January 17, 2012
Decision Center Brings New Automated Recommendations to Libraries
Exclusive Dynamic Library Intelligence™ Offers Dramatic Advances in Breadth and Timeliness of Data Analysis
Emeryville, CA—Innovative announced today Decision Center, a new decision-support product that can dramatically improve a library's collection and operational efficiency. Decision Center generates recommendations that span collection development and weeding; circulation and transit; budgeting; and more. Only Decision Center utilizes Innovative's Dynamic Library Intelligence™, which pairs current and complete data with library-selected performance targets. Decision Center actively supports library staff by:
- Recommending areas for collection growth as well as weeding strategies
- Providing guidance for effective budgeting
- Using library-determined thresholds and strategic targets to optimize operations
- Streamlining item availability to drive higher circulation
- Using Dynamic Library Intelligence™ for complete and up-to-date analysis
Next-Generation Decision Support
"We've not yet seen a product that considers the whole, rather than a part of library operations, to make actionable recommendations," says John McCullough, Vice President of Product Management. "Unlike any other alternative, Decision Center insures that the right materials are in the right place at the right time, and that libraries are getting the most from their staff and collection resources."
Unlike inventory-only products, Decision Center considers a wider swath of data that spans holds, circulation, expenditures, transit times, item locations, and patron demographics. Decision Center's database is updated daily and examines continuous data through time. Competing products only take a periodic data snapshot. What's more, there is no requirement for staff to offload data to a third-party vendor because Decision Center is an integrated solution and operates seamlessly with either Millennium or Innovative's new Sierra Services Platform. The product will be offered as a hosted service. A late 2012 initial release is planned.
Decision Center at the ALA Midwinter Meeting
Innovative will be presenting Decision Center at ALA Midwinter Booth #1823, January 20 - 22, 2012 in Dallas, TX.
Dynamic Library Intelligence™ is a trademark of Innovative Interfaces.