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Xanalys Limited
Company typePrivate
FoundedManchester (2009)

Xanalys Limited is an independent software company founded in January 2009 when the Analytics and Investigative Management division of Tiburon Inc. was acquired by a group of former Xanalys management and engineering staff based in the UK.[1] Various intellectual property and contracts relating to investigation and analysis software tools were acquired.

Xanalys now markets, develops and supports a range of software tools including PowerCase,[2] Link Explorer[3] and PowerIndexer.[4]


The original versions of the software tools were developed by the UK software company Harlequin. However, at that time Link Explorer was known as Watson,[5] whilst Indexer has been known as PowerIndexer, Quenza and Hievat.

In 1999, Harlequin was acquired by Global Graphics primarily for its PostScript technologies.[6] Global Graphics then spun off the LispWorks and HIntS (Harlequin Intelligence Systems) aspects of the business into the first Xanalys Limited in January 2000.[7]

Xanalys was then acquired by Compudyne Corporation[8] and operated, as part of Tiburon Inc. until January 2009.


  1. ^ "Staff Acquire Tiburon's Analytics and Investigative Management Division". Xanalys. 2009-01-19. Archived from the original on February 26, 2012. Retrieved 2013-08-13.
  2. ^ "Powercase: Investigation Case Management Software". Xanalys. Retrieved 2013-08-13.
  3. ^ "Link Explorer". Xanalys. Archived from the original on April 22, 2012. Retrieved 2013-08-13.
  4. ^ "Indexer". Xanalys. Retrieved 2013-08-13.
  5. ^ "Harlequin Harnesses Power of Software in Battle Against Fraud. - Free Online Library". 1997-09-30. Retrieved 2013-08-13.
  6. ^ "Latest news from Global Graphics Software". Retrieved 2013-08-13.
  7. ^ [1] Archived July 5, 2010, at the Wayback Machine
  8. ^ "CompuDyne Corporation - Investor Relations - News Release". 2005-09-19. Retrieved 2013-08-13.