Success can be a double-edged sword for software businesses. At first, everything is full of promise for your startup. It has nowhere to go but up. Initial success fuels excitement, passion, energy. You feel rewarded for the work you put in.
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
Because of this, reports have a lot of value within an application. From scheduled operational reports to ad hoc reports for visual data discovery, you can use a report feature in many ways within your product. Read More
If your CEO is like ours, he (or she) is always looking for additional revenue streams for the company and ways to free up IT resources.
We learned that fact after integrating Izenda into thousands of applications, and asking CEOs what their motivation was for integrating a third party Ad Hoc reporting solution. Here are their top three answers:
As you might imagine, once these CEOs started seeing the benefits mentioned above, they always told us they were sorry they took so long to get going. So, why did they take so long? (See if any of this sounds like your shop.)
Unfortunately, they fail to take into consideration three very important points:
While this article may sound like a self-serving way to get you to try out Izenda, we believe this scenario is true for any third party add-on going into your application suite. We would really like to hear from you on your experience, and guidance to other users, on using third party add-on applications.
In fact, most universities spend very little time covering the topic of databases. Many address the subject on a very theoretical level in terms of how you would create a database engine from scratch. Today, relational databases are amazingly effective at storing enormous amounts of data. There is rarely a reason to consider any other storage approach. Unfortunately, only a very rudimentary explanation is given. Since databases often outlive applications (ie, you’ll throw away the app every 5-10 years, but the database must live on), professions working with production databases do not have the luxury of starting from scratch or re-factoring the data structure. And while the topic of production relational databases is only briefly covered, reporting fundamentals are almost completely absent from most computer science curricula.