Visokio Omniscope Delivers Hybrid Desktop and Web Visual Reporting Solutions

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Exclusive interview featuring Visokio's Edward Forbes

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Omniscope is a general-purpose hybrid desktop/web application that offers the best of both worlds; it combines the power and scalability of desktop filtering and data visualisation, with the reach of multiple, data-driven browser links and web services menus

Edward Forbes, CEO of Visokio, recently participated in an exclusive interview with Ron Powell and the Business Intelligence Network ( In this interview, Forbes describes the latest developments and typical client uses of Omniscope. Omniscope is innovative desktop software that allows anyone to import, visualize, interact with, present and distribute/publish large sets of data, text, images, maps and links, either as compact Omniscope .IOK files (accessible using the free Omniscope Viewer) and now also as Flash DataPlayers - interactive graphical displays that enable filtering of data, embedded in web pages and documents.

"Omniscope is a general-purpose hybrid desktop/web application that offers the best of both worlds; it combines the power and scalability of desktop filtering and data visualisation, with the reach of multiple, data-driven browser links and web services menus," says Edward Forbes, CEO of Visokio. "Our award-winning Flash DataPlayer functionality is now fully integrated within Omniscope, enabling anyone to manage the entire process of assembling, scrubbing, analysing, visualising, reporting and publishing from a refreshable data set using a single application - Omniscope Professional DataPlayer Edition. Omniscope adds value to any existing or planned BI implementation, from the earliest prototyping, where it provides a highly-visual, multi-view, in-memory filtering alternative to just dumping data in spreadsheets, to the ongoing updates of reports and dashboards using dynamic, interactive Flash DataPlayers embedded in web pages or documents like PowerPoint and Acrobat PDF."

"Omniscope DataPlayer is a hybrid visualization solution that utilizes the both the Internet and the power of in-memory processing on the desktop to turbocharge internal analysis and reporting as well as beef up heavyweight publishing to make it more visually appealing," says Ron Powell, Cofounder and Editorial Director of the Business Intelligence Network.

To listen to the interview, please click here.

The Business Intelligence Network Solution Spotlights are intuitive dialogues with innovative solution providers, and these spotlights provide a cutting-edge introduction to the new products and services of interest to the business intelligence community. The Network publishes six newsletters serving more than 115,000 readers across a wide variety of industries, making it the largest newsletter-based information source for business intelligence, performance management, data warehousing, data integration and data quality.

About Visokio
Visokio are the developers of Omniscope and DataPlayers - innovative, general-purpose data visualization, analysis, presentation and publishing desktop solutions anyone can use. Omniscope and DataPlayers add a totally new dimension to business intelligence, reporting and data publishing solutions by providing many different views of large data sets (including maps and images) with powerful filtering, analytics, calculation, document links, web services integration and annotated presentations in slide show format.

Omniscope is the first general-purpose hybrid desktop/web client that can be used with almost any existing or planned BI architecture. Omniscope is sold directly, via sector -specialized resellers and as part of bundles provided by developers of client-premise installed software or providers of remote-hosted on-demand ASP services. In a recent report, Gartner named Visokio one of the six Coolest Vendors in Business Intelligence and Performance Management, 2008.

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This press release is based upon information provided by the Company. The Business Intelligence Network does not independently verify statements made and has no obligation to update these statements after the date of release.

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