SAP Customers Using Cognos BI for Enterprise-wide Reporting, Analysis

Companies using solution to gain single view of performance management

Companies using solution to gain single view of performance management

Burlington, MA — February 16, 2005 — Business intelligence and corporate performance management (CPM) provider Cognos today said that global customers are selecting Cognos' solutions for enterprise reporting in conjunction with SAP Business Information Warehouse (SAP BW), a product within SAP Business Intelligence (SAP BI), a component of the SAP NetWeaver platform.

"Many customers are looking to standardize on a single set of tools for their reporting," said Karen Williams, vice president of marketing, Cognos. "Our solution set and continued integration with SAP BW provides new and existing customers with universal analysis and reporting capabilities across the enterprise."

For example, Mainova AG supplies 460,000 households and companies in Frankfurt, Germany, and the surrounding area with electricity, gas, heat and water. Mainova is also a partner in environmentally friendly energy and water supply to 28 cities and communities.

The company had a goal to merge the disparate data resources and develop OLAP-ready data marts with a cost effective and user- friendly user interface and analytical capabilities involving all departments. However, this had to be done with minimal resources since many of Mainova's resources were already tied up with the company-wide rollout of SAP solutions. After carefully examining the market for a suitable technology partner, Mainove chose Cognos BI.

"By integrating Cognos with SAP BW, we can address customer needs directly and respond to requirements from our individual departments without delay," said Ismute Tews, head of DWH, Mainova AG. "The Cognos solution has proven its economical advantage in terms of quantity, returning costs and time savings in information gathering and delivering more precise information about sales markets and customer requirements."

Cognos said that it has more than 100 global consultants and partners that are trained on SAP BI integration to help ensure customers get the highest degree of support and success.

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