Informatica Analytics Delivery Platform
Release 3"> Informatica Analytics Delivery Platform Release 3
Informaticas package, new despite the "3" in its name, provides a compelling way to get critical business data in the form of reports or alerts out to mobile workers. However, those who want a primarily desktop-based database reporting system will find other options more mature.
LONG-TERM BUSINESS IMPACT // Keeping workers up-to-date on the latest business data no matter where they are will make business decisions faster and more accurate down the line. PROS: Many mobile devices, including PDAs and phones, are well-supported for on-the-road information delivery; includes dynamic alerts if key business data changes. CONS: Weak report design and presentation features for more complex tasks; lacks report navigation features for longer reports; only connects to relational databases; high cost. Informatica Corp., Redwood City, Calif.; (650) 385-5000; www.informatica.com/products/deliver
SHORT-TERM BUSINESS IMPACT // Reports can be accessed on just about any mobile computing device or phone as easily as they can be from a PC, which will immediately reduce IT report redesign costs.