Chartio, which builds interfaces for data, announced today the ability to directly connect user information to Chartio as a Salesforce customer. A Salesforce user can now browse data from Salesforce, alongside production databases like Oracle (News - Alert), MySQL and PostgreSQL, as well as Google (News - Alert) Analytics, in the same chart or dashboard.
Chartio has made it a simple process to view one’s Salesforce database, filter data through date ranges, and drill-down into data points of interest.
Rimas Silkaitis, product manager at CarWoo, recently said, “We were one of the companies that requested the ability to connect to Salesforce, Chartio just makes it so easy and intuitive to dive into our data, that we wanted that capability with Salesforce too.”
The availability of real-time data is one of Chartio’s biggest advantages. Unlike Salesforce itself, which would only provide monthly, weekly or daily reports, Chartio allows you to report this data at whichever interval you’d like. Databases are connected directly to Chartio by the customer, circumventing the need for data warehousing, to receive the real-time data required to produce up-to-date charts.
Unlike its competitors, what the individual sees in his/her dashboards and charts are always as fresh and up-to-date as the data in the database.
“One of the keys to managing sales, and other operational processes, is to monitor and analyze data in as close to real-time as possible. Being able to match information from external sources, such as Salesforce.com (News - Alert) and Google Analytics, with internal data in near real-time will provide a key competitive advantage for any organization. Often proprietary options only allow you to view single sources, such as Google Analytics, or update at less than near real-time increments, such as Salesforce.com,” said John Myers, senior analyst business intelligence and data warehousing at Enterprise Management Associates.
Chartio allows nontechnical and technical types alike to explore and understand their databases. Chartio supports Heroku, Amazon Relational Database System, Oracle, Google Analytics, Rackspace (News - Alert) Databases, and PostgreSQL, as well as Salesforce.
The founder of Chartio, Dave Fowler said, “Chartio is continuing to add more data sources features and to hire more people in order to create a first-class customer experience. It is exciting to see Chartio grow into the product it is today and work closely with our customers to make it an ideal product for visualizing company data.”