US Army Enlists Brio Software to Meet its Recruiting Goals
Brio Provides US Army Recruiting Command Leaders with Accurate and
Immediate Access to Critical Performance Information
SANTA CLARA, Calif., December 17, 2001 -- Brio
Software (Nasdaq: BRIO), a leading provider of next-generation business
intelligence tools and applications that help Global 3000 companies and
numerous government agencies worldwide achieve breakthrough business performance,
today announced that the US Army Recruiting Command (USAREC) has selected
Brio's Performance Suite™ to help streamline its current performance
tracking procedures. With more than 7,458 recruiters located in 1,655 offices
nationwide and overseas, the USAREC is responsible for providing the command,
control and staff support needed to meet the Army's requirements of 104,000
new soldiers annually.
"At a time when enlisting quality soldiers is of utmost importance, we are
honored that the USAREC has chosen Brio's solutions to assist with its recruiting
needs," stated Don Beck, executive vice president worldwide sales, Brio
Software. "The proven ease-of-use and deployment of Brio's Performance Suite
enables the USAREC to tap into existing data and spot recruiting trends
in a timely manner that greatly improves the decision-making and reporting
process throughout every critical point in the organization."
Before implementing Brio's tools and applications, leadership within the
USAREC was unaware of how its subordinate organizations were performing
relative to established goals, objectives and metrics. Performance report
generation within the agency was time-consuming and tedious, and often-resulted
in reports being made redundant due to inaccurate data and lack of timely
information. With the deployment of the Brio Performance Suite, the USAREC
now has the ability to accurately track the performance of 7,458 recruiters
and their respective leadership chains, in real-time. Additionally, the
command leadership plans on creating digital personalized dashboards that
will deliver relevant information and analysis capabilities so that users
can track the performance of subordinate units within the organization.
The USAREC selected Brio to become its business intelligence standard over
its incumbent provider, Cognos.
Numerous other U.S. government defense agencies are already realizing the
benefits of their Brio implementations including the U.S. Army Chief of
Naval Operation, Defense Intelligence Agency, Defense CEETA, Office of the
Secretary of Defense, Defense Finance Accounting Service, U.S. Navy Surface
Warfare Center, NAVAIR, Naval Undersea Warfare Center, Office of Naval Research,
Office of Naval Intelligence, U.S. Navy Medical Command, USAF Air Mobility
Command, USAF Material Command, USAF Special Operations Command, USAF Medical
and the National Security Agency.
The USAREC headquarters, located at Fort Knox, Kentucky, provides the
command, control, and staff support to the recruiting force. More than
600 military and civilian personnel work in the staff activities of personnel,
administration, logistics, budget, and information management, plus several
specialized functions such as advertising, market research and analysis,
and recruiting operations. The staff includes members of the Army Medical
Department (AMEDD) and the Army Reserve who support recruiting officers
and enlisted soldiers for their respective missions.
Brio Software is a leading provider of next-generation business intelligence
tools and applications that help Global 3000 companies and numerous government
agencies worldwide achieve breakthrough business performance. Widely recognized
as one of the easiest-to-use and deploy solutions in the industry, the
Brio Performance Suite expands business intelligence beyond advanced query
and analysis technologies to include powerful information delivery through
enterprise-class reporting and personalized performance dashboards. Used
by nearly 70 percent of the Fortune 100, Brio products empower individuals,
workgroups and executives in an organization to turn enterprise information
into actionable insight, so superior decisions and business performance
result. Founded in 1989, and headquartered in Santa Clara, CA, Brio products
and services can be found around the globe at www.brio.com.
The Brio Performance Suite is a trademark of Brio Software.
The statements in this press release regarding the results and improvements
obtained based on the implementation of Brio Software applications within
the USAREC and other government agencies are "forward-looking statements"
within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended,
and Section 21E of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.
Such statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause
actual results to differ materially from those anticipated. Such risks
and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, changes in business
strategy, quality and integrity of data inside the Brio applications,
limited resources for product installation and integration of the Brio
Software applications at USAREC sites, specific software versions at USAREC
sites, as well as Brio's future product direction and general economic
conditions. For a more complete discussion of risk factors that could
affect Brio's current and future operating results, see the discussions
in Brio's reports filed with the SEC from time to time, including but
not limited to Brio's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended March
31, 2001 filed with the SEC on June 29, 2001 and Brio's Quarterly Reports
on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2001 filed with the SEC on
August 14, 2001 and for the quarter ended September 30, 2001 filed with
the SEC on November 14, 2001.