Cognos to Collaborate with Nokia to Deliver Mobile Business Intelligence to Customers Worldwide
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Press release date: December 17, 2007
o Cognos 8 Go! Mobile delivers business intelligence to mobile workers with S60-based Nokia Eseries and Nseries devices for timely, personalized and secure access to the most relevant business information across the enterprise
BURLINGTON, MA, Dec. 17, 2007 - Cognos (NASDAQ: COGN; TSX: CSN), the world leader in business intelligence and performance management solutions today announced that it has extended its mobile business intelligence solution, Cognos 8 Go! Mobile, to support Nokia Eseries devices and Nseries multimedia computers based on S60 3rd Edition on Symbian OS. Cognos will collaborate with Nokia to deliver the solution to customers worldwide.
Cognos 8 Go! Mobile is the industry's first business intelligence solution designed to make it convenient to view, consume, and interact with highly relevant performance information on mobile devices. Cognos 8 Go! Mobile securely delivers enterprise data through an intuitive interface optimized for each different type of mobile platform. It now brings timely decision-support information directly to Nokia Eseries devices and Nseries multimedia computers so decision makers who need to access BI content across the enterprise, either through a mobile device or on the Web, are able to use the same consistent, trusted source of operational information.
According to Gartner, "worldwide combined shipments of PDAs and smartphones totaled 57.4 million units in 1H07, a 36% increase compared with the same period in 2006." They "forecast combined shipments of PDAs and smartphones for all of 2007 to reach about 129 million units, up 42% compared with 2006."*
Within this growing market, existing Cognos 8 BI customers such as Stockmann, a leading department and fashion store chain in Finland, will be able to use Nokia devices based on S60 3rd Edition to further leverage their BI investments and receive information and insight to make business decisions from any location at any time, with little additional investment. Companies that already use Nokia handsets based on S60 for mobile workers will be able to deliver greater value to those employees by providing immediate interaction with key business information presented in BI reports.
"Our beta tests of Cognos 8 Go! Mobile with our Nokia Eseries devices showed us the power of the product's rich-client mobile environment. We could easily drill through report content, get live data and work with it offline, all with the benefit of existing access control parameters which are preserved in the Cognos environment," said Ilkka Pirttimaa, Leading IT architect, Stockmann. "Having the IT department write one report and deliver it to end users for consumption and interaction across desktops, the Web, or mobile devices is a powerful advantage that increases business efficiency by contributing to a consistent view of business information for more informed decision-making."
This version of Cognos 8 Go! Mobile is purpose-built to support Nokia devices based on S60 3rd Edition on Symbian OS. It lets executives or front-line mobile workers securely access and interact with timely and personalized operational and strategic performance information automatically over the air. Even while users are offline, the product has a rich mobile client that fully leverages the proven capabilities of S60 devices and the Cognos 8 platform, for decision-making anytime, anywhere. These capabilities include common security and access to all BI reports, graphs and analysis within a single report authoring environment, without requiring modification or duplication of reports. For further information about Cognos 8 Go! Mobile see: http://www.cognos.com/products/cognos8businessintelligence/go-mobile.html
"With the introduction of the Cognos 8 Go! application, Cognos and Nokia are extending business mobility beyond email to yet another new area, business intelligence," said Mika Laitinen, director, partner programs, Enterprise Solutions, Nokia. "Easy access to pertinent business intelligence data while working on Nokia Eseries devices and Nokia Nseries multimedia computers will help our business customers increase productivity and gain competitive advantage by collaborating and communicating regardless of time and place."
"Cognos customers who use Nokia devices based on S60 now have access to mission-critical performance information wherever and whenever they need it," said Leah MacMillan, vice president of product marketing, Cognos. "Together with Nokia, we are empowering employees to securely monitor the pulse of the business remotely and act on key business information in an informed and timely manner. The net result is improved performance for sustainable competitive advantage."
*Gartner, "Dataquest Insight: Worldwide PDA and SmartPhone Shipments Soar 45.7% in 2Q07", by Robert Cozza, October 2, 2007.
Pricing and Availability:
The solution is available direct from Cognos or its network of resellers worldwide as a role-based, separately priced add-on option for Cognos 8 BI customers.
For further information about Cognos 8 Go! Mobile see: http://www.cognos.com/products/cognos8businessintelligence/go-mobile.html
Cognos, the world leader in business intelligence and performance management solutions, provides world-class enterprise planning and BI software and services to help companies plan, understand and manage financial and operational performance.
Cognos brings together technology, analytical applications, best practices, and a broad network of partners to give customers a complete performance system. The Cognos performance system is an open and adaptive solution that leverages an organization's ERP, packaged applications, and database investments. It gives customers the ability to answer the questions - How are we doing? Why are we on or off track? What should we do about it? - and enables them to understand and monitor current performance while planning future business strategies.
Cognos serves more than 23,000 customers in more than 135 countries, and its top 100 enterprise customers consistently outperform market indexes. Cognos performance management solutions and services are also available from more than 3,000 worldwide partners and resellers. For more information, visit the Cognos Web site at http://www.cognos.com.