Information Builders, the leader in enterprise business intelligence (BI) solutions and real-time Web reporting, announced that WebFOCUS Quick Query, the industry's first ad hoc reporting tool for business users, will be made available with no per-user fee.

Unlike many business intelligence tools that are geared toward advanced users with complex information requirements, Quick Query was designed to meet the needs of more novice users. The product is the first of its kind to offer users the source code for a completely customizable ad hoc tool that can be deployed for an unlimited number of users, so that customers no longer need to buy a seat-based license for an ad hoc solution.

WebFOCUS Quick Query is tailored to quickly run and display a WebFOCUS report in any desired output such as HTML, Excel 2000 or PDF. With user-friendly drag-and-drop functionality, users can rapidly select columns and run sorts specific to the task at hand. WebFOCUS Quick Query gives a non-technical user the ability to quickly access any data source and generate reports complete with data visualization, conditional styling, subtotals, filtering and corporate logo.

WebFOCUS Quick Query has a thin-client architecture, which enables users to build and save new reports via the Internet, without the requirement for additional desktop software, plug-ins or Java. With multiple selection criteria, finished reports contain only the information the user needs to see, avoiding more functionality than is necessary. WebFOCUS Quick Query also allows for optional scheduling and distribution capabilities for reports configured under Managed Reporting and saved as a custom report. Users can deliver reports to e-mail, printers, fax machines or their personal folder.



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