A better focus: Adobe technology brings new life to BI dashboards

Business intelligence software supplier Information Builders has harnessed Adobe Flex technology to create an environment that allows for incorporating animation and other interactive features into BI dashboards.

02/06/2008


Business intelligence software supplier Information Builders has harnessed Adobe Flex technology to create an environment that allows for incorporating animation and other interactive features into BI dashboards.
Information Builders calls its new offering WebFOCUS FLEX Enable. It combines the capabilities of the Information Builders WebFOCUS BI platform with the Adobe Flash technology to give developers and analysts the ability to easily deliver rich Internet applications (RIA) for business intelligence.
Information Builders has coined the term “flashboards” to describe the new generation of interactive BI consoles that can be developed with this solution.
"In today's dynamic and fast-paced business environment, business users need compelling interactive visualizations to conduct timely analysis and make decisions,” says Gerald Cohen, CEO and founder of Information Builders. "WebFOCUS FLEX Enable is the first portable application engine for Flex that is specifically for BI. With this innovation we have not only transformed BI applications into user-friendly RIAs, but are supporting the creation of Web 2.0-style dashboards that jump off the screen through advanced interactivity, animation, and visualization.”
Adobe Flex is the leading integrated development environment
Cohen says WebFOCUS FLEX Enable delivers stunning data representations so users can focus on the most relevant details, follow trends, and transform data into a newscast-like experience. The solution comes with 30 custom components and will work with any current or future version of WebFOCUS.





No comments
The Engineers' Choice Awards highlight some of the best new control, instrumentation and automation products as chosen by...
The System Integrator Giants program lists the top 100 system integrators among companies listed in CFE Media's Global System Integrator Database.
The Engineering Leaders Under 40 program identifies and gives recognition to young engineers who...
This eGuide illustrates solutions, applications and benefits of machine vision systems.
Learn how to increase device reliability in harsh environments and decrease unplanned system downtime.
This eGuide contains a series of articles and videos that considers theoretical and practical; immediate needs and a look into the future.
Intelligent, efficient PLC programming: Cost-saving programming languages are available now; Automation system upgrades; Help from the cloud; Improving flow control; System integration tips
Smarter machines require smarter systems; Fixing PID, part 3; Process safety; Hardware and software integration; Legalities: Integrated lean project delivery
Choosing controllers: PLCs, PACs, IPCs, DCS? What's best for your application?; Wireless trends; Design, integration; Manufacturing Day; Product Exclusive
PLCs, robots, and the quest for a single controller; how OEE is key to automation solutions.
This article collection contains several articles on improving the use of PID.
Learn how Industry 4.0 adds supply chain efficiency, optimizes pricing, improves quality, and more.

Find and connect with the most suitable service provider for your unique application. Start searching the Global System Integrator Database Now!

Special report: U.S. natural gas; LNG transport technologies evolve to meet market demand; Understanding new methane regulations; Predictive maintenance for gas pipeline compressors
Cyber security cost-efficient for industrial control systems; Extracting full value from operational data; Managing cyber security risks
Drilling for Big Data: Managing the flow of information; Big data drilldown series: Challenge and opportunity; OT to IT: Creating a circle of improvement; Industry loses best workers, again