PETERBOROUGH, England, May 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Halcyon Software (http://www.halcyonsoftware.com/), a world leading provider of systems management solutions, today announced the Advanced Reporting Suite ( http://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 ( http://www.halcyonsoftware.com/suites/advanced-reporting-suite/index.html) 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 http://www.halcyonsoftware.com/ar
About Halcyon Software (http://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.
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