Exact Vanguard Business Analytics Announces Further Support of OEM Partnerships
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Exact Software North America
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Press release date: April 30, 2007
Recent product enhancements extend Vanguard's embedded analytics and reporting offering for OEMs
Glen Ellyn, IL - April 30, 2007 - Exact Vanguard Business Analytics(TM), a leading provider of enterprise business intelligence solutions, and a division of Exact Software(TM), today announced broader support for OEM partnerships based on the recent availability of Version 4.6 of the Vanguard Graphical Performance Series® (GPS). Vanguard GPS is an embeddable enterprise business intelligence solution that enables software vendors in a variety of technology markets to quickly and easily deliver Vanguard's sophisticated business analytics and reporting capabilities as part of their core offerings. Vanguard GPS 4.6 includes a number of new modules and features designed to increase functional breadth, enhance the end-user experience and facilitate the embedding of GPS in other software vendor's product offerings.
GPS 4.6 includes a new financial reporting and consolidation module that leverages GPS's native multi-database access capabilities to significantly streamline the process of creating real-time, consolidated financial reports. The GPS financial reporting hierarchy enables users to easily define financial reporting categories and hierarchical reporting structures. As a result, the module provides a powerful, flexible way to create comprehensive financial reporting and analysis solutions, while also enabling consolidated financial reporting across any number of non-integrated financial databases. This powerful functionality allows Vanguard software partners (OEMs) to deliver complete, integrated analytics to their customers-from multi-database high level financial reporting to fine-grained operational analytics.
In order to support its goal of providing the right functionality, to the right user, in a format that delivers real business value, Vanguard has introduced a new Express User Interface (UI) module with GPS 4.6. The simplified UI provides a low-cost, entry-level option for users who do not require the full, multi-dimensional analytical capabilities of GPS's Business User or Power User interfaces. At the same time, the Express UI retains critical features, such as on-demand data refresh capabilities, with dynamic consolidation across multiple databases; ability to export reports as PDF or Microsoft Excel files; ability to save refreshed views for full off-line use; and seamless integration to more feature-rich UIs. With the introduction of the Express UI, Vanguard has made it simple and cost-effective for customers and OEMs to deploy business analytics to a greater number of users throughout the organization, with minimal training.
"GPS 4.6 provides Vanguard's OEM integration team with a potent new tool to deliver fully embedded and supported deliverables in as little as 60 days, with minimal impact on our partner's development team," said John Kozlowski, Vice President of Business Development for Exact Vanguard Business Analytics. "Vanguard's proven technology and integration methodology empowers software vendors who don't have the resources or expertise to develop analytic applications in-house to bring increasingly sophisticated and integrated analytics and reporting capabilities to market, in very short time frames."
Embedding analytics seamlessly into transaction systems requires high levels of interoperability to ensure end user satisfaction. To that end, GPS 4.6 includes a sophisticated database-independent Windows single sign-on capability that can support complex multi-domain deployments. This feature allows authenticated Windows users to securely access the analytics they are authorized to, without having to explicitly enter user and password information, thus enabling a more integrated end user experience. Similarly, on the IT administration side, GPS 4.6 enables software OEMs to provide a single (vendor-specific) point of access control over the analytics (e.g. via a "menu level security" mechanism), with the ability to synchronize the access information into GPS. This allows the vendor application to be enriched with integrated analytics that may be securely launched directly from the native menu system.
"These embedding/interoperability features along with the low cost/low entry point of the Express UI will deliver huge benefits to all of our OEM partners," stated Kozlowski.
About Exact Software(TM) Established in 1984, Exact Software is one of the world's leading providers of business software solutions. Its integrated solutions comprise traditional Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) as well as related software solutions such as Human Resource Management (HRM), Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Project Management and Electronic Workflow.
Exact is headquartered in Delft, the Netherlands and has offices in Europe, the Middle East, North and South America, Asia, Australia and Africa. With around 2,600 employees, subsidiaries in more than 40 countries, solutions available in 40 languages, Exact currently serves customers in more than 125 countries across five continents.
Revenues in 2006 amounted to Euros 242.1 million. Exact Holding N.V. has been listed on Eurolist by Euronext Amsterdam since June 1999.
Exact Software North America is a division of Exact Holding N.V. and has its headquarters in Andover, Massachusetts. Exact Software North America is responsible for the management, development, marketing, sales, and services associated with the Exact e-Synergy® and Exact Globe Enterprise(TM) brands in the United States and Canada, and the Exact Macola® ERP, Exact JobBOSS®, Exact MAX®, Exact Alliance®, and Vanguard Business Analytics(TM) brands worldwide. For more information, please visit: exactamerica.com.