Customer Successes: Bellamy

Bellamy

"We spent a lot of time looking for the best offering. Reporting is a critically important component for our financial suite. JReport was rated very highly in Gartner's Magic Quadrant, and our own research confirmed it."

– Ken Shelton, general manager for Bellamy Software


Company Overview

Bellamy Software is a trusted provider of fully integrated software solutions for local governments, school boards and utilities. Based in Edmonton, Alberta, Bellamy has a strong presence in Western Canada. Increasingly, new clients from across the country are discovering the web interface, wealth of features and reliability that make this solution so popular with users. Bellamy's new Anywhere modules expand the software's ease of use by taking powerful applications online. In addition to creating and developing award-winning products, Bellamy Software is a recent winner of the IBM iSeries Hall of Fame Award. This strong relationship with IBM exemplifies Bellamy's dedication to building alliances and partnerships with leading class companies. Bellamy Software is a division of Nor-Dat Computer Systems Ltd.

The Challenge

Bellamy Software's immediate objective was to enhance the reporting capabilities for its financial tools. The company was also looking to establish a long-term alliance that would allow them to develop Web-based reporting for their other solutions. Bellamy provides software, hardware, training and support to local government agencies, school boards and utilities to help them better manage their organizations' financial and reporting functions.

The JReport Solution

After conducting an extensive, six-month search of all the major business intelligence and embedded reporting vendors, Bellamy determined that Jinfonet's JReport would be the best fit for its reporting needs. According to Ken Shelton, general manager for Bellamy Software, "We spent a lot of time looking for the best offering. Reporting is a critically important component for our financial suite. JReport was rated very highly in Gartner's Magic Quadrant, and our own research confirmed it."

Bellamy needed its reporting solution to be J2EE compatible and easily embedded into their IBM framework. JReport met this need due to its 100% Java-based architecture. With a Java architecture, JReport can be seamlessly embedded in any application. Time- and resource-intensive application management is reduced because JReport does not have to be administered as a separate application.

Results and Benefits

Bellamy's Customers Will Benefit from JReports' Out-of-the-Box, Easy-to-Use Reporting Functionality.

"End users can quickly realize the benefits of JReport because reports are delivered through a familiar Web interface," said John Gularson, executive vice president at Jinfonet. "As Bellamy evaluated our offering, they were heavily focused on ease-of-use and flexibility. Bellamy's ultimate goal was to give their end users an effective reporting tool that would make their jobs easier. Together, we've created a very strong financial offering."

The new alliance will make Bellamy's financial tools even more powerful and effective for its clients now and well into the future.

Customer
Bellamy Software is a trusted provider of fully integrated software solutions for local governments, school boards and utilities.

Customer URL
www.bellamysoftware.com

Integration
Jinfonet has entered into a partnership with Canadian-based Bellamy Software to embed JReport, Jinfonet's powerful Web-based reporting solution, into Bellamy's financial suite of products.

Results & Benefits
Bellamy's Customers Will Benefit from JReports' Out-of-the-Box, Easy-to-Use Reporting Functionality. The new alliance will make Bellamy's financial tools even more powerful and effective for its clients now and well into the future.