Business Intelligence

Knowage – open source suite for modern business analytics

Knowage (formerly SpagoBI) is an open source flexible business intelligence suite. It’s a comprehensive suite providing many analytical capabilities supported by more than twenty analytical and operational engines. The whole range of business intelligence capabilities is covered by many engines to get the best solution according to users’ needs.

Knowage includes unique solutions, not only conventional business intelligence tools (such as reporting, charts, OLAP, data mining), but also original solutions for new business intelligence domains, such as location intelligence, visual inquiring, collaboration, KPIs, interactive dashboards, monitoring, real-time BI and mobile BI, thus opening new room to innovation. Its open availability and industry-grade development level is provided with a complete set of supporting professional services.

The suite is available on two versions. The Community Edition, with the whole set of analytical capabilities, entirely free under an open source licence, is part of the software stack managed by OW2 as SpagoBI always did. The Enterprise Edition, with a commercial offering and some facilities for the administrator, is provided and guaranteed directly from Engineering Group

Features include:

  • Analytical model:
    • Reports, to show structured data in a pixel-perfect way.
    • OLAP analysis, to navigate through data.
    • Graphs, providing simple and intuitive views of the information.
    • Real-time dashboards, to monitor the KPIs.
    • KPI models, to build and test one’s own performance monitoring model.
    • Geo-referenced reporting, to publish data over a geographical representation.
    • Cockpits, to realize complex and interactive dashboards.
    • Free Inquiry (QbE), to freely build one’s own query and generate the first report template.
    • Data mining processes, to discover hidden information.
    • Office Documents, to publish Office documents under the behavioural model control.
    • Analytical Dossiers, to collect documents with personal notes.
    • Accessible Reports, in compliance with the international standard WCAG 2.0 and the Italian law.
    • Real-time console, to monitor applications.
    • Smart Filter, for the guided data selection.
    • External Process, to execute external processes that can interact with OLTP systems.
    • ETL/ EII processes, to collect data from different sources.
  • Unique solutions, not only usual reporting and charting tools: Geo, QbE, Dossier, KPIs, Interactive Dashboards, Real-time BI.
  • Graphic designer, available in the new version of SpagoBI Studio, which allows even non-advanced users to execute dynamic and interactive analysis.
  • Real-time console.
  • Behavioural Model:
    • Reduce the required number of analytical documents.
    • Code only once the behavioural and visibility rules on data.
    • Guarantee the uniform growth of the project over time.
    • Guarantee the respect of the visibility rules over time, with no limit on the number .of engines and analytical documents that the user ad.
  • Administration Tools:
    • Scheduler.
    • Roles synchronization.
    • User profile system.
    • Import/export.
    • Menu management.
    • Maps catalogue.
    • Management of the documents repository.
    • Management of the analytical model.
    • Management of the behavioural model.
    • Engine configuration.
    • Data sources configuration.
    • Configuration of Data Sources and engines.
    • Audit & monitoring.
    • Subscription management.
    • Management of business metadata.
  • Cross Services:
    • SSO.
    • Alert and notification.
    • Workflow.
    • Search engine.
    • Collaborative tools.
    • Rules engine.
    • Sending e-mails.
    • Ranking.
    • Multiformat exporter.
    • RT events.
    • Document browser.
    • Personal files.
    • Cross navigation.
    • Subscriptions.
    • Metadata visualization.
  • Analytical engines supported:
    • Reporting – JasperReport, BIRT, Accessible report, BO.
    • Multidimensional Analysis – Jpivot/Mondrian, JPalo/Mondrain, JPXMLA.
    • Charts – JFreeChart, HChart, ExtChart.
    • KPI – KPI.
    • Interactive Cockpits – Composed document, in-memory.
    • Ad-hoc reporting – Worksheet.
    • Location Intelligence – GEO, GIS.
    • Free Inquiry – QbE, Smart Filter.
    • Data Mining – Weka, R.
    • Real time Dashboards and Console – Dash, Console.
    • Collaboration – Analytical Dossier.
    • Office Automation – Office.
    • ETL – Talend.
    • Mobile – Table, Chart, Cockpit, KPI.
    • External Processes – CommonJ.
    • Master Data Management – Registry (QbE).

Developer: OW2
License: Mozilla Public License v2.0


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