Understanding how your organization is growing and performing is vital for making decisions about business strategies. Let your data guide you towards your next steps for success by integrating your datasets with one another and connecting them to the applications best suited for you.

With FME you can transform and convert the data you’ve collected to help you further understand how, why, and where certain trends are taking place. And incorporating spatial data into your analysis is FME’s specialty. By integrating spatial data, you’ll be able to unlock answers about site selection, growth in a region, and even how to optimize delivery services, just like McDonald’s China did. Gain insight that helps lead your business towards success with FME.

Why FME for Business Intelligence?

Clean and Validate Data

We don’t always get data in the shape or form that we want it in, but that’s okay! Take power into your own hands and use FME to clean and validate incoming datasets to prepare them for further use and analysis.

Enrich and Integrate Various Datasets

These days, information about your business can come from many different sources. Integrate emails, reports, news articles, and your own independently collected data together to view all your data exactly the way you want to.

Connect to Data Storage Systems

Whether you work with a database or data warehouse, FME can help you create self-service processes that allow you and your colleagues to extract or import multiple datasets at any time. Best of all? No coding required.

Automatically Run Workflows

After you build your custom data workflow, use FME Server to set up schedules or event-based triggers to run your workflows automatically. This way your data will always be kept fresh and up-to-date for anyone looking to use it.

Make Use of Spatial Data

Knowing where business growth is taking place can provide valuable insight. Integrate your data with spatial formats and put your data on the map and perform precise location-based data analysis.

Free Support!

No matter where you are in your FME journey, we are here to help! Visit the FME Community to discuss your data journey with other FME users and our experts, or reach out to our support team for further assistance.

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FME for Data Visualization Platforms

Once you’ve extracted and transformed your data, you’ll want to load it into the proper tools for further analysis. With visualization platforms like Tableau and Qlik you can create graphs, maps, and other elements that help to present important features of your data.

Convert your data to formats like .tde, .qvx, .csv, or .xls to ensure that the data you’re working with can be used wherever, however. Whether you’re reading in a file directly, connecting to a database, or another platform like Salesforce to retrieve your data, FME can help make sure your data always ends up where it needs to be.

FME for Automatic Reporting

Putting together weekly, monthly, or annual reports can be repetitive and time-consuming. So why not automate creating them? Your reports will be completed on time all while you’ve been able to spend your efforts on larger tasks like working with customers or brainstorming new strategies.

With FME you’ll have access to a variety of reporting transformers like the HTMLReportGenerator and PDFStyler to create the document you need. Once complete, use FME Server to send yourself and other stakeholders an email with your report attached as soon as they get made. You can even go one step further as setld did, and create your own custom BI solution. Rank, enrich, and report your data findings automatically by using FME behind the scenes.

FME for Data Quality

Cleaning up, validating, and preparing your data before using it for tasks like visualization or analysis can prevent you from any “garbage in, garbage out” scenarios. The data you receive won’t always be perfect, but with all the transformation tools available in FME, you’ll definitely be on your way to creating workflows that are perfect for your data needs.

Applying quality control procedures doesn’t have to be time-consuming or boring. In fact, it can be done automatically. Set up your workflow once, then let the high-quality data pour in.

  • "You leave the office in the late afternoon to go home. Then FME takes over, and the next morning you come back, and it’s all done. What more could you wish for?"

    Gido Langen, NRCan Surveyor General Branch
  • "We use FME daily to help automate our business. It has helped me accomplish many things that I would not otherwise be able to do."

    Kenneth Dunn, Georgia Power
  • "Tableau makes data beautiful, FME gets data to the point where it can be made beautiful. FME is the secret sauce."

    David Sypnieski, Athena Intelligence
  • "FME fills a void I didn’t even know existed before. The way it makes the incompatible compatible is phenomenal. Though it’s in the background, what a difference it makes in the job that it does!"

    Dennis O’Connor, KDOT Aviation

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