Sacramento, California... September 3, 2004... New Generation Software, Inc. (NGS) recently announced that the upcoming release of its NGS-IQ™ business intelligence solution includes a new interface to PeopleSoft data dictionaries. The 6.40 release, available in the fall of 2004, also includes enhanced security level functionality, allowing for user restrictions at the library level.
Through its new Meta External Reference feature, NGS-IQ can read PeopleSoft’s EnterpriseOne and World data dictionaries. This feature enables NGS-IQ users to take advantage of the file and field names and formatting defined in the PeopleSoft data dictionary so decimals are positioned correctly, fields are described in more meaningful ways, and dates are formatted as they appear to users of the PeopleSoft applications. In the PeopleSoft data dictionary, dates are in Julian format; however, NGS-IQ does not restrict users to this format. The IQ date file allows users to select from over three dozen different date formats.
“Our largest customer base comprises a few hundred World and EnterpriseOne users, many of whom have depended on NGS-IQ for years to meet their business intelligence objectives. We’re very pleased to provide them with an interface that does not require any additional logical files or overhead,” commented NGS President and CEO Bernard Gough.
Also included in the 6.40 release is an enhancement to IQ SeQure which allows controlled authorization to NGS-IQ options at the library or profile level, so users have access to all or some of the contents of a library and selected options within the NGS-IQ software. Further controlled authorization extends to query results as e-mail attachments, FTP files, and outputs to NGS-IQ’s Qport Access (client module) and Qport SmartView (OLAP module).
With over 20,000 iSeries users throughout the world, NGS has been an industry leader since 1982 in developing field-proven business intelligence software. The cost-effective, scalable product line includes solutions for advanced query, enterprise reporting, desktop analysis, a business analytic starter kit, and data mart and warehouse development. NGS-IQ is an IBM-approved business intelligence solution in the “IBM Application Development Tools Network for iSeries” and a designated IBM ServerProven® Solution. NGS is an Advanced Member of IBM PartnerWorld for Developers and in November of 2003 was chosen as a Top 100 Business Intelligence Vendor by the readers of DM Review. NGS was the only IBM iSeries-specific business intelligence vendor selected to DM Review’s elite 100.