Cognos Is Highest Ranked Performance Management Vendor on InformationWeek 500

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Cognos(R) (NASDAQ: COGN) (TSX: CSN), the world leader in business intelligence and performance management solutions, today announced that it is the highest ranked performance management vendor named to the 2007 InformationWeek 500.

This group has prompted fascinating discussion on some of the most forward looking business technology initiatives to date.

    Cognos ranked 74 on the annual, prestigious listing. The honor was awarded on Sept. 20, 2007 at the InformationWeek 500 conference in Tucson, Arizona.

For nearly 20 years, InformationWeek has identified and honored the nation's most innovative users of information technology with its annual listing. The list is unique among corporate rankings because it spotlights the power of innovation in information technology, rather than simply identifying the biggest IT spenders.

InformationWeek recognized Cognos' innovation through the company's use of Cognos 8 Go! Mobile and its Cognos@Cognos initiative. Cognos 8 Go! Mobile delivers access to relevant, strategic performance information available through Cognos 8 BI to mobile workers and business executives regardless of location or time zone.

Cognos@Cognos is about achieving top-level performance across the entire company using Cognos' own market-leading solutions. Like its customers, Cognos works to transform organizational data into information sweet-spots that drive performance and value in specific performance areas. Through Cognos@Cognos, the organization have a wide range of performance management capabilities to drive alignment with the company's overall performance goals. These include current, historical and forward-looking views of Cognos' performance, management scorecards, dashboards, reports, forecasts and plans. Cognos@Cognos also enables improved business management processes around areas such as salary planning, sales and marketing alignment and quarterly business reviews.

"We are proud to be recognized as part of the InformationWeek 500, particularly as the highest ranked performance management vendor named to the list," said Dave Laverty, chief marketing officer and senior vice president, Cognos. "Cognos' innovation brings the power of performance management decision-making to the hands of all types of workers across organizations. Cognos 8 Go! Mobile extends the value of Cognos 8 BI by providing valuable information that is critical to decision-making through a mobile device. Additionally, Cognos@Cognos has paved the way for more pervasive performance management deployment across our organization, making Cognos a world-class example of performance management decision-making in action."

"We'd like to extend our sincere congratulations to all InformationWeek 500 honorees. These companies represent today's leading technology innovators," said InformationWeek vice president and publisher, John Siefert. "This group has prompted fascinating discussion on some of the most forward looking business technology initiatives to date."

Additional details on the InformationWeek 500 can be found online at

In the past Cognos has also been named to the Balanced Scorecard Hall of Fame for its performance management deployment.

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

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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.

Note to Editors: Copies of previous Cognos press releases and Corporate and product information are available on Cognos' Web site at

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