Cognos Positioned as Leader in Business Performance Solutions Report: - Independent Research Firm Cites Cognos as Venerable BPS Thought Leader with Product Breadth and Maturity -

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Cognos(R) (NASDAQ: COGN) (TSX: CSN), a world leader in business intelligence and performance management solutions, today announced that Forrester Research, Inc. has named Cognos as a Business Performance Solutions leader in its newly released report: The Forrester Wave(TM): Business Performance Solutions, Q4 2007. Forrester named Cognos as a leader based on the company's current product offerings, long-term strategy and market presence.

Cognos is a leader in Business Performance Solutions (BPS) with a sophisticated vision and thought leadership programs as well as maturity and depth in scorecarding, planning, and consolidations. Cognos also offers a broad portfolio of planning and analytical performance blueprints that address a wide variety of functional domains and industry vertical segments

    Cognos was among 10 companies selected by Forrester to participate in its report on the business performance market. Specifically, Cognos scored top marks on categories related to Functional and Industry-specific Performance Management, Product Strategy and Vision and Strategic Alliances. The company was cited for its thought leadership and product depth and maturity.

"Cognos is a leader in Business Performance Solutions (BPS) with a sophisticated vision and thought leadership programs as well as maturity and depth in scorecarding, planning, and consolidations. Cognos also offers a broad portfolio of planning and analytical performance blueprints that address a wide variety of functional domains and industry vertical segments," noted Paul Hamerman, vice president and principal analyst at Forrester, in the report.

"We are proud to be recognized as a Business Performance Solutions leader by Forrester, based both on our current offerings and on our strategy and vision," said Dave Laverty, senior vice president, Global Marketing, Cognos. "Cognos continues to set new standards in innovation and functionality to help our customers achieve greater insights into business performance."

The full independent report, The Forrester Wave: Business Performance Solutions, Q4 2007 can be viewed at http://www.cognos.com/news/performance-management-industry-analyst- reports.html. (Due to the length of this URL, it may be necessary to copy and paste it into your Internet browser's URL address field. You may also need to remove an extra space in the URL if one exists.)

Cognos financial performance management solutions provide a single line of sight across all time horizons. Planning and consolidation combine the forward management view of the business (planning, budgeting and forecasting) with the current and historical view of the business (consolidations, reporting, and financial analytics.) This integrated operational and financial view lets customers proactively address business challenges for greater operational effectiveness. Cognos financial performance management solutions, together with business intelligence, are key elements of the Cognos Performance Management System, which combines technology, best practices, analytical applications and solutions, and a broad network of partners into a single performance management solution for customers.

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.

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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