26 Ways Ad Hoc Reporting Creates Value in 7 Industries

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Ad hoc reporting is the creation of dynamic, real-time reports by users on an as-needed basis. Since empowering end users with ad hoc reporting functionality enables them to answer business questions at the moment they occur, users move from static reporting to dynamic queries, asking and answering questions about their data.

Users of ad hoc reporting software also benefit from the ability to make on-the-fly changes to report elements – adding or changing fields, sorting or summarizing fields, or pivoting on data, for example – highlighting one of the many ways in which this dynamic functionality generates value across a multitude of industries. Read More

Embedded Analytics: Built-In Data Analytics Offer a Wealth of Potential Benefits

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Purpose-Built for Embedding Self-Service BI Keeps Analytics in Workflow

Businesses rely on accurate and relevant insights based on the data they collect. End users need to gain that insight at the point of decision, but their companies often segregate the data by department or into data silos. Compounding the problem has been the widespread use of separate business intelligence and data analytics platforms across the organization. The decision-making process remains inefficient as users lack accurate, up-to-date and complete information. This fundamentally flawed process results in unfavorable outcomes. Read More

Developers Need to Protect Privacy When Writing Code

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Privacy laws and regulatory compliance rules over how software developers craft code to protect data.Software companies charge their developers with producing quality applications that meet customer requirements. Whether they realize it or not, when they write that code or integrate that self-service BI and analytics platform, they must make sure the application controls access to the data so that it meets strict privacy compliance and security laws and regulations. Read More

What New Features In MySQL 8.0 Make It Better?

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Izenda directly reports against MySQL, MSSQL, Oracle, and PostgreSQL.Software companies looking to implement a self-service business intelligence solution may be using MySQL, one of the most useful open source databases, for their data. Certain issues seemed to have reduced MySQL’s usability in recent years, resulting in many users eagerly awaiting the newest release. The release of MySQL 8.0 seems to answer that need. Read More

Is It Time for Developers to Switch to .NET Core?

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The release of .NET Core created a lot of excitement. Microsoft promises that 1.0 is leaner, modular and will be a cross-platform solution. Let’s take a look at .NET Core’s current state and its expected future.

A Line in the Sand

Microsoft touts .NET Core as a line in the sand. Developers can use this brand new stable base to build components, update features and frameworks. .NET Core contains the most drastic changes for developers, with further releases to add more features. Read More

Don’t Underestimate How Valuable Vendor Relationships Are

By | Independent Software Vendors, Tips and Tricks
ISVs need to cultivate their relationships with other software vendors.Any business relationship depends on value, meaning that both parties in the relationship need to feel that they are benefiting from the relationship. How do ISVs manage to get value from the vendors that they use to integrate products into their core applications? How do ISVs ensure that they realize all the benefits that a solution should offer to them? Read More