Information Builders, a leader in business intelligence (BI) and analytics, information integrity, and integration solutions, today announced that its WebFOCUS BI Portal delivers unparalleled customization capabilities to help power decision-making and lower software-as-a-service (SaaS) development support costs for all stakeholder groups.
Information Builders’ WebFOCUS BI Portal offers a full suite of web development tools similar to those used to create popular consumer applications, which allows BI power users and IT to deliver stunning web content. It combines the best of web development with unmatched user customization, delivering a rich, interactive BI and analytics experience to any user, anywhere. WebFOCUS is a flexible, fast, and scalable BI and analytics platform that helps organizations use information to their competitive advantage by empowering more people to make better decisions. Power users and developers can set the BI content framework, BI and end-users can create content, and end-users can customize what they see and how they see it. This collaborative workflow minimizes the time to market for BI and analytic delivery.
Key features of the WebFOCUS BI Portal include personalization, an app store-like experience, and aesthetic appeal:
Most dashboards on the market offer only fixed content, which results in many users stuck with myriad features that are not relevant to their needs or dashboards that contain irrelevant sections. WebFOCUS addresses this issue by enabling individuals to assemble their portal pages by choosing only the elements that meet their specific requirements. This allows even non-technical users to create and personalize their own BI content, without any IT involvement, and promotes a true self-service environment that optimizes BI consumption for business users. With the WebFOCUS portal, users have full control over what they see; how information is styled, displayed, and arranged; and how they navigate through content. This allows organizations to deliver more BI and analytics content to more users with less direct support from business analysts and IT. It also enables SaaS providers to personalize their offerings across customers without using additional resources. Personalization also increases usability as it makes the offering more relevant to one’s job needs.
An App Store Experience
The WebFOCUS BI Portal provides an app-store like experience for users to find, access, and consume BI content, including dashboards, visualizations, reports, charts, graphs, maps, and interactive InfoApps™. Users are able to build their portal pages in the same way they would build a playlist, picking and choosing the content that interests them to add to their pages and organizing it with a set of familiar components that make it easier and faster to read. Additionally, InfoApps have a custom user interface (UI) and interactive controls that help employees get to the relevant facts and make decisions in less than 30 seconds. The flexibility of InfoApps makes information easily accessible, without the process of sifting through multiple reports. It supports effective decisions at the point of decision-making. The app-store paradigm allows organizations to deliver a lot more content to make BI pervasive while also making the content a lot more relevant, similar to how one’s appreciation for an album increases when they can select only the tracks they like.