Entrinsik Informer is a business intelligence tool that is designed for business and IT professionals. Key features include a dashboard, data scheduling and analysis and report generation.

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. A built-in security framework provides role-based user permissions and access control.

The scheduling feature helps users to create a job and set multiple actions. Users can run jobs manually, set schedule or alerts when specific conditions are met. 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 track the status of support tickets.



43 Reviews of Informer

Overall rating

5.0 / 5 stars

Showing 1 - 20 of 43 reviews

November 2018

Kevin F. from Universal Color Corp

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

November 2018

Informer Review

My overall experience with Informer has been great! There are a few tweaks that I feel need to be made and periodic glitching but other than that everything has gone smoothly. When teaching my end users how to navigate and use the product everything is very self explanatory and I hear nothing but amazing comments and compliments about Informer once they get the hang of it. I would highly recommend Informer to other universities and organizations that would benefit from using it.

Pros

-User friendly
-Allows data to be easily manipulated to create a report that shows exactly what you are looking for.
-The ability to assign Users to Teams and set permissions/access for those users so that they can or can not edit or view other Teams Datasets.
-Useful tools and features that allow you to alter the formatting of the data.
-Easily being able to create a Job and schedule them to run on specific days and times.
-Being able to use Datasources to view the fields within each mapping as well as being able to hide those fields that you do not want end users to use.
-Creating custom expressions for those fields that you need within a specific mapping.
-Amazing visually and gives you a great end result.

Cons

-Can be glitchy at times (ex: When editing a Dataset and organizing the columns the way you want them it tends to undo the organization when you go back into the Dataset to edit it).
-Not being able to share a Dataset with a specific user.
-Even as an Admin/Super User I find that I need to change the ownership of a Dataset owned by another user in order to edit the Dataset. Without changing the ownership of the Dataset over to myself I am still able to edit the Dataset but they tend to glitch and will either not show data within the field I am adding for them or the query will fail to run. However, when I change the ownership of the Dataset to myself and make the same changes it works perfectly.
-In Datasources it would be nice to have a column within the mappings that shows a description of the fields that end users are choosing so that there is less confusion.

November 2018

John from Simmons University

Company Size: 501-1,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

November 2018

Informer Rules

No longer spending ages writing reports in Visual Studio based on SQL views. Can leverage old views in Informer and connect in directly to database as well. I've only crashed it once running a rogue query, it is very dependable.

Pros

Allows us to plug in several different data sources to quickly build and run user friendly reports. Quick formatting and sort options, easy aggregation, fast loading. Supports lots of formats for data export. A real software Swiss Army knife for reporting.

Cons

The search functionality could be improved a little bit to be more keyword based than literal.

November 2018

Iqbal from Adelphi University

Company Size: 501-1,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

November 2018

Excellent BI tools

we run on enterprise level and helped us very much for our objective - single source of truth for everyone from one source

Pros

very easy to use and web based application. In former 5 is much better now.

Cons

Informer 5 will place in sync with other BI players

November 2018

Arlo from IT World Canada

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

November 2018

Great BI tool at an affordable price

We have had some difficulties setting up Informer 5, but the support has been very good, both knowledgeable and timely.

Pros

I like that it's an affordable tool for a smaller company. It is intuitive to set up reports and dashboards and being able to report across multiple data sources is key.

Cons

There are features in Informer 4 that I need (comma-separated filters), so until that exists I have to use both Informer 4 and Informer 5. It would be better to be able to just use 5 for everything.

July 2018

Stephina from healthcare

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Review Source


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Functionality

1 of 5

July 2018

Business Intelligence

I en-devour it

Pros

Perfect for boardroom training and it has efficiency in making issues more pleasurably for endurance and has meaning in issues rectifications.

Cons

Work on it even more for your to get to the final product. It will then give the best result ever. Do business intelligence matters for provisioning.

May 2018

Peter from Saint Michael's College

Company Size: 201-500 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

May 2018

A powerful and exceptional reporting tool

It is a high speed, low drag, Teflon coated reporting companion!

Pros

The ability to take multiple datasources and have them all flow into one melting pot report sets it above the rest! That and the bells, whistles and gizmos this tool comes with clearly shows Entrinsik has people on the inside who KNOW what reporting people on the outside are looking for!

Cons

There's a learning curve, but the more you get in there and get your hands dirty, the more intuitive it becomes.

July 2017

Patrick from Atlantic Cape Community College

Company Size: 201-500 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

July 2017

Really easy to set up and use. I was writing reports in a couple hours.

Pros

It's quick and responsive. It has been used to solve a lot of data mysteries created by our users...

Cons

Nothing really other then trying to use more of the functionality of the product...................

July 2017

Robin from The Sage Colleges

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

3 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

July 2017

All system data can be collected and therefore summarized and analyzed with Informer! Fantastic!

Pros

Once a custom report is written, a user can copy and edit the report to suit different needs. You aren't constantly having to start from scratch with building a report. Informer has been a great tool for fundraising for my organization.

Cons

I would like to see the geographics be a little more at a macro level--down to counties and cities.

July 2017

Duwane from West Virginia Wesleyan College

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

July 2017

We use Informer for all our reporting from our Datatel Database

Pros

Easy to use. Intuitive. Meets our reporting needs. Little training required for new users to get started.

Cons

July 2017

Kenneth from Emory & Henry College

Company Size: 201-500 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

3 of 5

Customer support

2 of 5

Functionality

3 of 5

July 2017

Excited for the Version 5 release. Version 4 has been difficult since we migrated to SQL.

The ability to write quick, ad-hoc reports.

Pros

I like being able to use native SQL to write my queries. One of the most promising things, at the moment, is that Version 5 is close to being released. We are part of the ICE Consortium and ICE support is not that well-versed in the use of Informer. Informer is an easy to use GUI environment reporting tool.

Cons

Some of the things I like least about Informer are, since our migration from UniData to SQL, we have issues with record duplicates and auto normalization. It would be nice if there was an editor that assisted with the writing of native SQL code or even java scripting.

July 2017

Brian from Vecima Networks Inc.

Company Size: 201-500 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

3 of 5

July 2017

Interesting alternative to SSRS

It is easier to build pretty reports without installing extra software such as SSRS and licensing is cheaper than SSRS.

Pros

Allows us to design interesting and pretty reports without needing to know a complex SQL query to join the data

Cons

Lack of built-in self reporting tools. Would be handy to be able to report on which dashboards use which reports. We built our own report for doing this.
Also, with it being entirely java based on the server side, it can have some problems with garbage collection.

February 2017

Ted from Texas State Technical College

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

February 2017

Very intuitive software.

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.

Pros

its easy

Cons

logging in

April 2016

Mike from NOSM

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

April 2016

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

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... Cons: Honestly I cannot think of any.

October 2015

Tara from Holland College

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Customer support

4 of 5

October 2015

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

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

October 2015

Duane from Southeast Community College

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

October 2015

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

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.

October 2015

Melanie from GTCC

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

October 2015

Informer is a perfect reporting tool

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!

October 2015

John from Culinary Institute of America

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

October 2015

Overall product very easy to use.

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.

October 2015

Deborah from Craven Community College

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

October 2015

Great Tool for Reporting and More!

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!

October 2015

Deborah from Hardin-Simmons University

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

October 2015

We love our Informer!

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

October 2015

Tyrel from Aptron Corporation

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

October 2015

Powerful but easy to use; ties together many data sources

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