Jinfonet recently surveyed more than 400 senior business professionals, and the survey results provide a number of insights and a few surprises into the business intelligence trends driving the enterprise market this year. For example, we couldn’t imagine the high percentage of respondents currently working on external customer projects.
Whether your development platform is Java or .NET, your software application or product most likely has requirements for BI or analytics, but your development team is also most likely understaffed when it comes to these skills.
Our recent partnership with CData enhances JReport’s connectivity to Salesforce.com (along with many other data sources) enabling live data access from dashboards and reports. The Data JDBC driver allows JReport to query data using SQL. This article details the process for connecting JReport to Salesforce.com as a JDBC data source to start creating dashboards and reports.
Embedded BI in a nutshell… Embedded BI (Business Intelligence) aims to provide a seamless integration of analytical capabilities directly into your applications. Many users realize the commercial applications they use to access data that can be used for insightful decision-making.
One of the major challenges with enterprise-ready embedded business intelligence and reporting is how to manage performance and scalability without impacting production databases, applications, and budgets. Users need to get right to their data and analyze them in real time rather than waiting around for hours or days.
At one point in time, you most likely were tinkering with Excel and wanted to create a stunning worksheet (e.g., budgeting, a to-do list, project planning) but you were unsure of how or lacked the time to do so. If there is no value in learning how to do a one-off job– why bother? Or if I don’t have the time to make one, someone may have already made one. Of course.
Developers creating a new application realize early on that the application will not be very useful unless its users can see detailed or summarized data in order to facilitate better insights and decision-making from the data. This is when they realize they need powerful business intelligence capabilities that can deliver rich, interactive reports and dashboards.
According to a Harvard Business Review report, 32% of businesses use cloud applications to improve business agility. Simple, flexible, easy-to-use tools are here to stay and provide a host of benefits to you and your business.
Data is everywhere. Transactional data, big data, cloud data, decentralized data, governed data – you name it. With the ever-growing demand to analyze data, chances are your product or application needs to present this data for interactivity and decision-making.
Picture a teacher at the beginning of the school year poring over lecture notes, classroom activities, grading sheets, diagrams, and more. Piles of paper are stacked around them, binders stuffed with notes and sheets. Then you have the student, hunched over their notebook and lecture sheets, trying to understand what the static diagrams in their textbooks are describing.