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SMBs no longer have to choose between price and power: DataSelf


Analytics for your needs.”

Why can’t mid-sized organizations have the best in business intelligence tools? That’s the question that launched DataSelf Analytics and what still drives it today. The Fortune 2000 still seems to have all the best technology and the most polished interfaces. Mid-sized organizations find that almost all mid-market BI providers today offer low power, narrow flexibility, and little room to grow. — That is, except for DataSelf Analytics.

Since 2000, DataSelf’s core team has provided mid-sized companies with best-of-breed business intelligence technology in one easy-to-deploy solution at a price they can afford.

‘Build what we do best, borrow what we don’t,’ says the Founder Joni Girardi

What DataSelf has that no other vendor has is simple: We know what we do best, and we know what others do better. CEO Joni Girardi and his team founded DataSelf with a clear strategy: integrate cutting-edge tools with proprietary components for the optimal blend of economy, ease of deployment, and features.

The DataSelf Ultralight Data Warehouse and the DataSelf ETL are both the best on the market for mid-sized organizations. But if we can’t beat the leaders, we join them! Today DataSelf solutions include its own best of breed components complemented by Gartner-recognized platforms such as Microsoft SQL Server and the renowned Tableau visualization engine.

Everything about DataSelf – DataSelf BI

It is comprised of three main components:

  • Server software extracts data from ERP and other source databases and transforms it into clean and simple data structures—making it quick and easy for business people to generate reports. About 40% of DataSelf BI deployments require absolutely no server-side customization. In the remaining deployments, customization on the server-size components can be done quickly — usually in hours or days. The server software is usually deployed on the client’s local network environment. The server’s data can be refreshed on a schedule, manually or with triggers.
  • Client software uses intuitive and industry-standard tools for analyzing data. Users can report and analyze their data on desktop and notebook computers, over the web, via mobile devices and also receive reports and dashboards via email. These tools can retrieve data in real time, from scheduled refreshes or from offline and portable data repositories.
  • Pre-built templates save users valuable time and headaches of creating a BI solution from scratch — learning about data warehouse and OLAP best practices, building KPIs and reports. Data analysis is easy and even eye-opening with 5,000-plus reports and KPIs pre-mapped to several mid-market ERP and CRM packages. This rich solution provides a quick return on investment plus a solid, flexible foundation for further customization. A team of business analysts, BI experts and ERP experts would take more than a year to build an equivalent solution that DataSelf BI provides out-of-the-box.

DataSelf simplifies BI by adding its own DataSelf ETL technology to minimize programming in BI solutions, and by providing comprehensive out-of-the-box solutions for applications such as Microsoft Dynamics GP, Microsoft Dynamics NAV, Sage 100, Sage 300, Sage 500, Sage X3, Sage Pro, Sage CRM and Infor CRM.

Why DataSelf BI for Microsoft Dynamics AX?
You know that MS Dynamics AX excels at ERP, yet you may feel that its built-in reporting doesn’t provide the visibility into your business you need. DataSelf Analytics fulfills MS Dynamics AX ERP’s potential by adding extensive reporting agility and depth, simplifying and amplifying your analytics requirements by incorporating Tableau and Microsoft BI technologies, providing exactly what you need to turn your data into knowledge.

DataSelf Analytics provides capabilities that go beyond Crystal, MS Access and Excel-based reporting, allowing users to analyze data extensively and easily. For instance, when doing sales analysis, users can analyze sales and profitability by parameters such as customer, salesperson, product, ship-to and warehouse, thus providing a variety of performance measures to better understand where to focus management’s attention.

The happy customers

“Unbelievable how easy this product is to use. It is so easy to go change some of the existing dashboards and – boom – I have a brand new dashboard.” – Director of Operations, A large manufacturing corporation.

“I love DataSelf Analytics. I started right up making my own reports. It made my old report writer look like a dinosaur!” – Heather Welsch, Senior Accountant, Pyramid Time Systems.

“Being an old dog, I know software that meets one’s expectations is rare. DataSelf BI has far exceeded mine. We bought it for its world-class sales reporting, and now I’m saving up to $500,000 annually because I also use it to manage my inventory and purchasing more effectively.” – John Barrett, COO, Wiley X, Inc.

“DataSelf BI provides exceptional ROI through reduced overhead plus the ability of our sales force to quickly and easily identify under-performing accounts!” – David Fulmer, VP and co-founder, SawStop.

“You’ve got departments hungry for insightful data. We’ve got easy-to-use solutions to feed every one of them.”

Meet the Master

Joni Girardi, founder and CEO: Joni launched his venture 16 years ago to help small- and medium-sized businesses to get value from their data. His biggest challenge was finding tools that were complete and polished, not underpowered and inflexible. So he began development of what became DataSelf Analytics, featuring a data warehouse, embedded Tableau, and ready-for-work 5000 reports, dashboards, and KPIs. His 16 years of experience has given him a deep knowledge of growing medium-sized business data needs.