- Cognos provides analytic coverage for operational systems, including J.D. Edwards, Oracle, and SAP; announces full suite of financial, supply chain, and customer analytics -
BURLINGTON, MA, October 9 2002-Cognos (Nasdaq:COGN; TSX:CSN), the world leader in business intelligence (BI), today announced that the company continues to demonstrate marketplace leadership for its Cognos Analytic Applications with new analytic offerings. Cognos Analytic Applications` drive enterprise value, proven customer return on investment, and accelerated time to result with Cognos Series 7. Through comprehensive coverage, depth of business content, customer successes, and partner support, Cognos Analytic Applications offer powerful building blocks toward corporate performance management.
"Cognos is building from a proven foundation and customer successes. Unlike some `analytic applications` on the market that are simple buckets of reports, Cognos is offering true analytic applications, including valuable business and technical content right in the box, allowing for truly coordinated organizations," said Bob Moran, research vice president and managing director, Decision Support Research at the Aberdeen Group. "Cognos continues to take an exceptionally studied approach to delivering true end-to-end analytical applications."
Cognos also unveiled process-centric analytics enabling cross-functional perspectives and an integrated view of the business. Cognos Customer Analytics, Cognos Financial Analytics, and Cognos Supply Chain Analytics solutions will give customers insight into business strengths, trouble spots, and bottlenecks across the entire organization. Providing decision-makers a means to rapidly access operational data, perform analysis, and answer key questions, Cognos Analytic Applications give organizations the single best way to make better, fact-based business decisions to ensure effective corporate performance management (CPM).
· Financial Analytics - combine information and analysis from accounts receivable, accounts payable and general ledger applications to provide a complete financial management picture of the company with at-a-glance insight into key areas like cash flow, budget accuracy, and financial ratios.
· Supply Chain Analytics - combine information and analysis from inventory, procurement, and accounts payable applications to analyze supplier relationship management, source optimization, material handling, material utilization, inventory management, spend, and demand & fulfillment.
· Customer Analytics - combine information and analysis from sales and accounts receivable applications to analyze customer satisfaction, customer profiling and valuation, fulfillment and delivery performance, sales performance, and product sales.
Cognos Analytic Applications deliver an out-of-the-box, predefined reporting and analysis solution across major business functions and processes with Cognos Series 7. Cognos Analytic Applications combine the industry`s best breadth and depth of business intelligence, comprehensive enterprise coverage of J.D. Edwards, Oracle eBusiness Suite, and SAP environments as well as other operational systems, an extensive global base of partner support, and rich built-in business content.
"The analytic applications market will be won by the company who can deliver battle-tested, proven solutions that deliver corporate performance management for customers," said David Kleinhans, area vice president, Cognos Analytic Applications. "Cognos continues to extend the value of our solutions to drive successes for our customers with Cognos Analytic Applications."
For more information regarding Cognos Analytic Applications, including customer successes and partner news, visit: http://www.cognos.com/products/eapplications/index.html.
ABOUT COGNOS ANALYTIC APPLICATIONS
Cognos Analytic Applications are pre-built, extensible software solutions to drive and enable better decision-making, improve performance, and reduce bottlenecks. They extend the value of ERP and other operational systems, transforming operational data into consistent, reliable information optimized for reporting and analysis. Their sole purpose is to analyze business data in order to react quickly to market and business trends.
With six functional analytic applications - sales, accounts receivable, general ledger, accounts payable, inventory and procurement - and 3 process application bundles - customer, financial, supply chain - organizations can benefit from a single, integrated, 360-degree view of business operations built upon a common foundation for enterprise-wide corporate performance management.
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