InetSoft Business Intelligence Review

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InetSoft At A Glance

Good: Usable by everyone in company, regardless of BI knowledge, drag-and-drop report designer, data mashups done in real time.
Bad: Steep learning curve for some users.
Bottom Line: InetSoft’s proprietary Data Block technology allows for data mashups from most data sources in real time.

Product Overview

InetSoft’s BI solution, Style Intelligence, features InetSoft’s proprietary Data Block technology that allows for data mashups from most data sources. The data mashups are done in real time so that users can access their information as they are available. Users can customize their dashboards, including a variety of chart types (e.g., bar charts, custom geographic mapping), as well as adding new data.

One main benefit of this software is that no one needs to be an expert in BI analytics to be able to customize dashboards and reports. And the solution is aimed at specific job functions, such as Marketing, Sales, and Supply Chain. For example, Marketing can customize dashboards to track campaigns and leads.

InetSoft’s Style Scope solution is intended for smaller companies that can’t afford an enterprise-level solution or a large organization that has one or two data scientists or analysts. Users can conduct analyses and create dashboards and share them with others via browser or mobile device in a private setting.

Style Scope is available via download on InetSoft’s site and the Amazon Web Services marketplace. Please note that this version does not include advanced features, such as data modeling, API, unlimited user licenses, and enterprise security functions.


InetSoft’s BI solution has many analytical and reporting functions. Additional features include advanced visualizations for data explorations, scalable production reporting, self-service functionality, drag-and-drop dashboard and report designer, small footprint Web-based server application, standalone BI application or embeddable into other Web apps or portals, machine learning mashup and the ability to access the data from any device.

Target Market

InetSoft targets many industries, such as manufacturing, telecommunications, healthcare, finance, government and education. We’ve listed 10 of its clients below.

  • Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
  • Chase
  • Department of Defense
  • Fujitsu
  • General Electric
  • IBM
  • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • Merck
  • NASA
  • Verizon

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InetSoft provides a dedicated BI project management service – the prospective customer will be assigned an InetSoft project manager who will help assess the BI needs of that customer. InetSoft also provides comprehensive testing, product design and development, and on-site deployment and support.

Inetsoft’s software can be set up in a matter of hours, an average time for most vendors. Once purchased, most customers take about four weeks to implement their first dashboards and reports. This could be shrunk to days if prioritized by the customer. ROI can be seen in under 6 months for most clients, assuming they are able to create dashboards and reports that automate what the company had previously been doing manually with Excel.

Customer Service & Support

InetSoft provides both onsite and remote training. Their training sessions comes in a variety of packages, such as Business Intelligence, Report Design, End User Dashboard and Reporting, and BI Application Administration. InetSoft recommends customers contact their account manager for more details on prices and training duration.

InetSoft also provide an online customer support portal that includes troubleshooting articles.


InetSoft has two free plans: one for individuals and one for small businesses. The Individual plan includes access to InetSoft via a web browser, the ability to connect with data from uploaded Excel or CSV files and the ability to publicly share dashboards via a URL link.

The Business plan includes all of the features of the Individual plan, plus cloud-based data sources, data mashup and transformation, and private sharing of dashboards within the company.

Users can register for the Individual plan with their personal email address, while companies that want to sign up for the Business plan will need a business email address.

In addition to the free plans, there are two paid plans.

Growth – The Growth plan is for companies that prefer a dedicated cloud-hosted instance, meaning that InetSoft is stored on a virtual private cloud. InetSoft is hosted on Amazon Web Server, but the Growth plan also allows other cloud platform options. The plan starts at $165 per month (billed annually) and includes all of the features of the Business plan, plus:

  • The ability to connect with all data sources
  • Flexible admin and user scheduler permissions
  • A fully-custom solution, including themes and branding

Enterprise – The Enterprise plan is intended for companies that want to offer embedded analytics features to their internal or external clients. The plan accommodates cloud and on-premise deployment. The license fee for the InetSoft cloud hosting option is based on the type of cloud server (known as instances) the data is hosted on and the cloud computing provider’s (e.g., Amazon AWS) instance pricing.

For on-premise deployment, the vendor offers named user, concurrent user and server based licenses. Pricing for the Enterprise plan is available as a custom quote based on usage and data needs.

The Enterprise plan includes all of the features of the Growth plan, plus:

  • Paginated reports
  • Multitenancy
  • Enterprise user and data security
  • Regular one-on-one expert consultation


Style Intelligence has robust features, so users can expect a steep learning curve.


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Since 1996 InetSoft has been delivering easy, agile, and robust business intelligence software that makes it possible for organizations and solution providers of all sizes to deploy or embed full-featured business intelligence solutions. Application highlights include visually-compelling and interactive dashboards that ensure greater end-user adoption plus pixel-perfect report generation, scheduling, and bursting. InetSoft’s patent pending Data Block™ technology enables productive reuse of queries and a unique capability for end-user defined data mashup. This capability combined with efficient information access enabled by InetSoft’s visual analysis technologies allows maximum self-service that benefits the average business user, the IT administrator, and the developer. InetSoft solutions have been deployed at over 5,000 organizations worldwide, including 25% of Fortune 500 companies, spanning all types of industries.

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