New InformationWeek Report Shows Growing Market Interest in Cognos Business Intelligence Solutions; Examines Role of BI in Enterprise IT Strategies

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InformationWeek's "Business Intelligence and Performance Management Analytics Report," based on a survey of enterprise IT decision-makers across North America, found a growing market interest in BI technologies. Among the top five BI vendors, Cognos enjoyed the largest percent increase in interest among the survey's 405 respondents.

BI and PM attempt to address this issue by offering decision makers actionable information and analytical tools to improve company cost positions and give their organizations a competitive advantage

Cognos, the world leader in business intelligence and performance management solutions, today announced the availability of a new InformationWeek report on the most common drivers of BI and performance management deployments, and their status within leading organizations.

The Business Intelligence and Performance Management Analytics Report, based on a survey of enterprise IT decision-makers across North America, found a growing market interest in BI technologies. Among the top five BI vendors, Cognos enjoyed the largest percent increase in interest among the survey's 405 respondents.

Written by Erik Pieczkowski, a Network Computing and InformationWeek contributing editor and an enterprise architect and partner with Synegen, Inc., the report confirms that leading organizations have been strong proponents of BI and performance management. "Historically, the focus has been on operations that are necessary to manage the day-to-day business. This, however, has left these organizations data rich but information poor," Pieczkowski noted.

"BI and PM attempt to address this issue by offering decision makers actionable information and analytical tools to improve company cost positions and give their organizations a competitive advantage," Pieczkowski added.

The Business Intelligence and Performance Management Analytics Report may be downloaded from the Cognos WebSite.

Performance Perspectives
Good decisions are the building blocks of great business performance. The performance management system from Cognos integrates software, services, best-practices and partners. By integrating information, technology and people, your decision-makers can become performance managers. Performance managers look at metrics, plans and reports in their functional area to make the best possible decisions.

They also use this same approach to connect with others. For example, if Marketing decisions improve demand, then Sales and Operations needs to know to ensure the supply is ready. In this way, your good decisions cause other good decisions. The end result is better alignment, accountability and performance.

Cognos Performance Perspectives is the Cognos eNewsletter with a subscriber list of 23,000. It is published every six weeks in English, French, German, Dutch and Italian.

About Cognos
Cognos, the world leader in business intelligence and performance management solutions, provides world-class enterprise planning and BI software and services to help companies plan, understand and manage financial and operational performance.

Cognos brings together technology, analytical applications, best practices and a broad network of partners to give customers a complete performance system. The Cognos performance system is an open and adaptive solution that leverages an organization's ERP, packaged applications, and database investments. It gives customers the ability to answer the questions -- How are we doing? Why are we on or off track? What should we do about it? -- and enables them to understand and monitor current performance while planning future business strategies.

Cognos serves more than 23,000 customers in more than 135 countries, and its top 100 enterprise customers consistently outperform market indexes. Cognos performance management solutions and services are also available from more than 3,000 worldwide partners and resellers. For more information, visit the Cognos Web site at http://www.cognos.com.

Cognos and the Cognos logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Cognos Incorporated in the United States and/or other countries.

The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

Note to Editors: Copies of previous Cognos press releases and Corporate and product information are available on Cognos' Web site at http://www.cognos.com.

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