I’ve been having a great time building an app around a passion that I have, horses. But why build an app for Equestrians and is there a business there? Yes there is and let me tell you why.
I grew up on a farm in Minnesota and was around all kinds of animals including horses. As a small boy, the horses where big animals that were always curious and fun to be around. Then we moved to the city and left the farm life behind. That farm and country life never left my mind and after successful career in technology I’ve been fortunate enough to bring a little of the country lifestyle back into my life. With my sons off to college, we decided to add 3 horses to our lives. Crazy?
After having these wonderful animals with us everyday of our lives for a year getting to ride them, train them and just watch them in the pastures, it kind of like the dream story you always hear. But, in owning 1,300 pound beasts, you have to manage, feed and care for them too. That costs time, money and many other people involved.
So, what does any person that has been in the software business for 25 years do? You look for an app to help manage with all that. And I found exactly nothing that I would like to use. Oh, I found some 90’s looking applications, but basically nothing. So, I started out just creating something to help me manage around my barn. But once I got going and sharing with my new equestrian friends, many of them convinced me to make it so they could use it and connect to the horses too.
After doing my research, I found the following
- Over 9.2 million horses in the United States
- 7.1 million people in the United States involved in the equine business
- 1.4 million full-time jobs
- $112.1 billion dollar eonomic impact
Sure, this is no Facebook or Snapchat startup opportunity, but who is even trying for that anymore? Sometimes looking in odd places develop great new business opportunities if you structured it right for the audience. It’s powerful and allow people to stay connected in the care and enjoyment of these wonderful horses through an app on their phones.
visit https://equestrianapp.com to see it.
More to come. Patrick
When I launched Atlas Insights in the middle of January 2017, I wasn’t sure what the uptake would be on a new mobile business intelligence solution in the marketplace. Tableau has a lite client, Microsoft has PowerBI client for its dashboards, but would an entrant be worthy enough to jump into the mix?
After 7 months, Atlas Insights just broke a major milestone of over 500 installs! That is pretty amazing considering we don’t have the budget that Tableau and Microsoft can spend to build a brand. The goal was “not to be the first to the market with a product, just make it the better than the rest”. Atlas Insights is completely different because we focus on a mobile-1st experience with actionable data, first and foremost, while other makes you wade through a sea of dashboards trying to figure out what each chart means.
That’s a powerful statement. Just how long do you spend staring at a dashboard trying to figure out what it means and what you can to do with it? Too long.
Atlas Insights – “Turn it on and know what is going on.”
Visit www.AtlasBI.com and download for ANY device, including MAC OSX, as we are the leading BI product on the MAC.
How many if you arrived at work today and the first thing you did was open your browser to browse to an intranet site to see your company dashboards? Probably less than 1% of you did. And then, you drilled and sliced and filtered to find your data. How long did that take you? Probably more than 15 to 30 minutes. After a while you probably gave up. Am I correct?
It is time to throw out the old paradigm of looking at dashboards for company insights and just pull out your phone and quickly, and we mean within seconds, get to the most important data that you and your company cares about.
Atlas Insights is the most effective way to get your most important company metrics out to your employees anywhere they might be in this busy world.
You can download Atlas Insights for iOS, OSX, Android, Windows and Web and take it for a 90-day test drive for FREE without ANY sales person bugging you.
We have just released version 1.5 of Atlas Insights for all platforms which includes Apple iPhone/iPad and Mac, Google Android and Windows (Desktop, Phone Hub). Included in this new updates are scorecard enhancements to include thresholds for Green, Yellow and Red, you pick what colors are used on your charts, integration with cloud drives from Microsoft, Google and Dropbox, along with a new Web version of Atlas available to customers of the Professional subscription.
If you are looking for a business intelligence productivity gain in your business, Atlas Insights is your best bet. We cover every device available on all leading platforms which none of the large vendors are providing. We also provide the quickest way of getting your data into Atlas without having a fleet of consultants to do a large data warehousing project.
At Atlas Insights, we are innovating and focusing on a #mobilefirst experience that extends to the desktop. Every day we think about what if business intelligence has been done wrong for the last 10 years and we create and innovate from there. We believe you will find Atlas easier to use, easier to load your data and easier to monitor your business than any other business intelligence solution in the market place.
PS: Ask yourself why the other big business intelligence vendors don’t show their app on all these major platforms. The answer? They can’t!
In my years of doing business intelligence, one thing has been constant. Reporting and Dashboards haven’t changed in nearly 25 years. Sure, there are some new chart types and animations, but that is about it. This type of reporting solution has been fine for the Boomer Generation and half of the X-Generation, but not the Millennials.
Wow, that is a crazy statement, right?! Nope. This new generation of business information workers look at data differently than the previous generations. Does this new generation of business workers get excited to sit down and fire up SAP, IBM or Oracle applications? I don’t think so! They basically consume nearly 80% of their business information via a mobile phone which means information needs to be accurate, informational and in an instant.
“Dashboards and data have to be re-thought for the next 10 years!”
When building my new Atlas Insights app, I wanted to provide this new generation of information worker with access to metrics in minutes that other traditional vendors provide in weeks or month. I focused on building an app for EVERY platform and that includes iOS, OSX, Android, Windows and Web so that no matter where a person might me, their metrics are available to them. The metric tiles are instant views into the heartbeat of the business. The metrics become your living business logic nutted down into a view you can see and understand in seconds and make the right decision.
That is why Atlas Insights is completely different than ANY business intelligence reporting solution from the BIG vendors. As proven many times in technology history, innovation comes from the little startup that is agile and not the big elephant in the room who is slow.
Go!… NOW!!! Download for ANY computing device you own!
Have fun! Patrick
When the big business intelligence vendors built their self-serve tools, they all focused on the desktop experiences which includes web. Mobile was just an after thought to all of them and as mobile got more important, they all tried to force their dashboard experiences onto mobile devices, which we all know resulted in a big fail.
Seriously, if you have an Microsoft Windows and really want to use it for business besides using it for email and browsing some intranet sites. Go download Atlas Insights and get started having your most important data wherever you are. Atlas was created with the mindset of “Mobile First to Desktop” which truly makes our app the only solution for delivering your business data anywhere your employees might be.
We’re giving away FREE 6-month subscriptions, download and sign up now!
Enjoy the day, Patrick
PS: Also available for iOS, Android, and OSX too!
Just how true is that statement? It is probably in the top 5 issues in every business around the world. If you don’t know your numbers, how do you know you’re on budget? If you don’t know your numbers, how do you know how much your product costs to produce? If you don’t know your numbers, how do you know what each person contributes to the bottom line? I could go on…
After 5 months of non-stop development and testing, I’m happy to announce the launch of Atlas Insights for Apple (iPhone/iPad, MAC), Google Android, Windows (Desktop, Phone, Hub). Atlas is focus on making your business more agile when it comes to getting the data that matters most out to your employees so that they can make better decisions faster.
Browse on over to AtlasBI.com to learn more how Atlas can make your business better and download for the many platforms we support. It is FREE to use for Public metrics and a super small monthly subscription to enable the sharing of Private metrics with your business associates.
Atlas Insights will completely make you re-think the importance of having your most important data everywhere you are.
Email me your feedback and enjoy the day! Patrick
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