SirsiDynix announced the general release of the Symphony 3.2 customizable integrated library system.
The program is available for current and prospective customers, including SirsiDynix Horizon and Unicorn sites upgrading to the new system.
Symphony 3.2 incorporates open industry-standard technologies and offers features such as:
--an open n-tier architecture,
--software-as-a-service (SaaS) options,
--user experience portal and search solutions,
--comprehensive integrated library management and productivity solutions,
--Java-based staff clients for all modules,
--fully documented application programming interfaces (APIs) that support customizability and integrability,
--advanced business intelligence and reporting tools,
--support for SIP2 and NCIP, and
--embedded and full Oracle database support.
Symphony also includes expanded capabilities for group/family/proxy circulation, new credit structure within patron accounts, support for mail delivery of books, support for the Web Reporter advanced reporting tool (scheduled for first quarter 2008), new portal capabilities, and Web-based staff clients. A full suite of professional services (implementation, training, support, data, and consulting) is available with the system.