LogiXML calendars business intell

LogiXML has released Version 9.2 of its flagship Logi 9 business intelligence platform. The platform is geared toward midsize organizations, especially those that expect its employees to make wide use of business intelligence tools. It offers the usual set of functions, including reporting, analytics, data integration, ad hoc reporting, and even extract, transfer and load capabilities.

Version 9.2 offers a number of new features, said Bill Kotraba, director of sales at the company. One is calendar control, which allows users to place date-based information into a calendar view. The analysis grid, which offers a spreadsheet-like capability for ordering data in the report, has been enhanced, as were a number of other features.

Another new feature is the ad hoc reporting capability for the product's Java-based version. The Logi server was migrated from a Microsoft Windows .NET platform to Java, making it possible to run the software on Linux servers. The client software is Web-based, and so it is not dependent on a particular operating system. The ad hoc reporting allows users to create reports from existing datasets.

Pricing for Logi 9 is server- or CPU-based, allowing for unlimited users. It runs about $60,000 for a typical one-server implementation. The 9.2 upgrade is free for customers who participate in the maintenance program.

Last summer, Virginia officials signed a five-year agreement with LogiXML, replacing Cognos as the preferred business intelligence application, said Steven Schneider, LogiXML's vice president of sales and marketing. The Virginia Enterprise Applications Program office is testing the software for possible use by other state offices.

Other government customers include the Homeland Security Department and the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

LogiXML offers a free 30-day trial of the software.

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Joab Jackson is the senior technology editor for Government Computer News.

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