A Higher Intelligence
Enterprise intelligence and big data analytics built to leverage your most important investment — your people
We built the Halo Platform based on a few simple principles:
People are smart, data is dumb.
Data isn’t “insight” or “information”, it’s just stuff. It’s only when that data is combined, processed and handed off to a real human being who can do something with it that it’s turned into something of value. As a result, the Halo Platform is built, not to impress folks with complexity, or gee-wiz gadgets, but to give regular people the data they need the way they need it to make decisions and create value for the business.
See the forest, not the trees
The whole idea of analytics is to access all the information available, not just bits and pieces. Departmental BI silos don’t provide insight, they create blind spots. That’s why Halo lets you combine all types of data — internal, external, structured, unstructured, big, little and in between — collaborate across departments, and work from the bottom-up as well as the top-down. When everyone has the full scope of information they make better decisions faster.
There’s no such thing as “one size fits all”
Halo was designed to get up and running fast in virtually business environment and start producing results right away, but that doesn’t mean it’s going to be a 100% fit right out of the box. That’s why Halo was designed to be powerful enough to handle 80% of your needs out of the box, yet flexible enough that you can tailor and tweak it to meet your specific needs and requirements without prolonged deployments and never-ending modifications.
It’s your data, not ours
In a world of open systems and platforms why is it that some many software vendors try to lock up your information in their proprietary systems and formats? We want you to use Halo because it meets your needs, not because we’re holding you’re information hostage. That’s why the entire platform is built on industry standards and all of data Halo stores is directly accessible by 3rd party systems. We don’t even use proprietary apps or specialized software for our visualization and mobile pieces. All you need is a web browser.
People make smarter business decisions when they work together
No man is an island — nor is any successful organization. Businesses exist in an ecosystem of people, partners, suppliers, customers and competitors. And thriving in that ecosystem requires collaboration and knowledge sharing among the many parts, which is why Halo offers information sharing, collaboration and decision support tools built right into the platform. People can share ideas, ask questions, add information, and even assign and track tasks all from within Halo. Best of all that collaborative information is tied to the topic enriching that business intelligence data with “human intelligence.”
What Halo BI Offers
A 360 Degree Solution More than simple analytics or data mining & discovery tools that just look at one piece of your company data, Halo offers true, full scope data aggregation of internal sources — operational applications, relational databases, and desktop tools — as well as external big data sources like cloud services, web logs, social media, remote sensors, public data sources, and more. With Halo you don’t have the balkanized analytics silos you have with departmental or vertical tools, you have real, full scope access to all the information that affects or influences your business.
Agile BI for Agile Business Traditional BI deployments are expensive, lengthy, complex and prone to failure. Halo’s agile platform offers multiple flexible implementation options and comes with pre-built connectors and data marts that will have you up and running in just days, not weeks or months. Halo’s agile platform architecture allow you to start fast, produce results right away, and add new features and functions as your business requirements grow and change.
Empower Users Everywhere-Fixed and Mobile Halo BI’s interactive dashboards and alerts go wherever your users are — desktop, laptop, tablet, smartphone, you name it — with just a web browser; no special apps or software required. What’s more, Halo’s built-in collaboration tools, Rings and Span, lets people share their dashboards, discuss what they’re seeing and make decisions right then and there.
Deploy It Your Way With Halo it’s up to you where your business intelligence lives. Halo supports traditional on-premise deployments, private clouds, hybrid models, and even as a hardware-free platform as a service (PaaS) model. The choice is up to you.
Higher Intelligence, 1/4 the cost Forget about proprietary hardware and software lock in. The Halo Business Intelligence platform offers all the features and flexibility of multi-million dollar enterprise BI, but at a mere fraction of the price. Moreover, Halo BI is built on low cost, commodity hardware and common software standards, so there’s no data lock-in or proprietary formats to trap you. Coupled with it’s incredible ease-of-use and self-serve capabilities, you’ll find that Halo’s total cost of ownership is a quarter of that of other, less flexible solutions
Halo takes business intelligence collaboration beyond email and “sticky notes” with fully integrated collaborative decision support suite. More than just a comment or IM tool, Halo provides a powerful knowledge base, task manager and progress-tracking system integrated within its dashboards. You can share views, ask questions, attach and share additional information like documents and photos, even assign tasks and track results right from within the dashboard. More importantly, it all remains connected to specific metrics and dashboards, making all of that additional information part of your business intelligence.
In addition to collaborative decision support, Halo also provides the ability to securely extend your business intelligence and analytics to your key partners — suppliers, partners, customers, an more. Halo lets you provide access their data on your system whenever and wherever they want with nothing more than a web browser. Sharing with any person, user or not, exporting charts, graphs and tables with all the relevant data underneath providing the ability to extend all manner of BI insights to the people who need it, wherever they might be.
Extract and combine data from hundreds of systems to create a single, holistic view
Truly powerful business intelligence isn’t reporting on the data in one or two isolated applications. It’s bringing the scattered information from the web, social media, machine sensors, line of business applications, databases, desktop apps, text files and more. Halo’s data aggregation connectors, Halo Rays, automate the import and aggregation of data from hundreds of sources including:
- Business Operational Applications — ERP, CRM, HR, Accounting, Call Center Management and more
- Relational Databases — IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, Open Source and others
- Desktop Applications — Excel spreadsheets, delimited files, and text files
- Custom file types from in-house and bespoke applications
Analyze and measure your data the way that makes the most sense to you
Go beyond canned KPIs and pre-built analytics and understand your business the way that makes the most sense to you. Halo’s data analysis tools lets your whole organization, from business users to data analysts, work with your data the way they want to discover the information they need without tasking your IT department with extra work. Moreover, because Halo provides data integration across departments and systems, essentially everything your business collects — big data, small data, on premise, off premise, you name it — you have the ability to develop business insights that follow your entire business process, not just pieces of it.
Halo self-serve data analysis tools let users create on-demand and scheduled reports in just minutes with little or no training required, delivering the best possible combination of performance and easy access to your analytics and KPI’s.
Bad data makes for bad intelligence, built-in data quality tools solve that problem
Poor data quality is a major problem with accurate analytics and intelligence. On average 40% of your corporate data is incomplete, inaccurate or missing which leads to bad analysis and a blanket mistrust of business insights. That’s why more than eight in 10 BI projects fail. Worse yet, cleaning the data can cost four times as much as the data warehouse and business intelligence system itself. Halo helps tackle the problem of bad data making bad BI by providing a suite of data quality tools integrated right into the data warehouse component of our business analytics and intelligence paltform. With Halo data quality tools you can profile your data, perform pattern analysis, clean and enrich it quickly, easily and without spending tens (or hundreds) of thousands of additional dollars on third party data quality systems, staff training and support
Halo offers a full spectrum of data visualization tools — interactive dashboards, reports, email alerts, Excel workbook exports, SharePoint, and publish-to-web options that lets everyone use business intelligence and analytics in the manner that best fits their style. Fast, accurate and intuitive charting, drill through graphs, interactive maps, and a 100% mobile friendly front-end lets everyone visualize their information, understand what they’re seeing and make critical business decisions quickly and with confidence no matter where they are.
Halo offers a clean, intuitive interface designed to let you see what’s important how you want to see it. A self-serve platform where you can customize by simply dragging and dropping new data, surfacing the insights locked in your business systems. You can visualize your data from multiple angles, browse across multiple cubes and dynamically drill down to the underlying information on any device with a modern web browser — desktop, laptop, tablet, smartphone, display wall, etc. — with no additional apps or software to download and maintain.
Dramatically simplify your analytics data warehousing and management
Halo’s data repository and warehousing featuring dramatically simplify the challenges of data access, management and data mart and cube production. Halo Source provides a wizard-driven interface that slashes the time and costs required to create and manage enterprise-class BI, while providing a warehousing platform platform for high-grade data analysis with outstanding flexibility and ease-of-use. Better yet, the entire system is built on the industry standard MS SQL platform providing lower over all costs, fast implementation, and outstanding power and scalability. Best of all, data access is completely open — accessible via Halo, through standard Microsoft utilities such as SQLServer Services and Excel, as well as hundreds of third party tools.
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