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Simpson U Employees Build and Share Their Own Data Reports with New Dashboard Tech

Like many higher ed institutions, Simpson University's campus data is distributed across a variety of systems, some in the cloud and some on premise. Generating reports across system boundaries at the California university once was a labor-intensive process requiring complex queries to go through a single IT professional.

To help integrate its reporting and give employees easier access to institutional data, Simpson is rolling out Style Intelligence, a dashboard reporting solution from InetSoft Technology. The web-based platform allows users to build and share their own data reports, helping reduce the backlog of report requests. Interactive dashboards provide a visually compelling view of the data, and the software's Data Block technology "enables productive reuse of queries and a unique capability for end-user-defined data mashup," according to the company.

"With InetSoft's solution, we can give easy access to all of our institution's data, enabling staff, managers and executives to receive vital information in a much more efficient and timely manner," said Curt Dodds, director of IT at the university, in a press release. "And with a significant reduction of IT costs, we feel that we are receiving a high value for the total cost of ownership of this technology solution."

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