Inforiver is available as a visual for Microsoft Power BI as a standalone .pbiviz file and in Microsoft AppSource. It can be imported into Microsoft Power BI desktop or service, and can also be published as an Organization visual by your Power BI admin. Once imported and pinned, it gets listed in the Visualization pane of your Power BI report, which you can use to build your reports.
Note that you do not require any database, server, or external service to run Inforiver (Standard, Professional and Premium Editions).
We expect to get our Standard, Professional and Premium editions certified by end of Q2 2022
No. All your data is retained only within the visual and your Power BI report when you use Standard, Professional or Premium Editions. It is NOT stored or transferred outside your company’s environment.
There are some exceptions when you use the Enterprise Edition – where use cases such as write-back (to a database), scheduling/bursting of reports or collaborative commenting capabilities are required. For these specific use cases, you will require an external database or server. There are two possible options here – (a) using secure Azure workspace hosted by Inforiver where data is stored in an encrypted manner, or (b) customers with data security concerns can self-host within their network in their private azure tenant so that data security or external network communication concerns are addressed.
No. Inforiver does not require any database, server, service, or assistance from your IT team.
However, for specific use cases using the Enterprise Edition – such as writeback data (to a database) or scheduling reports (using a server) – external infrastructure may be needed. There are two possible options here – (a) using secure Azure workspace hosted by Inforiver where data is stored in an encrypted manner, or (b) customers with data security concerns can self-host within their network in their private azure tenant so that data security or external network communication concerns are addressed.
You can import these visuals into Power BI on your own as mentioned here: Install Inforiver for yourself.
However, we recommend that you use the Organizational Custom Visual repository (OCV) to host our visuals for your users, for which you will need your administrator’s help. Refer to Installing Inforiver for your organization.
There is an active Inforiver community where you can post your questions, share ideas and feedback.
If you have a paid subscription, you may also reach out to our helpdesk (you would have received our helpdesk details in your welcome email upon purchasing).
Inforiver is available on a monthly or annual subscription basis and is licensed based on the number of users. Specifically, there are two user types (for whom the licensing is different) : (a) Report authors/editors and (b) Report viewers.
Authors/Editors have the ability to create and edit reports in the Power BI desktop or Power BI Service. You pay a flat subscription fee for each author/editor (and the fee varies by Inforiver Edition).
Viewers are users who consume the reports (built using Inforiver) exclusively in ‘Reading View’. They are not required to create or edit reports (built using Inforiver). Viewer subscription is available by tier (Up to 50 users, up to 100 users, etc.).
While some companies need only 10 authors/editors and 10 viewers, some organizations require 10 authors/editors and 5000 viewers. Charging for viewers separately ensures that our pricing plan is viable, transparent, and cost-effective for everyone – individuals, small & medium businesses, and large enterprises.
This pricing is also reflective of the actual usage & value delivered to an organization.
No. Our usage is on a per-unique-user basis. If a user internal to your organization accesses reports containing a visual in different ways – such as through a web portal, Power BI service as well as through Microsoft Teams – it still only counts as a single usage of the license.
Please note that this is not the case for users external to your organization.
Licenses purchased permit deployment of all reports only on a SINGLE Power BI tenant (domain, service, report server etc). This is also mentioned in our End User License Agreement here.
If you would like to deploy the visuals on multiple tenants, you will require a different type of licensing.
You can cancel your subscription by sending a cancellation request to our support team at least 5 business days prior to the subscription renewal date.
Note: We are working on providing the ability for customers to cancel your trial/subscription from the customer portal automatically.
For monthly subscriptions, you can opt to cancel auto-renewal any time. If you are in the very first month of subscription, the fee will be refunded to you.
For annual subscriptions, you will receive a 100% refund if you cancel within the first 30 days. You will receive a pro-rated refund for cancellations initiated beyond this period.
Yes. Once you hit the Buy Now option to proceed to check out, just enter your customer’s details as the shipping details for the products you are purchasing. To do this, you will need to check the option labeled “Licensing it to a different user or company?”
PO Number can also be entered during checkout. The invoice will be sent to the email address provided in ‘Billing Details’ section, and the licenses will be electronically shipped to the shipping email address.
YES. With Inforiver, you can create new budget/forecasts in seconds. Specifically, you can (a) Create forecasts based on past sales data, (b) Create forecasts from a blank template, (c) Allocate forecasts across countries or product categories proportional to past performance, (d) Perform dynamic whatif simulations to adjust forecasts using a slider interface (e) Comment and annotate on budgets, forecasts, plan, or variance data points, and (f) writeback forecast data along with notes & comments.
Inforiver supports collaboration with other users through real-time commenting, email notifications, scheduled excel & pdf reports and commentary digests.
Users can post, reply, and mention users; email notifications are sent on reply and mentions. Authors can restrict access on who can post comments in the visual. Comment digests can be scheduled at custom intervals which summarizes all comments made between each run.
These options are available only with enterprise edition.
Inforiver writeback allows users to post the data and comments from the visual to a supported destination. We currently support writeback to
• Database – Snowflake, Azure SQL server, Postgres, MySQL
• OneDrive and SharePoint – Writeback file as a CSV to the selected folder.
• URL – HTTPS post with the CSV as payload to a configured endpoint
All editions support formatted export to excel in WYSIWYG with structure, format and notes as is. The Premium & Enterprise editions provide additional customization options for Export to Excel, and they support Export to PDF too.
Note: Export to PDF and Excel is possible only in Power BI service. Once you publish your reports, the options should get enabled.