One of the principal goals of BI is that users find the information they need to make decisions in due time and proper form. The form includes the format in which the information is presented and the level of interaction expected to obtain the desired result. The previous points make up the term “BI Usability”..
Jinfonet Software announces that JReport 11.1 is now generally available. The new release boasts increased performance for better scalability and report generation as well as enhanced data visualization and interactivity for reports and dashboards through Web and mobile interfaces.
JReport 11.1 allows the user to analyze data faster than ever before. JReport Server Live can now automatically “push down” summary computations to the database to allow reports to run up to 100 times faster for larger data sets. This is JReport’s first step towards delivering analysis for customers with increasingly huge amounts of corporate, Web, and social media data. By distributing computation logic closer to where data resides, “push down” technology will also be used by JReport for its Big Data implementation.
Cloud-based systems for ERP, CRM, SCM, eCommerce and other transactional systems are becoming increasingly widespread due to the efficiencies of cloud-based infrastructure. These systems generate and capture large volumes of data, but creating data-driven applications to navigate this data and derive meaningful insights can be challenging. Combining Jaspersoft BI with Cloud Foundry provides developers with an easy, scalable and cost-effective PaaS deployment method for enabling data-driven applications. This allows enterprises to quickly deploy analytic applications to uncover patterns in their data, driving improved organizational performance while gaining better access to information for more informed decision-making.
Which parent has never had to face this question? The idea of creating an interactive dashboard comparing the nutritive values of a BigMac against other foods came when replying for the 100th times to this question. Here is the result accessible from your PC/iPad :
This dashboard is comparing the nutrient (e.g., fats, sugars, vitamins, etc...) contained in a BigMac against other typical foods (e.g., vegetables, snacks, etc...) and put them in perspective against top (and bottom) three food categories.
Data & Multidimensional Model
The United States Department Of Agriculture is providing detailed information about the nutrient composition of several foods from which two dimensions have been created:
Percentage of companies innovating with cloud expected to double by 2015
The number of enterprises turning to cloud computing to revamp existing business models will more than double in the next three years, as business leaders move to capitalize on the rapid availability of data and the growing popularity of social media, according to a new study released today by IBM. Businesses that embrace the transformative power of cloud will have a significant advantage in the race to introduce new products and services and capture new markets and revenue streams.
To better understand the shift in how organizations use cloud today and how they plan to employ it in the future IBM, in conjunction with the Economist Intelligence Unit, surveyed more than 500 business and technology executives worldwide. The findings were compiled in a new study, titled "The Power of Cloud: Driving business model innovation."
“Companies are starting to understand -- cloud isn’t just about gaining efficiencies and cost savings; it’s about driving the kind of fundamental innovation that provides lasting marketplace advantage,” said Saul Berman, IBM global strategy consulting leader and co-author of the study.
QlikTech Teams Up with Trillium Software to Deliver Enterprise-strength Data Quality to Qlikview Business Discover PlatformSubmitted by QlikTech on 17 December, 2011 - 13:15
Combined best-of-breed technologies to address customers’ data quality requirements
What is known today by the name Business Intelligence (BI) has an origin and evolution that should be looked at in order to introduce the concept that will be the subject of this article: “BI Usability”.
One of the principal goals of BI is that users find the information they need to make decisions in due time and proper form. The form includes, among other things, the format in which the information is presented and the level of interaction expected to obtain the desired result. The previous points make up the term “BI Usability”.
Usability can be defined as software’s ease of use, in which factors such as the familiarity of the design, comfort, attractiveness, level of interaction permitted, response time, etc. also come into play.
Various definitions of usability have been selected to complement the concept: (*1):
This article is the first of a total of three that we are going to publish from LITEBI, each one will be part of a Whitepaper focused on the effects and contributions of Business Intelligence to the company from the point of view of the CEO.
What is Business Intelligence?
Wikipedia gives us the following definition on this concept:
“Computer-based techniques used in identifying, extracting, and analyzing business data, such as sales revenue by products and/or departments, or by associated costs and incomes”
In other words, software tools that enable that all the information of a company (sales, purchases, financial information, production, marketing, etc.) “flows” in an organized way through the business, reaching the right person, at the right time. To this, in LITEBI we would also note that achieving Intelligence needs full-featured and integrated tools to manage and optimize the performance of the company as a whole and to align it with the business strategy.
A tool with all these characteristics makes things easier for those in charge of the decision making in each department: a CFO, a Sales Manager, a CEO or a Controller.