PROVO, Utah--April 30, 2004--Dynix, the world's leading provider of automation technologies, solutions, and services for libraries, today announced the general availability of Horizon Web Reporter, the most powerful and sophisticated reporting tool for libraries. Announced in January at the Midwinter Conference of the American Library Association in San Diego for release in the second quarter of 2004, the product has completed extensive quality assurance testing and is ready for purchase and delivery.
Developed in partnership with MicroStrategy, a leading provider of business intelligence solutions, Horizon Web Reporter is a revolutionary reporting solution that creates a new standard in report generation for libraries, powered by the MicroStrategy Business Intelligence Platform.
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 without having knowledge of SQL programming. Once reports are saved, they can be easily shared with other branch libraries or peer libraries.
"The demand for Horizon Web Reporter we've experienced so far has been tremendous and reflects the importance that real-time reporting is to library directors today," said Dynix President and CEO Jack Blount. "Horizon Web Reporter is the most flexible and powerful reporting solution available to libraries and is an impressive companion to the Horizon Information Management System."
Horizon Web Reporter provides detailed graphs of all Horizon data with the touch of a button. The product includes 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.
"After seeing a demonstration of Horizon Web Reporter, I realized that we really needed it to meet our reporting needs and to improve our reporting capabilities," said Uma Shankar, Coordinator of Library Information Systems for the School Board of Alachua County (Gainesville, FL), which has purchased the product. "I liked the customization features and the Web-based functionality of Horizon Web Reporter, which will provide us with the power of centralized management. The Director Dashboard will give each of our locations live statistics that will be an asset in decision making."
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. Libraries interested in purchase information or in seeing a product demonstration should contact their Dynix sales consultant or call 1-800-288-8020.
Dynix is the global leader in new-name sales of library management systems and has the largest installed customer base of any library technology vendor. As a committed advocate of the library community, Dynix serves academic, special, school, public, and consortium libraries in over 40 countries. Dynix has more than 100 professional librarians on staff and proven experience in software leadership. Since 1983, Dynix has provided 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.