Bellamy Software’s Clients to Benefit from Out-of-the-Box, Easy-to-Use Reporting

 

Rockville, MD – November 8th, 2005 – Jinfonet today announced that it has entered into a partnership with Bellamy Software to embed JReport, Jinfonet’s powerful Web-based reporting solution, into Bellamy’s financial suite of products. Bellamy Software’s full-featured financial management software helps its clients process receipts, payments, and payroll and fulfill internal and external reporting responsibilities.

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.

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.

“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.

About Bellamy Software
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. For more information, visit their web site: http://www.bellamysoftware.com.

About Jinfonet Software
Rockville, Maryland based Jinfonet Software leads the Business Intelligence industry through the development and deployment of easily embeddable, highly functional reporting solutions.  JReport, the company’s flagship product, is a 100% Java-based reporting solution that embeds seamlessly into any application and delivers actionable reports via the web.  Key features include a rich set of Application Program Interfaces (APIs) for integrating any level of reporting functionality into an application, the ability to access any data source, built-in security with single sign-on capabilities, and the ability to scale through multiple CPUs or clustered servers to meet growing reporting needs. JReport’s intuitive design and deployment tools make report creation, review, on-the-fly modification and distribution fast and easy.  JReport is in its 7th release cycle and is employed by 1,000,000+ end-users at more than 800 companies worldwide.  More information on Jinfonet Software and JReport is available online at www.jinfonet.com.