Today’s public safety agencies operate in an era of Big Data. Streams of structured and unstructured information continually flow into agencies from multiple sources. Just like other organizations operating in the private and public sectors, public safety agencies have no problem capturing and collecting data. That’s the easy part. The hard part is turning information into reports that offer meaningful insight, which leads to better agency awareness and decision-making. And for many agencies, there are several unique challenges that make this reporting task even more difficult.
Between computer-aided dispatch, records management, and other business systems, agencies hold a wealth of data. But they struggle to extract information from those systems because conventional business intelligence tools require specialized data management and analysis skills to prepare source data and develop reporting. Another issue is that many reporting platforms are either too costly or incapable of combining data from different sources into reports, which leaves agencies without the ability to easily assess a range of disparate sources to better understand complex public safety issues. The last challenge agencies struggle with is meeting internal and external demands for information. Where stakeholders expect agencies to quickly deliver comprehensive, yet easy to understand, information about a range of activities, many public safety agencies simple don’t have the tools, people, budget or time to make this happen.
In the gap between what agencies need to achieve with reporting and what they are able to accomplish with current technologies, Hexagon Safety & Infrastructure launches Intergraph InSight Reporting at HxGN LIVE, Hexagon’s annual conference. Intergraph InSight Reporting is a platform that enables public safety agencies to quickly build and share interactive reports and dashboards from Intergraph Computer-Aided Dispatch (I/CAD), and other third-party data sources.
Intergraph InSight Reporting directly addresses the unique reporting challenges many public safety agencies face by removing complex data management tasks and report creation, leveraging multiple data sources, and improving communications with stakeholders through regularly delivered or ad-hoc reports and dashboards. Ultimately, Intergraph InSight Reporting reduces costs, shortens reporting cycles, and enables public safety agencies to quickly respond to stakeholders’ information needs.
Discover more about Intergraph InSight Reporting by visiting our product page. There you will find a full list of its capabilities. Stay tuned to our blog and social media channels as we share more content and HxGN TV episodes about Intergraph InSight Reporting.
Jack Williams is the product manager for Hexagon Safety & Infrastructure's public safety analytics and records management solutions. Williams' technical background, versatile skill-set, and multi-domain expertise has enabled him to successfully identify, manage, and drive new product capabilities and opportunities in key industries.