TARGIT is not just 'TARGIT'. Many companies and workplaces have TARGIT installed, and while the core installation may be identical, there are a few ways you can expand your TARGIT installation with regard to servers, clients, users, add-on modules etc.
The purpose of this article is to give you an overview of all of these options.
The core of all TARGIT installations is the TARGIT Server. The TARGIT server cannot stand alone - you will also need a couple of clients. As a bare minimum you will need these TARGIT components to get going:
As mentioned a couple of times, you will of course also need some kind of Data Warehouse holding your data of interest. E.g., you can connect directly to a SQL Server Analysis Services database (tabular or multidimensional). You can connect to many other kinds of Data Warehouses as long as it has a well defined Data Model. If it hasn't, you can create one.
If you do a trial installation of the TARGIT Decision Suite, the TARGIT Server will automatically connect to a Demo Data Warehouse with a full Data Model. You will even get a number of pre-defined Demo dashboards and reports to go along with the trial installation.
Your license includes a number of Designer users as well as a number of Consumer users, typically in a ratio 1:10. E.g., in a medium sized company you may have licenses for 10 Designer user clients and 100 Consumer user clients.
If your TARGIT installation is running with a Subscription pricing model, then all modules in this section is included in your license. All new TARGIT installation are based on the Subscription pricing model. If you are running a legacy pricing model, a Perpetual pricing model, some of the modules in this section may require an expansion of your existing license.
The Mobility module makes sure that you connect to the TARGIT Server with mobile devices and even with the browser based Anywhere client.
For the Browser based Anywhere client to work, you will first need to configure the Anywhere web site on an Internet Information Server (IIS). This is easily done with the Anywhere Configuration tool. See this guide: https://community.targit.com/hc/en-us/articles/360017096277-TARGIT-Anywhere-Installation-and-Configuration
For TARGIT's mobile application for tablets or smartphones, search for 'TARGIT' in your AppStore or in Google Play.
The Data Discovery module enables end-users to connect to their own data sources - e.g., an Excel file or an online weather data service. The Data Discovery module offers a simple, semi-automatic data modelling tool to make such ad-hoc data available for analytical purposes in a matter of minutes, or even seconds.
Data Discovery and InMemory comes with a lot of built-in Online Data Providers. Examples: Weather data, European Central Bank currency rates, Statistics Denmark etc.
A few online data providers still requires an additional check in the license setting - although, these should be included for Subscription pricing models by default. These data providers are:
The Add-on Modules are not included with the standard installation of TARGIT Decision Suite. If any of these modules are required, access must be granted by a TARGIT Account Manager, and an additional charge may be associated with it.
The Enterprise Distribution module enables many of the advanced fetaures related to TARGIT's Scheduling offering.
Scheduling options without the Enterprise Distribution add-on license:
In addition, the Enterprise Distribution add-on license will enable:
Furthermore, the Enterprise Distribution license includes the option for Generic Embedding. With Generic Embedding, you can embed the TARGIT Anywhere client in any of your Business Systems.
TARGIT InMemory is TARGIT's own offering with regard to a blistering fast column stored database engine. In many respects, it is similar to Microsoft's Analysis Services Tabular database engine.
TARGIT InMemory comes with a number of tools:
TARGIT Insights will provide valuable information about the use and current state of your TARGIT solution.
Once you enable TARGIT Insights, you will get all of this out-of-the-box: