Financial Information Synthesis and Planning for Microsoft Office 2010 released today in Performance Canvas 2.2

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DSPanel today announced the availability of DSPanel Performance Canvas 2.2 with Planning, the first fully unified Information Synthesis, Performance Management and Planning tool designed to be used as an accompaniment to SharePoint 2010, Office 2010 and Wave 14. The unique features of the 2.2 release can be accessed through SharePoint, Excel, Web Browsers and Mobile clients such as the Blackberry, iPhone and now the iPad. Performance Canvas 2.2 offers the business user the unique ability to build, manage and distribute mission critical information allowing end-users to see data where and when they need it most at a fraction of the cost of standard performance and planning tools.

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Working within Excel, we are able to monitor, analyze and also perform strategic planning functions. Both operational and financial data can be synthesized and structured allowing us to gain control over the information.

DSPanel today announced the availability of Performance Canvas Planning 2.2, a fully unified information synthesis, performance management and planning tool designed with the business user in mind. Performance Canvas delivers a powerful product with an easy-to-use interface. Performance Canvas Planning is capable of performing real-time analysis through its revolutionary collaborative tool-kit. Users can control where data is pulled from and can pull data from a variety of internal and external sources. This ability to submit data directly from SharePoint, the Office Suite of products and the Web makes it an ideal companion for Office 2010. Further, the unique BI wiki platform enables users to collaborate on analytical and planning projects, ensuring accurate information is shared at all times. This multi-environment collaborative functionality fits in perfectly with an Office 2010 enabled web based collaborative functionality.

Robert Andersson, Partner and Sales Manager at Cadeia had this to say about Performance Canvas Planning: "When we started looking for planning software to augment our current selection of BI products, we knew that we wanted something that would be easy for our clients to use and that didn't require our staff to learn an entirely new platform. We wanted something that could use existing Microsoft based software but added additional functionality. Performance Canvas Planning fulfilled this need because its tool kit is managed directly from within the Excel. There is no need to switch between databases depending on what you need to do at that time. Working within Excel, our clients are able to perform reporting and planning functions without switching between software platforms. Both operational and financial data can be synthesized and structured allowing users to gain control over the information. The best part is being able to search for the data using search engine structure. The data is indexed and searching is quick and easy. We have also found that our clients like being able to view data without having to be tied to a computer as well. They can view data from their mobile phones and this has enabled them to better monitor and control problems before they escalate."

Performance Canvas Planning integrates flawlessly into MS SQL Server 2008 R2, the latest data warehousing release from Microsoft and as well as the newest release of SharePoint 2010. Working with Power Pivot, Microsoft Excel users will be able to further drilldown and perform comprehensive forecasting and modeling. They can create, monitor and control plans from every department. With native integration in Excel, Managers are able to instantly report not only financial and operational data, but to pull data from departments such as marketing, human resources. The limit to what data that can be pulled into a report is not just within the company, but users can pull data from external sources such as financial websites and news sources, making reports on customers and competitors valid, in real time. The best part about this software program is the native excel functionality and the ability to access these resources from the web without having to learn a complex, new software platform. Performance Canvas Planning goes beyond data collection and analysis but allows a management team to have a clear, common perception of the business and plan for its future.

About DSPanel:
DSPanel is a market leading provider of complete business information solutions. The company was formed by experts who, since 1999, have built and implemented performance management products that fully embrace Microsoft Enterprise Service Software. DSPanel has worked with leading Fortune500 companies, providing them with an integrated business intelligence solution. DSPanel is committed to its mandate of providing BI for the masses and its solutions are based on the needs, time and monetary constraints that business people face every day. DSPanel has many business information solutions that are tailored to fit every budget. For further information please visit http://www.dspanel.com.

About Cadeia:
Cadeia is a full service IT consulting services and solutions group that works in support of effective corporate governance and operations. Cadeia provides the best price and performance as well as broad technical and process expertise for its business solutions. To find out more visit http://www.cadeia.se

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