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Reporting software helps present information from computers so it can be easily understood by human beings. A report builder takes data and puts it into charts, graphs and tables according to specifications determined by the user. Virtually all relational database software packages include some reporting tools. However, users often want analysis and presentation options that are not included with the database software’s built-in reports. They also typically want to import data from multiple sources, something that is not always easy to do with a particular database’s out-of-the-box reports.
IT Central Station members have written reviews and comments about a wide variety of reporting software products. Their selection criteria include the ability to do ad hoc reporting and easily visualize data. Ease of use for reporting software in general is a common theme of user reviews on IT Central Station.
Proven compatibility with popular packages is helpful, according to IT Central Station Managers. For example, a reporting tool with that has SQL Server Integration Services SQL Server Management Studio on the Microsoft stack is preferable given how common that platform can be.
Reporting is a practical business matter, too. Some users stress the importance of a reporting tool helping to achieve organizational goals. For these users, reporting does not exist in a vacuum. A report needs to be part of well understood business workflow. The tool should support this workflow. In this vein, some users recommend that potential adopters of reporting look closely at the solution’s scheduler, which makes it easy to run the jobs and jobstreams at any convenient moment.
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Business Intelligence: Raw Data or Strategic Analytics'
There is a big difference between corporate information and Strategic Knowledge. Corporate Information usually consists of internal raw data while Strategic Knowledge is the business wisdom necessary to achieve profitable growth... more>>
VIA or Visual Intelligence and Analysis provides training from basic to expert level using Tableau as well as technical data preparation skills when the data are not Tableau ready.
Training and documentation is available in English, Spanish and French.
Specialties: Subject Matter Expertise... more>>
EPM/BI certified Consultant, Oracle ACE and TeraCorp Consulting CEO
Ricardo has been leading and developing EIS/EPM/BI/DSS applications for over 20 years including 10+ years of Hyperion-specific experience (the last 9 years in global projects to a fortune 100 client).
His core expertise is on design, development, and optimization of Business Intelligence... more>>
An experienced and ambitious BI Lead, with experience in the Financial Services and Technology industries. With advanced analytical skills developed in Banking & Insurance, coupled with leadership of data warehousing programmes. I specialise in transforming information into value adding... more>>
20+ year IT Industry ERP and BI. Management Consulting and Perform Implementation Business Intelligence, Data Warehouses, Cognos TM1, Data Mart and ETL architect. Projects and Manager PMO conducting of IT in Business Intelligence and Balanced Scorecard (Strategic Management Methodologie), acting... more>>
Big Data / Business Intelligence / Datawarehousing
Big Data / Business Intelligence / Data Warehousing Solution Architecture and development.
Data Warehouse best Practices, DW optimization and performance enhancement (Slowly Changing Dimensions, Change-data-capture, Materialized views, partitioning techniques, Oracle database administration),... more>>
Empresario, con la mirada fija en cumplir mis metas siempre ayudando a los demás y compartiendo conocimiento.....con el afán de hacer crecer el Software Libre en el país...
Experto en Inteligencia de Negocios, Data Warehousing y Big Data
With over two years of rich experience in business development, designing and developing of Business Intelligence applications, Balance Scorecard Sheets along with good exposure to industry specific Key Performance Metrics in Financial, Insurance, Investment, and E-Commerce Sectors.
I seek to... more>>
I love data. I love to categorise it, manipulate it, study it, and share it. Data Warehousing is how I satisfy this love and Business Intelligence is how I show it to others. Any type of data - music, words, pictures, numbers, ...
Specialties: Data modeling, data architecture, ETL, Cognos... more>>
Experienced professional with blended knowledge in visual analytics development, statistics, logistics and operation optimization.
Specialized in translating user requirements into tangible visualizations to track performance, detect outliers and perform root cause analysis.
I am Patrick de Witt and I am a member of the partnership BiDWH which is part of company The Future Group connecting over more than 200 professionals on various areas like Business Intelligence and datawarehouse, SAP, Oracle, Java, Testing, Architecture, Project Management and Human... more>>
Bachiller de la facultad de Ingeniería de Sistemas e Informática de la Universidad Nacional Mayor San Marcos, perteneciente al quinto superior, con experiencia de más de 1 años en el área de inteligencia de negocios, con sentido de responsabilidad, capacidad de rápido aprendizaje, con buen manejo... more>>
• Business Intelligence (BI) professional responsible for developing standardized reporting, guided/self-service and interactive visual analytics applications for various client projects;
• Delivers comprehensive business analytics and enterprise-wide information management solutions for... more>>
I solve data management problems for companies in various sectors of industry: Airline Travels, Energy Bill Management, Manufacturing, Commercial Printing/Publishing, Transportation and Logistics, Health Care, and Software Development.
Specializing in building Data Warehouses, designing and... more>>
Highly skilled in data exploration, analysis, visualization and presentation. Experienced in descriptive, behavioral and predictive customer analytics using industry standard tools and processes (SQL, R, Rapid Miner, MS SSAS, MS Excel). Highly skilled in guided analytics,... more>>
An astute data analyzer and visualization expert with sound knowledge on BI solution development and implementation. Rich experience in catering to business verticals in different industries with normal to highly complex data intricacies and reporting environment.
Specialties: Business... more>>
Andy Rocha is the Consulting Manager for Rittman Mead America, a leading consultancy focused on delivering Oracle Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence technology solutions. Specializing in Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE) 11g, Andy, an Oracle Certified Implementation... more>>
Business Intelligence Consultancy,Business Analyst, Systems Architect, Specialist, Cisco, Linux, Win Servers, Application Developer, Database Administrator, and Project Manager in a wide variety of business applications. Particularly interested in client/server and relational database design... more>>
I am addicted to learn new technologies, sharing knowledge and finding new ideas to implement and share with my team.
I always have passion to learn and find new solutions that meet business needs and boost the performance of the business life cycle.
I am seeking to know tips and tricks of... more>>
Working with Business Intelligence since 2009.
Always learning new concepts and studying new ideas to offer better services to my customers.
Expertise in Open Source B.I. Solutions (Pentaho).
Attended the course Dimensional Modelling in Depth with Ralph Kimball (Stockholm - Sweden).
Senior Pentaho Business Intelligence Developer - Consultant
Responsible for leading the strategic design and maintenance of business intelligence applications. Ensures that the use of BI applications enhances decision making capabilities. Specialist in ETL utilizing various BI tools and scripting languages. Experience with data warehouse design and... more>>
I am an Independent consultant. My main expertise majoring in:
1. Accounting and Auditing
2. Internal Control and Risk Management
3. Regulatory Compliance
4. Internal Audit
5. Business Process Management
6. Information Technology Planning & Design
7. Enterprise Architecture
10 years business experience in life insurance industry, followed by 15 years experience as an analyst developer in a wide range of technologies, including:
COBOL, PL1, CICS, Mantis on IBM mainframe
C++, Java, VB(6)
Currently working as a lead analyst and developer in Business Intelligence,... more>>
8 years of experience in several sectors in information systems, mainly in conception of BI solutions and financial software. Capable of addressing an entire project lifecycle from requirements gathering to testing and deployment.
I have more than 10 years of experience in Data Warehousing and have worked extensively in Informatica, OBIEE, Business Objects, Talend and Tableau. Motorola has been my client for all these years. I've worked in various data warehouses of Motorola (Mobility).I've extensive experience in working... more>>
I have had over ten years experience working in various financial organizations and been involved in various business areas including Fixed Income, Finance, Credit, Rates, Equities, Syndicated Loans and worked on both Vanilla and Structured product projects. Generally I have worked autonomously... more>>
Consultor e desenvolvedor QlikView com experiência de quatro anos no Grupo Tuper S/A, inciei minha carreira como desenvolvedor e administrador QlikView, responsável pela área de Business Intelligence da companhia, durante este período implantamos e criamos soluções para as mais diversas áreas da... more>>
Experienced Business Intelligence specialist with diversified knowledge and expertise in maintaining analytical environments, providing technical support and creating solutions in alignment with business targets. Technological experience in diversified business areas: Entertainment,... more>>
I have just over 17 years of Information Technology experience. The past 10 years of my career have been focused on Oracle business intelligence applications. I regularly blog about Oracle EPM/BI topics and I was honored to be recognized by Oracle as an ACE Associate for my contributions.
• Tableau Bronze Accredited BI Solution Consultant with 5 years of experience in executing BI projects for a large Networking Major
• Deputed at client location (San Jose) for a period of 10 months and was responsible for end-to-end reporting solution development based on Tableau and SAP HANA
Vast experience in IT, having been involved in the sales & marketing of IT hardware and eventually moving more into the distribution of software, from Microsoft Office solutions, to SPSS statistical software, and finally to analytics.
As a consultant, I enjoyed working with governments of... more>>
Specialties: Universe, Unidata, Ultimate, Pick Basic, jBase, PROC, DataTel Systems,. Open to new opportunities. Working in government Systems, DODefense systems, Housing, Distribution, Health care, Warehouse-Inventory and Cost Accounting Systems. Support systems and links between them, Mike is... more>>
• More than 6 years of IT industry experience in Mainframe technologies & Data Quality tool Trillium Software Systems.
• Have worked on variety of projects of Banking and Financial Services, Insurance Sector and Aviation Sector for clients such as First Data Merchant Services and JP Morgan... more>>
• Gaur is a Freelancer in Information Technology experienced with the latest trends and techniques of the field, having an inborn quantitative aptitude, determined to carve a successful and satisfying career in the IT industry.
• Technically competent Datawarehouse consultant (DW/BI) with... more>>
Following are the areas I work in :
Analysis of data is a process of inspecting, cleaning, transforming, and modeling data with the goal of discovering useful information, suggesting conclusions, and supporting decision-making. Data analysis has multiple facets and approaches, encompassing... more>>
Arnab has wide experience in Information Management and Business Intelligence. He has lead multiple projects as a solution architect defining architecture of multi-terabyte Enterprise Data Warehouse and BI applications.
He has worked on multiple technical platforms including Informatica... more>>
Over 3+ years of experience in Database Development, Database Administration, Business Intelligence Solutions and Web Development. Extensive experience in SQL Development, Reporting Services (SSRS), Integration Services (SSIS) and Analysis Services (SSAS). Expertise in creating reports,... more>>
First in Theoretical Physics with 2 years post-grad study of quantum mechanics and general relativity.
Founded Butler Group - Europe's largest indigenous IT analyst firm until acquisition by Datamonitor in 2005.
Founder of Butler Analytics - dedicated to analysis of analytics technologies and... more>>
BI Consultant, Author, Trainer on Tableau Software, Speaker
Over 40 years in business. Owner of BIAlytics: a one man business intelligence and data visualization consulting company, based in Turlock CA, with clients in the USA, Canada, and, Europe. The company name means “Better Insights through Analytics”. I do consulting, training, and speaking... more>>
• Visualization Expert, Data Analyst/BI Architect, with 12 years of experience in Advance Analytics, Management Reporting, Business Intelligence, ETL/DWH Solution Delivery for Fortune 500 environments. Adept at working in a diverse team setting and collaborating across... more>>
Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing Developer
Co-Leader of Charlotte BI Group
Co-Organizer of SQL Saturday 237
Co-Organizer of SQL Saturday 174
Professional skills & interests:
• Design and development of BI, data warehousing, and OLAP solutions
• Needs analysis, requirements... more>>
5+ years of experience building and managing an international Business Intelligence practice.
10+ years of cross-industry experience in architecting, designing and building Business Intelligence solutions.
Microsoft Certified Trainer specializing in SQL Server, Business intelligence and... more>>