Cognos Announces Support for mySAP(TM) BI

Cognos Series 7 integration with SAP BW 3.0B provides mySAP BI customers with analysis and reporting capabilities across extended enterprise

BURLINGTON, Mass., July 31, 2002 -- Cognos, the world leader in business intelligence (BI), today announced its support for mySAP(TM) Business Intelligence (mySAP(TM) BI), through the integration of Cognos Series 7 with SAP Business Information Warehouse 3.0B (SAP BW), a component of mySAP BI. Cognos Series 7 offers joint customers powerful analysis, ad hoc queries, reporting and event notification.

Cognos Series 7 leverages the capabilities of mySAP BI to provide enterprises with flexible, user-friendly analyses, data visualization, ad hoc queries and reporting. With pre-built catalogs and models based on mySAP BI business data, Cognos Series 7 is designed for accelerated deployment in an SAP(R) solution environment.

"Cognos Series 7 complements the rich functionality of mySAP BI, offering a high-performance business intelligence infrastructure for the entire extended enterprise. The combined Cognos and SAP solution offers decision- makers flexible, easy access to analysis and reports on corporate performance -- anytime, anywhere," said Patrick O'Leary, Cognos vice president of strategic alliances.

mySAP BI customers can also extend the reach of their business intelligence solution by enabling remote users to quickly tap mySAP BI data with mobile-enabled Cognos multi-dimensional data stores, as well as global access to reports and analysis across a highly scalable Cognos Extranet environment. End users can run ad hoc queries against data in mySAP BI by formulating plain-language requests and clicking on tables with descriptive, intuitive names -- ensuring easy, rapid access to critical business information.

Cognos is an SAP Software Partner. Today, more than 100 global Cognos consultants and partners are trained on the mySAP BI integration to help ensure customers get the highest degree of support and success.


Cognos, the world leader in business intelligence (BI), delivers software that helps companies improve business performance by enabling effective decision-making at all levels of the organization. A forerunner in defining the BI software category, Cognos delivers the next level of competitive advantage-Corporate Performance Management (CPM)-achieved through the strategic application of BI on an enterprise scale.

CPM lets organizations measure execution against business strategy to ensure the two are aligned at all levels across the enterprise. Cognos provides a framework for CPM that links people, information, and decision- making processes throughout the organization, and enables the complete management cycle with integrated software for planning, budgeting, reporting, analysis, and scorecarding.

Cognos serves more than 20,000 customers in over 135 countries. Cognos enterprise business intelligence solutions and services are also available from more than 3,000 worldwide partners and resellers. For more information, visit the Cognos Web site at

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