The Little Engine That Could
Updated February 04, 2015

The Little Engine That Could

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Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Entrinsik Informer

We use Informer in many departments with more coming online all the time. It's quick and easy to use and training is a breeze. Quite simply, it's been the best tool we have in our arsenal.
  • The Live Excel function allows you to create spreadsheets and send them to others. The recipient can add their own columns but refresh the original data at will which saves time and effort.
  • Client office staff can be trained to create their own reports, but if they don't have the time or interest it's easy to create reports for them. We can deliver the reports in a variety of ways and many people love the option of having reports sent to them by email at a scheduled time.
  • The ability to report from both SQL and Unidata on the same report is amazing! We use this feature all the time and it has greatly simplified our lives.
  • The software is slow to respond when you filter the list of reports on a tag or favorites. It's also slow when you try to add a report to your list of favorites.
  • Business Objects SRC,Safari Reporting
Business Objects is a great tool but it's expensive and requires a lot of training to maintain. Safari was great when it worked but getting support for it was a nightmare. Informer is simple to manage and is a real bargain. When Entrinsik added the ability to report from SQL databases the choice was easy.
I don't know how we would manage without Informer. We use it all the time, throughout our organization and have come to rely on it.
We've found Informer to be a versatile, easy-to-use solution for our reporting needs. It can handle pretty much anything we ask it to do. Although we haven't widely deployed the dashboard function I think it will be a valuable tool as well. Learning javascripting in order to create calculated columns can be daunting, especially if you have a complex column to create, but it's worth the effort if you have a need to create some sophisticated reports.

Using Entrinsik Informer

All areas of the administrative functions of the College