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A Cost Effective Cloud BI Option Built on Real World Security Needs

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Cloud-based BI (also referred to as SaaS BI) is currently a hot topic in the area of business intelligence technologies. There are many reasons why a cloud offering will resonate more with an organization than having BI software installed on premise. Advantages of a cloud-based solution include lower maintenance costs, self-service capabilities, and access from any internet connection. However, one of the major challenges with cloud-based BI is giving companies peace of mind with their data stored in the cloud. Klipfolio, a dashboard software vendor based out of Ottawa, Canada with a history of selling to large financial and insurance firms, addresses this challenge with their new cloud offering: Klipfolio Dashboard for web and mobile.

Klipfolio Dashboard is a solution that allows users to build and publish dashboards in the cloud. Once the dashboards are published, users can view their dashboards on any mobile device, including iPhones, iPads, Blackberries, and Android-based devices. It addresses security concerns by leveraging the proven security technology SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) to ensure that all data being pushed into the cloud is encrypted and maintaining a SAS70 compliant data center. In addition, Klipfolio takes it one step further by providing organizations with guidelines and best practices on securing data.

All of these steps Klipfolio has taken have indeed provided their new and existing customers the reassurance they need. In fact, Aviva, the UK’s largest insurance provider, has already chosen Klipfolio as their cloud BI solution.

As for pricing, it is being set at $20 per user per month, or if you are committing for a year, it is $204 per user per year. Volume discounts, starting at 100 users are available as well.

Security is an important aspect of cloud-based BI and service providers need to address that head-on. If you’re looking for a secure cloud BI offering, take a look at Klipfolio Dashboard for web and mobile.

For those of you who are interested in finding out more about Klipfolio Dashboard for web and mobile, please visit their website at: http://www.klipfolio.com/products/web-mobile-kpi-dashboard

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