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Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Welcome to Instant Business Intelligence

A world of Business Intelligence, in an Instant.

We give you what you need, when you need it.

  • Are you considering developing an Enterprise Business Intelligence System?
  • Are you reviewing your budget?
  • Do you already have an Enterprise Business Intelligence System and feel the maintenance costs are too high?
  • Are you looking for a faster, smarter, safer, way to develop or extend your Enterprise Business Intelligence System?
  • Are you interested in slashing the costs of developing and supporting your Enterprise Business Intelligence System?

If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions you are in the right place.

  • Our products slash the costs of implementing Enterprise Business Intelligence Systems.
  • Our productivity tools are built by Business Intelligence professionals for Business Intelligence professionals.
  • We are focused on reducing the costs of implementing Business Intelligence Systems……..period.
  • Instant Business Intelligence is the low cost provider for the implementation of Enterprise Business Intelligence Systems.

We invite you to browse through our web site. Try out our products. And then decide for yourself if you would like to take advantage of the productivity improvements of our products.

And remember, #SeETL is now open source and free. You can get the same benefits Carphone Warehouse enjoyed without the costs of Informatica!

A Message from our Founder

Hello. My name is Peter Nolan. I’m the Founder of Instant Business Intelligence. I wanted to place a short message at the top of our welcome page. The ‘personal touch’ if you like.

I have been working in the Business Intelligence area for 29 years now. And large systems development for 10 years before that.

Today, I believe that the potential value of Business Intelligence is greater than it has ever been. Why?

  • Operational Systems are far cheaper and have much more functionality.
  • The web and mobile devices have made it possible for most companies to talk directly to most customers for ‘free’.
  • Microsoft has moved into BI and released a whole series of products at a fraction of the price of competitive products.
  • The fall and fall of hardware prices continues apace and shows no signs of slowing up.

However, I feel there are still three major inhibitors in making Business Intelligence available to ‘the masses’.

  1. Data Integration through the use of Extraction, Transformation and Loading (ETL) tools.
  2. The lack of industry standard data models at affordable prices on which to build Business Intelligence Systems.
  3. The lack of the ability to implement customised Business Intelligence Solutions for Small to Medium Enterprises at a justifiable return on investment.

Experience shows that in any reasonably sized Business Intelligence Project the ETL development and support will consume at least 50% of the 5 year total cost of ownership, and I have seen it as high as 80%. I have always believed this percentage is unacceptably high.

I waited patiently for years to see if the software vendors could do something about this percentage and about the cost of writing and customising ETL ‘programs’. Well, as good as the current ETL tools are, we are still waiting for that order of magnitude productivity breakthrough for ETL development. Until now…

In 2002 I decided to see if I could personally contribute to reducing the cost of ETL development for Enterprise Business Intelligence Systems. I completely re-wrote the previous version of the SeETL RunTime to bring it into the 21st century as well as turn it into a ‘product’. I also added a wide variety of enhancements based on the needs of the ‘early adopter’ users of the product.

As a result, SeETL is now the world’s fastest and cheapest way to implement ETL processing for an Enterprise Business Intelligence System.

  • No other ETL tool comes close to the current productivity levels of the SeETL RunTime.
  • No other product is offered as open source at a similar price.

With the success of SeETL I decided to found a software company to provide the support required for future releases and developing new products to further cut the costs of Enterprise Business Intelligence Systems.

Instant Business Intelligence is a company dedicated to making it possible for all companies everywhere to benefit from the value of Business Intelligence at a fraction of the cost.
Below we have documented our:

  • Vision
  • Strategy
  • Goals

Instant Business Intelligence is a clear case of your success is our success. If you like our open source software, use it on your projects and tell us what you want added, we will all be more successful in our Business Intelligence Implementations.

We hope you will take the time to a look around our web site. We are sure you will like what you see.

What We Stand For

Our Vision

To enable all companies everywhere to benefit from the ability to profitably implement Enterprise Business Intelligence Solutions.

Our Goals

With the support and feedback of our clients all around the world our goal is to develop tools to implement end-to-end Enterprise Business Intelligence Solutions and make these end-to-end solutions available to our clients as inexpensively as possible.

We Listen

  • Our products and services are developed in direct response to what our clients tell us they want.
  • Many of our clients have our source code.
  • We are committed to open source development.

Our Strategy

We will deliver on our Vision by:

  • Delivering low cost infrastructure products as open source tools.
  • Embedding our many years of experience in Business Intelligence into each of our products.
  • Endlessly reducing the costs of implementing Enterprise Business Intelligence Solutions.
  • Reducing implementation times so much that the Enterprise Business Intelligence Solution is Instant .
  • Working tirelessly to make implementing Enterprise Business Intelligence Systems simple, quick and highly profitable.
  • Providing services to clients and resellers to assist them to most effectively and efficiently implement Enterprise Business Intelligence Systems.

What is Business Intelligence

When you can measure what you are speaking about, and express it in numbers, you know something about it. But when you cannot measure it, when you cannot express it in numbers, your knowledge of it is of a meager and unsatisfactory kind. It may be the beginning of knowledge, but you have scarcely, in your thoughts, advanced it to the stage of science.

Sir William Thompson, Lord Kelvin (1824-1907)

Food for Thought

  • The significant problems we face in life cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them.
  • Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.
  • Any fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius – and a lot of courage – to move in the opposite direction.
  • Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.
  • Information is not knowledge.
  • Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them.
  • In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.