Easy, Fast Data Access
Quickly connect to traditional databases, spreadsheets, or unstructured data streams, all without time-consuming warehousing. Informer comes out of the box with a variety of common database connectors including MySQL®, Microsoft SQL Server®, Oracle®, UniVerse®, and UniData®. Import multiple spreadsheets to create your own Workspace, a totally custom data source. You can even have mappings and links automatically imported with your database at the click of a button.
Have a unique data source? With Informer’s pluggable architecture, custom drivers can easily be created or connected without complicated work-arounds. Informer also allows for Big Data integration including connection to Hadoop and Mongo DB. With Informer’s powerful streaming and indexing functionality, you’ll see your data within a matter of seconds, from dozens to millions of rows.
Cleanse, Transform, & Prepare Disparate Data
There’s no room for “bad data” in your business; efficient data governance has become essential to accurate analysis. With Informer’s unique Data Flows feature, you have the opportunity to easily review, cleanse, and prepare your data as it streams into Informer from any number of sources – CRM, databases, spreadsheets, or unstructured data streams. ETL made simple!
Data Flows enable you to easily transform data however you choose. Join data from disparate sources and append incomplete entries. Scrub duplicates, normalize inconsistent fields, even write custom scripts to transform data into exactly how you want it to appear.
The Power of Informer Datasets
Informer enables you to have better control and faster access to data by utilizing Datasets. Datasets are curated subsets of data that can be refreshed immediately when you need real-time information, or on a schedule to reduce the number of hits to your production database.
Admin users can create a Dataset from any data source: a traditional database, spreadsheet, or Workspace. Datasets provide a single source of truth for end users to perform their own data exploration and analysis with consistent, governed data.
Explore & Analyze Data
Informer empowers end users to explore and analyze relevant data without IT assistance. Utilize Dataset filters to narrow down views of data, and merge or save filters for later use. Simply drag-and-drop to sort columns, aggregate data into relevant groups, and create pivot tables for summarized views.
Informer’s intuitive interface and powerful capabilities mean end users don’t need technical knowledge or IT assistance to get the information they need. Empower all types of users within your organization to explore, analyze, and share their data within a secure and governed environment.
Visualize Data in New Ways
A picture is worth a thousand rows. Data visualizations are powerful tools, and can provide a broad view of what’s happening in your business. With Informer, users can quickly create trend charts, graphs, maps, or custom visuals. In just a few clicks, view side-by-side analyses with comparison boards. Add visuals to a dashboard and customize layouts for a personalized view of your data.
Not sure which visual to choose? With Informer’s Discover feature, the work is done for you. Simply select the fields you want to see, and Informer instantly creates relevant visuals for you.
Interact with your visuals with dynamic filters, drill down into underlying data, or pin favorites to your home page.
Share Reports and Visuals on Your Schedule
Informer 5 takes scheduling and sharing content to a whole new level. Schedule data refreshing and report run-times like usual, then take your content further with ultra-flexible automation.
Create a Job with one or multiple datasets or queries, then use filters to customize a Report result. Choose one or multiple Actions for the same Job – send individual or burst emails, send to FTP/SSH or to your file system, or even create your own custom Actions. Run Jobs manually, on a set schedule, or as an alert when specified conditions are met.
With Informer’s HTML rich-text email editor, creating customized emails is a breeze. Query Report content or user data right in the email body for personalized user emails. Add field data from multiple datasets, upload images, or even embed interactive visuals without having to include a whole dataset. Attach multiple datasets as a csv or spreadsheet, or add all attachments to a zip file.
Keep track of running Jobs with history logs, limit and queue concurrent Jobs, and check on Job progress with success confirmations and error logs.
Personalize, Publish, & Collaborate
Every user is different, so why shouldn’t your BI tool be? Informer allows users to customize the content they see with personalized home pages. Pin frequently run Reports to your Informer home page for faster access, and see activity feeds with content and notifications relevant to you and your Teams.
Utilize Informer Teams to share and collaborate with colleagues in your department. Swap comments on a shared Team Report, compare insights, and move ownership of a Report to your Team for review and approval.
Informer also allows users to securely share Reports outside of Informer; publish a Dashboard to the web with one click, or invite others to view with a simple hyperlink. Shared visualizations remain interactive so viewers can filter, drill down, or even save a copy for later analysis.
Data Governance & Security
Properly governing and securing your data is a top priority for most businesses. Informer provides ease of access and collaboration while still allowing admin users to strictly govern content.
Use Informer Teams to logically group members based on your organizational structure. Add members individually or integrate with LDAP/Active Directory. Assign roles to Team members based on security levels; allow Consumer members to view and drill into data, while Creator members can access data sources and create high level Reports.
Eliminate user managed passwords with secure single sign-on. Easily audit system usage and manage Report ownerships on one screen. Lock down specific data views and secure sensitive fields, all without limiting end users’ access to the content they need.
Informer’s out-of-the-box capabilities are only the beginning. With Informer’s flexible architecture, you can create and bring in resources that are specific to your industry, product, or service.
Want your stadium seating map as an Informer visual? You can do that. Have a schema for your new database? Bring it in. Want a complex authentication plug-in but don’t want to write it yourself? Our customer service staff are here to help.
Informer’s pluggable architecture also makes it ideal for integrating into other applications. Entrinsik partners can easily customize, brand, and embed Informer into existing software to create a cohesive analytics infrastructure.
Extensive API for Integrating Informer into your SugarCRM Custom App
If you modify SugarCRM to fill a niche market CRM requirement, take advantage of the Informer Partner Toolkit - a suite of tools and APIs allowing you to customize Informer to fit your corporate identity, apply business rule per your own application, and provide your customers an even more powerful custom CRM solution.
Informer SugarCRM Plugin
Entrinsik provides an Informer SugarCRM Plugin for your Sugar 6.5 or greater environment. So along with a set of standard SugarCRM reports and dashboards, the Informer SugarCRM Plugin also includes integrations with the Sugar7 REST API, a SugarCRM specific function library, third-party authentication, single sign-on, and SugarCRM security. Additionally, the plugin framework is yours to manipulate, so site specific functionality is allowed and encouraged.