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Increase Developer Productivity with BI xPress

Written by Pragmatic Works | Oct 05, 2017

Developers are always looking for ways to save time and increase productivity. Wouldn’t it be great to have tools that would help you maximize efficiency and create more reliable packages?

The components within Pragmatic Works’ BI xPress will help you do just that. Our tools increase developer productivity with features that reduce development time. And with BI xPress, you never have to code the same functionality twice, and it allows you to collaborate more efficiently with your team.

Here’s a look at a few of the time-saving tools in BI xPress:

  • BI Compare Tool highlights the differences between SSIS packages, SSRS reports, SSAS dimensions, cubes, and more. You can compare entire server setups, compare files in your local file system to deployed items on servers, and drill down into each object to get a detailed view of each difference.
  • The Auditing Framework Wizard works with the SSIS Monitoring Console to provide detailed logging and performance information about your SSIS packages in real time. With a few clicks, you can add, remove or edit the auditing framework during development. The Auditing Framework leverages native SSIS components and best of all, it is self-contained in the package.
  • Best Practices Analyzer tool will inspect your entire environment for adherence to best practices including performance, maintainability and stability. You can take advantage of pre-built packages or customize your own rules, which you can share with your team across BI xPress. The results of Best Practice Analyzer are stored in the database for later viewing, so you can see how your packages are improving over time.
  • Quick Deploy Wizard allows you to deploy selected packages in one click, using a list of predefined target locations. There are also components like the MDX Calculations Builder, the Package Builder and tools for expressions, scripts and configuration as well.

The bottom line is, the features and components of Pragmatic Works’ BI xPress will increase your productivity, along with saving time in your busy day. Almost sounds too good to be true, right? Visit our website or contact us to learn more about implementing BI xPress to maximize efficiency and create more reliable packages.