Atlas Insights – Amazon Echo Integration to Public Metrics Video

I just finished up and got my Amazon Echo skill for Atlas Insights certified.   If you’re like me, when you are wondering around your home is when you think about a metric you wish you knew right now and you don’t want to have to take the time to find your phone or start your computer.  Just ask Alexa!  You can use your Amazon Echo to ask for any important economic metric you would like to know about. Try it.

My #Startup software company is doing it different than everyone else and it works! #analytics

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When I created Atlas Insights, I really decided it was important to rethink how businesses engage their employees in the use of important business metrics.  But it was more than that.  It was also how software should be designed, developed and sold.  That is why Atlas Insights is so different from any software vendor claiming to have a mobile business intelligence solution.
  • We don’t have hundreds of employees building the software, we didn’t need that.
  • We don’t have huge marketing departments to get the word out, our customers do that.
  • We don’t have hundreds of sales people calling on every account pressuring you to purchase, we don’t believe in that.
  • We don’t have large investors that keep driving us for hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue, we live within our means.
  • While our competitors are not sustainable on hundreds of thousands users, our business is sustainable on a just a few thousand customers.

I built Atlas Insights to be a better solution than any of the big public or privately VC funded software companies.  On a per user basis, we are pennies a day while they are hundreds or thousands of dollars a day.
While they sell their software based on you finding a gold nugget in the mountains some day, Atlas Insights helps all of your employees get focused on what’s important to your business today, which is an investment that returns value every minute of every day.

You will not find a simpler solution to use and the value you get for the money

Tracking Agriculture Price Index and other farming metrics? Your most important metrics in your overalls

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Agriculture in the United States is a huge and important business that supplies food to the world.  There are of course important metrics that farmers, manufacturers, investors and politicians follow every day, week or month in this segment.  Atlas Insights is quickly becoming one of the most important tools you can have in your pocket or overalls when you need access to these most important public metrics.

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Our goal every month is to continue to add new and interesting public metrics that might be of interest to you and your business.  Also, you don’t have to wait for us to add it, you can create your own public metrics and share with the world for free.  Download Atlas Insights and start reaping the benefits of making better decisions with metrics that are wherever you are.

Sign up today and get a FREE 3-month Basic subscription! Download for any mobile device or Windows/MAC desktops and Web and get started without anyone contacting you and bugging you for money.  That’s what we call a worry-free trial.

Atlas Insights Partnership Opportunities Available! #startup AtlasBI.com

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If you are offering a vertical solution or service to your customers, it is probably important to provide access to KPI or Metrics through your solution.  If you haven’t solved for getting that data to your customers yet, I have a partnership opportunity for you.   As an Atlas Insights partner, you’ll have our app for FREE for your customers to get their metrics that matter most from you.   Let’s say you have 5 or 10 metrics you need to push out to a customer, it’s FREE.  Got 25 customers?  FREE.   You’ll immediately provide huge value to your customer from your solution through ours for just time that it takes to instrument your metrics.

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Atlas Insights, which is available for iPhone, iPad, MAC, Android, Windows and Web, is a mobile-1st solution that allows your customers to see the metrics, wherever or whenever they want.  You control who and what metrics they see.  Atlas Insights can connect to your cloud database, refresh on an automated schedule and deliver it to your customer with zero effort.  You just need someone on your end to write the queries, define the metrics and add the customers to see that data which is super easy to do.

Let me know if you’re interested and I would be happy to discuss it further.

Patrick Husting
Founder/CEO

Connect your business databases and make your business metrics mobile. #mobilebi

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Well if you EVER wanted to make and take your business metrics mobile, now you have absolutely NO excuse not to.  We are excited to announce our new Cloud/SQL data connector to our Professional subscription of our popular mobile business intelligence app, Atlas Insights.  Using WindowsMAC or our Web apps, you can connect to your business SQL databases, instrument your business metric simply and quickly get those metrics out to your decision makers.

How easy is it?  Let me show you.

Using any of our desktop apps for Windows, MAC or Web, you can create a data connection which you will get presented with the following screen.

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Give your connection a name and how often you would like the data to refresh.  Enter your server address and port number.   Port number is important for connecting to your enterprise or cloud databases.  At this point we try to connect and retrieve a list of databases you want to connect to.  Click the Save and Continue button to move to the next screen to build your query.

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On this screen, you enter your query that will make up the data for your metric.  You need to make your column names match our column name using AS Actual, AS Target, AS Series and AS Date.   Only Actual and Date are required.  Click the Execute Query button to see a sample of your data returned for validation.  If all looks good to you, use the dropdown to Assign to Metric your query.

Atlas Insights will do the rest updating and getting the latest and most important metric data to your decision makers.   If you would like to take this feature for a test drive, it is available in our Professional subscription which I would be happy to give you FREE access to for evaluation.  Just contact me.

Sign up today and get a FREE 3-month Basic subscription! Download for any mobile device or Windows/MAC desktops and Web and get started without anyone contacting you and bugging you for money.  That’s what we call a worry-free trial.

Just released version 1.7 of Atlas Insights for iOS, OSX, Android and Windows. Make #MobileBI Great Again

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Version 1.7 now available!

I just put out a an update for Apple iOS (iPhone/iPad), Apple OSX (MAC), Google Android, Microsoft Windows and Web.  This update includes a few bug fixes along with several UI/UX enhancements.

If you haven’t already downloaded, visit https://atlasbi.com/#downloads

Sharing my app’s download progress and a BIG surprise I found. #analytics #mobilebi #startup

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In June of 2016, I began the effort of building a new mobile business intelligence app called Atlas Insights.  Atlas allows you to take your business metrics and also public metrics with you wherever you might be.  Basically, having your most important metrics available whenever you need them is the mantra .   In October I launched my beta and finished up in December of 2016.  Pretty amazing development speed huh?!  I’ll have another blog on that later.  As I have built this business, I have tried to be transparent and informative via my blog on the startup and software development process as I go along.

In all my years of designing and developing software, one metric all developers want to monitor closely is downloads.  Now with having to support so many platforms from Apple, Google and Microsoft, tracking these stats is actually pretty easy.  Today, I spent time visiting all the app store reporting pages to get a gauge on the downloads for Atlas and I came across VERY surprised.

The following chart is “Installs by Platform“.  Right away you see an amazing slice for Apple!  Now I would say I’m a bit Microsoft biased because I worked there and then I built a business off of them.  Even in my marketing, I’m very balanced in that I market each company platform basically the same.  But I’m just SHOCKED that 75% of my downloads are on the Apple platform.  iPhone you may be thinking?

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So let’s break it all down to get an understanding of what makes up those slices of the pie. The next chart is “Installs by Device“. Because Apple made up so much of the pie, if we look at the slices you’ll be shocked to see that MAC/OSX has 57% of the installs!  In all my years of doing analytics and dashboards, the MAC users where never on the minds of the developers.  I saw this as an opportunity and produced a MAC client of Atlas Insights and I’ve been overwhelmed with the response.

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Isn’t that pretty awesome!?  I’m going to continue to build for all platforms, but I will push the BEST business intelligence experience on the MAC/OSX that there has ever been!

Enjoy, Patrick