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TimeXtender Announces New Release of Discovery Hub

Upgrade includes shared semantic layer to ensure all users work with same numbers for business analytics.

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TimeXtender, a global software company enabling self-service BI and analytics, has released a new upgrade to its Discovery Hub technology platform.

Shared Semantic Layer

With the addition of a shared semantic layer, businesses can use the same language across their entire organization for every front-end fed through Discovery Hub. It also provides different perspectives—grouping together related data for area-specific purposes, for example, finance, sales, marketing, or cross-business analytics.

Governed data models in the shared semantic layer are defined once and automatically used to deliver data in the right form and context to any supported data discovery tool, format, or front-end, including Power BI, Tableau, or Qlik. Users can have the same data delivered to these three front-ends simultaneously, which translates to significant cost and time savings and helps remove barriers to achieving self-service analytics and data discovery.

For this purpose, TimeXtender has established long-term technology partnerships with Microsoft, Qlik, and Tableau. The semantic layer enables business users to view data based on a “single version of the truth” where everyone works with the same definition, values, and figures—helping users to seek and transform data in a governed and compliant manner.

The models can be designed without scripting a single line. It is accomplished with an easy-to-use drag-and-drop function. Once the model is set up, users can choose an end-point that connects the model to the selected front-end tool.

Subscription Pricing

As part of this upgrade, TimeXtender also shared further information about its recent pricing change for Discovery Hub from a perpetual license model with a yearly maintenance fee to a monthly subscription, which can be billed either monthly or yearly.

This pricing applies for any option chosen by a customer for the setup of Discovery Hub, including in the cloud, on-premises, or in a hybrid model. Further, the subscription-based pricing model also complies with the need to support growth and maturation, and to be in line with other cloud offerings and similar subscription-based offerings.

For more information, visit TimeXtender.

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