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Solver’s Collaborative BI360 Business Intelligence Application Is Now...
Solver’s Collaborative BI360 Business Intelligence Application Is Now a TEC Certified Solution
March 22 2013
We are pleased to announce that the business intelligence (BI) and analytics product BI360 by Solver is now part of TEC’s certified BI applications family of products, and is available for evaluation online in the
Business Intelligence and Data Management Evaluation Center
In a matter of just a couple of weeks, I’ll be providing a full certification report, where I will review the main features of BI360, including its strengths, weaknesses, and an analysis of each module within TEC’s BI software research model. The report will be available for download soon on the
TEC Certification Reports page
Meanwhile, here is a brief overview of some of the key functionality features, such as reporting and analysis, analytics, data warehousing, workflow, data integration, support, and product technology, which are common to most BI solutions on the market.
Solver is a software company headquartered in Los Angeles, California. For more than a decade, its flagship product BI360 has provided comprehensive BI and analytics functionality for mid-market companies in need of reporting, budgeting, dashboard, and data warehousing capabilities.
Solver has received Microsoft’s 2010 Best Practice Award and the 2012 America’s
100 Award, and has made BI360 a reliable contender in the BI space through continued efforts to provide and improve upon the product’s innovative features. BI360 offers a comprehensive set of features, ranging from data warehousing support to rich data visualization and collaboration capabilities.
With BI360, Solver offers a solution well suited to address the needs of industries such as retail, health care, government, education, and others. Solver encourages the successful deployment and adoption of its full-service offering by providing consulting, training, and support.
Some interesting features of BI360 to highlight are its data warehousing and collaboration feature set, enabling organizations to deploy a full-fledged BI solution, from data capture to analysis. Also attractive are its visualization and budgeting features, which enable users to perform data analysis and decision support with ease.
BI360 Dashboard Screenshot (Courtesy of Solver)
Some of BI360’s outstanding features are contained in its ability to provide business planning as well as sophisticated and automated integration capabilities for the Microsoft Dynamics family and other enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems. The figure below shows the outstanding rating of BI360’s features when compared with the average product in the BI industry as determined by TEC.
To achieve TEC certification, Solver completed TEC’s detailed questionnaire (
download sample BI RFI templates
) and delivered the formal product demonstration I’d requested. This demo let me do a trial of some features that I was particularly interested in taking a closer look at, including more than 100 features and functionality sets.
I encourage you to stay tuned for the full certification report. In the meantime, you can
interactively review BI360 via TEC Advisor
If you have specific questions about Solver’s BI360 BI certification, please leave me a comment below, and I’ll respond as soon as I can.
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