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Entrinsik

83 Ratings

Entrinsik

83 Ratings
Score 8 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Entrinsik

This product is well-suited with any type of underlying database but we were particularly impressed with its ability to be used with a multi-valued database (which our ERP is currently running off of)

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Entrinsik
7.0
Pixel Perfect reports
Entrinsik
5.5
Customizable dashboards
Entrinsik
7.8
Report Formatting Templates
Entrinsik
7.6

Ad-hoc Reporting

Entrinsik
7.6
Drill-down analysis
Entrinsik
6.7
Formatting capabilities
Entrinsik
7.1
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Entrinsik
8.2
Report sharing and collaboration
Entrinsik
8.3

Report Output and Scheduling

Entrinsik
8.7
Publish to Web
Entrinsik
8.9
Publish to PDF
Entrinsik
9.1
Report Versioning
Entrinsik
7.6
Report Delivery Scheduling
Entrinsik
9.2

Access Control and Security

Entrinsik
8.6
Multi-User Support (named login)
Entrinsik
9.1
Role-Based Security Model
Entrinsik
8.4
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Entrinsik
8.3

Pros

  • Initially, Informer was chosen primarily because of how it handled our multi-valued database structure for our student information system. Since then it has expanded to a support a slew of database platforms.
  • Our institution uses informer for internal and Federal reporting as well as a host of other data requests that come to our institution.
  • Informer quietly and seamlessly drives several Business Intelligence initiative on our campus. The solutions provided range from supplying our online employee directory with accurate information to aiding the Financial Aid office in monitoring and projecting financial budgets.

Cons

  • We have routinely had issues with Java on our Informer box which require us to reboot the server. Support has been helpful when this occurs but it would be nice if it was easier to troubleshoot the problems on our own.

Likelihood to Renew

Entrinsik8.7
Based on 67 answers
This is the only tool that I have to connect to our database!! So I have to renew!! If we changed our database system, I would re-evaluate to look at other reporting tools

Usability

Entrinsik8.0
Based on 12 answers
Once you learn the basics of how to use Informer, it is not difficult

Reliability and Availability

Entrinsik9.1
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.

Support

Entrinsik8.5
Based on 10 answers
Without a doubt this is a strength of the product. The support team responds quickly, accurately and understands the issues

Implementation

Entrinsik9.0
Based on 5 answers
To hire someone with JavaScript skills.

Breadth of Deployment

We are close to 95% of the administrative staff using Informer, either as a writer or recipient of scheduled reports. In most cases, Informer training has become a 'day one' activity for new administrative staff.

Alternatives Considered

Collaboration and Sharing

Entrinsik8.4
Based on 12 answers
This is one of the strength's of the product. End Users can determine where they share data; and where they do not. The new "Burst Email" functionality has made a lot of users quite Happy!

Data Integration

Entrinsik8.3
Based on 12 answers
The enhanced usability of the dashboards with multiple datasources, like Google Docs has helped; the ability to use the underlying reporting tool on Google Docs would be used if it were available. Otherwise, we have connected SQL and UniData databases with ease.

Return on Investment

  • Less impact upon the IT department for reports/data extracts.

Pricing Details

Entrinsik

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