True Self-Service Reporting & BI

Informer’s drag and drop, point and click interface makes self-service reporting possible for ALL users, regardless of technical ability. End users can create personalized reports and ad-hoc queries on their own, freeing up IT staff to focus on other tasks. Answer real-time questions on the fly by filtering data, drilling down or pivoting for multi-dimensional analysis.

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Connect all of your datasources into one comprehensive web-based environment with our unique direct-to-datasource process.  You can analyze your data where it resides without the need to create another data silo.  No complicated setup – just your LIVE data, the moment you need it.

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Informer gives users at Ruhl & Ruhl choices on how they want to assemble, schedule and deliver reports. The result is improved time to decision and end-user satisfaction, drastically reducing the cost of creating, maintaining and delivering reports.
Tim J. Smith Ruhl & Ruhl Insurance

Connect directly to multiple data sources

Easily connect to all of your organizational data across multiple applications and databases, including Microsoft® SQL Server, Informix®, Oracle®, IBM DB2®, MySQL, Microsoft Access®, UniData®, UniVerse®, D3, Google Docs, data warehouses, Microsoft Excel spreadsheets and much more.

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Interactive Dashboards

Use Informer Dashboards to easily create and share interactive, customizable charts, graphs, and other visualizations; then drill down into underlying data regardless of where is lives, email dashboards to coworkers and managers, even embed into your own website. Informer’s easy-to build dashboards create context for any user so they can make data-driven decisions in real time. 

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Web-based user friendly interface

Unlike traditional reporting and business intelligence solutions, Informer is built to be truly self-service. Non-technical users can quickly and easily create, modify, and deliver their own reports based on their customized needs by using Informer’s intuitive drag-and-drop interface.

Dynamically group, sort, aggregate, pivot, chart, download, and/or visualize for personalized data views – all without reliance on IT staff.


No ETL or Data Warehouses

Informer uses a unique direct-to-datasource connection to get real-time data from multiple sources without requiring an ETL (Extract, Transfer, Load) process. Informer’s unique architecture performs queries against LIVE data from source systems using JDBC and ODBC  drivers, making it possible to access any data from any source. Using these methods, Informer leverages existing database and report infrastructures without having to create a separate data warehouse or data cubes.

Secure data access

Built-in security framework provides role-based user permissions and access control. Comprehensive security options ensure end users access only the data that is relevant to their job role or function, taking out the worry and confusion of reporting against massive amounts of irrelevant data.


Quick installation and implementation

Informer installs in minutes with deployment to users in just days, supporting any number of users on any platform, all without requiring extensive professional services. Easy to install, configure and administer, delivering quick ROI and a low total cost of ownership.

Integrate with Desktop Functions

Informer integrates with other familiar front-end applications including PDF, Email, and LIVE Excel, providing business users with additional popular and useful methods of applying analysis to data. Informer is built for agility – it’s your data, the way you need to see it.

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Custom Export

Informer’s Custom Export add-on feature uses an HTML document coded with FreeMarker Template to create free-form output using data from an Informer report. Use Informer to create welcome letters, account statements, certificates, transcripts, and more!  Build your own templates using your favorite HTML editor, or use any of the ones from our library of templates.