Databeacon BI SME Solution
Databeacon, has been developing a business intelligence
solution for smaller companies and provides them the benefits of
Databeacon focuses on simplifying the access and embedding of web-based
reporting and analysis using a configurable server that integrates
with the clients web server on a variety of operating platforms.
The Databeacon Publisher server component connects to XML, JDBC
and ODBC sources, transforms them to analytic views, them publishes
them to users. Databeacon claims that this aids adoption of the
technology into third party solutions sold by value added resellers
or software providers.
The Databeacon software is centered around the Client OLAP Reporting
Environment (CORE). This CORE analytical reporting functionality
is included in all Databeacon products, and supports development
of OLAP cubes, self-serve and interactive reports.
The front end tool, called Databeacon Insight Viewer, is claimed
to be "easier to install, more flexible and easy to use compared
to more structured and formatted reporting tools". Ventana
Research positions the Databeacon solution between that of MS Excel
spreadsheets [not advised for BI purposes] and high end BI solutions.
Solutions such as DataBeacon are becoming just as critical for
small businesses as large corporations, providing all the benefits
of interactive reporting and analysis over traditional static web
reports, coupled with simple installation, administration and affordable
Target Market: Companies with 100-1000 employees
Website: For more information and online test
drive of Databeacon
For more information on using BI
in small businesses.
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