Giving Collaborative Decision-making, Performance Management Back to Business Users

SymphonyRPM enhances reporting, features rapid deployment of analytics-driven applications

Palo Alto, CA — November 8, 2005 — SymphonyRPM Inc., provider of an integrated enterprise platform for performance management and predictive business analytics solutions, announced that it has added new reporting and personalization features that support collaborative decision-making and delivery of analytics-driven applications to market.

SymphonyRPM said a Web-based interface draws on the performance management capabilities of the SymphonyRPM platform while consolidating multiple business scenarios into a single workspace to enable effective execution of forward-looking strategies.

For senior executives and product managers in data-intensive markets such as retail/[consumer packaged goods (CPG)] and financial services, it is increasingly important to improve the performance of existing investments in data warehouse, business intelligence and analytics technologies, commented Mark Smith, CEO of Ventana Research. SymphonyRPM provides a platform that not only draws on existing enterprise data and knowledge, but also centralizes it and makes it available in navigable reports that support better forward-looking decision-making at all levels of the organization.

SymphonyRPM said its partners and customers now have access to new features that were created to take decision-making and report creation out of the hands of the information technology team and put it into the hands of end-users — whether in the executive suite or on the shop floor — who need to make decisions based on logical capture and understandable displays of data and trends.

To facilitate rapid application development and report generation in a Web-based environment, SymphonyRPM has introduced such features as custom hierarchies and custom dimensional views, application building blocks and a design wizard.

There aren't many solutions available on the market that can conduct modeling in multiple dimensions like SymphonyRPM, said Wayne Eckerson, director of research at The Data Warehousing Institute. The new custom hierarchies, application building blocks and Design Wizard make SymphonyRPM's platform even easier to use, providing customers with the advanced analytics they need to make smarter decisions across the entire enterprise.

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