Cognos introduces e-applications for Oracle
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Cognos, vendor of enterprise business intelligence solutions,  is the first to offer packaged e-applications for Oracle’s e-Business Suite. Cognos says that e-applications give users a rapid return on investment, and reduce implementation costs.

Everyone is under pressure to create an e-business infrastructure that works at Internet speed. With e-Applications, customers can enhance relationships with customers, suppliers and partners, and provide critical information for decision-making via the web.

Alan Rottenberg, Cognos senior vice president of e-business intelligence applications, said: “With Cognos e-Applications we are extending and complementing Oracle’s solutions and transforming data assets into actionable business information. The most successful organizations will be those that use Cognos e-Applications to make consistent decisions, and share them with partners, suppliers and customers to grow the business and strengthen the value chain.”

Cognos e-Applications provide:

Business-ready content, with pre-defined analysis and business reports to help users make decisions;

Production-Ready architecture,  increasing speed of implementation and simplifying maintenance, thereby reducing strain on IT resources;

E-Ready solutions to leverage data for widespread web use, both within the company and to external points.

“We see tremendous opportunity in implementing Cognos e-Applications with Oracle's e-Business Suite, so that our customers can use the data to explore business drivers more effectively,” said Mark Quigg, CEO of NewSys Solutions, an IT-services company that delivers solutions for business intelligence, systems integration and application management. “Cognos can supply a solution to Oracle customers who want self-service analytical reporting built on integrated data mart applications. Our customers will obtain information faster, at a lower cost, and with a more immediate impact on their business.”

The Cognos Sales Analysis for Oracle will be available within 60 days.  It helps companies retain their customer base, close sales faster and generate more revenue. Inventory analysis will be available within 90 days. It informs customers about their stock reservations, and helps them analyze their material usage rates and forecast inventory levels.

More applications for Oracle are planned for 2000.


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