IT News in Brief – 6 August

OverView Web-enabled

Comshare has announced a new version of its DecisionWeb ‘guided analysis’ tool that makes it possible to use the company’s OverView graphical viewer over the World Wide Web. OverView presents a map of colour-coded data sets that help guide the user to those that are above or below pre-programmed targets. As well as providing personalised views and new charting functions, the company said that alert functions would also be available within DecisionWeb.

LSE opts for package pairFinancial applications specialist Walker and Dolphin Computer Services have secured a #150,000 deal to supply the London School of Economics with Walker’s Aptos client/server financial applications and Dolphin’s education management software. The combined packaged replaces Oracle accounting software. Coda, Cedardata and Symmetry also pitched for the contract. Hyperion profit climbs 134% Consolidation and budgeting software house Hyperion reported profits of $27.8m (#17.2m) on revenues of $294.9m for the year to 30 June. The profit figure rose 134% on the previous year, with revenues up 32%. Hyperion said it expected to complete its merger with Arbor Software, which had revenues of $82m for the last financial year, by the end of August.

Scottish Hydro chooses QSP Scottish Hydro-Electric has announced a #516,00 order for QSP’s financial software, hardware and consultancy. The system is due to go live at the company’s headquarters in Perth in April 1999, and will support 50 users. The accounts software will run under an Oracle/Unix operating environment and will replace a mainframe accounting system that is not year-2000 compatible.

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