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Indus debuts Enterprise Reporting Manager tool for EMPAC asset management solution

Atlanta  September 19, 2002  Software company Indus International this week rolled out a new tool to boost the reporting capabilities of its EMPAC enterprise asset management (EAM) solution.

Indus says its new Enterprise Reporting Manager (ERM) tool for Indus EMPAC enhances the advanced reporting capabilities of the EAM solution by enabling integration of custom reports created with a range of third-party tools, such as Business Objects, Crystal Reports, Microsoft Access 97 and above, Oracle 2000 Report Developer, SQR 4.3 and application-developed reports such as C++, Power Builder and Visual Basic.

As a result, the provider says, customers can incorporate into EMPAC the custom reports created with their preferred report writers without the expense and hassles of managing multiple reporting systems.

"We developed this functionality in response to specific customer requests at several EMPAC customer locations," said Peter Manos, director of EMPAC product management at Indus.

Australia's Power and Water Corporation is already using the ERM tool. With assets in excess of $1.2 billion and 680 employees, the power corporation is one of the largest companies in the Northern Territory.

Several team leads at the company are using ERM facilities to automatically mail weekly key performance indicator (KPI) reports to management. Because ERM lets them use their own preferred report writing tools rather than having to rely on consultants, the company's systems administration team can create its own reports and incorporate them into EMPAC. As a result, the team has been able to prototype reports with the users in the morning and make them available on the system that afternoon.

The Indus Enterprise Reporting Manager has completely revitalized the way reporting is done in EMPAC at Power and Water Corporation, said Simon Brisbane, a member of the business development team at the power company. Our reports have taken on a whole new level of sophistication, and our user base has never been happier with them.

ERM is available immediately to Indus EMPAC customers worldwide.