Frequently Asked Questions

1 What are the main features of BAT as a BI product?

Business Analysis Tool (BAT) is developed for helping BI-users to perform deep analysis and build any kind of analytical reports. BAT is a powerful tool for on-premises use that includes:

  • data research tools to perform effective in-depth business analysis;
  • interactive visualization capabilities to make analytics easier for every decision-maker;
  • ability to simply share reports, findings and indicators, and to send reports via e-mail;
  • flexible user management and security tools.

BAT has proven reliability, great performance and scalability.

1 Where can BAT be used?

It can be used everywhere where there are structured data - in different business processes and different industries including government and non-government spheres.

1 What components does BAT consist of?

As a client/server application, deploying on-premises, BAT has the following components:

  • BAT Server for connecting to the data sources and processing all the queries;
  • Administrative Module as the client lfor user administrators to manage users and data security, and for data analysts to prepare reports and visualization;
  • Report Module at the client for users to deal with reports.

1 What kind of reports can user build with BAT?

BAT offers four main types of reporting and visualization, they are as follows:

  • reports with Tables and/or Charts;
  • separate Treemap Charts,
  • separate Scatter Plots;
  • Dashboards as a combination of the previous forms;
  • BAT Interactive Dashboards with the ability to connect to multiple data sources; Interactive Dashboard also can be viewed via Web.

1 Does BAT work with Microsoft OLAP only?

No, it does not.
BAT is designed to work with Microsoft OLAP cubes connected to data warehouse (DWH), and it is key advantage of BAT. However, other data sources can be easily connected to BAT Interactive Dashboards, and they are as follows: IBM, Firebird, MySQL, Oracle, PostgreSQL, SAP, SQLite, Teradata data bases, Amazon Redshift, Google BigQuery, Microsoft Access and others.
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1 Does BAT need Microsoft SQL Server to be deployed?

Yes, it does. Microsoft SQL Server must be 2008 or higher version.

1 Can I work with BAT via WEB?

BAT application is connected to its BAT server via Internet (HTTP), so you can easily reach their data and reports at any Internet speed. However, as a client/server application, BAT does not work in Web browsers, except BAT Interactive Dashboards which can be viewed via Web browsers.

1 Does BAT have its Desktop application for personal use?

Yes. BAT has Desktop version for personal analytical tasks which is almost a full copy of BAT Report Module. The only difference is that the results and findings can be shared with other users only as *.xls or* .pdf files.

1 Can I use BAT on my MacBook?

Yes. BAT is fully compatible with macOS and Windows (XP or higher).

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