University of Colorado presents at IBM Cognos Forum 2009

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MotioCI proves itself an active insurance policy for CU in tough economy.

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In this economy MotioCI certainly has saved us time and money

Motio is proving it has the tools to make a difference at the University of Colorado. "In this economy MotioCI certainly has saved us time and money", says Randy MacLeod, Director of Financial Systems for the University of Colorado, "It is doing exactly what we wanted it to do." Since its installation last year, MotioCI has continuously monitored CU's reporting systems across three campuses. "We have a centralized deployment of Cognos", says MacLeod "There are three to five thousand users. Regardless of where they are MotioCI is monitoring our development."

IBM Cognos BI was deployed in the summer of 2006, and upgraded to IBM Cognos 8.2 in spring of 2008. Still, as MacLeod explains, challenges remained. "Everyone is careful, but that doesn't prevent situations from happening. It is painful to discover someone has made changes in the Cognos environment which have created errors or performance issues with other BI content. It was costing us money, to the tune of tens of thousands of dollars per event."

MacLeod and his team made the decision to add MotioCI, and the results were immediate. MacLeod says, "We added MotioCI to the picture and it seamlessly attached itself to IBM Cognos. MotioCI is an active insurance policy. It is doing exactly what we wanted it to do. This product is a mirror image of the professional work Motio does in testing and implementing all their products."

Next week, MacLeod and MotioCI product manager Roger Moore will lead a seminar at the IBM Cognos Forum 2009, May 14 in Orlando, Florida, outlining how MotioCI can do the same for any IBM Cognos BI environment.

The seminar, Reducing the Total Cost of Ownership of your IBM Cognos BI Implementation, will discuss some of the challenges CU faced with its Cognos BI deployment.

Attendees are invited to hear the story for themselves:

IBM Cognos Forum 2009 in Orlando

Reducing the TCO of your IBM Cognos BI Implementations

Randy MacLeod, Director Financial Systems

University of Colorado
Presentation Date: Thursday, May 14th

Time: 10:00 am

About Motio CI

MotioCI enables zero-touch version control and regression testing of BI content, provides an audit history of changes in the BI Ecosystem and helps correlate the impact of these changes to BI performance and accuracy. MotioCI also enables managed deployment between BI environments, and allows teams to stress test their BI infrastructures, providing quantitative insight into the performance of BI content under load. MotioCI increases the velocity and momentum of BI development teams, guiding them to "work smarter" and enabling them to produce more consistent, accurate, and performant BI content - in less time. MotioCI has become a key enabling technology for BI teams seeking to propagate mature BI development processes through large organizations.

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Motio, Inc. is the recognized leader in value-added functionality for the IBM Cognos Business Intelligence software. Motio's range of products monitor, automate, and customize the operational performance of BI implementations, embedding emerging best practices and empowering BI Competency Centers to enhance overall system performance and maximize quality. As an IBM Cognos Silver Technology Partner, Motio has helped hundreds of Cognos customers meet the increasing demands for business intelligence and effectively compete in the quickly maturing BI market. For more information about Motio, Please visit us at

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