Cognos Announces Support for HP Neoview: - Cognos 8 Business Intelligence and Cognos LAVA will interoperate with new HP enterprise-class data warehouse to power more informed business decisions -

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Cognos (Nasdaq: COGN; TSX: CSN), the world leader in business intelligence and performance management solutions, today announced the immediate availability of Cognos 8 Business Intelligence and Cognos LAVA support for the HP Neoview platform. Customers will be able to use Cognos 8 BI and Cognos LAVA to access strategic information stored on HP Neoview to make more informed and effective business decisions.

Customers want help making better decisions and managing and protecting business-critical information throughout its lifecycle

    Cognos 8 BI is a groundbreaking product that provides decision makers at all levels of the enterprise with a consistent, accurate view of information to better manage performance. As a single product that easily integrates into existing infrastructures with multiple systems and data sources, Cognos 8 BI is a robust technology foundation for BI standardization and performance management. By extending the reach of Cognos 8 BI to include HP Neoview, companies gain access to a new enterprise-class data warehouse and its powerful, scalable performance to better improve business intelligence and performance management initiatives.

Cognos LAVA is the industry's first BI appliance and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution that enables companies to provide up-to-the-minute business information to operational workers, empowering decision-makers across the organization to spot emerging trends, immediately take action when problems arise and positively affect their company's bottom line.

"With this announcement, Cognos is extending its commitment by providing customers with the complete range of BI capabilities - reporting, ad hoc query, analysis, dashboarding, scorecarding, and event management - for data in HP Neoview," said Dave Laverty, chief marketing officer and senior vice president, Cognos. "Cognos solutions will help customers access important information on demand, delivering reports and analytics in minutes or seconds for faster, more effective business decisions."

"Customers want help making better decisions and managing and protecting business-critical information throughout its lifecycle," said Ben Barnes, vice president and general manager, Business Intelligence Group, Software, HP. "By working with Cognos, HP helps customers leverage the combined strengths of HP Neoview, Cognos 8 BI and Cognos LAVA to access and act on the right information assets at the right time."

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. All other names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

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Copies of previous Cognos press releases and Corporate and product information are available on Cognos' Web site at http://www.cognos.com, and at BusinessWire's site at http://www.businesswire.com

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