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Law firm selects RSinteract & Microsoft SQL Server 2005

Manchester, UK, April 24, 2007 - Today ICS Ltd announced the news of their new RSinteract customer in the Legal Sector, Browne Jacobson; one of the largest and most successful law firms in the Midlands.

The project scope includes the design and implementation of a data warehouse and the deployment of RSinteract which will complete the solution by offering a full self-service reporting interface for both the business users and information analysts.

Peter Birley, IT Director of Browne Jacobson explained, “In order to meet the ongoing demands for relevant and timely information from both our internal and external customers it was essential that we addressed our Business Intelligence strategy and following a review with ICS Ltd we have chosen to go down the Microsoft BI route. We also wanted to 'push' data to our users giving them a self-service capability and the RSinteract product sitting on top of the Microsoft platform will enable us to achieve that goal. We are excited that this will enable us to grow the already leading and innovative position we hold in our marketplace"

“This project stemmed from a series of issues relating to IT resource that was required to satisfy the business’s BI needs, which in turn, was hindering the progress in other IT projects” said Wayne Gallaway, COO of ICS. “This win underscores the competitive advantage that is afforded by investing in Microsoft BI technology. Coupled with RSinteract, it delivers a real challenge to traditional Business Intelligence tools, by empowering end users in decision support at all levels of the organisation”.

RSinteract is designed to extend the reach of Business Intelligence across the business enterprise by providing an easy to use standard web browser front end for business users and information professionals to build and interact with Reporting Services reports dynamically. Giving access to SQL Server Analysis Services cubes as well as relational data, the solution presents dynamic functionality for end users who benefit from a self serve model enabling them to design, build, publish and interact with their reports.

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About ICS

ICS - The Microsoft Business Intelligence Expert

As a leading Microsoft Business Intelligence consultancy ICS ( is focussed on helping mid-market and enterprise organisations better exploit their investment in BI technology. ICS offers a unique blend of business and technical consultancy coupled with innovative software products to enable us to rapidly deliver effective Business Intelligence solutions. Customers include Heinz, DHL (Exel Logistics), Unisys, the Co-Operative Bank, the Ministry of Defence, and CMGL.

Microsoft now offers a comprehensive Business Intelligence stack that challenges the position of the established BI vendors such as Business Objects and Cognos. Using Microsoft technology, it is no longer necessary to pay for additional complex and expensive tools - Microsoft's stack provides everything needed to deliver BI to the entire organisation, as well as to business partners and customers.

To complement Microsoft’s BI toolset ICS has developed RSinteract. The award winning RSinteract works with SQL Server 2000 and 2005 to complete an important part of the solution by delivering intuitive self service reporting to make delivery of Business Intelligence to the masses a reality. In June 2006, Boston USA, RSinteract was awarded the accolade, ‘Best of Tech-Ed 2006’ in the BI category. Sponsored by Windows IT Media, the award recognises RSinteract’s pivotal position in bringing business intelligence to the masses For further information, see:

ICS media contact:

Huzmah Ahmed
Tel: +44 (0) 161 886 8500

About Browne Jacobson

Browne Jacobson is one of the largest law firms in the Midlands with regional and national reach through our offices in Birmingham, London and Nottingham. We are now over 500 strong, including 60 partners and over 200 other lawyers.

Famous for our friendly and straightforward approach, we deliver first class individual solutions for our clients. Our vision is to be the first choice law firm for clients and employees in the Midlands and we therefore place emphasis on people, both internally and externally. This approach has enabled us to build long-standing relationships with our clients and deliver exceptional service.

Browne Jacobson media contact
Julia Reid
Browne Jacobson LLP
+44 (0) 1159766253

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