Quadrant Software Introduces Business i for IBM i Business Intelligence

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Quadrant Software LLC., a leading provider of document distribution and spool file beautification tools, has announced the release of their IBM i business intelligence (BI) solution set, Business i. Accessing and analyzing IBM i business data can be difficult and time consuming for end users and IT departments. Many business users rely on overburdened IT departments to run the sales, inventory, A/R and other reports they need to make decisions. These reports are often outdated, incomplete or difficult to analyze because the information is scattered across multiple servers.


Business i helps your organization leverage your hard-to-access IBM i data and maximize your investment in IBM i. You can use Business i to create web reports and dashboards, extract data from virtually any source, and securely access reports, charts and other IBM i assets from PCs, Macs and mobile devices. Business i is also quick to set up, so you can be up and running in hours - not days or months. With Business i, your users get the data they need, when they need it, in the format they want, all with minimal help from IT.


"Many organizations have pieces of the business intelligence puzzle in place, but disparate solutions don't satisfy user requirements." says Steve Woodard, CEO of Quadrant LLC. "Business i is a cohesive, IBM i-focused solution set that meets a wide variety of BI requirements and eliminates the need to purchase solutions from multiple vendors. It can also access all IBM i data regardless of whether it's entered into a green screen, ERP, or a web application developed with BCD solutions or other tools."


Real-Time Web Reports and Dashboards Business i enhances decision making with data that shows an accurate picture of your organization's performance. With up-to-date information at their fingertips, users can instantly access and analyze important data, like inventory levels and which items are selling the most.


Business i enables end users to create visually appealing web reports that access IBM i data without coding. IT departments can also customize the reports for sophisticated reporting needs using Business i's Windows-based IDE, and create dashboards so decision-makers can see the big picture and drill down to the details.


Secure Portal

Centralized, easy-to-manage access to data makes Business i a complete BI solution. The Business i web portal is a secure, central repository for users to access, run and distribute business reports and other enterprise information (PDFs, XLS, IBM i applications).


The Business i web portal requires no programming or coding to set up. Within minutes of installation, you'll be ready to create menus to access your reports and specify which users or groups have authority to them.


Access Data from Virtually Any Source With Business i, users can easily extract, analyze, graph and summarize data from multiple servers and virtually any computer-generated report. They can then transform it into the format they want (PDF, XLS and more) without rekeying.


Reusable models give users single-click access to custom views of their reports without help from IT. They can also create summaries to better visualize data, spot trends, predict results and make better decisions.


Access from Anywhere on Any Device Today's business users require 24/7 access to business data from a variety of devices. Business i web reports and charts can be accessed from all mobile platforms, including iOS, Android, Windows and Blackberry, so users can check inventory, sales history and more whether they're in the office or out in the field.