How to best design Datasets
I had a post recently on the Informer Community web page asking us how to best design Datasets. There are a couple of alternatives worth discussing. Datasets bring the concept of data modeling to the forefront. Designing your Dataset requires...
Business Intelligence and Analytics Terms You Should Know
While some professionals out there know everything there is to know about business intelligence, reporting, and analytics, there are plenty more who may not completely understand certain concepts, practices, or terms relating to BI. If you’re a professional who’d like...
The Top Ten CIO Concerns for 2016
As business and technology are ever evolving, it’s hard to keep track of what trends are at the top of priority lists for IT leaders. Thanks to the Society for Information Management (SIM) who polled over 700 organizations in its...
Data quality: how to avoid reporting on “bad” data
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.
Pitfalls of Self-service reporting and how you can avoid them
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.
Luxury or lemon: how to tell the difference between good and not-so-good reporting vendors
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?
Coming Soon: Informer 4.5!
We’ll be releasing the latest and greatest Informer with version 4.5 soon! Below are a few highlights about what’s new in the new release, and to see it in action join us for a live webinar demo on Thursday, June...
Entrinsik CEO in the DBTA news
On February 25, 2015, DBTA (Database Trends & Applications) published an online story entitled, “MultiValue Special Section: MultiValue Vendors Pushing Boundaries” on dbta.com. Entrinsik’s own Doug Leupen, President & CEO, was included in the article with his response to an important...
In the Spotlight: 2014 Accolades for Entrinsik Informer
No doubt about it, 2014 was a big year for Informer. Thanks to a great product and a wonderful and supportive user community, we’ve been showing up in the spotlight and getting recognition from some pretty cool sources. Check out the highlights:...
Wayne Eckerson Blog Highlights Entrinsik Informer
On September 1st, Entrinsik was honored by being included in a special blog post by Wayne’s World writer, Wayne Eckerson, entitled “Think Entrinsik for Operational BI: It May Be All You Need.” The blog post highlights Entrinsik’s BI solution, Informer,...