Noetix eases business intelligence reporting pain at Deseret Power

Deseret Power Saves 10 Hours per Day on Report Creation with Noetix

REDMOND, Wash., December 19, 2006 -- Noetix® Corp., a software provider that automatically generates business intelligence (BI) content from enterprise applications, announced today that Deseret Power, an energy utility serving a group of six rural electric cooperatives in Utah, is using Noetix to reduce BI report development time and empower end users to answer their own business questions. Deseret Power’s IT team estimates that Noetix saves them a total of 10 hours per day on report development.

Shortly after implementing Oracle E-Business Suite version 11i, Deseret Power’s four-person IT team discovered that end users were having challenges obtaining the customized reports they wanted from the Oracle database. The IT team ended up overburdened with the amount of time required to write the reports requested by the company’s 40 internal users. Three people within the IT team were dedicated to creating these reports on a full-time basis.

“We were struggling to get reports written for people and it was consuming so much of our time,” said Tami Nolte, senior programming specialist at Deseret Power. “Most challenging was preparing the data: finding the data and preparing it for the report. Oftentimes, we did not know where to go to within the Oracle database to obtain the data users had requested. So we were truly feeling the pain of constantly trying to obtain what the end users needed and not being able to fully deliver.”

After six months of working with Oracle, the Deseret IT team decided they needed to add a reporting tool that could provide a solution beyond what Oracle Discoverer offered them.

“The reason Noetix looked good to us was that there were already views created,” said Nolte. “The beauty of Noetix is that a person can run an ad hoc query and then convert it over to an Excel spreadsheet and still have it be complete with drill down information.”

With Noetix, the IT team has immediate access to hundreds of data views which greatly simplifies their ability to create reports and also saves them time. In addition, the team is teaching the end users to create their own reports using Noetix, and estimates that a quarter of the end users now rarely need IT support.

Business users now access information to build their own reports in order to better run the business. For example, many reports are developed to create a picture of the company’s inventory: numbers of items available, where items are located within the warehouse, the amount of time each item has been there, etc. Within the human resources department, reports are developed to provide intelligence on payroll and how employees are using benefits. In the financial department, employees are able to go from a general ledger summary report and drill down into details of each line item.

The Noetix Technology Solution significantly reduces the time and effort necessary to get operational information into the hands of decision makers fast. When real-time data is essential for ad hoc reporting, Noetix provides the technology and tools that quickly turn complexity into simplified data access, providing business users with greater insight and the ability to immediately answer their own business questions.

About Noetix

More than 1,300 customers worldwide use Noetix to quickly and cost-effectively access the enterprise application data they need to make important business decisions every day. Noetix provides software that automatically generates metadata from enterprise applications, enabling immediate access to data. Unlike most business intelligence tools that require weeks of extensive manual mapping to be set up and maintained, Noetix uses patented technology to automatically discover and produce metadata based on customers’ specific implementations of Oracle E-Business Suite or Siebel Business Applications. Noetix provides this business intelligence content with easy search and navigation capability, empowering users to quickly generate the ad hoc, operational reports needed to make critical and timely business decisions. Noetix’s proven technology is being used by industry-leading customers worldwide, including: CompUSA, Motorola, Starbucks, Toshiba, and Visa. The company is headquartered in Redmond, Wash., with international operations in London and Hyderabad, India.

Noetix is a registered trademark of Noetix Corp. Oracle, JD Edwards, PeopleSoft, and Siebel are registered trademarks of Oracle Corporation and/or its affiliates. All other product and company names herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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