About Us


The Company

Meta5, Inc. develops and markets business intelligence integration software to solve analytical problems for businesses with ever-changing data and data sources.

The number one constraint many of our clients face is obtaining timely access to critical data that resides in a plethora of sources, ranging from relational databases to PC-based spreadsheets.

The Meta5 Data Analyst Desktop is precisely engineered to solve this problem in a rapid and consistent manner. In addition, Meta5 also provides the tools necessary to analyze and integrate this data, enhancing the efficiency and timeliness of critical business decisions.

The People

Meta5 CEO Jim Kanzler has more than 25 years of working at the leading edge of Business Intelligence Solutions. The Meta5 team are among the most experienced and most knowledgeable Business Intelligence Consultants in the world. Our network of business partners enables us to bring world class skills to any Business Intelligence project.

The History

Meta5 was founded in 2000 when Relational Development Systems (RDS), a long standing IBM Partner of IBM , was selected to migrate IBM’s Intelligent Decision Server (IDS) product from the IBM OS/2 operating system to the Windows platform.

RDS was the perfect partner for IBM because of our unique business and technological skills working in the Business Intelligence market. At the time of the agreement RDS rebranded the technology and its company to Meta5


“Empowering thought leaders to use data in ways never thought possible.”


Enable thought leaders to create high value, high impact analytical applications in a codeless graphical environment that can be easily understood.


We will deliver on our Vision by:

  • Continually improving our user interface solely for the purpose of data analysis.
  • Continually add new ways to address the ever changing data world.
  • Modular design of software components.
  • Enabling self documenting of applications.
  • Listening and learning from our clients to embed what they need into our tools.
  • Developing new tools to perform new tasks that are identified by our clients.
  • Integrating popular third party products into our uniquely open Data Analysis Desktop.
  • Making Enterprise Business Intelligence Systems that are highly profitable.
  • Developing solutions that are cost effective, accurate and timely.

Want to learn more? Please give us a call on (800) Meta-555 to find out more about Meta5, the people, the company, and the product.

Meta5: “Fastest time to answer” your next big question.