Frequently asked questions

1. What is a Data App Platform?

A data app platform is software that helps people efficiently build solutions to business problems and make work easier. Think of it as a set of building blocks that are straightforward to assemble into useful things.

For example, consider a customer-facing usage analytics dashboard. Rather than requiring a software engineering team to build all the individual visualizations, filters, pivots, queries and access controls from scratch, companies can leverage pre-built parts out of the box and focus their technical teams on higher value work.

This often means fewer people—including non-technical domain experts—can build what they need for themselves and deliver better solutions faster and cheaper.

2. What is Inventive used for?

Inventive is for product and engineering teams across the application development lifecycle and shines most when helping those teams drive more and better 'product-market-fit.'

With Inventive's data app platform, they can rapidly: prototype with live data to learn detailed technical specifications; ship near real-time operational solutions at full scale; run multiple experiments in parallel across different user segments to validate user demand for various solutions; collaborate across teams and organizations to evolve the underlying data model with tighter feedback loops; monitor, manage and maximize custom app adoption, performance and reliability; tailor and monetize new features to specific customer segments, and so on.

3.  Why use Inventive vs. Embedded analytics?

Historically, companies considering the "build vs. buy" decision for their data experiences have often turned to "embedded business intelligence and analytics" (a.k.a. "embedded analytics") to provide largely static, informational reports and dashboards.

In contrast, Inventive's approachable and flexible data app building blocks lets companies provide higher value and higher complexity interactive application experiences, much faster and cheaper. Think:operational apps where users to get their work done (vs. limited and often generic charts) in days, not quarters.

4.   How does Inventive use AI For its Data App Platform?

Born in the "Era of AI", Inventive has been architected to accelerate teams looking to augment their users with "smart" AI-powered data apps.

Because Inventive sits on top of the modern data stack to help teams with the last mile of delivering great data app experiences, data science teams can write their model outputs to the database, or they can leverage integrations that pass those model outputs to Inventive directly.

Behind the scenes, Inventive also leverages LLMs and other ML models to help companies deliver their smarter data app experiences in easier and faster ways.