Seagate Software is launching the latest version of its query and reporting tool, Seagate Crystal Reports 7, which allows users to create simple reports over the World Wide Web.
"Data is only valuable if it can be turned into decision making information, and reporting, as the key medium for interpreting business data, plays a mission critical role in any business or organisation," said David Brocklebank, marketing director for Seagate Europe.
While the market for business intelligence - software that allows companies to make better sense of their corporate data - is currently seen as a boom sector, Seagate argues most users are still at an early stage.
"Most business users today still only want query and reporting," says Stephen Morse, channel sales manager for Seagate Software UK. "It may not be rocket science but it satisfies most people's needs."
Reports 7 allows users to generate simple reports and queries over the Web. Written in Java, the Crystal Query tool allows users to access, analyse and report from busiess data regardless of location, or platform.
"Ultimately, the Web will become the primary way people will distribute corporate information," said Morse.
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