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Sequel Data Access

Enterprise Data Access Software for IBM i

Flexible, simple, modern data access tool


IBM i (System i, iSeries, AS/400)


Easy Data Access for All

Empower IT, business users, and decision makers with easy access to data from Db2 for i and remote databases like Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, and others using the query builder tool in Sequel Viewpoint.

Enterprise Dashboards and Reporting

Design and present actionable data visually using the Sequel Viewpoint GUI or secure, mobile-friendly dashboards. Graphs and gauges make data easy to digest for better business intelligence. Automated reports keep it relevant without overtaxing IT.

Business Application Integration

Incorporate data from any IBM i applications business users access every day, like HarrisData, MEDHOST, TMW, Island Pacific, and in-house applications. Make it easy for them to work with their data by exporting to Microsoft Excel.

Key Data Access Features

System Requirements: IBM i 7.2 or higher

Three intuitive interfaces

A business user gets data access on her tablet

Access your data the way you prefer. Create queries using the green screen, point-and-click GUI (Sequel Viewpoint), or an intuitive browser interface (Sequel Web Interface)—from anywhere. Alternately, access views directly in Microsoft Excel. Learn more >

Remote database access

A business analyst interprets data from around the world

Get the whole story by pulling data from different sources. With Sequel, you’re not limited to only data from your central Power Systems servers. Get real-time data access to remote, multi-platform databases (DB2, SQL, etc.).

Analyze Microsoft Excel and Access data

Access and analyze data in Microsoft Excel and Access

One click is all it takes to get data from any database into Excel. On the flip side, it’s also easy to pull data out of Excel or Microsoft Access to manipulate and analyze.

Easy drill-down

Data analysis is easy with dynamic drill-down

Dig deeper into your data to find the answers you need. Dynamic drill-down allows you to quickly analyze database information with a single summarized view and choose your own path to drill deeper, while application drill-down offers you control over the paths users take to drill into the data. Learn more >

Executive dashboards and custom reporting

Executive dashboards help you take the temperature of your business

Visually display key performance indicators in executive dashboards for at-a-glance performance assessment. Use the Sequel Report Writer Design Wizard to create sophisticated custom reports that can easily be printed or shared across your organization. Learn more >

Easy query (view) creation

A business user runs queries for fast data access

If you dread query creation, Sequel can brighten your dreary query attitude. Access data from the IBM i with Sequel queries, called views. Gather data, perform operations, and drill down for further insights directly into your views. Learn more >

Customizable pivot and client tables

A business user pivots data in client tables and makes important business decisions faster

Make connections and spot trends in your data. Pivot tables help you manipulate data to show the full picture. Client tables allow you to dynamically pivot for drill-down, reporting, and analysis. Customizable, user-friendly, and easy to share, Sequel tables help you make business decisions more quickly. Learn more >

Mobile data access

A Sales Rep checks in on her numbers on the go and enjoys the ease of mobile data access

Take IBM i data access into the mobile world. Access your data and dashboards directly from a web browser on your laptop, tablet, or smartphone. It’s easy to view, print, drill down, and more—when and where you need it. Learn more >

Sequel Data Access Application Integrations

Many organizations need to pull data from multiple business applications across multiple platforms every day. Without the right tools, querying these applications for the right information can be challenging and time-consuming.

Sequel integrates with business applications running on your IBM i and across platforms without the need for expensive customization. Use Sequel with enterprise resource planning (ERP) applications like HarrisData or transportation management software like TMW for quick, easy data access and analysis. Get the information you need from your business application software for better business intelligence.


HarrisData ERP solutions are commonly used to manage material, money, and time for organizations. Consequently, every ERP system holds a huge repository of data. Sequel makes it easy to access all of the data stored in the ERP. As a result, you can be certain that Sequel reports and analysis are delivering a full spectrum of accurate data from HarrisData.

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TMW application software is frequently used in the transportation industry to manage business operations (i.e., shipment planning and execution). A tremendous amount of data is stored in TMW. Sequel lets you access all data stored in TMW. Plus, you can search and filter any information contained in TMW data files, such as fuel purchases, truck activity, and billing details. When organizations merge Sequel with TMW, they are able to maximize their key data.

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Infor business applications include ERP software that is used to manage services, manufacturing, and financial information, among others. Sequel harmoniously integrates with Infor products. Sequel can be used to pull Infor data into reports that deliver a full-picture summary of the business status over a specific time period. Plus, Sequel can be used to create documents and files from Infor data. Because of the working relationship between Sequel and Infor, organizations are able to make the most of their critical business data.

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Island Pacific

Island Pacific retail management software is frequently used as an ERP application to manage orders and planning. An abundance of information is stored within the ERP application(s). Sequel works with existing Island Pacific applications to extract data for analysis and reporting. As a result, Sequel makes it easy to turn Island Pacific data into usable information.

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MEDHOST enterprise and departmental solutions are utilized by healthcare facilities nationwide to manage information. Sequel integrates with MEDHOST, allowing you to access data across all MEDHOST application database files. Plus, you can use Sequel to access clinical and patient information, such as physician name, admission discharge dates, and patient number. With the power of Sequel and trusted MEDHOST databases, data access is thorough and secure.

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JD Edwards EnterpriseOne

JD Edwards EnterpriseOne is an ERP software solution that businesses depend on for financial and project management, among other things. Sequel can be used in conjunction with EnterpriseOne to access data files and turn data into usable information. Between Sequel and EnterpriseOne, ensuring data integrity and accuracy is simple and efficient.

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Fiserv provides financial services technology to organizations around the globe. Sequel integrates with Fiserv to help organizations simultaneously access data from Fiserv, IBM i, and every other data source. As a result, organizations can get one clear picture of the truth immediately and make smart business decisions.

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