Category Archives: Business Intelligence

Creating a JReport Dashboard on Salesforce.com Data Using CData JDBC Driver

Creating a JReport Dashboard on Salesforce.com Data Using CData JDBC Driver

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.

Reusable Reporting for Big Time Cost Saving

Reusable Reporting for Big Time Cost Saving

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.

The Great BI Debate: Build vs. Buy

The Great BI Debate: Build vs. Buy

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.

Industry Focus: Learning Analytics and Reporting for E-Learning Software

Industry Focus: Learning Analytics and Reporting for E-Learning Software

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.

Industry Focus: Embedded BI and Reporting for Higher Education Institutes

Industry Focus: Embedded BI and Reporting for Higher Education Institutes

Colleges and universities are typically challenged with managing the logistics of a large student body. With sometimes tens of thousands of students registering for courses in a single semester, it becomes difficult to maintain an organized and efficient process. Campus space is also often used for extracurricular and community events, which can further complicate scheduling.