BeyeNETWORK Announces the Recipients of 2008 Vision Award for Business Impact

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Nine winning implementations are chosen from more than 50 submissions in the categories of business intelligence, advanced business intelligence, performance management, data integration and data management.

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The BeyeNETWORK ( is pleased to announce the winners of our first annual Vision Award for Business Impact. In keeping with our mission to provide a global vision for business intelligence (BI) and beyond, this award recognizes the efforts of companies that have successfully used BI software and technology to positively impact their organizations.

More than 50 entries were received in five categories, providing real-world testimony to the impact that software solutions can have on an organization.

The winning submissions covered a range of industries from healthcare to law enforcement to direct marketing. All showed how important effective applications of business intelligence and analytics are to a company's bottom line and how good strategic decision making can even improve morale and productivity for a happier workforce. The following solutions were chosen as the best in their categories at creating measurable business impact. The 2008 Vision Award for Business Impact winners are:

Business Intelligence
Sabre Holdings with Teradata Corporation

Advanced Business Intelligence
City of Houston Police Department with Information Builders

Advanced Business Intelligence with SeeWhy

Performance Management
Presbyterian Healthcare Services with Actuate

Performance Management
Envision Credit Union with Cognos, an IBM company

Data Integration
LifeMasters with Pervasive Software Inc.

Data Integration
Comag Marketing Group with Relational Solutions

Data Integration
Editions Techniques pour l'Automobile et l'Industrie with Talend

Data Management
Premier Inc. with Silver Creek Systems

To read excerpts from the winning entries, please click here.

The BeyeNETWORK would like to thank the following judges for their time and attention to detail while evaluating a host of entries: Lou Agosta, ACM; Richard Hackathorn, Bolder Technologies; Claudia Imhoff, Intelligent Solutions; David Loshin, Knowledge Integrity; Mark Madsen, Third Nature; William McKnight, Lucidity Consulting Group; John Myers, The Blue Buffalo Group; and Colin White, BI Research. The objectivity and expertise these judges provided was invaluable.

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Mary Jo Nott


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