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

50 of the most important #economic metrics you need to know, right on your phone. #stockmarket

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Utilizing Atlas Insights for Apple iPhone, Apple MAC, Google Android and Microsoft devices, you’ll be up-to-date on the most important economic metrics followed by industry leaders, government officials and traders across the global. You won’t find this in ANY other app in the marketplace but Atlas.  Best of all?  It is FREE to use and view all these public metrics too.

Below is a list of public metrics that I have loaded and am loading more and more as the days and weeks go on.

  • Advance Monthly Retail Inventory
  • Advance Monthly Wholesale Inventories
  • Agriculture Price Index
  • Architecture Billings Index
  • Baltic Dry Index
  • Case-Shiller Home Price Index
  • Cass Freight Index
  • CEO Economic Survey
  • Chemical Activity Barometer
  • Conference Board Coincident Economic Index
  • Conference Board Lagging Economic Index
  • Conference Board Leading Economic Index
  • Construction Spending
  • Consumer debt service ratio
  • Consumer Price Index
  • Consumer Spending
  • Corporate Profits
  • Debt service ratio
  • Durable Goods
  • Employment Trends Index
  • Existing Home Sales
  • Farm Animals and products
  • Farm Assets
  • Farm Crops stored
  • Farm Real Estate
  • Fear & Greed Index
  • GDP – Gross Domestic Product
  • Home Builder Sentiment
  • Homeownership Rates
  • Industrial Production and Capacity
  • Manufacturers’ Shipments, Inventories
  • Manufacturing and Trade Inventories
  • Manufacturing Wholesale Trade
  • Monthly Wholesale Trade
  • Mortgage Applications
  • Mortgage Delinquencies Rate
  • New Housing Under Construction
  • New Housing Units Completed
  • New Housing Units Started
  • New Residential Sales
  • Pending Home Sales
  • Personal Consumption Expenditures
  • Quarterly Services Survey
  • Rental Vacancy Rates
  • Retail Trade
  • Sales for Retail and Food Services
  • Trade in Goods and Services Deficit
  • U.S. International Trade in Goods

One of the largest source of Public Data Metrics, and making it better. #markets #economics

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Discovering insights and mining data can be a lot of fun when you have access to good public data.  It has been fun to watch the public data discovery segment grow and grow over the years.   In all my years of doing data analysis and development, public data insights is just a big pain in the butt.  Inaccurate data, data out of date, pay services and limited views of the data makes it very frustrating.  Then you watch and listen to the TV and Radio financial shows and it makes you wonder where they got those numbers.  I always found it a pain and wanted better access to those numbers, so what should I do?  Add it to my app.

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In Atlas Insights, you can browse into the catalog and just click or tap a category.  Quickly you’ll be shown a list of public metrics available at your disposal to view.  Also, at the very top of the app, just type in your search and I’ll quickly show you a list of matching metrics for you to view.  It can’t get more simple than that to find and analyze a public metric.

Below is a list of public metrics that I have loaded and am loading more and more as the days and weeks go on.

  • Advance Monthly Retail Inventory
  • Advance Monthly Wholesale Inventories
  • Agriculture Price Index
  • Architecture Billings Index
  • Baltic Dry Index
  • Case-Shiller Home Price Index
  • Cass Freight Index
  • CEO Economic Survey
  • Chemical Activity Barometer
  • Conference Board Coincident Economic Index
  • Conference Board Lagging Economic Index
  • Conference Board Leading Economic Index
  • Construction Spending
  • Consumer debt service ratio
  • Consumer Price Index
  • Consumer Spending
  • Corporate Profits
  • Debt service ratio
  • Durable Goods
  • Employment Trends Index
  • Existing Home Sales
  • Farm Animals and products
  • Farm Assets
  • Farm Crops stored
  • Farm Real Estate
  • Fear & Greed Index
  • GDP – Gross Domestic Product
  • Home Builder Sentiment
  • Homeownership Rates
  • Industrial Production and Capacity
  • Manufacturers’ Shipments, Inventories
  • Manufacturing and Trade Inventories
  • Manufacturing Wholesale Trade
  • Monthly Wholesale Trade
  • Mortgage Applications
  • Mortgage Delinquencies Rate
  • New Housing Under Construction
  • New Housing Units Completed
  • New Housing Units Started
  • New Residential Sales
  • Personal Consumption Expenditures
  • Quarterly Services Survey
  • Rental Vacancy Rates
  • Retail Trade
  • Sales for Retail and Food Services
  • Trade in Goods and Services Deficit
  • U.S. International Trade in Goods

My goal is to make Atlas Insights a central source for all the leading economic metrics you could ever want to see.  Browse on over to Atlas Insights to download and see all these awesome metrics.  It’s FREE too!  I’ll never charge for access to view public data metrics.

Enjoy, Patrick

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.

Why do it again? Because I want to do it Better! #startup #businessintelligence

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Ever since I launched Atlas Insights, I’ve been asked “why are you doing this again?”  A little history.  In the 2008, I created a mobile business intelligence product that was first available on Windows CE and Blackberry and then moved it to iPhone and Android.  We sold our product to some great companies and enjoy our limited success until that business was acquired by a major software company.

After leaving that company, I decided to dabble in doing data visualizations in VR/AR which was pretty amazing, but basically there is no one out there buying VR software, so I parked that IP for now.  When I was doing some training being a developer again, I decided to test some decisions we made in my past mobilebi software whether they were right or wrong.  I found some interesting answers going through that process.  Then I wanted to rethink how software companies SHOULD be developed and sold over the next 5 years.

Atlas Insights is a completely different company/app from what I’ve created in the past.

  1. I decided to re-think how a software business should be built and run for the next 5 to 10 years. Basically, I threw out all the ways we have learned in our business and MBA classes and started-a-new.
  2. I wanted to build the solution in 6 months instead of 2 years.
  3. I wanted to build the app myself. I did hire a part-time person to help me with the web services api, but this app was basically all designed and developed by me.
  4. This app is available for iOS, Android, Windows, Web and OSX so that all platforms are covered. So, no matter what experience you are looking for, we have it covered on your favorite device.
  5. I wanted to mix your private business data with public metrics sources too. Public metrics have an effect on your business and it is important to have those metrics available wherever you are.
  6. At-Scale. The power of the cloud allows me to be global with very little effort.
  7. I wanted it to sell itself. With the power of social media and your network, you should be able to generate a good customer base.
  8. Love those customers closely. I listen and help as much as I can because those customers are the BEST sales people.
  9. Manage the costs so low that a mobile business intelligence product costs dollars a month and not thousands.
  10. I wanted to do it better based on my decisions in the past.

Can you really build a large business just yourself?  That is basically what I am doing today.  No, I didn’t have to raise millions of dollars.  No, I didn’t have to hire 20 developers.  No, I didn’t have to hire a fleet of sales people.  No, I don’t have a team of marketing professionals.  No, I didn’t have to spend thousands and thousands on hardware and software to get going.

I did this!

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Visit http://AtlasBI.com and see the results yourself.