Informer Software


 

Entrinsik Informer is a business intelligence tool suited for business users and IT staff who are looking for a Web-based solution that combines reporting, data analysis and dashboarding.

Combining an intuitive user interface, ad-hoc reporting capabilities and interactive dashboard visualizations, Entrinsik Informer allows users to extract data in real time from relational or MultiValue data sources in a single Web interface. Users can then create reports and dashboards autonomously, enabling them to make decisions based on data.

In addition, a built-in security framework provides role-based user permissions and access control.

Entrinsik Informer is designed to install quickly, with minimal implementation time. The solution also comes with a help center, which enables users to access online guides, training videos and downloads, search a knowledge base to find answers to questions and issues and submit and track the status of support tickets.

 

Informer - Dashboard
 
  • Informer - Dashboard
    Dashboard
  • Informer - Reports
    Reports
  • Informer - Applications by term
    Applications by term
  • Informer - World regions
    World regions
Supported Operating System(s):
Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Mac OS, Linux, HP-UX, AIX, Solaris, Unix, IBM OS/400, Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 2000, Windows 8

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Ted from Texas State Technical College
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

February 2017

February 2017

Very intuitive software.

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This software is easy to use and makes report writing fast and fun. I use it on a daily basis, easy to import into Tableau.

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its easy

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logging in

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I like it.

Source: Capterra
 

Mike from NOSM

April 2016

April 2016

Informer is a great product. It is easy to use, easy to set up, and Entrinisk offers A+ support!

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I am completely satisfied with Entrinisk and their product Informer.

Pros:
- no consultant/vendor support required to have an environment up and running within an hour
- never have issues with stability or unexpected downtime
- when you have questions, Entrinisk's support is extremely fast at responding, and they typically get it right the first time.
- Reasonably priced compared to other reporting solutions
- report on many different database types
- can combine data from multiple data sources into a single report
- can report off of data housed in it's own data(ie # of reports ran, access etc)
- import/export capabilities to share reports across organizations
- scheduling reports is easy
... I could go on and on...

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Honestly I cannot think of any.

Source: Capterra
 

Tara from Holland College

October 2015

October 2015

I currently request reports from our SIS from the IT department for use or scheduling.

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I currently request reports from our SIS from the IT department for use or scheduling. Processing the created reports is user-friendly.

Source: Capterra
 

Duane from Southeast Community College

October 2015

October 2015

Very easy to write 'quick' reports for users. Flexible with SQL or Informer commands

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Native SQL is very easy to use and is generally good for all reports. Some more complex SQL functions may give issues but for the most part queries can be transferred from SQL queries directly to an Informer report.
Reports can be created within minutes and unless complicated links are used can be run very quickly. Informer reports have saved our users a lot of time and efforts because of the ease of getting data.
Support on issues (customer service) and regular updates to the Informer application is very good and timely.

Source: Capterra
 

Melanie from GTCC

October 2015

October 2015

Informer is a perfect reporting tool

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Informer is a simple, easy to use but very useful and robust reporting tool. We use it for Colleague and depend on it every day to help make our jobs easier!

Source: Capterra
 

John from Culinary Institute of America

October 2015

October 2015

Overall product very easy to use.

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Some features need to be updated.. Dashboard charts all feature not the same for different chart types. Can do certain things with a Pie chart like present the amount on the dashboard without hovering over the slice. Great if you want to print out. But you cannot do this with a bar chart. All charts should work the same. Users would also like option to change colors on the bars.

Source: Capterra
 

Deborah from Craven Community College

October 2015

October 2015

Great Tool for Reporting and More!

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We have used Informer for about 8 years. This product is easy to use for novices, but also has many powerful features for more advanced users. One mission-critical use is to populate other systems with the "scheduled report" feature. Data can be exported to other servers at programmed times. For example, we use this to keep our website populated with directory and class schedule information.
The customer support is also outstanding. Both complex and simple questions are answered quickly and accurately.
I would highly recommend this product!

Source: Capterra
 

Deborah from Hardin-Simmons University

October 2015

October 2015

We love our Informer!

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Pros - Easy to use. Easy to teach.
Can attach to and connect with several databases not of the same type - Unidata with SQL.

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Source: Capterra
 

Tyrel from Aptron Corporation

October 2015

October 2015

Powerful but easy to use; ties together many data sources

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Pros: works with many data sources at once, tying them together; supports many types of databases including multi-value and sql; supports a community of users working at many different levels (from simple drag and drop to command line to scripting); easy mapping; forward and backward linking between tables; robust security; live excel and dashboards for consumers; responsive customer service
Cons: I'll let you know if I find any

Source: Capterra
 

Sharon from DeSales University

October 2015

October 2015

Use Informer for reporting needs for our Student ERP Colleague

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This software is easy to implement and use. End-users are able to use the software without IT support. The software has saved our Institution a lot of work hours.

Source: Capterra
 

David from Southwest Baptist University

October 2015

October 2015

Best reporting product for the price!

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Informer has proven to be a tool we can't do without on our campus. This tool has provided us with the ability to provide ad hoc reporting to any user whose job demands reporting. The ability to schedule reports to be run keeps us up to date on a lot of things we struggled with in the past. Plus, the ability to export reports in various formats has proven to be very helpful. Informers ability to traverse the database is super powerful and a huge time saver.

Source: Capterra
 

Ed from Piedmont College

October 2015

October 2015

Informer is an outstanding institutional reporting solution.

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I find that Informer allows us great flexibility in report writing. Existing SQL queries or those developed using other tools can be copied directly into Informer where they can take advantage of Informer's access control and distribution features, as well as analytics, charting and other features.
For less experienced users, complex data relationships can be simplified through data mapping allowing novice users to develop queries and get needed data quickly and easily using Informer's report definition features. Of course this requires an experienced person to set up the data mappings first, but once that is done, inexperienced users will have no difficulty getting the data they need.
I also enjoy the ease with which I can combine data from multiple sources into a single report.
As a new user, I have found the training resources to be very good and the product easy to learn and use.

Source: Capterra
 

MontE from Central Carolina Community College

October 2015

October 2015

Informer is an incredible reporting package. I can't imagine being without.

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I am generally extremely stingy with my star ratings, so 4's and 5's mean a LOT to me.

The company:
Everyone that I have worked with, from sales through support has always been prompt, polite, and most important, very helpful. I've never had a problem getting a hold of anyone at Entrinsik, and can generally count on quick resolutions.

The product:
Informer is easy to use for the non-technical users, yet has flexibility for the more advanced users. We utilize Informer for many different functions around the college. We have about 150 automated reports, some sending emails, some creating saved lists, some saving files to the server to be transferred elsewhere. Many of the schedules have been set up and forgotten. This may sound odd, but it means that we don't have to "baby-sit" the process. It runs without needing assistance, which lets us spend our time elsewhere.

In short, we love Informer. :)

Source: Capterra
 

William from Western Nebraska Community College

October 2015

October 2015

very strong report writer for beginners through programmers

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excellent report writer that novice users can use yet has the features so that programmers can turn out really sophisticated reports

Source: Capterra
 

Trev from Policebank

October 2015

October 2015

Informer provides AAA reporting software

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Informer has saved me hours/months/years of programming reports from our legacy software and has allowed data to be transferred to dashboards with ease. Being realistic from a Pick system you must setup your dictionaries correctly and make sure you can snap periodic data, but once that's done it's not only easy, but it's fun to use. And the main thing is Entrinsik listen to customers. It may not look like ms powerbi at this stage but it has quality and beats salesforce who don't yet have trend charts. Well developed and qa'd entrinsik!

Source: Capterra
 

Mike from Northern Ontario School of Medicine

October 2015

October 2015

Quick and Easy to get going, but many many features allowing quite complex reporting

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There are endless possibilities with the feature set it has today. We have owned the product for 5-6 years and the feature set has grown substantially in that time frame.

One of the things that has stood out for me is the time it takes to go from ground zero(not even installed) to having significant return on investment(reports being produced) is surprisingly short compared to other reporting tools I've been exposed to.

Users seem to pick up how to tweak and run reports within minutes of being exposed to a single report.

Well worth the investment.

Source: Capterra
 

Derek from Doherty Employment Group

October 2015

October 2015

Easy to use, multi-database reporting has changed our reporting culture

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Being able to combine data from both a SQL and Unidata database into a single report and share that information across a secure framework has opened up our users to many new avenues of business analytics. Applicant, Drug and Background, New Hire, Time Clock, Benefits Enrollment etc... are all separate applications and have their own databases, yet we are still able to combine it all into one report. The ease of automation has allowed us to do away with many of the manual reports that were being run on a regular basis. Decision makers get snapshots of real-time data sent to their inboxes where they can use that information to make on-the-fly decisions. Upgrading is a snap and the online documentation and user group can answer most questions. The continued development and improvements in performance show a commitment to the Informer community. We are very happy with our decision to make Informer our ad-hoc reporting solution.

Source: Capterra
 

Christy from Carl Sandburg College

October 2015

October 2015

Wonderful Product

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This product has been wonderful from day 1 and keeps getting better. My only regret is that we didn't have it sooner!

Source: Capterra
 

Jose from San Francisco Art Institute

October 2015

October 2015

Flexible, easy to use

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Informer has allowed our institution to build queries and reports with a shared understanding among school officers.

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Michael from California Lutheran University

October 2015

October 2015

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Great tool for reporting with multiple data-sources. Easy to use, excellent customer service. World-class staff and administration. Great organization

Source: Capterra