LogiXML, the pioneer of web-based business intelligence (BI), today announced that ‘evolution’, one of the hotel industry’s key information systems used to provide key market information to hotels around the world is using Logi Info to maintain its market-leading position.
evolution is a global distribution system (GDS) and internet distribution system (IDS) hotel reservation platform created by Great Hotels of the World (GHOTW), one of the world's largest hotel representation companies. Although the evolution system has proved a popular and productive product, those responsible for continuing to develop it were aware that it could be improved. Logi Info is helping to produce key business indicator reports for those using evolution.
Philippe Dewulf, GHOTW’s commercial operations director explained: “evolution provides its clients with standard reports, grouped in department areas – general management, sales director reporting, revenue manager reporting, front desk reporting, and so on. evolution helps its clients to get the most from the system and, with Logi Info, we can now do so much more – and we have plans to use LogiXML to do even more over the next eight months or so.”
“In our application, the system employed to produce reports was quite basic,” explained Joakim Persson, chief technical officer (CTO) for evolution. “However, since our business is selling software-as-a-service, we realised that we needed to improve the service we offered our customers – including making the reports more ‘in depth’.
“We looked again at what Logi Info and found that it can provide extremely useful analysis and filled the gaps in the reporting system that we needed to fill. It has an attractive and intuitive interface – and LogiXML was happy to provide it to us to use under a ‘white label’.”
Unlike traditional BI platforms that are complex and costly, LogiXML’s agile technology allows IT professionals to rapidly develop, deploy and adapt BI applications that serve any number of users on any platform ─ all without extensive development or professional services.
“From a development point of view, we’ve found that LogiXML makes it easy for us to compile and deploy the reports that our customers need,” said Persson.”We believe that it’s extremely important that the graphic user interface (GUI) enhances our system by making it as easy as possible for users to get the most out of the system,” he added. “When we saw what LogiXML could deliver in terms of GUI, we were not only impressed but we also saw that it fitted perfectly with our GUI ideology.
“With the LogiXML-powered evolution system, it’s a simple process for inexperienced users - without going through time-consuming training - to drill down through several layers of reports to get the system to tell them what they need to know,” he said. “Moreover, advanced users can download the data in, for example, Excel, for further analysis.”
Persson added: “Having evaluated various reporting systems that are on the market, we’ve found that, from a technology viewpoint, LogiXML fits well with our approach. There’s a perfect fit between evolution’s and LogiXML’s user interfaces. Users have a single sign-on and then there is seamless integration between the two systems. The whole system’s easy to develop and deploy,” he said. “That’s key to all we do: the software has to work and must come over as easy and pleasing to the eye.”
Earlier this year, LogiXML was positioned for the second time in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence Platforms, where its products ranked among the highest for ease of use, overall product functionality, support, product quality, performance, and customer experience.
Founded in 2000, LogiXML (logiXML.com) provides businesses the fastest and easiest way to deliver business analytics, dashboards, and reports to a broad range of users, as well as to embed them into existing applications – all for a fraction of the cost of other solutions. Unlike traditional Business Intelligence platforms that are complex and costly, LogiXML’s agile technology allows organizations to rapidly develop, deploy, and adapt BI applications that serve any number of users on any platform ─ all without extensive development or professional services. LogiXML is headquartered in McLean, Virginia, with sales and support offices in the UK and Europe. The company is a private, venture-backed firm with investments from GroTech Ventures, Updata Partners, and Summit Partners.
Emma Brunsdon, European Marketing Manager, LogiXML, T: +44(0)11 8935 7166