SirsiDynix Horizon

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SirsiDynix Horizon is a foundational part of our BLUEcloud LSP. Horizon provides a stable, proven platform for BLUEcloud web clients like BLUEcloud Cataloging and Analytics.

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SirsiDynix Horizon review by Laura D.
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What do you like best?

Everything is clear for what you need to do. It's not intuitive and it doesn't feel like a guessing game trying to find the task you want to do. Anyone can learn how to use it.

What do you dislike?

The fact that there is more than one way to do a task can be confusing for some people. I was training a new employee and because everyone had a different way to go about it. I wish there was just one clear way to do a task.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It's a double edge sword having multiple ways to do something. Be careful of how many different ways you create to complete tasks. I wish the graphics were a little more updated however. It still looks old and outdated.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The benefits are you can see all the details about patrons and the materials. Other libraries can leave notes on a patron's account or on a book for all libraries within the system to see. That feature is extremely helpful. I also like being able to check for a duplicate user. It ensures that no one is trying to make duplicate accounts.

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SirsiDynix Horizon review by User in Higher Education
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"Good software, heavy on keystrokes (which is a big plus for me)"

What do you like best?

I really appreciated the ease of use, and especially the ability to use keystrokes to accomplish tasks. For me, this is really important, but I can see that this isn't always a plus for everyone.

What do you dislike?

The graphic interface could use a rework, but for the type of software, this isn't too big of an issue.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Learn your keystrokes and learn them quick. It will make the effectiveness of the software so much better! Compare this software to SirsiDynix's other software options. This will be very helpful, especially looking at multiple options from the same company. Their Symphony program has the same end goal, but uses a very different method for attaining that goal (more graphical interface heavy than Horizon, for example).

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Cataloging (encoding metadata) and processing of backlogs. For others within my library group, this software was used for other library solutions: checking in and out books, managing billing services, and especially as the back end database management of the library catalog.

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SirsiDynix Horizon review by User in Libraries
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What do you like best?

What I like best about SirsiDynix was the usability and how intuitive it is. I found it more user friendly than another program I currently use.

What do you dislike?

What I dislike is that I did experience the system going offline quiet a few times. I am not sure if it was a server issue on our end but working in offline mode can be cumbersome.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

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