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NGS Enables Query/400 for Dashboards, PDF, Email, XML, Excel, & More

Sacramento, California ... June 7, 2007... New Generation Software, Inc. (NGS), an established developer of System i software, announced today a Query/400 API that allows System i customers and ISVs to run and enhance queries developed with IBM Query/400 with its NGS-IQ business intelligence software. This enables users to send Query/400 output to Web-based business performance dashboards, multi-dimensional OLAP models, Adobe Acrobat PDF files, Excel spreadsheets, Word documents, Access tables, HTML, XML, CSV, TXT, and other popular formats. Authorized users also gain the ability to use NGS-IQ’s integrated e-mail and FTP functions to distribute this output (i.e., PDF) where needed.

This API allows customers and ISVs to leverage their past development efforts and the database knowledge embedded in their existing queries immediately, and then take advantage of the additional features of the NGS-IQ solution over time, as their schedule permits. For companies with SOX, HIPAA, PCI, or other compliance concerns, NGS’ security management system, known as IQ SeQure, can also be used to provide additional control over the authority users have to data retrieved by Query/400 queries run through the API.

“For thousands of System i customers, Query/400 reports embody a huge source of intellectual capital. They contain valuable information about file relationships and unique business processes. Many companies tell us they want to improve their BI solution but don’t want to recreate all their queries in order to move ahead. With this API they don’t need to, and their path to a positive return is almost immediate,” explained NGS Vice President of Information Technology, John O’Sullivan.

NGS has designed the software to work with i5/OS V5R1 and higher so customers and ISVs do not need to wait to upgrade their environment before moving ahead with their reporting and business intelligence project. Customers will also appreciate that they can run an entire series of IBM Query/400 queries in a specified order before then invoking the output enhancement functions.

NGS’ System i BI portfolio includes integrated, scalable solutions for dashboards, advanced query, desktop reporting, portable OLAP, performance management, data warehousing, and security. NGS also offers packaged analytical models for sales, customer, inventory, financial, and healthcare performance management. These models include Web portals, template data marts, dashboards, reports, multi-dimensional models, and other outputs that can be easily expanded and customized using the NGS-IQ software.

With over 20,000 System i users throughout the world, NGS is an industry leader with 25 years of experience in developing field-proven software for business intelligence and financial management. Both NGS-IQ™ Business Intelligence and the Concert Series™ Financial Management System are recognized by IBM as “Server Proven Solutions.” NGS is an Advanced Member of IBM PartnerWorld and a member of the System i Initiative for Innovation.

NGS-IQ, IQ SeQure, and Concert Series are trademarks of New Generation Software, Inc. The IBM logos and System i are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation. All other trademarks are owned by their respective owners.

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