PREDICTif Assists Smith & Associates in Migrating from Cognos 8 to Cognos 10

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Smith leverages Cognos for reporting, planning, forecasting, and financial performance needs.

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Cognos 10 provides some exciting new features that we can utilize to better achieve our business objectives.

PREDICTif Solutions, a Houston-based business intelligence consulting firm, and Smith & Associates, a leading global electronics trading and distribution company, are excited to announce the successful migration of Smith’s IBM Cognos 8 platform to the Cognos 10 platform. Smith is now poised to leverage Cognos 10’s powerful new functionalities such as Dynamic Query, Collaboration, and Real-time Monitoring.

“We have successfully leveraged Cognos for all our reporting, planning, forecasting, and financial performance needs,” said Phyllis Tsu, Chief Information Officer of Smith & Associates. “Specializing in trading and distribution, our business demands real-time information and fact-based decision making. Cognos 10 provides some exciting new features that we can utilize to better achieve our business objectives. PREDICTif did a fantastic job in ensuring the migration was innocuous and seamless to both the business and our IT staff.”

“PREDICTif believes that the Cognos 10 product stack provides a solid platform to enable a predictive business that is agile and responsive to the competitive world,” stated Jeff Huang, Chief Operating Officer of PREDICTif Solutions. “As it relates to migration in general, we’ve assisted many of our customers over the years in migrating from Cognos 7 to Cognos 8. We are both astonished and gratified with the ease with which were able to migrate Smith from Cognos 8 to the Cognos 10 platform. PREDICTif will continue to work with Smith & Associates in order to realize the full potential of the Cognos 10 product stack as we move them towards being a predictive business.”

PREDICTif representatives look forward to sharing their experience with this migration and their thoughts on the migration from Cognos 8 to Cognos 10 in general. PREDICTif has developed a comprehensive and evolving Cognos 10 migration guide that has joined its already-extensive portfolio of intellectual property. Combining its knowledge of Cognos 10 with its unique set of project methodology and software add-ons, PREDICTif is uniquely positioned to ensure that its customers maximize the return on their investment. In addition to its portfolio of intellectual property, PREDICTif has also developed a customizable training curriculum based on the Cognos stack, ensuring customer self-sufficiency after successful delivery of solutions.

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About PREDICTif - PREDICTif is a business technology consulting firm with a unique focus on Predictive Business Intelligence (PBI) solutions. They are experts in end-to-end Business Intelligence (BI), Predictive Analytics (PA), Enterprise Performance Management (EPM), and the accompanying back-end data integration.

PREDICTif’s consulting and proprietary intellectual property offerings maximize return on investment, contribute towards the achievement of business objectives and ultimately enhance the enterprise’s ability to fully realize the potential of transforming into a Predictive Business. PREDICTif has office locations in Houston, Atlanta, New York, and Shanghai, with expansion to the West Coast of the United States planned for end of Q4, 2011.

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