WebFOCUS offers a wide range of analytics generation, consumption and collaboration capabilities. This includes the ability for IT, BI specialists and now business users to author analytical views, dashboards and applications. These can be created for the authors themselves, or for BI and analytics consumers. Content publishing, deployment and collaboration is intuitive and security access privileges are maintained throughout.
Depending upon your organizational needs, IT and BI specialists can leverage App Studio, a GUI development environment for creating advanced WebFOCUS reports and applications. Additionally, we recently launched WebFOCUS Designer, a BI authoring tool for both BI specialists and non-technical users to very rapidly create a variety of analytical pages leveraging templates and by dropping in content, controls and prompts.
The WebFOCUS BI Portal is a significant enabler regards authoring, deployment and collaboration and is essential for any degree of user, content or deployment sophistication. The Portal is actually an analytical content management and deployment system, enabling organizations to manage and deploy a wide range of governed analytical content to many types of users, whether inside or outside the firewall.
Users can fully customize their own portal, swapping in different KPIs, charts, widgets and other analytical components. Users can also add their own personal pages to the base pages delivered by developers – and be able to mash up their own governed content. This makes their analytics experience more engaging, convenient and targeted. Pages and content can be published and shared with other users within their domains, so that analytical collaboration is easy and intuitive.