Halcyon Announces the Advanced Reporting Suite, a New Reporting Solution for IBM i and Windows

By Halcyon Software Ltd, PRNE
Monday, May 9, 2011

PETERBOROUGH, England, May 10, 2011 - Halcyon Software (www.halcyonsoftware.com/), a world leading
provider of systems management solutions, today announced the Advanced
Reporting Suite (
www.halcyonsoftware.com/suites/advanced-reporting-suite/index.html), a
new cross-platform reporting solution that supports the IBM i and Windows
platforms. Key benefits of the Advanced Reporting Suite (
include significantly reducing the time it takes for IT administrators to
create customer reports, the ability to tailor reports to meet client's
specific needs, and a dynamic reporting feature which enables IT
administrators to easily demonstrate how they are meeting customer service
level agreements so that any issues can be quickly identified and resolved.

Donnie MacColl, Technical Services Director at Halcyon, said, "The
software is designed for larger corporate data centres, IT outsourcing and
managed services companies. There are other enterprise wide, high-end
solutions on the market but these are expensive to purchase, require advanced
scripting skills and an in-house expert to maintain and produce reports. We
saw the need for a more affordable solution that could automate the majority
of the report creation process and eliminate the need for IT staff to
manually collect the data from multiple systems and numerous sources."

MacColl continued, "The solution has a unique methodology for reporting
on service level agreements, or 'SLAs', which allows companies to identify
through 'SLA flags' which targets are not being met. This means any issues
can be investigated and quickly resolved.

The solution dynamically reports on percentage performance against
service level agreements, capacity planning trends and analysis, processor
loading, CPU, memory and disk, SAN utilization, performance response times,
resource utilization and other factors that could affect service levels.

Key features include a web front-end, and a browser-based client making
it quick to deploy and run the reports. Reports can be published as an HTML
web page and conveniently viewed on-line. The software has nine different
output formats including PDF, HTML, CSV, XLS and RTF.

Advanced Reporting Suite can be purchased in combination with Halcyon's
monitoring and automation packages for IBM i and Windows. Existing Halcyon
customers can upgrade by purchasing a plug-in module.

A further release of Advanced Reporting Suite will be available Q4 2011,
to support the AIX platform.

To learn more customers can visit www.halcyonsoftware.com/ar

About Halcyon Software (halcyonsoftware.com/)

Halcyon Software is a global leader in multi-platform systems management
software. With more than 20 years of delivering proven solutions and first
class customer support, Halcyon's products proactively monitor, manage and
automate IT operations to reduce costs. Large IT outsourcing companies as
well as small to medium sized organizations rely on Halcyon Software to
ensure their mission-critical systems, core applications and services are
available 24/7.

Halcyon's solutions support IBM(R) enterprise class systems, including
the IBM i(R), AIX(R) as well as Windows(R) and Linux(R) platforms.

Halcyon has regional offices in the UK, USA, and Australia, and a
world-wide network of partners and distributors supporting EMEA, the
Americas, and Asia Pac territories.


    Carole Chandler
    Halcyon Software Ltd

CONTACTS: Carole Chandler, Halcyon Software Ltd, +44(0)1733234995, carole.chandler at halcyonsoftware.com

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