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A powerful, affordable BI tool supporting integrated analysis & budgeting

Info-Explorer

"My client loves Info-Explorer. In their words, it has them purring like a kitten."

MARK BINKLEY, DATAQUEST INC., INDIANA, USA

Info-Explorer Features

Available features vary based on Info-Explorer Edition. See the edition guide below, and edition-specific pages, for details.

Data Sources & Processing

  • Fed from your SQL & ODBC database, with background in-memory processing
  • Include data from multiple compatible databases, e.g. ERP and CRM
  • Incorporate user-defined calculations
  • Work online or offline
  • Export views to Microsoft Excel®, CSV or HTML
  • Security options to protect your data

Slice & Dice Analysis

  • Change dimensions (e.g. product, customer, region, period, employee) for clearer insight
  • Dynamically control your view, filter your data, add and remove facts and dimensions
  • Drill through to compatible source systems for more information
  • Roll up and consolidate to focus on high-level results

Presentation & Personalization

  • Create and save multiple views, and convert to charts
  • Create your own dashboards, highlighting exceptions and trends
  • Apply your own formatting styles, e.g. 'traffic light' reporting
  • Personalize, e.g. use custom styles to highlight amended data

Budgeting Features

The Writeback edition lets you use the same interface for analysis and budgeting:

  • Budget beyond General Ledger level
  • Build budgets bottom-up or top-down
  • Insert a budget total and let Info-Explorer populate the build-up
  • Adjust budgets using multiple spread methods
  • Maintain multiple budget versions
  • Write budget data back to your compatible database
  • Combine actual and budget data for forecasting

Sample Cubes included

Use them to simplify getting started, or as a base for creating your own cubes. Sample Cubes are available for:

Spire - selected modules: AR, AP, GL, OE and PO

Sage 300:

  • Selected core modules
  • US & Canadian Payroll
  • Orchid Extender, RMA, Bin Tracking
  • Budgeting

Other selected 3rd Party products

Use Case Examples

  • Analyze sales by customer, salesperson or item
  • Compare sales for a given period with budget, then pull in specific regions, employees or products to better understand the data
  • Calculate commissions - (see our Protect-A-Bed case study)
  • Budget by project code
  • Insert a budget total and let Info-Explorer populate the build-up
  • Compare sales for a customer to their cases in CRM

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Upcoming Events

TPAC 2025 Southern Africa
TPAC 2025 Southern Africa

The dates and location for the next TPAC Southern Äfrica conference have been announced:

When: February 20-23, 2025
Where: Johannesburg
Venue: Indaba Hotel, Spa & Conference Centre

Save the dates and keep an eye on the TPAC site for more information as it becomes available.

 
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TPAC 2025 North America

The dates and location for the next TPAC North America conference have been announced:

When: April 6-8, 2025
Where: Toronto, Canada
Venue: Hyatt Regency

Save the dates and keep an eye on the TPAC site for more information as it becomes available.