SOURCE: Viador

April 02, 2007 06:00 ET

Viador Announces R1/ReportWizard for IBM Mainframes -- Web-Based, Easy, Open, Secure, Scalable Reporting and Charting Native on IBM z/OS

SUNNYVALE, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 2, 2007 -- Viador Inc.™ today announced the release of Viador R1/ReportWizard for IBM™ Mainframes to complement its existing ReportOne Business Intelligence product suite. ReportOne (R1) is a new J2EE-based product line that includes the R1/ReportWizard for SQL reporting and the R1/Analyzer for OLAP analysis. R1/ReportWizard provides reporting capabilities directly from any supported web browser, accessing a variety of relational data sources including IBM DB2™. Executives, business analysts, and other knowledge workers will gain immediate insights into their data, and increased productivity from this new Viador product.

Viador R1/ReportWizard provides true full-function web-based reporting capability, without the need for any extra client-installed or downloaded software (an area of critical security and administration concern to many corporations). With this capability, users are able to easily create data views, interactively analyze them, drill into detail, and produce charts, using any supported web browser. Viador R1/ReportWizard is ideally suited to the needs of IBM mainframe customers, due to its architecture, ease of use, security, and minimal support requirements; it can scale up to support thousands of users with enterprise-class performance. Because it is completely web-based, users can easily share insights they derive with the help of R1/ReportWizard by simply granting another user secure, auditable access to the URL of the report that they are viewing. Unlike many other products, Viador requires no additional software to create or use R1/ReportWizard reports.

R1/ReportWizard is the latest product of Viador's new native J2EE-based complete product suite, running on Windows, UNIX, Linux, and now IBM z/OS. It is built with a zero-footprint DHTML interface, open APIs, and offers a JSR168-compliant portlet to integrate with industry standard portals, such as the IBM WebSphere™ Portal. R1/ReportWizard integrates with numerous IBM products, features, and functions, such as IBM WebSphere, IBM DB2™, IBM z/OS™, IBM RACF™, and IBM zAAP™.

The R1/ReportWizard architecture is fully compliant with all relevant open standards, such as JAAS security and XML. Viador products leverage the strength of J2EE and its rich universe of supporting products; as a result, Viador can offer unmatched scalability and future-compatibility for R1/ReportWizard. Designed for ease of installation, administration, deployment, and use, R1/ReportWizard enables very rapid return on investment (ROI) and low total cost of ownership (TCO).

"We are pleased to offer industry-leading Business Intelligence products to the IBM mainframe community," said Ben Connors, President of Viador. "With Viador R1/ReportWizard, users can have unparalleled ease of use, open architecture, and scalability to securely access IBM DB2 and a variety of data sources. Because it runs natively on the IBM z/OS operating system, users leverage all of the scalability, security, and reliability that IBM mainframes are known for."

"We have helped multiple customers successfully use Viador solutions for secure large-scale deployments, both within their organizations and through the firewall," said Loyal Pridgen, President of IndigeTech in Richmond, VA. "Now that Viador products run natively on IBM mainframes, these deployments can grow to substantial scale."


Viador R1/ReportWizard is available immediately on a worldwide basis. It is delivered globally both through Viador and through Viador channel partners.

About Viador Inc.

Viador Inc. combines proven experience, technology and partnerships to deliver Business Intelligence for leading businesses and organizations worldwide. Viador offers industry-leading BI development tools for SI/ISV partners and Enterprise customers by providing a platform that is highly customizable, allows the addition of new features on demand, requires zero client maintenance, offers quick and reliable deployment, and the industry's lowest TCO. Viador is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, USA. For more information, contact Viador at (408) 992-6000, Fax (408) 992-6001, email, or visit the Viador website at

Viador, R1/ReportWizard, and the Viador logo are registered trademarks or trademarks of Viador Inc. All other trademarks mentioned in this document are the property of their respective owners.

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