data dipper

data dipper

Software in a desktop computer that queries a mainframe database.
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It transcends conventional Windows data dippers and SQL query tools by enabling users to build their own interactive briefings utilizing live "data-smart" objects -- without the help of IS staff -- and share the briefings across networks using any standard E-mail product.
Instead of the static views and two-dimensional content that data dippers provide, ExpressView lets users navigate, analyze and report on any dimensions of the organization -- such as products, time periods, markets, financial accounts and organizational hierarchy -- in a way that makes sense to them.