Designed to be intuitive enough that even children could use it without any instructions, the dashboard lets deal hunters check off the retailers they are interested in and quickly browse their specials. Or, if there is an item or category of particular interest, search for that item to compare prices across all retailers, or limit the search to just those in their area. This year, the tool offers one-click access to product pages on the retailer Web site or snapshots of the featured product in the advertisement, plus one-click access to the retailer’s store locator. Compared to poring over dozens of newspaper circulars, this visual analysis tool saves hours of research and preparation.
“This is the third year of offering this very popular, free interactive dashboard,” commented Mark Flaherty, Vice President of Marketing at InetSoft. “In addition to offering a valuable resource to consumers, this makes a nice showcase of our enterprise-class business intelligence software platform. With thousands of simultaneous accesses, it’s a good proof of our data grid cache technology, released earlier this year. Data grid cache is an advance in our high-performance data access technology that is based on concepts similar to Hadoop, combining in-memory and column-based, disk-based pre-aggregation techniques in a server cluster environment.”
The Black Friday deals interactive dashboard has been deployed using Visualize Free, InetSoft's free edition of Style Intelligence, the company’s commercial business intelligence software application for dashboards, reporting, and visual analysis. Visualize Free permits anyone to upload their own data, such as in a spreadsheet, and quickly create useful visualizations and interactive dashboards. Once completed, users have the option to share their visual analysis with others or keep it private. To try Visualize Free, please visit www.visualizefree.com.
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Since 1996 InetSoft has been delivering easy, agile, and robust business intelligence software that make it possible for organizations and solution providers of all sizes to deploy or embed full-featured business intelligence solutions. Application highlights include visually-compelling and interactive dashboards that ensure greater end-user adoption plus pixel-perfect report generation, scheduling, and bursting. InetSoft’s patent pending Data Block™ technology enables productive reuse of queries and a unique capability for end-user defined data mashup. This capability combined with efficient information access enabled by InetSoft’s visual analysis technologies allows maximum self-service that benefits the average business user, the IT administrator, and the developer. InetSoft solutions have been deployed at over 3,000 organizations worldwide, including 25% of Fortune 500 companies, spanning all types of industries.