Self-Service Analytics With WebFOCUS InfoAssist+
WebFOCUS InfoAssist+ delivers business analytics to everyone. It is a single, unified product for visually analyzing complex data sets, generating sophisticated data visualizations, dashboards and reports, and enhancing data-driven decision-making enterprise wide.
Enterprises are relentlessly trying to satisfy the broadest range of end users and their individual analytical preferences. Some business intelligence (BI) platforms accomplish this by providing many unrelated tools to satisfy differing needs. WebFOCUS InfoAssist+ combines all of the required functionality into a single, powerful solution with a common interface.
WebFOCUS InfoAssist+ is a robust, yet simple-to-use, ad hoc solution that provides power users with advanced and intuitive features, letting them easily:
- Engage in data discovery to gain deeper insight from all kinds of data using highly graphical representations of data, such as 3D bar and pie charts, histograms, data constellations, and multiscapes
- Create queries, as well as highly complex charts, dashboards, and reports from multiple enterprise information sources
- Browse data in cubes and other multidimensional sources, such as Oracle Essbase, Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services, and the SAP Business Information Warehouse
- Publish HTML5, Adobe PDF, Microsoft Excel or PowerPoint, WebFOCUS Active Technology documents (for offline analysis), and other formats
In this video, Stephanie Dennon of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center talks about how they use self-service technology from Information Builders.
Unlike other solutions, which lack the ability to scale sufficiently for wide-spread usage, insights generated via InfoAssist+ can easily be shared company-wide, and circulated to external groups as well. Business users can use InfoAssist+ to author InfoApps™, Information Builders’ customizable, intuitive technology that delivers data insights via an “app-store-like” experience for non-technical users. Once created, InfoApps allow mainstream users to quickly get answers from relevant data without requiring IT involvement.
WebFOCUS InfoAssist+ also allows administrators to customize the interface – reducing or increasing functionality – according to the needs and skill level of the target audience, resulting in adoption by the broadest range of users.