SaaS business intelligence, or SaaS BI, is a cloud-based distribution model in which a third-party provider hosts BI tools in a secure online environment. SaaS BI tools deliver analytics services like dashboards and reports with flexible pricing directly to companies. In today’s business activities, incredible amounts of data are collected and compiled on a daily basis. They can be internal, in order to track the key indicators of the company’s financial health and performance; but they can also be external – customers’ shopping behavior, users’ first or recurring visits, etc. But all this data needs to be processed and most of all, analyzed and understood, so as to take advantage of it. With a SaaS BI tool, users are able to conduct a comprehensive data analysis using modern cloud BI technology. This allows users to access all data sources and compile online dashboards from their mobile device, wherever they might be.
A great advantage your business will benefit from working on the cloud is the flexibility it allows. Anyone of your team that has the granting can access at any time and from anywhere the reports you are working on, with the last version of it. It indeed works with real-time data that is always up-to-date, which avoids the difficult task of updating manually each and every report, leaving more time to focus on what matters the most: data analysis. That being said, BI reporting tools enable to monitor all business information with ease of access and faster than ever. This agility is possible thanks to the simplicity to navigate and manage these kinds of tools that don’t require special equipment, maintained in-house servers, or a whole IT department. Budget-friendly, these tools can ensure accurate data management and a whole new level of insights that would otherwise, with traditional means of storage and analysis, stayed overlooked and left undone.
But how do you go from data collection to data analysis, if you do not have the IT knowledge nor manpower to perform it? The answer is in a powerful SaaS BI tool. In a world where many business intelligence software are beyond the reach of the average user, we often rely on expensive IT crews and specialists who either have to be hired full-time or on a contract basis. In fact, 10 percent of all IT resources for organizations are comprised of database queries, data analysis, and business intelligence reporting.
With a SaaS business intelligence tool, it’s no longer necessary to rely on IT crews and specialists nor do you have to continue spending money and time waiting for the results of a query. BI SaaS is so powerful that any well-trained specialist will recognize its significance, yet it’s easy enough for an intern to use. Organizations from small startups to large multinational players will get the same benefit from a SaaS business intelligence software.
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Use from anywhere – A SaaS business intelligence solution provides you with great flexibility as it can be used from absolutely anywhere there is an Internet connection. It loads directly on the browser, so there is no need to install any software. With additional features, however, it can also be used on a number of devices including tablets, mobile phones, laptops, and desktops under a variety of different operating systems and apps. This kind of scalability and flexibility provides companies with the opportunity to eliminate costly in-house installation and software maintenance.
Drag-and-drop interface – The primary feature that makes SaaS BI tools so amazing and easy is its intuitive drag-and-drop interface, which allows users to literally choose from an array of options to arrange and organize them however they want. The simplicity of use is a great advantage as it makes it accessible to anyone without a sharp IT knowledge and lets him or her analyze and explore data in the most professional way. That being said, you don’t need to be a versatile IT professional to generate and analyze the complex amount of data. The simple interface of these kinds of tools will empower every business user to manage your data resources with just a few clicks.
Fast integration – Self-service BI tools can be set up and ready to go in less than 10 minutes. Furthermore, with modern tools you have the possibility to connect a wide range of databases (MySQL, SQLServer, Oracle, Maria DB, PostgreSQL, Heroku, Amazon Aurora etc.) as well as flat files, marketing analytics, social platforms, CRM- or ERP systems and combine all the data in one, centralized place. The hard, boring manual updating work is now of the past: all the data you are dealing with is always up-to-date. No more report duplications problems, no more differed synchronization, everyone is working on the same, real-time data. The infrastructure is regularly updated and enhanced to provide a seamless user experience, while dashboard templates are ready for full use once you connect your own data source.
Enhanced collaboration – Foster collaboration within your teams by granting your colleagues access to the dashboards and reports, and work together on them. With everyone onboard accessing the same data, you empower all your employees with internal knowledge that is no longer in the hands of a few ‘elite groups’ only. Cooperation is easier and SaaS BI allows a more inclusive and efficient decision-making process, that will lead to better business decisions.
Information at a glance – With a professional KPI software you can compile amazing analysis results such as interactive charts and dashboards while also automatically sending them out to selected receivers. You can share your dashboard reports by choosing the format you want to send them in (PDF, XLS, PNG), and set a scheduled date on which your recipients will always receive an email with the up-to-date version of your reports. Moreover, you can share the dashboards via URL or within a secure viewer environment. Additionally, intelligent data alerts will provide you with immediate notifications whenever an unexpected event occurs or goals are not met.
No more bottlenecks – Reporting requirements have increased in recent years since the amount of data generated on a daily basis surpasses the human data-processing capabilities, causing bottlenecks and straining specialized departments to deliver a large volume of reports within a decreased amount of time. SaaS BI, on the other hand, is designed to empower business users to generate their own reports, without the need for technical expertise.
If you’re sick and tired of simple business reports taking hours and even days to arrive while you wait around on specialists and IT crew to finally deliver, then you need datapine. Connecting all your data to our BI SaaS tool and exploring your data has never been easier. Our smart SaaS business intelligence software visualizes your database structure in a matter of seconds and you can start creating your own charts and graphics right away by simply dragging and dropping the table fields over the desired area. You don’t have to be an IT specialist to take full control of your data – with just a few clicks, all your business data and required information can be generated from various sources, on a single screen. The results will be delivered to you in real-time, and you can choose more than 15 different chart types that each have their specificities: tables, lines, bars, columns, maps, gauge charts, etc. You can then change the font sizes, colors and styles at your will, to have the most personalized graphs. Afterwards, you can create stunning customized dashboards with our state-of-the-art dashboard designer. All that is heightened with high-level security – datapine’s SaaS business intelligence software has enterprise-level security layers. Our data centers in Frankfurt am Main are protected 24/7, while our company being German is subjected to some of the strictest data security and privacy laws in the world.
If you’re not sure yet whether datapine is right for you, we’re offering a no-risk, 14-day free trial. Feel free to test drive datapine and experience the difference to other SaaS BI tools. We’re sure you’ll love our SaaS BI and that you’ll never use any other business intelligence software or source again.
We were amazed how easy it was to use datapine and get the first KPIs within a couple of minutes. datapine is definitively a game changer for us as now all decision makers have quick, easy access to ad hoc analysis, KPI dashboards and reports.Sebastian Diemer, Founder at KreditechGO TO PRODUCT OVERVIEW
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