Woburn, MA (January 24, 2006) – Inmagic, Inc. today announced that 100 organizations have bought its Genie integrated library system (ILS) since the product's mid-2004 introduction, and that Genie v2.0 has been released. The 100 Genie customers are located throughout North America, Europe and the Pacific Rim and represent a wide range of industries.
"The market reaction to Genie has been tremendous," commented Phillip L. Green, Inmagic's President and CEO, "not only from existing Inmagic customers but also from many for whom Genie is their first Inmagic product." Mr. Green also noted that "We had introduced Genie to meet information professionals' growing need for a comprehensive Web-based ILS that can accommodate a wide range of traditional and non-traditional library materials, and that is available 24/7 via any browser for staff use and end-user self-service. Our customers also appreciate Genie's configurability and its use of standards such as SQL, .NET and XML, since -- unlike proprietary systems -- Genie can easily operate within an organization's overall IT infrastructure."
The Dreyfus Corporation, established in 1951 and headquartered in New York City, is one of the nation's largest mutual fund managers, managing more than $170 billion in assets as of December 31, 2005. Dreyfus is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mellon Financial Corporation, a global financial services company.
Dreyfus' library, managed by Library Director Clara Keriotis, serves as a catalog for the mutual fund industry. It houses financial publications, serials, purchased market research, papers and electronic media. These are available for all departments to use in their work of researching market trends and also trends in retirement investing.
Dreyfus Library Director Clara Keriotis notes that "We have offices in many locations. With Genie, I can work from another office and still manage the library over the Web, and our end-users can browse the collection 24/7 from any location. Because our librarians can input the full text of files for complete searchability, and also include a browsable thesaurus, the collection is more accessible and more useful." Ms. Keriotis also notes that "Using Genie to publish a catalog of our collection makes it easy for departments to share resources, which helps to avoid costly duplication of market research purchases."
Holland & Knight LLP, consistently ranked as one of the top 10 law firms in the United States, is a commercial law firm with 26 offices and over 1200 lawyers and professionals across the U.S. and several international locations. Glenn Ross, Holland & Knight's Director of Library Services, envisioned a firm-wide library infrastructure "that got everyone on the same page, with some central controls over the listing and sharing of library materials, yet allowing each local office to enter and edit its own data. Genie made that possible." In addition, "The Web allows searching during off-hours, when the physical libraries would be closed. Genie users can in some cases read electronic materials right away, or read abstracts and order the printed materials they need," stated Mr. Ross. Mr. Ross also valued Inmagic's help in identifying the needs of the organization and implementing the Genie conversion.
Genie v2.0, released in November 2005, adds or enhances a number of Genie capabilities:
- Expanded support for multi-branch libraries. Information professionals in organizations whose research assets are in many locations, or that have grown through acquisitions, face unique challenges for which Genie 2.0. is well-suited.
- Improved support for images and documents. Genie enables information professionals to manage a wide range of documents (e.g., Word, PDF, Excel), URLs, images, and audio and video files from within the ILS. With Genie 2.0, these all can be added to the system, cataloged and full text indexed via a Web interface.
- Enhanced security. Genie v2.0 provides for a greater variety of roles-based permissioning and improved integration with Windows authentication capabilities.
To ensure its customers' success, Inmagic also provides comprehensive Genie implementation services through its Professional Services Group and select resellers. As Genie customers get up and running, Inmagic has begun to capture their experiences in a new series of customer success stories. The first three of these, from Dreyfus, Holland & Knight, and Jones & Stokes (an environmental consulting firm) are now available at www.inmagic.com.
Inmagic, Inc. is the global leader in enterprise Research Asset Management. Inmagic's solutions are uniquely capable of organizing diverse sets of research materials and enabling our customers to gain extraordinary insights from them. Inmagic solutions are known for their flexibility, ease of use and deployment, and minimal need for information technology support. Because they are based on Microsoft SQL Server and .NET technology that utilizes Web services, Inmagic applications can be integrated with and interoperate within an organization's overall information technology infrastructure.