In my previous post on self-service analytics, I discussed the continuum of self-service capabilities that addresses the various ways that business users expect to work with data. I also touched upon the importance of having a platform that can deliver these capabilities across users’ preferred channels in a secure manner.
With the release of Logi Info 11.3, Logi Analytics’ flagship business analytics platform expands self-service capabilities, making it easy for business users to query data and author dashboards and reports. While some may say that these capabilities have been a part of BI applications for a long time (and they’d be right), here is why self-service in Logi Info is unique:
- Ease-of-use for business users. The analysis interface is very Excel-like, where the data is presented in a table so users know what data they are viewing. This data-forward approach intends to make analysis and authoring much more intuitive, compared with having data hidden behind a list of “dimensions” and “measures” (that’s BI-speak for column names and metrics in a table).
- The ability to create a user experience that is all your own, particularly when embedded inside another application. Most self-service BI applications have a rigid user experience that cannot be altered and, when embedded, looks and acts nothing like the main business application. With Info, you can control the way it looks, choose how to present the component parts, and make the functionality a natural part of your application workflow.
- No intermediate data store required. While most solutions require you to replicate your data into their data store, even for the most basic of use cases, Info can connect directly to your source data, reducing the level of effort and making real-time reporting much more attainable.
Self-service is only one of the areas where Logi has brought enhancements. Here are highlights of the Logi Info v11.3 release:
Expanded visualization support: New and upgraded chart types, such as waterfall charts, allow users to visualize data in new ways, while incorporating a modern appearance.
Enhanced exploration capabilities: New interactive capabilities make exploring data, zooming into charts, and triggering actions based on selected data points more intuitive.
Logi Studio productivity improvements: A new ribbon to organize elements, a new theme, and a scalable vector graphic (SVG) chart export to PDF, combine to make it faster than ever to develop analytic applications.
Getting Started enhancements: A new guided experience for first-time users, helpful product tutorials, and sample applications help you build your first report or dashboard in minutes.
To learn more about the new features in Logi Info 11.3, visit our developer community Devnet.