the locale of a User. A new top-level Global Search Bar makes it extremely easy to find anything in your Informer system with just a few keystrokes. The Global Search Bar searches through all entities in your entire Informer system and provides results in a categorized manner. Find what you need at your fingertips!

The More You Know

Did you know that Informer has logging capabilities that track query activity of any Datasource internal or external to Informer including databases and Elasticsearch? Informer also logs API requests and user logins. Because log files can capture so much information, there are steps in place to easily manage them if they’re getting too big like setting a log rotation. Try out this maintenance step along with other tips covered in our article on Log Maintenance.

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