Informer software


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.

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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  • Stephina from healthcare

    Specialty: Distribution

    Number of employees: 2-10 employees

    July 2018

    Business Intelligence

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    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.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
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  • Peter from Saint Michael's College

    Number of employees: 201-500 employees

    May 2018

    A powerful and exceptional reporting tool

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    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.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Patrick from Atlantic Cape Community College

    Number of employees: 201-500 employees

    July 2017

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

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    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...................

    Review Source: Capterra
  • Robin from The Sage Colleges

    July 2017

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

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    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.

    Review Source: Capterra
  • Duwane from West Virginia Wesleyan College

    Number of employees: 51-200 employees

    July 2017

    We use Informer for all our reporting from our Datatel Database

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    Pros

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

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    Review Source: Capterra
  • Kenneth from Emory & Henry College

    Number of employees: 201-500 employees

    July 2017

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

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    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.

    Review Source: Capterra
  • Brian from Vecima Networks Inc.

    Number of employees: 201-500 employees

    July 2017

    Interesting alternative to SSRS

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    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.

    Review Source: Capterra
  • Ted from Texas State Technical College

    Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees

    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.

    Pros

    its easy

    Cons

    logging in

    Review Source: Capterra
  • Mike from NOSM

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

    Review Source: Capterra
  • Tara from Holland College

    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.

    Review Source: Capterra
  • Duane from Southeast Community College

    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.

    Review Source: Capterra
  • Melanie from GTCC

    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!

    Review Source: Capterra
  • John from Culinary Institute of America

    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.

    Review Source: Capterra
  • Deborah from Craven Community College

    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!

    Review Source: Capterra
  • Deborah from Hardin-Simmons University

    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. Cons - .

    Review Source: Capterra
  • Tyrel from Aptron Corporation

    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

    Review Source: Capterra
  • Sharon from DeSales University

    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.

    Review Source: Capterra
  • David from Southwest Baptist University

    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.

    Review Source: Capterra
  • Ed from Piedmont College

    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.

    Review Source: Capterra
  • MontE from Central Carolina Community College

    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. :)

    Review Source: Capterra
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