Product overview

Dundas BI is a state-of-the-art business intelligence platform for building and using interactive dashboards, reports, scorecards, and more. You can deploy Dundas BI as the central data portal for your organization, or integrate it into an existing website as part of a custom or embedded BI solution.

Dundas BI is tailored for different user needs
Dundas BI is tailored for different user needs

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Key Benefits and Features

Self-Serve Business Intelligence

Dundas BI gives you the ability to perform data exploration and analysis, run ad-hoc queries, and create your own reports, all without having to involve your organization's technical or IT staff. From the interactive designer screen in Dundas BI, you can easily explore available data sources, use intuitive operations to visualize your data, and arrange it in dashboard, report, or scorecard views. For further analysis, you can apply formulas to data using a familiar toolbar interface. Smart defaults and automatic data preparation are used throughout Dundas BI to provide a streamlined workflow, which means there are a lot fewer steps needed to progress from your data to desired visuals.

A Dundas BI Metric Set
A Dundas BI Metric Set

Full API Support

Right from the start, we focused our development of Dundas BI on extensibility and integration. Every capability you see visually in the user interface of Dundas BI is powered by underlying APIs which you have access to as well. Dundas BI conveniently offers .NET, REST, and JavaScript APIs. Depending on the type of extension, integration, or embedding you require, a combination of these public APIs may be used. In particular, our REST API makes it possible to access available functionality regardless of the programming language, platform, or operating system you are using.

HTML5, Mobile & Touch

The client-side of the Dundas BI platform is based entirely on the latest web standards including HTML5, JavaScript, and CSS. There is no requirement for browser plug-ins, or for users to install software. This means Dundas BI works and looks the same on a desktop as it does on a mobile device such as a tablet or smartphone. The user interface of Dundas BI fully supports touch-based gestures so you can even analyze data or design dashboards and reports directly on an iPad. All you need is a standards-compliant browser for your specific client device.

Data Visualizations

Dundas BI provides an array of data visualization types you can use to compose your dashboard and report views. Our JavaScript-based visualizations including charts, maps, tables, gauges and more, have all been designed with performance and support for ad-hoc analysis in mind. We've also programmed our visualizations with default styles and behavior that conform to established best practices in data visualization.

ETL Layer & In-Memory Analytics

Extract-Transform-Load (ETL) capability is built directly into Dundas BI via our data cube layer. Simply add transform nodes to a data cube and connect them together to perform data cleansing or combine data from different sources. The output of a data cube can be stored in our internal data warehouse for improved performance. Or, you can build an in-memory analytical model of your data to enable even faster results for analytical queries.

A Dundas BI Data Cube
A Dundas BI Data Cube

Administration & Configuration

Dundas BI provides a flexible data security model, which includes support for optional multi-tenant / SaaS deployment. You can use whatever form of user authentication you need for seamless integration with your own applications or systems, with various standard protocols ready to use. For scalability, load balancing is supported through the use of application and data processing server groups. Application configuration can also be performed in Dundas BI without having to log in directly on the server, making it easier to administer the system and perform tasks such as changing configuration settings or adding a new license.

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Dundas Data Visualization, Inc.
500-250 Ferrand Drive
Toronto, ON, Canada
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