NoetixViews Workbench has been chosen as a finalist for the prestigious American Business Awards (ABA) in the category for New Product or Service of the Year – Business or Competitive Intelligence Solution. More than 3,200 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in a wide range of categories. Finalists were chosen by more than 140 business professionals nationwide during preliminary judging in April and May. Read more
With operations in more than 70 countries, UTi Worldwide Inc. is a complex organization primarily focused on ‘freight forwarding’ – shipping customer freight across oceans and continents. Read more
As the senior director for product development at Noetix, where do you see opportunities for innovation within BI products?
The biggest areas in which I see opportunities for innovation are: Broader and better support for heterogeneous data sources, embracing the mobile user base regardless of on-premise or cloud-based deployment, more predictive analytics that are geared toward real-time decision making, addressing the ever growing need to include social media, and even making devices we use and rely on today smarter through the use of BI. Imagine appliances that are semi-self aware and can inform you of pending maintenance and provide information about how they’re used, cars that can let you know of upcoming traffic, adverse road conditions, impending storms, etc. And even toys that will interact with and help educate our children in real-time. The primary point is that we’re headed for another information explosion where even the everyday users of systems will be provided with, and the beneficiaries of, analytics done across vast pockets of information. The innovations surrounding the use of what’s called ‘Big Data’ today are small and will pale in comparison to the many innovations in the areas that I’ve listed. Rest assured that every innovation we see between now and then will itself lead to even more opportunities. It’s an exciting time to be in the BI space. Read more
Kevin Loo from ARAMARK Uniform Services shares how users benefit from new Noetix reporting capabilities by consolidating data—from the Oracle BI platform and other BI reporting tools—into a single repository.
ARAMARK Uniform Services is a division of ARAMARK, a leader in professional services, providing award-winning food services, facilities management, and uniform and career apparel to health care institutions, universities and school districts, stadiums and arenas, and businesses around the world.
In 2010, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issued a memorandum mandating improvements in key deliverables of financial system modernization projects, including decision support. OMB’s guidance, coupled with significant complexities and changes in Oracle applications, are causing government agencies to rethink their data access and delivery strategy – particularly those agencies that are considering implementing or upgrading to Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.
Agencies like the Social Security Administration (SSA) are turning to Noetix for simplified data access to operational data sources. Noetix translates the complexity of the data sources into easy-to-use reporting objects or business views and significantly improves visibility and usability of real-time data, empowering non technical users to create and publish operational reports with little or no training.
For example, SSA chose Noetix software to automatically handle the conversions and database re-mappings required with new Oracle applications releases. With support from Noetix, SSA had the tools and technology required to meet deadlines and stay ahead of schedule during a recent migration to Oracle Release 12. Today, about 165 end users from SSA’s centralized accounting department use Noetix for ad hoc queries to develop their own financial reports. They now have secure access to additional data in cross-functional reports that they were not able to view using Oracle Discoverer.
Noetix provides agency analysts and related professionals an easier means to create, modify, and maintain operational reports without asking for technical assistance, reducing report development costs by as much as 70 percent.
For more information on Noetix Government Solutions including what’s new in OMB mandates and how Noetix can help customers navigate Oracle application upgrades, view Noetix’s On Demand Web Seminar, “Agencies Solve Decision Support Challenges with Noetix.”
Are you wondering what exactly Noetix Search is used for? Let’s start with some background: NoetixViews and Noetix Analytics both provide incredibly rich data models for helping you get to your data. You can build transactional and operational reports with NoetixViews, as well as multi-dimensional analysis and dashboards with Noetix Analytics.
One of the challenges, because the models have so much content, is finding the right objects to serve as the basis of your report. Which view should I use? What relationship set has the right fields for my dashboard?
This is exactly the problem Noetix Search is designed to solve. Noetix Search provides a familiar, easy-to-use interface that allows you to look through all the Noetix content to find what you need. You can browse through your views and analytics using a hierarchy based on subject areas – Payables, Receivables, Inventory, Projects, or whatever functional areas you have. You can also search, just like you do in Google, simply by entering a few keywords.
Once Noetix Search finds something that might be a good match, it presents a detailed page with all the relevant information that you need to understand how to use it. For a Noetix view, that page includes descriptions of all of the view’s columns, some questions you can answer using the view, lists of related views, a list of all the Oracle database tables used by the view, and more. For Noetix Analytics, the detail page shows all of the fields, all of the tables (including the join definitions between them), a diagram of the star schema, and more.
For any report author, Noetix Search is an essential tool that unlocks the full value of the other Noetix products. For more detailed information on Noetix Search, view this short On Demand Demo.