New Report Distribution Tool For BusinessObjects

Profound
Solutions
introduced a new report distribution tool designed to allow
users of its BusinessObjects tools to publish and access reports via the
Internet.


Trailblazer manages multiple report versions, automatically expires old
reports, and save corporations’ money by minimizing remote access telephone
charges, the company said.


“Trailblazer revolutionizes the delivery mechanism of information via the
Internet or an
organization’s intra/extranet,” said Tom Bailey, vice president of
technology at Profound Solutions. “Critical business information is shared
in native formats–we’ve eliminated the need to convert all content to HTML
prior to publishing.”


The tool uses what the vendor calls a “mini VPN” (Virtual Private Network)
to connect remote users to corporate servers via dial-up local access. Until
now, remote access was handled over 800 lines that can cost 30 cents a
minute or more. Using the Windows Explorer interface, Trailblazer is made
to make it
easy for users to receive notification of a report’s publication and to
download
and print it.


The company said that Trailblazer is easier to manage than a Web site.
Departments can publish in their native format rather than using HTML.
Navigation is easy–and the system highlights updated or new content.


For pricing information, please see the Profound Solutions Web site.

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