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TimeXtender Review: Why It’s Our BI Platform Of Choice

Business intelligence (or ‘BI’) is critical in today’s increasingly data-driven business world. The Touchstone Business Intelligence team operate at the forefront of BI technology, using the latest tools and technological developments to help our clients unlock the commercial power of their data. We’ve seen and used many tools and platforms over the years. In our expert opinion, TimeXtender is without a doubt the current best-in-class when it comes to BI software, and our go-to recommendation to customers looking for reliable, capable, easy-to-use data management. This TimeXtender review will explore the powerful features and plus-points that TimeXtender offers, and by doing so, demonstrate why this platform has become our preferred choice.

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TimeXtender’s Intangibles

TimeXtender is a high-performance data management platform, designed to simplify the process of designing, deploying, and managing a modern data warehouse. It offers a plethora of features that make it a compelling choice for any business looking to leverage data for strategic decision-making. We’ll move on to those individual features and capabilities shortly – but the product as a whole also offers a number of intangible qualities that can benefit the businesses using the software, without necessarily being related to a specific task that must be performed. Those capabilities include:

Data democratisation

One of the standout features of TimeXtender is its capacity for data democratisation. It enables the BI & Data team to use the TimeXtender drag-and-drop interface and automated data modelling capabilities so staff can access, view, and work with real-world data without needing extensive technical knowledge. 


Furthermore, TimeXtender is exceptionally agile. The platform can accommodate a wide variety of data formats and sources, and it can perform a wide variety of actions and functions using that data. These capabilities mean that no matter where your business gets its data from or what you want to do with it, it’s highly likely that TimeXtender can meet your needs – and continue meeting those needs as they change over time.

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TimeXtender’s Data Integration Capabilities

Data integration is one of TimeXtender’s core functionalities. As we’ve mentioned the platform supports integration from various data sources, including traditional databases, cloud-based platforms, and big data solutions. However, where TimeXtender stands out is in a seamless way it offers that integration, enabling businesses to consolidate their data for a unified, comprehensive view at any moment.

Another thing which makes TimeXtender’s data integration unique is its metadata-driven approach. This feature ensures that every piece of data is correctly catalogued and accessible, significantly enhancing data integrity and consistency.

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TimeXtender’s Automation and Scheduling Capabilities

Automation is a significant strength of TimeXtender. The platform is able to automate a variety of tasks, including data extraction, loading, and transformation (ETL), data model generation, and data governance processes. These capabilities not only save time but also reduce the risk of human error.

TimeXtender’s scheduling feature can also be used to further enhance its automation capabilities. This feature allows businesses to schedule data updates and refreshes, ensuring that decision-makers always have access to the most recent data.

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Scalability with TimeXtender

As businesses grow, so do their data needs. With some other business intelligence platforms this can become a big problem, with your entire system needing to be replaced in order to accommodate that growing need. Not so with TimeXtender, which is built to be highly (and easily) scalable. TimeXtender’s modular architecture allows for easy expansion, ensuring your data warehouse can keep pace with your business’ growth.

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TimeXtender’s UI & Ease of Use

A business intelligence platform will only help your business if your staff actually use it, and they are only likely to do that if it is easy to use. TimeXtender shines in this area with its intuitive, user-friendly interface. Even non-technical users can navigate the platform with ease, thanks to features such as its drag-and-drop functionality and visual data modelling tools. This simplicity doesn’t compromise its robust capabilities however, making it an ideal choice for businesses of all sizes and technical abilities.

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Other Benefits of Using TimeXtender

We hope that by now you’ve seen how using TimeXtender brings an array of benefits, but in addition to these there are also things like the platform’s automation capabilities, which can be used to reduce manual work and free up personnel and resources for more important tasks. At the same time, its integrated data governance features ensure data accuracy and consistency, enhancing the reliability of the business insights it can provide. Lastly – but perhaps most importantly – the platform’s robust security features will ensure that your company’s sensitive business data is always protected from unauthorised access and other similar cyber threats.

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There’s a reason TimeXtender is our BI platform of choice. Its blend of powerful features, ease of use, and scalability make it a standout solution in the BI landscape. If you’re seeking a platform that can transform your data into actionable insights, we recommend considering TimeXtender alongside other platforms like Qlik or Tableau.

However, it should be noted that this TimeXtender review only scratches the surface of what this platform can do. To truly understand its capabilities, we encourage you to visit our dedicated TimeXtender page (you’ll find a link in the opening paragraph of this blog).

Finally, to learn more about our team, or the other business intelligence solutions we can provide using the proven Microsoft Azure platform, feel free to click the corresponding links, or click here to contact our team directly.

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