For IT & Technical Roles

Empower End Users with Self-Service Reporting – While You Maintain Tight Control Over Your Data

For IT and Technical Roles

With Orbit Reporting and Analytics, end users won’t need to turn to IT every time they want to run or modify a report. And you won’t need to sacrifice your security when you empower users and free up your IT team’s time.

As an IT professional, you face a Catch-22.

You end users don’t want to submit a ticket every time they need to run or edit a report. You’d like to give users self-service access to both operational and ad-hoc reports, as your IT team doesn’t have the time to handle a never-ending backlog of tickets. Creating and managing massive volumes of reports is a huge drain on your resources. Making a “simple” change to a field might force your IT team to spend hours updating files. You want to free up their time, so they can focus on more strategic projects.

But you also can’t let end users run wild with your data. Giving them free reign leads to data governance, security, and access issues that put your company at risk. Orbit lets you empower end users with self-service reporting and analytics – while you maintain tight control over your data.

With Orbit, you can

Reduce the amount of time your IT team must spend responding to requests.

With just a few clicks, users can run reports, create visualizations, and drill down for more information. They can also generate reports from the programs that they are the most familiar with – such as Excel and your ERP system. This eliminates their learning curve so that you can get up-and-running with minimal training.

Keep Your Data Secure

Many reporting and analytics tools grant users broad access to corporate data or require you to rebuild role and user-based security profiles within their applications. This is particularly frustrating if you took the time to build roles into your ERP system. You simply can’t let a new tool override your efforts and allow unauthorized users to view sensitive data.

Orbit allows IT to govern how users access data so that you can meet your security and compliance requirements. Your IT team can define your policies, and users must comply with them.

Orbit has robust data modeling, which helps IT join tables efficiently. Once IT builds the data model, Orbit identifies the most efficient path to fetch data when users run reports. This reduces stress on the system.

Orbit also automatically syncs with your ERP system and pulls in your security rules, existing roles, and pre-configured profiles. When someone wants to access data or generate a report in Orbit, they must first login with their ERP credentials. Then, they will only see the data that they are allowed to see as per your security rules. If you change a role in your ERP, Orbit will automatically update.

Connect and Integrate With Any Data Source

Orbit places no restrictions on data sources, so you can connect with any database that complies with Java Database Connectivity (JDBC) and web services standards. Orbit can bring data from web services as full or incremental loads, and you can schedule them as per your needs. You can also “mash” data from multiple sources, such as flat files, on-premise applications, and cloud services.

Control the End User Experience

Many reporting platforms allow end users to run reports without properly generating data. For example, they can pull ten years of financial data, as opposed to what they need for the month. This puts a huge strain on your valuable resources. With Orbit, IT can control how users build reports or charts, as well as the volume of data they can extract while running reports.

You can also maintain a master version of each report but allow end users to customize it. For example, sales managers in New York and Boston can run their weekly numbers without impacting your original file. With Orbit, you won’t end up with hundreds of variations on the same report.

Get Up and Running Quickly

You don’t need to overhaul your environment to give users self-service reporting. Orbit is flexible and can be installed either on-premise or in the cloud, depending on your needs. You can even embed Orbit in your proprietary applications and white label it.

Orbit also comes with more than 200 integrators and database connectors that allow you to combine data from any system. You can connect with all of your business applications – including your ERP, Microsoft Office, and department-specific software. Click here for a complete list of Orbit’s integrations.

Lower Your Licensing Costs

Many software vendors make you pay for individual licenses – even if a user only runs the occasional report. Orbit aggregates data from multiple business systems and allows you to report on and analyze it from within our platform. With Orbit, you can avoid paying extra seat licenses for individual applications and save thousands of dollars each year.

Migrate from Oracle Discoverer

Oracle E-Business SuiteOrbit seamlessly integrates with Oracle E-Business Suite. Our Discoverer migration wizard automatically imports your role-based security profiles, as well as existing reports, into Orbit. This allows you to get up-and-running quickly while controlling data access throughout your company.