Visit Microsoft Appsource to purchase licenses for Inforiver Matrix. Subscription is available by tier and the fee varies based on the plans. To learn how to set up, pay for, and manage licenses for custom Power BI visuals purchased from AppSource, refer to this article.
For other Inforiver licensing related queries, visit the General FAQ page.
Yes. Inforiver supports calculation groups as well as all the other native Power BI functionalities. All native Power BI features will work in conjunction with Inforiver features.
Because we are limited to the 3 MB custom visual size - we are not able to support all the fonts with the Export to PDF feature (each font family is 1MB in size). We were recently able to add "Times New Roman" as additional font for the Export to PDF feature.
By August 2022 - we will switch to the Inforiver font family from Antikor Mono which will become our default font. As the Inforiver Font family will be like Segoe but monospaced for numbers – we think it will be a better default font option. Also, Enterprise Edition customers will be able to use any custom font in the subscription scheduler for the export to PDF feature as the enterprise edition has database storage where we could upload additional font style including custom corporate fonts
YES. With Inforiver Premium and Enterprise, you can input and 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 what-if 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.
1. Manual Input for Budgets - Data input, simulations, commenting and writeback
2. Advanced Forecasting & What If Simulations in Microsoft Power BI - 5 ways to run dynamic what-if simulations in Power BI
3. Entering Forecasts, Comments and Write Back - Forecasting Multiple Items with Seasonality in Power BI
However, we suggest using Inforiver to gather your budgets, forecasts, plans and variance comments using row level security just like we gather them using Excel spreadsheets. ValQ is our recommended advanced planning solution for enterprise use cases. We are working on modernizing ValQ and Integrating with Inforiver where you collect forecast and commentary inputs. ValQ is a separate offering and requires separate purchase for customers needing a full-blown XP&A or FP&A or Value Driver Planning solution.
All editions support formatted paginated export to excel in WYSIWYG with structure, format, and notes as is. The Premium edition provides 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.
Inforiver works best with summarized and aggregated data. Your Data model could contain billions of rows, but we recommend that using Power BI slicers you restrict the data assigned to Inforiver to be in summarized in nature.
We also recommend that you don’t compare the performance of Inforiver matrix vs Power BI Matrix, as Power BI only brings one hierarchy level of data at a time and using windowing technique, they only show what you can see. However, Inforiver brings all the hierarchy levels at once and we paginate them so that we can offer hundreds of additional features and visual level formula capabilities like Excel. So, we are architecturally different from Power BI Matrix for a reason. In the near future – we will offer turbo mode where Inforiver matrix will function like Native Matrix by bringing only one hierarchy level at a time for performance reasons but compromising on features/functionalities which requires all the hierarchy levels
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.
However, these options are available only with Inforiver Enterprise.
Yes, users can be notified using commenting. @ can be used to lookup the list of users from one’s organization. This feature is available only in Inforiver Enterprise.
Inforiver writeback allows users to post the data and comments from the visual to a supported destination. Writeback is supported only in Inforiver Enterprise and the following destinations are supported
· Database – Snowflake, Azure SQL, SQL server, Postgres, MySQL, SAP HANA, and more
· OneDrive and SharePoint – Writeback file as a CSV to the selected folder.
· URL – HTTPS post with the CSV as payload to a configured endpoint
Yes. For bundling (OEM) Inforiver fully or partially with your own products or services to your customers or any third party, separate licensing plan is available. This would be based on the number of developers or customers. Contact us to learn more.
Yes. For embedding Inforiver fully or partially with your own products or services, separate licensing plan is available. This would be based on the number of developers. Contact us to learn more.