Info-Explorer

A powerful yet affordable BI tool supporting integrated analysis & budgeting

"My client loves Orchid Info-Explorer. In their words, it has them purring like a kitten."

MARK BINKLEY, DATAQUEST INC., INDIANA, USA

Gain in-depth insight into your true business performance, using current data

  • Identify trends and exceptions
  • Slice & dice live data within a single cube, with drill-through to Sage 300 data
  • No need to rely on static, two-dimensional extracts, or multiple reports and spreadsheets
  • Analyze business performance or prepare detailed budgets and forecasts, using the same tool
  • Budget with greater insight & detail, combining both actual and budget data
  • The familiarity of a spreadsheet-type layout, but without the limitations of spreadsheets
  • Try before you buy with the Info-Explorer Lite edition

Info-Explorer Features

Data Sources & Processing

  • Fed from your database, with background in-memory processing
  • Include external data from other application databases (SQL & ODBC), e.g. CRM data
  • Include user-defined calculations on cube data
  • Works online or offline
  • Export views to Microsoft Excel®, CSV or HTML
  • Security options to keep your data secure

Slice & Dice Analysis

  • Change dimensions (e.g. product, customer, region, period, employee) for clearer insight, and identify trends or exceptions
  • Dynamically control your view, filter your data, add and remove facts and dimensions
  • Drill through to Sage 300 data entry screens for more information
  • Roll up and consolidate to focus on high level results

Presentation & Personalization

  • Create and save multiple views, and convert to charts
  • Create your own dashboards, highlighting exceptions and trends
  • Create your own formatting styles to highlight results, e.g. “traffic light” reporting
  • Personalize, e.g. use custom styles to highlight amended data

Budgeting Features

  • Budget beyond GL level, bottom-up or top-down, using multiple spread methods
  • Insert a budget total and let Info-Explorer populate the build-up
  • Maintain multiple budget versions
  • Multiple spread methods
  • Optionally save data back to Sage 300 using the Writeback feature

Use Case Examples

  • Analyze sales by customer, salesperson or item
  • Compare sales for a given period with budget, then pull in specific regions, employees or products to better understand the data
  • Calculate commissions - (see our Protect-A-Bed case study)
  • Budget by project code
  • Insert a budget total and let Info-Explorer populate the build-up
  • Compare sales for a customer to their cases in CRM

Testimonials

Within 2 days of purchasing Orchid Info-Explorer, every department was able to monitor the sales performance of more than 300 items to over 900 customers. We needed a system that sales reps could use easily, as well as provide the financial analytics for management to continually deliver shareholder value. Orchid Info-Explorer delivered on this...

CUSTOMER OF ACACIA BUSINESS SYSTEMS, SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA

In the words of my client, Orchid Info-Explorer is 'a game changer.' Since implementing it he is able to analyze more meaningful data in Sage 300 ERP on his own. Info-Explorer is now used in almost every department of the company with measurable results.

KEVIN GARTLY, SOLIDBIZ SOLUTIONS, EDMONTON, ALBERTA, CANADA

My client loves Orchid Info-Explorer. In their words, it has them ‘purring like a kitten'.

MARK BINKLEY, DATAQUEST INC., KNOX, INDIANA, USA

Orchid Info-Explorer is the most rewarding query-based analytical tool for today's business controllers.

MARK CARSAN (CGA,CPA), BAASS BUSINESS SOLUTIONS, THORNHILL, ON, CANADA

Orchid's Extender, Info-Explorer and Information Manager Suite add-ons have taken Sage 300 to the next level. It's like Sage 300 on steroids!

NKOSIYABO SIBANDA, CCMA (THE COMMISSION FOR CONCILIATION, MEDIATION & ARBITRATION), SOUTH AFRICA

This is an impressive BI tool. I was pleasantly surprised by the automatic captions of raw Sage 300 fields. That alone was an instant time saver.

DANNY KOCISKO, KOCISCO INFO-SOLUTIONS INC., MONTREAL, CANADA

Product Screenshots

Info-Explorer Edition Guide

Try Info-Explorer Lite to analyze Sage 300 data and upgrade to Info-Explorer Standard or Writeback editions

Info-Explorer Lite (Free)

"Try Before You Buy" with this free edition

  • Analyse your own data with pre-defined cubes (published on the Orchid website)
  • Customize cubes, graphs & dashboards (but not the underlying data queries)

Info-Explorer (Standard)

Includes analysis features in Lite Edition, plus:

  • Create new cubes
  • Create new data queries (or amend existing ones)
  • Export cube data

Info-Explorer (Writeback)

All Standard Edition features, plus:

  • Budgeting
  • Multiple Spread Methods
  • Update budget data through Analysis Interface
  • Writeback to Sage 300 or other databases
  • Maintain multiple budget versions

How to buy

Talk to your local Sage 300 partner Send message

International Contacts

Please contact us directly if your business is in the UK, Europe or other regions not listed here. 

North/South/Central America and the Caribbean

Robert Lavery 

Phone: (416) 453-7876
Email: Robert.lavery@sympatico.ca

Address:
Robert Lavery & Associates
14 Woodway Trail
Toronto, Ontario CANADA M8Y 2B8

Asia Region

A-Plus Software Limited (ID#82011633)

Phone: + 852-2366 8392
Email: info@a-plussoft.com
Website: www.a-plussoft.com/en/orchid.php

Address:
5/F Goldsland Building
22 Minden Avenue, Tsim Sha Tsui,
Kowloon Hong Kong

Australia and New Zealand Region

Sage Software Australia - Business Management Solutions (ERP & CRM)

Phone: 137 243 (13 SAGE)
Website: https://www.sage.com/au

Level 11, Zenith Tower B,
821 Pacific Hwy,
Chatswood NSW 2067

Africa Region

Sage South Africa (Pty) Ltd

Phone: +27 11 304 3000
Website: https://www.sage.com/za


6th Floor, Gateway West
22 Magwa Crescent
Waterfall 5-lr, Midrand, 2066

Middle East Region

Sage Middle East

Phone: +971 43900180
Website: https://www.sage.com/en-ae/support/contact-us

Office No. 118 Building No.11
Dubai Internet City (DIC)
Dubai, PO Box 500198
United Arab Emirates (UAE)

Minimum

Requirements

  • Info-Explorer requires Microsoft.NET Framework 4 and a supported version of Windows.
  • Info-Explorer is licensed per PC
  • Users do not need to be logged into Sage 300 or need LanPaks unless they drill through to Sage 300 data-entry screens from the cube

Get started with Info-Explorer

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Demo
Info-Explorer Lite lets you demo on real data
Fri, 11 Aug 2017
When it comes to evaluating business software, and BI software in particular, there's nothing quite like seeing it in action on your own live data. Info-Explorer makes this possible with our free Lite edition.
 
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Requesting Info-Explorer Activation Codes more efficiently
Sun, 12 Feb 2017
Here's a tip on how to get the Company Name and Computer Name needed to acquire an activation code for Info-Explorer