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Datawatch|ES Web-Based Reporting and Analysis implemented to deliver services to more than 400 institutions

London – June 9, 2004 – Biblionet Groningen, a library organization made up of 66 localised public libraries serving all the residents in the province Groningen, located in the Netherlands, select Datawatch|ES for its enterprise reporting and data analysis needs.

Biblionet Groningen delivers services to more than 400 institutions, covering schools, hospitals, healthcare and prisons.

Hans van Dijk, Biblionet Groningen's head of Information & Communications Technology researched report mining tools that worked with text based reports, rather than relational databases. He also required a browser-based solution, so that all report viewing and administration could be carried out via a web interface.

Hans, whilst investigating Monarch, found Datawatch|ES which is a “report warehouse” solution, with Monarch technology embedded within. It is a technology, which is specifically designed to do what it's good at, report mining on text based reports and making this available via the web. Another key reason for Biblionet's decision to proceed with Datawatch|ES was the subscription offering from Datawatch, which enables Hans to remain within his budget restrictions, without compromising on facilities. Hans contacted Datawatch after being impressed with what he read about the solution on their web site. During a “Needs Assessments Call” from a Datawatch Account manager followed by a personal visit, Hans provided a good overview of the company and their mission to success. Datawatch offered a solution.

Hans van Dijk, states, "The enterprise subscription pricing option was an attractive alternative for our library. It ensured that this area of our IT costs became predictable, and didn't require a large initial payment that would have exceeded our current budget levels. It was yet another positive factor that led us to adopt the Datawatch|ES enterprise reporting system, and enabled us to start using the product right away, without waiting for new budgets."

ES Subscription allows users to subscribe to particular reports, with e-mails automatically being sent to users when a relevant new report is available, with an embedded hyperlink to the report itself. Biblionet Groningen signed up to a subscription deal for Datawatch|ES Base package with 5 concurrent users, ES Spreadsheet, Notifications Module, Maintenance and 2 days consulting for installation. Datawatch|ES will be completely customised and become the standard portal for Biblionet and all its libraries.

Hans continues, “The ES Spreadsheet module transforms report data into a live Microsoft Excel file and will allow us to incorporate data, from external database tables or views, into a report. As the solution fully supports Excel templates and all the features of Excel, it means we have the ability to load data using pre-defined templates, to take full advantage of pivot tables, charts, multi-sheet workbooks, macros and so on.”

Datawatch/ES offers Biblionet key benefits

Datawatch|ES will now provide the reporting distribution platform for the local libraries, where they’ll find all the necessary information about their business. Datawatch|ES simplifies the process of information delivery quite drastically. The electronic web report portal significantly improves the delivery time and lowers the costs as it replaces the physical distribution. Biblionet have estimated they will also save a part time job, making the return-on-investment even faster and more obvious. In addition ES will bring some extra capabilities to the end users, allowing them to select subsets of data. It will also offer more analysis functions to allow them to better utilise the findings. This information will ultimately provide the best information when investigating operational and service improvements in the libraries. The use of models allows Biblionet to be very flexible and decreases the manual processing to an absolute minimum.

“Datawatch/ES will help us with report consolidation, report summaries, archiving and the joining of information coming from different sources. I believe the adoption of ES with play a key role in helping Biblionet Groningen to fully fulfil its role as an effective and efficient Service and Knowledge Centre.” concludes Hans.


ABOUT DATAWATCH|ES
Datawatch|ES offers a unique approach to reporting, business intelligence, and forms management in a single Web-based system. Datawatch|ES begins by transforming existing reports into a Web-enabled archive, for easy storage and paperless distribution of reports, reducing enterprise printing costs significantly. Datawatch|ES then automatically transforms report-based information into live online data for easy analysis and decision support in many formats, including HTML, PDF, Excel, and even multidimensional data cubes. In addition, any text-based output can be transformed into live XML forms without requiring XML programming.

Utilising advanced, proven Web technologies to provide robust scalability, Datawatch|ES is capable of supporting tens of thousands of end users. Datawatch|ES also offers a totally Web-based administration interface, to manage all aspects of Datawatch|ES from any location, using a standard Web browser.

AVAILABILITY
Datawatch|ES is available from Datawatch International
Datawatch International Limited
Cardinal Point
Park Road
Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire
WD3 1RE
U.K.
Tel: +44 01923 299 000
Fax: +44 01923 266 284
sales @datawatch.co.uk

ABOUT DATAWATCH CORPORATION
Datawatch Corporation helps organisations easily access, store, distribute, transform and analyse information throughout the enterprise. From report management and analytics to data transformation and Internet presentment, Datawatch Corporation provides solutions that allow organisations to fully integrate and leverage their existing sources of information. Datawatch products are used in more than 20,000 companies, institutions and government agencies worldwide.

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