BIF Analytics

BIF Analytics Interactive Dashboard

Have a Google Analytics account? Try out BIF Analytics here.

BIF Analytics was designed to be easy to use. Slick interfaces that require lots of manipulation do not help you make business decisions. BIF Analytics, based on BIF’s years of experience in business intelligence, keeps it simple. Accordingly, the user interface tries to give you the data you want with every click of the mouse. In fact, the tool is built around the idea that if you clicked, you want data and not the opportunity to click again. The sections that follow will help you understand the provisions of the user interface and what you can do to get the most out of BIF Analytics.

With BIF Analytics, you get the data you want by paring it down. The process of eliminating unwanted data in order to get what you want is called filtering. The current version allows you to pare down the data by site and by date range. Simply selecting one or more sites causes the dashboard to recalculate. The charts, tables, maps, and dashboards will reconfigure themselves to display information for the web sites that you have selected. Similarly, the entire dashboard will recalculate if you submit a new date range. This can be done by selecting dates from the calendar shown in the filter and then submitting the date range using the button above the calendar. That is it. Try it out.

The upper right quadrant of your dashboard provides breakdowns for the summaries shown in the upper left quadrant. Selecting a point in the historical summaries (upper left quadrant) will cause BIF Analytics to calculate breakdowns for the selected aggregate. If you selected a page view summary (450 page views) for 12 January 2012, the upper right hand quadrant would automatically unpack that number into its constituents by.

  • Browser – this Pareto chart will present the same summary information you selected for 12 January 2012 with a view on how many page views can be attributed to Internet Explorer, Chrome, Safari, Firefox, etc.
  • Operating System – this Pareto chart will present the same summary information you selected for 12 January 2012 with a view on how many page views can be attributed to Windows, Mac OS, Linux, Android, etc.
  • Country – this visualization is a map with countries colored according to the number of page views that came from the United States, France, Germany, China, Nigeria, etc.
  • Region – this visualization is centered around the United States. In a fashion similar to the country tab, this tab shows a map of the United States with each province or state colored according to the number of page views that came from that state for the selected date.
  • City – this is a simple table of the page views broken out by city.
  • Source – this is a Pareto showing how various search engines and web sites contributed to the page views.

Use the summary breakdowns to get a better understanding of who is visiting your site.

Average Time on Site
Bounce Rate – It represents the percentage of visitors who enter the site and “bounce” (leave the site) rather than continue viewing other pages within the same site. A bounce occurs when a web site visitor only views a single page on a website, that is, the visitor leaves a site without visiting any other pages before a specified session-timeout occurs. There is no industry standard minimum or maximum time by which a visitor must leave in order for a bounce to occur. Rather, this is determined by the session timeout of the analytics tracking software.

Where Rb is bounce rate, Tv is total number of visitors viewing one page only, and Te is total entries to a page. A visitor may bounce by:

  • Clicking on a link to a page on a different web site
  • Closing an open window or tab
  • Typing a new URL
  • Clicking the “Back” button to leave the site

Session Timeout – a commonly used session timeout value is 30 minutes[2]. In this case, if a visitor views a page, doesn’t look at another page, and leaves his or her browser idle for longer than 30 minutes, they will register as a bounce. If the visitor continues to navigate after this delay, a new session will occur. The bounce rate for a single page is the number of visitors who enter the site at a page and leave within the specified timeout period without viewing another page, divided by the total number of visitors who entered the site at that page. In contrast, the bounce rate for a web site is the number of web site visitors who visit only a single page of a web site per session divided by the total number of web site visits.

Page – Any file or content delivered by a web server that may include verbiage, images, or other types of media. This includes HTML pages (.html, .htm, .shtml), script-generated pages (.cgi, .asp, .cfm, etc.) and plain-text pages. It also includes sound files (.wav, .aiff, etc.), video files (.mov, etc.) and other non-document files. Image files (.jpeg, .gif, .png), javascript (.js) and style sheets (.css) are generally not considered to be pages.

Page view – A page view is metric having a value of one (1); it indicates that a page has been loaded by a browser. Google Analytics logs a page view each time its tracking code is executed. This can be an HTML or similar page with tracking code loaded by a browser.

BIF User Group Meeting

Are you ready for the close of the year? There are a few things that Americans are typically absorbed (or assaulted) by at this time. First, there is Christmas. It is a great time to remember the gift of the Baby in the manger. (Worship recklessly.) Second, there is the gift giving. This is also a way to remember the Baby and to show our love and appreciation for family, friends, and associates. (Spend responsibly.) Third, there are the various New Years parties. (Try not to drink but if you do… drink responsibly.) The parties are a great way to catch up and even be an encouragement to the people around us.

RSVP Here or email for a free lunch and a chance to win a $50.00 gift card!

Dec 1st , 2011 Recap


Finishing Strong

New Product Development

BIF Technologies staff is elated with how things are closing out this year. We have maintained a good customer base in a difficult economy and finished the year with a new product in our business intelligence lineup. It was also really nice having a few of our SNAP customers drop by the office a few weeks ago for our first SNAP Users Group Meeting. We talked a little about the move to CMS-based web sites and how flexible WordPress is. We even discussed web traffic analysis tools (BIF Analytics 1.0) and had a giveaway. (Congratulations Randi!). And now we are talking about doing it again… but better.




January 20th, 2012 Preview

SNAP Users Group Meeting
Friday, 20 January 2012, 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
2929 Mossrock Suite 120
San Antonio, TX 78230
Lunch is provided so please RSVP.
The next meeting will cover a few topics of interest to people that are writers, ministry leaders, or web technology enthusiasts. Topics covered in the next meeting include
  • The Benefits of Blogging – In this session Kyle presents the business value for taking the time to communicate in the medium of a blog. More importantly he discusses the organization benefits of having leadership and staff regularly communicate through a web site.
  • Writing Advice from a Writer – We have a great guest speaker coming to us with practical advice on writing. Be prepared to ask questions and discuss writing with someone who regularly produces well-selling books.
  • Tagging and SEO Basics – The post is not done when it is written. Giving good thought to your tagging can go a long way toward getting readership from and high ranking in search engines. Roderick takes a moment to explain and demonstrate the value of wise tagging in pages and posts. He will also cover plugins that enable the tagging of WordPress pages.
The next meeting will also be the release of BIF Analytics 1.1 and BIF Analytics for Android.

BIF Technologies Awarded GSA STARS II Contract Position

San Antonio, TX., 31 July 2011 — Following almost two years of rigorous evaluation, BIF Technologies, Corp has been awarded a position on the GSA STARS II contract. The river city consulting firm, specializing in business intelligence and custom software design, has achieved a strategic win by gaining a position on this large contracting services vehicle.


STARS II is a five-year, $10 billion program prequalifying and selecting firms who meet stringent criteria including competitive pricing, technical proficiency, and industry credentials. The result is designed to be a streamlined acquisition process for federal agencies seeking information technology (IT) equipment or services. The design consists of two tiers, or “constellations,” depending on industry accreditations, each with four functional areas across computer programming, systems design, facilities management and other computer-related services.

BIF Technologies, Corporation | San Antonio, Texas About BIF Technologies, Corp.

BIF Technologies, Corp (BIF) is a software development company providing expertise and products in the area of business intelligence and software development. Founded in April 1999 BIF has been awarded a patent in drilldown technology and has succesfully created and sold business intelligence software to the US Army and the US Air Force. BIF consultants readily develop custom reporting, dashboards, and data entry solutions using either BIF’s products, Java-based technologies, Adobe-based software development tools, or .NET.  BIF helps companies operationalize their strategies by making data easy to read and easy to reach. For further information on their services or the 8(a) STARS II contract vehicle, please contact:

Roderick L. Barnes, Sr.
President & CEO
4326 Fig Tree Woods
San Antonio, Texas 78249
Office: 210.568.9754
Cell: 210.317.2683



BIF’s patented technology, BrainJack is a powerful Business Intelligence (BI) solution through web-enabled interfaces that can be customized by the end user. BrainJack encompasses all of the following into an easy-to-use web-based portal framework:

  • Interactive Graphs
  • Drag-and-drop Dashboards
  • Patented Drill-down Technologies
  • Simple Data Entry Form Building
  • Advanced OLAP
  • Traditional Reporting
A WordPress demostration program is in the works and we are actively working towards this goal.

Please visit for a demo of the product.