Alphablox Corporation, the leading provider of InLine Analytics for enterprise Business Performance Management, today announced the immediate availability of Alphablox Analytics 5.5, its core platform for custom analytic applications. Alphablox Analytics 5.5 incorporates multiple new features for data presentation, visualization, and analysis that add more power and scalability to customer applications such as branch banking performance, merchandising and retail store performance, and manufacturing planning and analysis.
"By leveraging business intelligence trends such as predictive and applied inline analytics, organizations can enable effective business performance management to maximize organizational productivity and operational efficiency,” said Doug Laney, vice president and director, META Group. “Inline analytics is a critical component of the business intelligence architecture necessary to create an adaptive organization that solves business problems instead of providing retrospective analysis.”
Included in the many new features, Alphablox Analytics 5.5 introduces multiple new charting capabilities for greater in-depth analysis, such as 80-20 analysis with Pareto charts, allowing users to visualize information in the most appropriate graphical format for making better decisions. Six new customizable types of trending enable regression and predictive analytics commonly used in forecasting and planning applications. Other new charts types that extend analysis and presentation capabilities include radar/spider graphs and waterfall charts.
Significant printing enhancements enable Analytics 5.5 to better support the reporting requirements of enterprise customers, while Relational Reporting enhancements in Alphablox’ ReportBloxÔ feature allow end users to get contextual details with a click of the mouse. And with an expanded capability for user interface personalization, Alphablox Analytics 5.5 makes it easy for end users to customize their views of the application. All these new features greatly improve end user productivity and associated ROI to the customer.
“Because this release puts more easy-to-use analytical capabilities into the hands of every end user, it empowers more individuals throughout an organization with the right information at the right time for decisions that improve business processes,” said Joe Guglielmi, CEO of Alphablox. “With easier, more powerful analytic solutions, more end users will ultimately integrate analytics into their business processes, which will accelerate an organization’s ROI and competitive advantage.”
As part of it’s commitment to supporting the broadest possible array of date sources, Alphablox’s flexible, easy-to-configure support for Hyperion Essbase XTD Integration Services (EIS) in Alphablox Analytics 5.5 allows seamless drill-through from summarized Essbase data into the underlying relational detail, ensuring that end users can access the data necessary to understand the reasons behind a particular metric and to take appropriate business action.
The growing list of Alphablox’s OEMs and partners will also significantly benefit from Alphablox Analytics 5.5. OEMs can now integrate the Alphablox Analytics installation process seamlessly into their own application installation process. Alphablox Analytics 5.5 also contains a localization kit, allowing partners and OEMs to localize Alphablox to languages other than those supported by Alphablox Analytics by default. Alphablox Analytics 5.5 also offers a range of customization capabilities such as private label branding support, help and message text customization support, making it the most embeddable InLine Analytics platform of choice for OEMs and partners.
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