Entrinsik Informer

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TOTAL GAME CHANGER!

10
I am in the title industry where we have countless reports needed. Before implementing Entrinsik Informer, we were having to manually …

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Multi-User Support (named login) (10)

9.0
90%

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What is Entrinsik Informer?

Entrinsik Informer is a web-based reporting and business intelligence application popular in the higher education vertical market. It helps organizations transform real-time data into actionable information by delivering ad-hoc reporting, data analysis, and interactive dashboards.

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Features Scorecard

BI Standard Reporting

7.8
78%

Ad-hoc Reporting

8.5
85%

Report Output and Scheduling

8.7
87%

Access Control and Security

8.4
84%

Product Details

What is Entrinsik Informer?

Informer 5 from Entrinsik is a data discovery and analytics tool that aims to simplify the process of accessing, cleansing, blending, and analyzing data from multiple sources. According to the vendor, with Informer, companies can aggregate all their disparate data into a single platform using an intuitive, 100% web-based interface that replaces outdated query tools and complicated reporting systems.

The tool aims to eliminate the need for data warehouses and cubes, and eliminate complicated “views” and limited functionality. With extensible architecture, collaborative environment, and enterprise-level performance, Informer aims to deliver actionable insights and better, data-driven decisions for its customers.

Entrinsik Informer Features

BI Platform Features

  • Supported: Administration via Web Interface
  • Supported: Live Connection to External Data
  • Supported: Snapshot of External Data
  • Supported: In-memory data model
  • Supported: Multi-Data Source Reporting (Blending)

Supported Data Sources Features

  • Supported: MS Excel Workbooks
  • Supported: Text Files (CSV, etc)
  • Supported: Oracle
  • Supported: MS SQL Server
  • Supported: IBM DB2
  • Supported: Postgres
  • Supported: MySQL
  • Supported: ODBC
  • Supported: Cloudera Hadoop
  • Supported: Hortonworks Hadoop
  • Supported: SAP Hana

BI Standard Reporting Features

  • Supported: Customizable dashboards
  • Supported: Report Formatting Templates

Ad-hoc Reporting Features

  • Supported: Drill-down analysis
  • Supported: Formatting capabilities
  • Supported: Report sharing and collaboration

Report Output and Scheduling Features

  • Supported: Publish to Web
  • Supported: Publish to PDF
  • Supported: Report Versioning
  • Supported: Report Delivery Scheduling
  • Supported: Delivery to Remote Servers

Data Discovery and Visualization Features

  • Supported: Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
  • Supported: Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization

Access Control and Security Features

  • Supported: Multi-User Support (named login)
  • Supported: Role-Based Security Model
  • Supported: Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
  • Supported: Report-Level Access Control
  • Supported: Table-Level Access Control (BI-layer)
  • Supported: Field-Level Access Control (BI-layer)

Mobile Capabilities Features

  • Supported: Responsive Design for Web Access
  • Supported: Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding Features

  • Supported: REST API

Entrinsik Informer Screenshots

Entrinsik Informer Videos

Customers Talk About Informer
Introduction to Informer 5 BI & Data Analytics

Entrinsik Informer Competitors

Entrinsik Informer Technical Details

Deployment TypesOn-premise, SaaS
Operating SystemsWindows, Linux, Mac
Mobile ApplicationNo

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Entrinsik Informer?

Entrinsik Informer is a web-based reporting and business intelligence application popular in the higher education vertical market. It helps organizations transform real-time data into actionable information by delivering ad-hoc reporting, data analysis, and interactive dashboards.

What is Entrinsik Informer's best feature?

Reviewers rate Customizable dashboards and Report Formatting Templates and Drill-down analysis highest, with a score of 9.

Who uses Entrinsik Informer?

The most common users of Entrinsik Informer are from Mid-size Companies and the Higher Education industry.

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Jeffrey Jones | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Hands down, Informer is the best ROI our university has ever had. Our day to day operations thrive on the data, and the product contributes regularly to our strategic decisions and plans as a university.
Don Penrose | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Informer is invaluable because of:

  • the ease of use,
  • the quick adoption by the campus community,
  • the +1K reports in our collective library,
  • the affordable licensing and maintenance costs,
  • Entrinsik's responsive customer service,
  • Informer's seamless aggregate and analytics functionality,
  • and the powerful script availability.
Noelle Hurley | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Excellent overall product. Entrinsik's development team provides a quality product and are always developing to further improve it. Cost to benefit ratio on this product makes all the difference to a non-profit institution like SXU.
Score 10 out of 10
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It gives our employees everything they need in a report writer. Ease of use, budget friendly, and excellent help desk. When you interact with Entrinsik employees, you feel a part of the company. They ask for your recommendations and change requests, and actually provide feedback as to how they might implement the ideas. They are a joy to work with.
Score 9 out of 10
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Entrinsik is a great company to work with. The product has improved our workflow and is well liked by our end-users. The biggest reason we will renew is that we get a lot of return on our investment.
Kyle Rima | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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We have written thousands of reports using Informer. Our end users know how to use it and really like it. Many of them are able to write their own reports easing the report writing burden on our IS department. On top of the ease of use of Informer, Entrinsik is a great company to work with. They are very responsive when we need help with an issue and they work really hard to take our product suggestions and implement them in their software.
Score 10 out of 10
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I like the conference. I get to learn a lot there. They keep coming out with new cool things. New functionality, better security, better tools. They are not a huge shop but seem to keep it together pretty well. They respond fairly quickly and address issues efficiently. We have been a client for a long time and we will be for the foreseeable future.
Theresa M. Frachalla | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Entrinsik is always improving and expanding it's functionality. It's a cost effective way to provide real-time reporting and can be expanded to report off a data warehouse in the future. The Dashboards is another piece that we'd like to investigate for the future. And, the ease of use makes it a quick win for us.
Score 10 out of 10
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This product has become the campus "norm" and the expectations of staff have grown. We are adding new staff and new departments on a regular basis. All training sessions offered across campus fill up immediately. There is a pent-up demand for self-controlled data mining and Informer is the tool to help get that done.
Joseph Riquelme | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Another aspect to look at when buying software is, "Who makes it". In all my dealings with Entrinsik it has always been positive with a can-do attitude. Also Entrinsik is not a company to sit on its laurels after creating a great product. They in my estimation are always looking to move the product forward and keeps their eye on the horizon looking for new and better things to add.
Sarah Gaither | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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I couldn't imagine doing my job without Informer. We have created and use so many reports within Informer on a daily basis that it has become a part of our regular work flows. No other reporting product has the integration and abilities that Informer has with our current Colleague system.
Kara Bosch | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Informer has become an integral part of our daily operational routines at CPCC. Users throughout the college have adopted the tool to perform many regular processes in their daily work. The widespread adoption throughout CPCC would mean users would be less likely to accept a less user friendly solution.