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Business Intelligence Tool – Modern Vs. Traditional BI Approach

If you are using spreadsheets or report writers or reporting software to meet your reporting and analytical needs, you owe it to yourself, and to your end-users, to consider the business opportunities, increased productivity, improved business analytics and powerful data integration of true Business Intelligence and Corporate Performance Management.

Business Intelligence Tool goes beyond the world of spreadsheets and report writers to provide an intuitive, unified view of integrated data from numerous sources and systems. It enables every business user, executive, and manager to create a view of data that is meaningful to their role and to analyse data with

complete drill down, drill through, and slice and dice analytics that simplify the view and use of business intelligence.

If your organisation is still using spreadsheets or report writers for data gathering and analysis, you may find it difficult to answer critical business questions. Consider the following questions:

  • How do we advance the brand into the top 10 ?
  • How can we reduce overhead?
  • What percentage of turnover is generated through new clients gained in the same financial year over the last three years?
  • How can we reduce churn in our client base?
  • How can we reduce delays in the supply chain?
  • How effective is our TV advertising campaign?
  • What are the prospective sales of the product in the new markets?
  • How well are our customer services teams handling the periodic increases in support requests?
  • How can I monitor progress of the market expansion to make appropriate corrections as our plan progresses?

If you are faced with these or other critical business questions, you owe it to yourself and to your organisation to consider the ElegantJ BI Business Intelligence Tool. We encourage you to explore the information provided on this page and in this section of our site: Why You Need Business Intelligence

Business Intelligence Tool - Dashboards

The Frustrating World of Spreadsheets and Reporting Software

Spreadsheets – In the past, MIS and operational reporting was built on the foundation of spreadsheets. Even today, spreadsheets are routinely used by organisations to satisfy the demand for analysis, and hopefully to give them a competitive advantage. But the concern for business confidence in spreadsheet data presents a challenge to every enterprise. Spreadsheets lack integrity, traceability, consistency, and information security, and they lead to non-compliance of security standards and platforms. If an average business user wishes to create a spreadsheet with complex analytical formulae and data sorting, ranking and filtering they must seek support from IT consultants or experts to develop critical reports and analysis Learn More



  • Data is not validated or secured
  • Data consolidation issues arise from manual consolidation and compilation process, which must be repeated for every report cycle
  • Versioning issues at the file and data level
  • Cumbersome and time consuming to use
  • Users have no confidence or trust in the reports
  • Creates a breach of industrial, governmental and other security frameworks and compliance standards
  • Is not practical for sharing or collaboration
  • No publishing features
  • Limited analytical functionality
  • Cannot support high volume of data and data processing
  • Technically complex for advanced routines. This complexity creates ongoing dependence on power users or IT resources

Reporting Software and Report Writers – These tools may appear to be the ideal solution. Initially, the solution may seem to carry a low cost, and because it provides numerous templates and a solid reporting environment, it seems to answer the challenges faced by organisations using spreadsheets or custom reporting environs created by the IT team. However, even the best report writer or reporting software tool is designed to be used by a report analyst or an IT professional or consultant.

Report writers and reporting software can only produce simple reports, and are designed to satisfy the need to display data – not to analyse or interpret data. Therefore, the organisation will find it difficult, if not impossible, to derive true business intelligence from the resulting information and data contained within the standard or ad-hoc report. Learn More

Reporting Tools

Reporting Tools

  • Programmer and IT consultant centric tools
  • Non-interactive, traditional reporting of data
  • Tightly coupled with existing enterprise applications and data structures
  • Cannot cope up with large volumes of data and data processing
  • Greater ongoing cost, and expensive consultants and IT resources are needed
  • Overburdens IT resources and enterprise infrastructure
  • Inability to produce immediate results – it can take weeks or months for requirements, development, testing and deployment cycles
  • Increases time to make critical business decisions
  • Low operational contribution vs. high total cost of ownership (TCO)

The Advantages of Business Intelligence Tool

Business Intelligence Tool provides true focus on results, and ensures accurate, timely analysis of integrated enterprise data. BI equips the organisation to achieve results and competitive advantage by simplifying the gathering, sorting, filtering and ranking and personalization of information and the ability to monitor details and receive timely alerts that notify users of critical business issues. End-users can easily drill through data to define the root cause of an issue and share data with other users to quickly and confidently resolve those issues and keep the company on track to success.

Business Intelligence Tool provides executives, managers and end-users with clear, concise information and ensures complete insight into all enterprise data by integrating spreadsheets and enterprise systems into a single, unified view. ElegantJ BI business intelligence and corporate performance management solutions are browser-based, so your users can access critical data in the office and on the road.

ElegantJ BI Business Intelligence Solutions

ElegantJ BI Business Intelligence Solutions

  • Features simple end-user tools with powerful functionality in a self-serve, browser-based environment
  • Creates a community of knowledge workers
  • Provides interactive, intuitive scorecards, dashboards, analytics, exception alerts, presentation and automated tools
  • Offers flexible, reusable, manageable and scalable for growth
  • Provides enterprise scale performance regardless of data and usage volumes
  • Minimizes report development cost, and decreases consultant and IT resource involvement
  • Reduces burden on IT infrastructure and on IT resources
  • Ensures quick start and deployment with minimal training
  • Offers flexible on-premises or hosted, Software as a Service (SaaS) implementation and deployment
  • Accelerates and revolutionizes decision-making by empowering users
  • Creates a strategic contribution with a low total cost of ownership (TCO)
  • Secures data and user accessibility, both on the road and in the office environment
  • Produces clear, intuitive, up-to-date, validated data
  • Provides the foundation for data integration from numerous enterprise system sources
  • Ensures automated, seamless consolidation and analysis of data
  • Ensures consistency and delivers the latest data and analytics o everyone with single click update
  • Provides an intuitive environment that is easily manageable for all users
  • Offers reliable reporting and elegant, stunning graphs, charts, gauges and dashboard views
  • Complies with all security frameworks and compliance standards
  • Provides true sharing of data in a collaborative environment using a Delivery and Publishing scheduler for timely delivery of reports in formats like XLS, PDF, or plain text, via folders, portal and e-mail
  • Offers easy-to-use analytical functions like slice and dice, drill down and drill through.
  • Features powerful data operations and aggregation functions
  • Provides enterprise scale performance, regardless of data and usage volumes
  • Creates a ready-to-use environment with self-serve tools for your end users

Leave the world of spreadsheets, report writers and reporting software behind, and explore the universe of Business Intelligence! BI provides a strong foundation for business success and it will help you to analyse customers, pricing, products, competitors, sales results, divisions, business units, regions, teams and individual performance. With powerful features like graphical OLAP, graphs, charts, gauges, automated alerts, dashboards, slice and dice, drill up, drill through and simplified reporting views and analytics, your end-users can create their own reporting and analytical environment. Users can leverage that environment to monitor and analyse results, cascade strategy and goals, create key performance indicators (KPIs) and objective metrics and maintain and encourage accountability and consistency across the enterprise – all without the need for IT programmers, or experts.

Read a BI success story and find out how Mr. Smith made the successful transition from traditional, ineffective reporting and analysis techniques to performance analysis and performance management.

To find out how BI can make a difference in your business results, read our white papers:
Business Intelligence vs Spreadsheets
Reporting Tools vs. Business Intelligence

If you need a proven, secured, intuitive, browser-based solution that will relieve your users of the frustration caused by spreadsheets and reporting software; one that is easy-to-use, and will provide your business users with powerful business intelligence features, in a self-service, browser-based environment, we encourage you to contact us today to discuss your unique requirements and get started with the ElegantJ BI solution suite. Email us at sales@ElegantJBI.com

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ElegantJ BI Introduction

Corporate Performance Management – Introduction Video

Elegant BI Corporate Performance Management solutions provide proven analytical and intelligence tools including balanced scorecards, graphical mining, and other data mining tools to easily and comprehensively obtain information and manage corporate strategy and tactical activities. Corporate Performance Management solutions can help you integrate and improve business processes to plan, monitor, analyse, direct and improve performance. Our product features and functionality can help your organization develop, monitor, track and produce business performance and enable performance management goals and objectives, ensure appropriate operational management, and analyze the effectiveness of high-level strategy and day-to-day tactical tasks and activities.

The Power of ElegantJ BI is at Your Fingertips with BI for Mobile Devices

Mobile Business Intelligence Tool

The ElegantJ BI Business Intelligence and Corporate Performance Management suite is compatible with all popular Smart Phones and tablets including iPad and iPhone as well as Android Smart Phones and tablets. Your team members can use a Smart Phone or tablet to access the complete suite of Business Intelligence and Corporate Performance Management modules and leverage our powerful features, including personalized, intuitive dashboards, exception alerts, KPI Monitoring, Analytics, graphical mining and reporting.

Simple, Practical, Affordable proposition of ElegantJ BI

Business Intelligence Tool – Advantages

ElegantJ BI is simple to use, practical to implement and affordable for every organization. We offer Software as a Service and on-premises licensing options. Our flexible user interface enables easy personalization of dashboards and custom automated alerts to notify users when a critical business metric has been achieved or a problem arises.

Business Intelligence Case Study

Customer Success Story

Business Intelligence Tool – Case Study

The client, a leading Industrial Chemical Marketing & Distribution Company having a pan-India presence, nationwide branches and a wide distribution network is engaged Read full story »