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Score 9.2 out of 101

Likelihood to Recommend

Entrinsik Informer

It makes creating queries very easy for end users so not only research or technicians can do it. The availability for creating Live reports that are accessible via Excel on the network has given many of our users the ability to get the information they need in a format they can use without needing someone to translate the raw data
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Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Entrinsik Informer
7.1
Pixel Perfect reports
Entrinsik Informer
5.5
Customizable dashboards
Entrinsik Informer
8.0
Report Formatting Templates
Entrinsik Informer
8.0

Ad-hoc Reporting

Entrinsik Informer
7.5
Drill-down analysis
Entrinsik Informer
7.0
Formatting capabilities
Entrinsik Informer
7.0
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Entrinsik Informer
8.2
Report sharing and collaboration
Entrinsik Informer
8.0

Report Output and Scheduling

Entrinsik Informer
8.7
Publish to Web
Entrinsik Informer
9.0
Publish to PDF
Entrinsik Informer
9.0
Report Versioning
Entrinsik Informer
8.0
Report Delivery Scheduling
Entrinsik Informer
9.0

Access Control and Security

Entrinsik Informer
8.4
Multi-User Support (named login)
Entrinsik Informer
9.0
Role-Based Security Model
Entrinsik Informer
8.0
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Entrinsik Informer
8.0

Pros

Entrinsik Informer

  • Informer is pretty user-friendly. When teaching other employees how to use Informer, I typically don't have to repeat any steps or further explain how to do certain tasks because of how user-friendly it is.
  • Reports in Informer are kept in a list that can be filtered by user, specific tags, or even by how recent the report was made or run. This makes it very quick and easy to find and run a specific report.
  • Informer has many options for downloading the report output, including text (txt), comma separated values (csv), and even PDF.
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Cons

Entrinsik Informer

  • There are a lot of reports that we have in Informer that say they have never been run, even though I know they have been run. So that makes it really difficult to determine which reports can be deleted to keep a tidy report list.
  • The only other complaint I have about Informer is that there doesn't seem to be a properly detailed error code/message when the student information system can't be accessed. For example, I am currently trying to move Informer to its own standalone server and I get an error message saying that our license isn't valid. Informer Support sent a new license, which prompted the same message, and the only explanation they have given me is that Informer can't reach the student information system. I would think that if that were the case, the error message would say that instead of an invalid license.
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Likelihood to Renew

Entrinsik Informer

Entrinsik Informer 8.7
Based on 67 answers
We have no reasons to choose another product at this time. It provides not only what we currently require, but we are also looking to expand development utilizing Entrinsik's Dashboard functionality.
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Usability

Entrinsik Informer

Entrinsik Informer 8.0
Based on 12 answers
From the perspective of the new user and a seasoned user I would say eight would represent both parties. It presents a 'familiar' interface and easy to navigate display. Tagging is quite nice and allows for organization of reports based on those tags. These have to be monitored like anything else to keep them consistent but provides a better than average means of organizing reports.
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Reliability and Availability

Entrinsik Informer

Entrinsik Informer 9.1
Based on 3 answers
We have 10 concurrent licenses and we average between 6-8 at any given time during the day; and we host the application.
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Support

Entrinsik Informer

Entrinsik Informer 8.5
Based on 10 answers
Without a doubt this is a strength of the product. The support team responds quickly, accurately and understands the issues
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Implementation

Entrinsik Informer

Entrinsik Informer 9.0
Based on 5 answers
Implementation was great. The person implementing was able to take care of the technical as well as training so it was nice to have one person cover all the needs at one time.
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Alternatives Considered

Entrinsik Informer

Crystal Reports with UniDATA ODBC. This works quite well but is cumbersome to set up and maintain. This required several steps outside the UniDATA database as well as setting up security views and a variety of processes that have to be monitored more closely. No other systems were evaluated to replace the old query interface.
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Return on Investment

Entrinsik Informer

  • Increased employee self sufficiency
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Pricing Details

Entrinsik Informer

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No
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