Reading, UK – 15 October 2013 – Ostara Systems, supplier of computer assisted facilities management (CAFM) software, has selected Logi Analytics, the authority on embedded analytics, to deliver its new integrated reporting module, Ostara Insight. Using Logi Analytics, rather than building its own solution, Ostara will provide a more powerful service with enhanced user visualisation and increased security to its clients, who include some of the largest retailers in the UK.
Ostara is a fully hosted service created for multi-site managers so that they can efficiently monitor and maintain their buildings and assets, and make informed estate maintenance decisions. Every aspect of building maintenance is covered by Ostara, from planned and reactive maintenance, right through to legislative requirements and monitoring and managing the performance of contractors. Neil Harrison, CEO, Ostara Systems explained: “It can be a challenge to have the right level of performance data available when working with contractors, and with Logi Analytics in place we can deliver a range of dashboards through Ostara Insight. These dashboards can give a quick overview using pie charts and bar graphs when that is sufficient to check the situation, but users also have the option to drill down to a more granular level when a full detailed analysis is required.”
Prior to embedding Logi Analytics, Ostara was using Microsoft SQL server reporting services but wanted to replace this to provide a faster, more user-friendly reporting solution for its clients. Having decided to pursue an OEM path, Ostara Systems selected Logi Analytics following a detailed review of available solutions. Key drivers in the decision to choose Logi Analytics were its ability to handle large volumes of data, the high level of functionality it provides, its pricing structure and its secure, web-enabled delivery as Ostara Insight holds potentially confidential data. Neil Harrison continued: “We were impressed when we saw the functionality of Logi Analytics and the depth of information it could quickly deliver to our clients, and once we started working with the team we knew we had made the right choice. Logi Analytics had a great attitude and worked with us to provide the flexible solution we needed to develop, even when we had specific language and currency requirements.”
Ostara Insight will deliver a suite of predefined reports by embedding Logi Analytics over the coming months before extending its capabilities with a range of fully customisable dashboards available on a range of mobile devices. Simon Ryan, Director of EMEA, Logi Analytics said: “An increasing number of software developers are choosing to embed Logi Analytics in order to reduce the development and integration time needed to create and implement a range of advanced, reporting features at a fraction of the in-house development cost.”
About Ostara Systems
Ostara Systems Ltd is a UK based company that has been committed to providing user friendly, effective and affordable Computer Aided Facilities Management (CAFM) software solutions since 2007. The solutions are based on sound FM principles and have been designed developed and tested by FM and software experts to deliver tangible and significant benefits to the FM industry. Some of the advantages clients can gain are cost control and savings, quality data for intelligent informed decision-making, powerful reporting tools plus contractor and contract management – at the same time as being able to meet legislative requirements and improve sustainability credentials. Users include some of the largest retailers in the UK and France. Ostara Systems Ltd is a dynamic organisation that is 100% privately owned, and one that prides itself on the expertise and service it brings to clients. For more information on Ostara Systems, go to ostarasystems.com or call 0844 880 2582
About Logi Analytics
Logi Analytics enables organisations to put information to work by allowing them to create web-based BI and analytic applications that can be integrated directly within the applications, systems and processes that support their business – all at a fraction of the cost of other solutions. Unlike traditional BI platforms that are complex and costly, Logi Analytics technology allows organisations to rapidly develop, deploy and adapt applications to serve business users without extensive development or professional services. Logi Analytics is headquartered in McLean, Virginia, with sales and support offices in the UK serving Europe. The company is a privately held, venture-backed firm with investments from Updata Partners, GroTech Ventures and Summit Partners.