Bristol, United Kingdom, and Framingham, MA. 12 November 2008. Infor Library and Information Solutions today announced the general availability of V-smart, a new web-based Integrated Library System (ILS). V-smart offers libraries distinctive advantages including faster deployment, easier maintenance, enhanced access to system data, and reduced cost of ownership.
"V-smart has been designed with key market and customer requirements in mind: to ensure greater flexibility in term of deployment options, maintenance and system accessibility, alongside overall lower cost of ownership," says Ann Melaerts, Managing Director Infor Library and Information Solutions. "With V-smart we offer libraries a suitable alternative to the traditional client/server ILS, with the additional benefits of a web-based system including enhanced customization options and the ability to implement the system in a fully hosted environment."
Eric Conderaerts, Product Manager Libraries and Information Solutions, says: "V-smart is a web-based, open platform. As no client software is required, deployment time and maintenance requirements are significantly reduced. We have also ensured that customers can readily access their data through a set of flexible web services, on top of ODBC/SQL access. The combination of ‘openness' and a web-based environment provides our customers considerable benefits in terms of system customization, ease of maintenance and the ability to offer library users an array of additional services."
V-smart provides libraries the benefits of a web-based system with the features and functionalities of Vubis Smart, Infor's client/server ILS. V-smart does not replace Vubis Smart; Infor continues to provide regular releases, professional services and product support for its Vubis Smart ILS.
About Infor Library and Information Solutions
Infor Library and Information Solutions offers libraries and information centers a suite of automation products, including a web-based ILS (V-smart), a client/server ILS (Vubis Smart), a statistical analysis portal (V-insight), a federated search application (V-spaces), an Open URL Resolver (V-link), and an Electronic Resources Management System (V-sources). Our organization has been at the forefront of library technology for three decades and has a rich history of providing innovative solutions to information centers and libraries worldwide. For more information about our products, visit http://vubis-smart.com