PROVO, Utah - January 10, 2004 - Dynix, the world's leading provider of automation technologies, solutions, and services for libraries, announced today a strategic alliance with MicroStrategy, a leading provider of business intelligence solutions. Through the alliance, Dynix will launch Horizon Web Reporter, a revolutionary reporting solution that creates a new standard in report generation for libraries, powered by the MicroStrategy Business Intelligence Platform™.
Horizon Web Reporter requires no knowledge of SQL to use. It features zero-footprint Web clients that can be used anywhere, including from home. The software makes it extremely easy for staff to run both pre-developed and customized reports via the Web or Windows client.
"Horizon Web Reporter will quickly become an invaluable product to our customers as they see the power that comes from the ability to quickly generate accurate and comprehensive reports," said Dynix President and CEO Jack Blount. "I'm excited about our alliance with MicroStrategy and about what we've achieved in providing Horizon users with new levels of ease, flexibility, and control in managing their statistical information. Libraries will run more efficiently because of this product."
"We're extremely pleased with the opportunity to work with Dynix, the leader in library information management systems, to help bring the library community such a powerful reporting tool," said MicroStartegy's COO, Sanju Bansal. "Leveraging MicroStrategy's well-known strengths - user scalability, data scalability, and industrial-strength reliability - Horizon Web Reporter will provide Horizon customers with more power to access, understand, and use their libraries' information and statistics than they have ever experienced before."
Horizon Web Reporter comes with a wide range of standard reports, including reports for circulation, acquisitions budget, serial collections, and collection development. Each standard report can be easily modified and saved for future use by the library using a Web or desktop client. Ad hoc reports can also be created without having to know the underlying Horizon database table structure. Users can also create and save new reports from scratch without having knowledge of SQL programming. Once reports are saved, they can be easily shared with other branch libraries or peer libraries.
Horizon Web Reporter provides powerful graphs of all Horizon data in real-time. It supports the development of a "Director Dashboard," which can be easily customized to report on the most important information for directors, assistant directors, and system administrators. Dashboards allow for quick feedback on the status of information essential to library operations, also providing the ability to further explore the underlying data of library statistics.
As a key security feature, Horizon Web Reporter offers role-based reporting, allowing directors and system administrators to control who has access to selected reports and data. Data security ensures that users access only the appropriate data based on their respective jobs.
Horizon Web Reporter is compatible with version 7.3.2 of the Horizon Information Management System. The product is scheduled for general release in the second quarter of 2004.
About MicroStrategy Incorporated
Founded in 1989, MicroStrategy is a worldwide leader in the increasingly critical business intelligence software market. Leading Fortune 2000 companies and other organizations are integrating MicroStrategy's industrial-strength software into virtually all facets of their businesses. The MicroStrategy Business Intelligence Platform distills vast amounts of data into vital, probing insight to help drive cost-efficiency, productivity, customer relations and revenue-generation. MicroStrategy offers exceptional capabilities, including excellent scalability, powerful analytics, user-friendly query and reporting features, and an outstanding, easy-to-use Web interface. Top companies are using MicroStrategy to cost-effectively harness large, multi-terabyte databases; empower thousands of employees at all operational levels; and extend the benefits of business intelligence enterprise-wide and beyond to customers, partners and suppliers.
MicroStrategy has over 2,300 enterprise-class customers, including General Motors, Best Buy, Lowe's Home Improvement Warehouse, Yahoo!, Visa International, Wells Fargo, Telecom Italia, AT&T Wireless Group and Aventis. MicroStrategy also has relationships with over 500 systems integrators and application development and platform partners, including IBM, PeopleSoft, Sun and HP. MicroStrategy is listed on Nasdaq under the symbol MSTR. For more information or to purchase or demo MicroStrategy's software, visit MicroStrategy's Web site at www.microstrategy.com.
Celebrating its twentieth year of service to the library community, Dynix is the world's pioneer provider of library information management systems. As a committed advocate of the library community, Dynix serves academic, special, school, public, and consortium libraries in over 40 countries. With more than 100 professional librarians on staff and proven experience in software leadership, Dynix is focused on providing customers visionary technology solutions that support the latest industry standards and offer intuitive functionality. For complete corporate information and a guide to Dynix products and services, visit www.dynix.com.