InetSoft Offers Aberdeen Group’s Survey Report on the Benefits of Agile Business Intelligence

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One of the top benefits found: enabling manager self-sufficiency.

InetSoft Technology, an innovator in dashboard, reporting and data mashup solutions, announced the availability for free download of Aberdeen Group’s research report: "Agile BI: Three Steps to Analytic Heaven." InetSoft is a sponsor of the business intelligence survey report.

A top theme found in the research on the use of business intelligence (BI) is that most organizations are trying to enable business managers to be more self-sufficient in their use of BI. An example of one finding is that companies are facing the twin pressures of growing data volumes and shorter reaction times.

"The number one strategy to achieve a more agile BI solution is clearly to enable business users to be more self-sufficient in their use of BI," said David White, senior research analyst, Aberdeen Group. "Sixty-four percent (64%) of all survey respondents are heading down that path. That often requires a change in organizational culture to empower business managers to make decisions, as well as analytical skills and training to be pushed down to the line of business. Once that foundation is in place, the right tools are required to let business users explore data interactively so that they no longer need to bombard IT with change requests each time they want to see something new or different."

"Several years ago we set agility as a primary development goal for our business intelligence application, Style Intelligence," commented Mark Flaherty, CMO at InetSoft. “We heard users complaining about the inflexibility of traditional BI solutions, particularly the slow response times to changes in data access requirements. We used that input as direction to creating our powerful data mashup engine that is pivotal in our delivery of maximum levels of agile business intelligence."

To obtain a complimentary copy of the report, please visit: http://www.inetsoft.com/info/aberdeen_agile_bi_benchmark_report_download/.

InetSoft is a pioneering developer of business intelligence software with fifteen years of experience providing analytic and reporting solutions to enterprises and OEMs. The company’s flagship BI application, named Style Intelligence, is a full-featured business intelligence solution that is 100% Java at the server level and HTML, JavaScript, and Flash at the client level. The Web-based BI solution’s SOA architecture and open standards-based technology make it ideal for wide-scale deployment as a standalone application or for rapid embedding into other Web-based solutions. The product’s high-performance data access engine and data mashup capability allows organizations to combine disparate data sources ranging from data warehouses to operational data stores such as those in ERP or CRM applications to web service data feeds.

About Aberdeen Group, a Harte-Hanks Company
Aberdeen provides fact-based research and market intelligence that delivers demonstrable results. Having queried more than 30,000 companies in the past two years, Aberdeen is positioned to educate users to action: driving market awareness, creating demand, enabling sales, and delivering meaningful return-on-investment analysis. As the trusted advisor to the global technology markets, corporations turn to Aberdeen for insights that drive decisions.

As a Harte-Hanks Company, Aberdeen plays a key role of putting content in context for the global direct and targeted marketing company. Aberdeen's analytical and independent view of the “customer optimization” process of Harte-Hanks (Information – Opportunity – Insight – Engagement – Interaction) extends the client value and accentuates the strategic role Harte-Hanks brings to the market. For additional information, visit Aberdeen or call (617) 854-5200, or to learn more about Harte-Hanks, call (800) 456-9748.

About InetSoft
Since 1996 InetSoft has been delivering easy, agile, and robust business intelligence software that makes it possible for organizations and solution providers of all sizes to deploy or embed full-featured business intelligence solutions. Application highlights include visually-compelling and interactive KPI reporting dashboards that ensure greater end-user adoption plus pixel-perfect report generation, scheduling, and bursting. InetSoft’s patent pending Data Block™ technology enables productive reuse of queries and a unique capability for end-user defined data mashup. This capability combined with efficient information access enabled by InetSoft’s visual analysis technologies allows maximum self-service that benefits the average business user, the IT administrator, and the developer. InetSoft solutions have been deployed at over 3,000 organizations worldwide, including 25% of Fortune 500 companies, spanning all types of industries.

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