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Entrinsik Informer Review: "Get Consistent real-time Unidata Reporting with Informer."
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Updated January 05, 2015

Entrinsik Informer Review: "Get Consistent real-time Unidata Reporting with Informer."

Score 10 out of 101
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Software Version
v4.3.5
Modules Used
Entrinsik Informer reporting

Overall Satisfaction with Entrinsik Informer

Entrinsik Informer is a powerful web-based ERP db operational reporting tool and business intelligence solution. Informer is used here at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff across all administrative offices to report on data contained in Ellucian Colleague. Informer is our primary real time data extraction and administrative reporting solution. Here at UAPB we utilize Informer hourly – almost around the clock. Using Informer's easy to follow UI and Informer's Live Excel features, the power of launching/executing created reports is moved to the person that needs the information.
  • Informer easily can link tables from a variety of data sources. Reports can easily be created using both fields and JavaScript formulas using feature rich drag and drop column placement
  • Immediately Informer’s LIVE Excel feature is a time saver. Users no longer have to wait for someone else to provide them with real-time data.
  • Informer’s ability to link related Colleague tables together is what allows more data to be collected together on a single report.
  • Entrinsik should provide at least some usage reports, including a report on reports, report usage statistics including most used and least used.
  • UniQuery
Entrinsik Informer was chosen because of it's real-time reporting capability from Unidata.
UAPB has created and uses well over 1000 different Informer reports. Besides having a lot vested into Informer - Nothing else better is available now.
Every UAPB administrative office on campus, every UAPB campus budget manager, and every UAPB Ellucian Colleague user on campus does utilize Informer reporting in some way.
Links between db tables can easily be identified for known key values even between different db's.
Reports are easily secured, shared, and distributed. Security is easily applied.
UAPB does not currently utilize Entrinsik's Dashboard offering for Informer.
Entrinsik Informer is not a what-you-see-is-what-you-get true free-form report designer like can be found in some other reporting solutions. However, Informer is the best data extraction and BI provider for Unidata ever. End users should not have to go to a technical report developer to just get a set of data. Informer provides the ability to deliver customized reports either scheduled or ad-hoc when and where they want utilizing widely accepted formats.

Entrinsik Informer Support

Always able to get acceptable solutions in reasonable time from friendly support staff.

Initial contact is always with knowledgeable person - not someone reading from a script trying to screen calls.

Thanks Entrinsik for being in tune with my needs.