Modular BI Design

One of the principal advantages of Interactive Reporting's vision is its unique Modular design. The integration of Interactive Reporting to your data involves two principal components, namely the Templates and Mapping.

  • Template - a definition of the metrics required for your data analysis. These include fields (or columns) from your database and any calculated values required for your analysis. For example, your sales analysis will require sales value, quantity, cost of sales and profit margin. Your inventory analysis will include quantity on hand, on order, committed, available etc.
  • Mapping - the meta-data describing how the data model should obtain its information from your database or data warehouse. For example, the sales analysis model may map to the sales transactions from your order entry module for the sales data and the  inventory control module for the item costs.

Templates define the business rules, whilst the Mappings provide the access rules.

The benefits of this modular approach is that the business rules can be re-used across modules and are often quite similar from one organisation to another. In other words we don't have to 're-invent the wheel' each time we implement Interactive Reporting and this leads to significant reductions in the cost and time required for the implementation and support of the Business Intelligence capabilities.

Our unique Mapping technology enables organisations to connect to any data source in matter of minutes.

Our Templates allow users to query and interrogate their data without having to design anything from scratch.

This two-stage approach makes Interactive Reporting:

  • Highly scalable
  • Flexible in design
  • Easily integrated into any data source
  • Have a unified view with drill down capability