Cognos, a provider of business intelligence and performance management solutions, has announced key product integration and customer initiatives with recently acquired Applix, extending the company’s position in financial performance management.
The combined offerings create a predictable, financial view of performance by structuring and automating the processes that help companies plan, forecast and control enterprise resources, analyze and optimize, and report on corporate performance with confidence.
The newest Cognos solutions extend planning, consolidation, and reporting processes and gives customers new and enhanced capabilities for complex, interactive business modeling and analytics which can be applied to solution areas like customer and product profitability, sales mix, and price/volume variance analysis among others. Joint partners of Cognos and Applix also understand the value that the integrated solutions bring to their customer base.
Cognos is also extending its functional and industry Performance Blueprints with TM1 technology so that customers can leverage the planning and analytic power of Cognos TM1. Cognos Performance Blueprints address planning and performance management process areas that directly impact an organization’s ability to create business value. The first TM1-enabled Performance Blueprint will extend life sciences blueprints that address a critical sales and marketing investment area for Samples Allocation and Sales Quote management.