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Business-Performance Management Software
Market leaders in BPM software, as identified by research firm Meta Group.
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Cognos
Headquarters Ottawa, Canada; Burlington, Mass.
Revenue $683.2 million
Date Founded 1969
Product Name(s) CPM suite includes Enterprise Business Intelligence Series, Metrics Manager, and Enterprise Planning Suite
Platform(s) Variety of platforms, including Windows and Unix
Modular Features Enterprise Business Intelligence, ReportNet, PowerPlay, and more
Key Features Web-based; proven scalability or enterprise capacity; SAP BW support, dashboards, scorecards, and portal; supports 25 languages; tight integration with Cognos BI and other products
Key Markets Global 3500, large public-sector organization; also small and midsize organizations
Key Vertical Industries Government/public service, financial services, manufacturing, life/health sciences, and pharmaceuticals
Key Partners/Alliances Ascential, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, Sun, Teradata, PeopleSoft, SAP, Accenture, Deloitte Consulting, Capgemini Ernst & Young, and BearingPoint
Key Differentiator(s) Products address all requirements: enterprise planning integrated with metric management, with BI reporting and analytics enabling entire management cycle
Typical Price For typical mix of 100 different-level users, generally runs $230,000, with support and maintenance
Other Planned acquisition of Frango (Sweden) will expand finance solutions in most markets; BI Series 8 due 2006 and Enterprise Planning 7.3 due late 2005

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