Category Archives: Embedded BI

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.

Top Considerations for Embedding Analytics into Your Product

Top Considerations for Embedding Analytics into Your Product

In our latest article with InsideBigData, Dean Yao, Director of Marketing at Jinfonet, discusses the top considerations for embedding analytics in your commercial offerings. Dean takes another angle in this article mainly focusing on the front end functionality of embedded analytics solutions, and guiding product owners through the best feature sets to look for.

3 Goal Setting Pitfalls to Avoid in Your Dashboards

3 Goal Setting Pitfalls to Avoid in Your Dashboards

In 2007 goal setting malpractices blindsided many financial institutions into achieving short term productivity goals that led to the Great Recession in the United States. This event is now known as the subprime mortgage crisis. Specifically, many banks entered the mortgage bond market and set highly speculative goals to sell adjustable-rate mortgages.

DevIgnition Video Spotlight: The Best Approaches to Implementing Analytics

JReport made a strong presence at DevIgnition 2016, a conference for developers in Dulles, VA to discuss emerging technologies. Dean Yao, Director of Marketing at Jinfonet, delivered a presentation on developing analytics in your applications. Dean discusses the many options for embedding analytics into applications while outlining the pros and cons for selecting each approach.

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: 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.