(Carlsbad, CA. October 20, 1999) Electronic Online Systems (EOS) International is pleased to announce the release of a Report Writer for its Q Series library information management and access system.
The Q Series Report Writer includes a single-user licensed copy of Seagate Software's popular Crystal Reports as well as a complete detailed manual of tables, columns, and descriptors of the Q Series data fields. Libraries will be able to produce their own custom reports in addition to the many standard reports already provided in the Q Series system.
The Report Writer user manual has been designed to assist Q Series users in extracting field-level information from the Q Series database. It also includes a list of the existing Q Series reports that can be used as templates for creating custom reports.
Crystal Reports is the engine that enables users to create, modify and run ad hoc reports. Clients are not limited to Crystal Reports however, and may use any third party GUI report writer, provided that it generates Structured Query Language or SQL compliant requests.
"The Q Series Report Writer was developed in response to our client's requests to be able to customize printed output from the Q Series. The detailed technical specifications that are provided along with the off-the-shelf report writer give the user more power and flexibility," says Scot Cheatham, President and CEO of EOS International.
EOS International provides consulting services to assist novice users through the process of creating or modifying a report, or to assist proficient users with more technical-level options such as creating "table joins" or writing stored procedures to pre-process data, among other functions. Customized reports are also available from EOS International for more complex reporting requirements.
The Q Series is a full-featured library information management system providing sophisticated information retrieval with advanced searching options that overcome the limitations of Boolean searching. Q Series does this by providing additional tools, such as natural language querying, "hypersearching," concept searching, and pattern matching.
Through these tools and other features, the Q Series provides a single point of access to the world of information. This world can include a library's own collection, a branch library's collection, multimedia files, CD-ROMs, URL links, and commercially or internally published documents found on the Internet, Intranets and Extranets.
The Q Series was nominated for the Computerworld Smithsonian Award for its innovative use of information technology and its ability to make information more manageable and accessible to users.
The Q Series is a client/server-based system. Client workstations require a 100% compatible PC processor running Microsoft 95, 98 or Windows NT Workstation 4.0. The Q Series 2.0 server, using SQL Server, runs on Windows NT Version 4.0 or Sun Solaris Version 2.6 running on a SPARC or Sun Enterprise server.
EOS International is a global library information management software and service company and a Microsoft Certified Solution Provider.
EOS International's corporate headquarters is located in Carlsbad, California, USA. It has regional offices in London, Paris, and Singapore as well as over 25 other offices and support centers worldwide. EOS International serves over 5,000 clients in 85 countries, in all types of libraries.
EOS International produces a number of library information products including GLAS, the Graphical Library Automation System, a comprehensive, Windows-based library automation system for small to medium sized libraries. Also available from EOS International is Information Quest (IQ), a Web-based information searching, access and retrieval tool providing access to electronic content.