Informer Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

Informer

Business analytics system for education & insurance sectors

4.82/5 (56 reviews)

Informer overview

What is Informer?

Informer is a business analytics software designed to help organizations in the education, manufacturing, insurance, and other sectors extract structured or unstructured data from multiple sources including business applications, databases, spreadsheets, and more. It enables analysts to scan a data source for tables and properties, hide certain mappings, and convert data into actionable insights.

Managers can use the application to inspect multiple datasets, create dashboards, share content with team members, and monitor KPIs with real-time reports and visualizations. Features of Informer are data cleansing, collaboration, communication management, blending, data indexing, analytics, and more. Data scientists can utilize Informer’s data flow functionality to intercept and augment datasets with data, metadata, or concatenated texts.

Informer offers REST API, which lets businesses integrate the system with various enterprise resource planning (ERP), human resource (HR), and content management platforms. Using an integrated data visualization system, administrators can manually or automatically create visuals such as trend charts, heat maps, leaderboards, and more.
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Kevin F. Coneeny

Informer Review

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2018-11-29
Review Source: Capterra

My overall experience with Informer has been great! There are a few tweaks that I feel need to be made and periodic glitching but other than that everything has gone smoothly. When teaching my end users how to navigate and use the product everything is very self explanatory and I hear nothing but amazing comments and compliments about Informer once they get the hang of it. I would highly recommend Informer to other universities and organizations that would benefit from using it.

Pros
-User friendly -Allows data to be easily manipulated to create a report that shows exactly what you are looking for. -The ability to assign Users to Teams and set permissions/access for those users so that they can or can not edit or view other Teams Datasets. -Useful tools and features that allow you to alter the formatting of the data. -Easily being able to create a Job and schedule them to run on specific days and times. -Being able to use Datasources to view the fields within each mapping as well as being able to hide those fields that you do not want end users to use. -Creating custom expressions for those fields that you need within a specific mapping. -Amazing visually and gives you a great end result.

Cons
-Can be glitchy at times (ex: When editing a Dataset and organizing the columns the way you want them it tends to undo the organization when you go back into the Dataset to edit it). -Not being able to share a Dataset with a specific user. -Even as an Admin/Super User I find that I need to change the ownership of a Dataset owned by another user in order to edit the Dataset. Without changing the ownership of the Dataset over to myself I am still able to edit the Dataset but they tend to glitch and will either not show data within the field I am adding for them or the query will fail to run. However, when I change the ownership of the Dataset to myself and make the same changes it works perfectly. -In Datasources it would be nice to have a column within the mappings that shows a description of the fields that end users are choosing so that there is less confusion.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Jennifer Brechin

Powerful Tool for Database Reporting

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-10-05
Review Source: Capterra

Overall I really have no complaints. The customer service is extremely responsive and the software itself is constantly be improved and enhanced. We've used Informer for over 10 years and the product of today is far superior to what we started with. Also, the support team really listens to user feedback and tries to incorporate as many suggestions as possible into new releases.

Pros
I like the fact that Informer is able to connect to various databases which makes reporting seamless to the end user. We are currently using it for unidata, SQL and mySQL. Being able to create reports that pull from one or even all 3 databases simultaneously using a web interface has really allowed us to put the power of reporting into the hands of our users and reduced the reliance on IT to create custom reports using Colleague, or another web interface.

Cons
The online documentation is not as extensive as many other products. There is a help center, but it seems as though most clients prefer to email support to have questions answered rather than post it to an online forum. I think the biggest improvement that could be made is really building up the forums to make it easier to share resources and get answers to more simple questions.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Arlo Murphy

Great BI tool at an affordable price

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-11-27
Review Source: Capterra

We have had some difficulties setting up Informer 5, but the support has been very good, both knowledgeable and timely.

Pros
I like that it's an affordable tool for a smaller company. It is intuitive to set up reports and dashboards and being able to report across multiple data sources is key.

Cons
There are features in Informer 4 that I need (comma-separated filters), so until that exists I have to use both Informer 4 and Informer 5. It would be better to be able to just use 5 for everything.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Iqbal Khan

Easy to Use and User Friendly

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-10-02
Review Source: Capterra

Excellent for Dashboards and reporting

Pros
ease of use and user friendly best for price/performance ratio

Cons
Intergration with other business process is easy to handle

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Matthew Poer

Consume data from many sources, compile for detail and aggregate reports

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-08-04
Review Source: Capterra

Excellent. Informer delivers the powerful, complicated reporting our data-hungry team needs. Our data is spread between several connected yet disparate systems, with different systems being in charge of different types of information (e-commerce is here, ERP is there, customer Source of Truth is SFDC) and Informer consumes and unifies it all in one application.

Pros
Our team is pulling data from 4x Postgres databases, Salesforce.com and a few legacy-export CSV files. The reports we create are complicated can contain as many of the above-mentioned sources as we need. If you like the flexibility of SQL and custom code, you can do that. If you want point-and-click, you may lose some of the most advanced function but can probably still get yourself some great charting.

Cons
You're going to need a few power users that are comfortable with basic Javascript or SQL to take full advantage of the software. Powerscripts and complex, multi-step build jobs are powerful but somewhat cumbersome, but they do deliver the flexibility to manipulate a report in so many ways.

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Informer pricing

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Informer offers a 30-day free trial for new users. Please contact Entrinsik directly for pricing information.

Informer features

API
Activity Dashboard
Ad hoc Reporting
Dashboard Creation
Data Filtering
Data Import/Export
Data Visualization
Real Time Data
Reporting & Statistics
Trend Analysis
Visual Analytics

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Additional information for Informer

Key features of Informer

  • Analytics/Reporting
  • Budgeting & Forecasting
  • Custom Dashboards
  • Customizable Dashboard
  • Data Source Connectors
  • Data Source Integrations
  • Financial Reporting
  • Functions/Calculations
  • KPI Monitoring
  • Marketing Reports
  • Private Dashboards
  • Public Dashboards
  • Relational Display
  • Report Export
  • Sales Reports
  • Scheduled / Automated Reports
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