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Clover Query 3.6 Adds Multi-platform and PDF Web Reporting Templates and Mobile Friendly Charts

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Chicago, IL – May 7, 2012 – Business Computer Design, Int’l Inc, (www.bcdsoftware.com), the IBM i industry's most recognized application modernization solution vendor, has just unveiled a new release of Clover Query. Clover is a business intelligence tool for unlimited end users and developers to create real-time web reports that access data on the IBM i and other platforms.

Clover 3.6 expands the number of database types that you can create web-based reports over by including MS SQL and MySQL templates. It also includes a PDF template to produce reports in the very popular PDF format as well as enhanced SmartCharts that allow you to create graphs for non-Flash devices like iPads.

MySQL and MS SQLTemplates

With the new MySQL and MS SQL templates, you can now create web-based reports, graphs, spreadsheets and PDFs over databases on other platforms. This functionality has become increasingly important in today's mixed-platform IT environments. These templates allow you and end users create and deliver reports that display tables from IBM i or other systems in a way that is transparent to your end users. This gives them an even clearer picture of the performance of your organization.

PDF Template

With the new PDF template, you can create new reports in minutes that are output as .pdf files. Users can view, print or save the files and you can make the PDF look similar to an HTML page if you want them to view the data before accessing it as a PDF. PDF files are a very popular format, are compact, and are compatible with many platforms including Windows, Mac, Linux and many smartphones.

Non-Flash Charts

SmartCharts, a set of charts included with Clover at no cost, has also been updated in Clover 3.6. Versions of the graphs for non-Flash devices such as iPads are now included. You can design and integrate real-time animated two and three-dimensional bar charts, pie charts, executive dashboards and more on the fly and display them in iPads and other devices that do not support Flash. You can also continue to use the Flash versions for devices that support Flash. As the workforce becomes more mobile, and devices like the iPad further pervade the marketplace, this is a must-have capability.

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About Clover Query

Clover Query is a business intelligence tool for unlimited end users and developers to create real-time web reports that access data on the IBM i and other platforms. It includes DB2, MySQL and MS SQL templates and wizards so anyone can produce professional-looking reports in minutes. Clover features a robust Windows-based IDE to meet your most sophisticated reporting needs. To learn more visit http://www.bcdsoftware.com/clover.

About BCD

BCD is one of the most successful software organizations in the IBM i marketplace. BCD has received 40 industry awards for software excellence. They have over 30 years of experience in the IBM midrange space and have successfully helped thousands of organizations worldwide modernize using BCD software solutions. BCD is a member of IBM's IBM i ISV Advisory Board and an IBM Advanced Business Partner.