"Cognos 8 Business Intelligence" will release to manufacturing November 18th.

BUCURESTI - 10 noiembrie 2005

Comunicat tip General in IT&C

Cognos 8 is clearly showing its value in the market. Each week the customer and prospect momentum is growing. The message of Simple, Complete, Proven is clearly illustrating competitive differentiation that Cognos has, and the unique ability to drive BI standardization.

We are getting great feedback from our customers and prospects and I wanted to share with you some of the feedback:

Simple

Customer are responding well to the value we deliver through "one product, one architecture". Early demos and POCs are able to show how our single product for reporting, analysis and scorecarding drives the lowest TCO for the customer. We've been able to penetrate competitors accounts with our single product message -- especially as Cognos is the only vendor that delivers a single query engine and single metadata layer to best ensure a 'single version of the truth'.

Complete

Being able to deliver "all capabilities to all users against all data" has allowed us to reach a very broad range of customer needs. PowerPlay, Essbase, MS SSAS customers love the ability to report against dimensional data, for example. Cognos powerful improvements in dashboards and scorecarding help customers with high-powered decision-making. And certainly Cognos deep analytics and powerful business event management has shown our clear functional leadership in the BI space.

Proven

Delivering Cognos 8 BI on the proven architecture that we delivered with ReportNet provides us with a tremendous advantage, as does our years of experience in the market. Cognos modern service-oriented architecture not only provides us with a powerful platform on which to deliver new functionality, but enables our customers with the agility they need to respond quickly to changing needs in their environment.

Despre Sky Solutions

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About Sky Solutions:
Founded in 1998, Sky Solutions is a leading international solution provider and systems integrator in the fields of Business Intelligence (BI) and Corporate Performance Management (CPM),with offices in Duluth, GA; St. Louis, MO; Chicago, IL; Hasbrouck Hts., NJ and Bucharest - Romania. Sky Solutions builds upon their cutting-edge technologies for developing comprehensive solutions for organizations in the small, medium and enterprise markets across multiple industries. Sky Solutions has been a leading partner of Cognos for the last several years and was honored by Cognos as its 2004 and 2005 North America Services Partner of the Year.
For more details about Cognos and Sky Solutions in Romania, please visit:
www.cognos.com and www.skysolutions.com

David Dafinoiu
Director of Operations - EMEA
ddafinoiu@skysolutions.com