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Reporting Enhancement and Business Intelligence

The following section describes reporting enhancement and business intelligence solutions provided by third-party vendors.

CorVu Corporation

Product Name: CorManage

Product Category: Business Intelligence/Balanced Scorecard/Business Performance Management

Contact Name: Alan Missroon

Contact Phone: (770) 993-5995

Contact E-mail: amissroon@corvu.com

Web Page: http://www.corvu.com

CorManage is a robust Performance Management application that includes a powerful Balanced Scorecard with complete Business Intelligence capability. By linking performance results to strategy, goals, initiatives, and objectives, CorManage not only presents organizational performance results, but also helps to identify why the organization is getting those results. CorVu's in-depth analysis features provide the necessary insight to perpetuate good performance, correct poor performance, and forecast how modification of initiatives can impact the organization.

Product Name: CorBusiness

Product Category: Business Intelligence/Business Performance Management

Contact Name: Alan Missroon

Contact Phone: (770) 993-5995

Contact E-mail: amissroon@corvu.com

Web Page: http://www.corvu.com

CorBusiness is an integrated application suite offering a complete range of Business Intelligence capabilities that complement and leverage a company's technology investments, allowing it to employ information as a strategic asset. By providing superior information access and analysis, CorBusiness empowers users to make the best use of information, thus improving performance and success of the organization. CorBusiness' robust analytical capability provides the functionality necessary to gather valuable knowledge from corporate information storehouses, and it allows users to drill dynamically through their data to understand trends that may be hidden in the data. CorBusiness provides a flexible, scalable architecture that supports two- and three-tiered client/server options, thin-client implementations, and Web deployment. Additionally, users connect natively to all major relational and multidimensional databases, providing a secure business intelligence application that can grow with an organization's needs.

Product Name: RapidScorecard

Product Category: Business Intelligence/Balanced Scorecard/Business Performance Management

Contact Name: Alan Missroon

Contact Phone: (770) 993-5995

Contact E-mail: amissroon@corvu.com

Web Page: http://www.corvu.com

RapidScorecard is a revolutionary Balanced Scorecard solution that empowers companies of all sizes to deploy an automated Balanced Scorecard quickly and affordably. RapidScorecard is a combination of CorVu's Balanced Scorecard software and consulting services that is designed for deployment in about two weeks, offering the fastest way to a Balanced Scorecard. RapidScorecard is user-friendly, not requiring vast IT savvy from its users. Organizations receive the benefit of CorVu's exemplary knowledge of Balanced Scorecard, evident by Balanced Scorecard Collaborative certification, as well as the outstanding quality of CorVu's consultants. RapidScorecard is Web-enabled, so users can have access to performance data from the desktop as well as from the road. The application includes various standard reports organized into three main categories, as follows:

  • Performance Reports—Designed to highlight performance results by Company, Business Unit, Perspective, Objective, or any combination thereof.

  • Project Reports—Designed to highlight project status and activity associated with Strategic Initiatives.

  • Alignment Reports—Designed to highlight the alignment, or lack thereof, between activities and strategy.

Product Name: CorPortfolio

Product Category: Business Intelligence/Performance Reporting System

Contact Name: Alan Missroon

Contact Phone: (770) 993-5995

Contact E-mail: amissroon@corvu.com

Web Page: http://www.corvu.com

CorPortfolio is a system that assembles and organizes an online executive portfolio of performance information into a concise presentation that can be printed or viewed online, via the desktop or the Web. CorPortfolio may contain a collection of reports, spreadsheets, graphs, commentary, and documents to create a custom presentation that effectively communicates performance results. CorPortfolio leverages a company's investment in business intelligence, document management, collaborative communication, knowledge management, and other technologies to communicate with its stakeholders in the most efficient manner.

DecisionPoint Applications

Vendor Name: DecisionPoint Applications, Inc.

Product Name: DecisionPoint

Product Category: Business Analytics, Analytical Applications, Packaged Data Warehouse, Business Intelligence

Contact Name: Mary Sells

Contact Phone: (503) 906-7254

Contact E-mail: sells@dpapps.com

Web Page: http://www.dpapps.com

DecisionPoint Applications has solved the data availability problem that keeps companies from focusing on the only reason for building a data warehouse—to change the ways that companies run their businesses. Companies today spend millions of dollars and years of effort just trying to make the data available. DecisionPoint Applications solves that problem by providing a pre-integrated software solution with all the components necessary to deliver a complete data warehouse in a matter of weeks. No data; no data warehouse. No data warehouse; no business impact.

DecisionPoint Applications enables companies to change the way that they run their businesses. DecisionPoint Applications does this by providing all the necessary analytical components including business metrics, standard analytical templates, and computationally intensive analytical toolkits. This allows companies to analyze their business processes, identify and quantify the potential areas of improvement, make the decisions to change the business, and provide the enforcement mechanisms to ensure that the decisions are instituted. From Cost Center Scoring to Inventory Optimization to Concept-to-Cash Flow Cycle Improvement, DecisionPoint Applications provides both the data warehouse infrastructure and the analytical components to deliver a five times return on investments—the minimum that companies should expect from their analytical applications solution provider.

DupliGuard Software

Product Name: ABA DupliGuard Supplier Suite for Oracle Applications

Product Category: Data Integrity Tools, De-Duping Tools

Contact Name: Spencer Moore, President

Contact Phone: (503) 281-3505

Contact E-mail: info@dupliguard.com

Web Page: http://www.dupliguard.com

The DupliGuard Supplier Suite for Oracle Applications provides full-cycle duplication protection for your supplier master. DupliGuard helps you in two ways: by combing your database for duplicate suppliers, sites, and contacts and by protecting you against duplication in real time (as your users add records through the standard Oracle forms).

The DupliGuard products use a sophisticated back-end comparison server that detects duplication using a number of phonetic and linguistic rules. Additionally, comparisons are made at the supplier, site, and contact levels simultaneously; the best-combined match always floats to the top. DupliGuard tools are easy to use, fix your existing data duplication problems, and prevent those problems from returning.

Product Name: ABA DupliGuard Customer Suite for Oracle Applications

Product Category: Data Integrity Tools, De-Duping Tools, Conversion Tools

Contact Name: Spencer Moore, President

Contact Phone: (503) 281-3505

Contact E-mail: info@dupliguard.com

Web Page: http://www.dupliguard.com

The DupliGuard Customer Suite for Oracle Applications provides full-cycle duplication protection for your customer master. DupliGuard helps you in three ways: by combing your database for duplicate customers, addresses, and contacts; by protecting you against duplication in real time (as your users add records through the standard Oracle forms), and by providing an import and conversion tool that quickly and easily imports customers into Oracle without introducing unwanted duplication.

The DupliGuard products use a sophisticated back-end comparison server that detects duplication using a number of phonetic and linguistic rules. Additionally, comparisons are made at the customer, address, and contact levels simultaneously; the best-combined match always floats to the top. DupliGuard tools are easy to use, fix your existing data duplication problems, and prevent those problems from returning.

MetricStream

Product Name: Enterprise Business Management (eBM) Suite

Product Category: Business Intelligence, Enterprise Application Integration, Reporting, Dashboards, Monitoring, Back Office Application, Data Management, Data Accuracy, Data Collection, and Integrated Applications

Contact Name: Amy Tantivongsathaporn, Marketing Communications Specialist

Contact Phone: direct (408) 982-8743 or main (408) 982-8667

Web Page: http://www.metricstream.com

Metricstream's Enterprise Business Management (eBM) Suite provides a platform that helps companies manage business processes within and across multiple enterprise applications. By providing immediate, exception-based visibility into business processes via customizable Web dashboards with drill-down into historical and real-time details, eBM can help customers proactively identify and correct operational and transactional issues and successfully drive business improvements. Enterprise-wide information is communicated and immediately accessible to all users in easy-to-read formats.

MetricStream can dramatically minimize operational disruptions, ultimately helping companies accomplish business initiatives, improve productivity, eliminate bottlenecks, and better manage and drive business operations, all while realizing the value of existing enterprise applications.

MetricStream is installed in a few days rather than months and can be used by both IT and business users alike.

Mobius Management Systems, Inc.

Product Name: ViewDirect for Oracle Applications

Product Category: Enterprise Report Management

Contact Name: Tom Simalchik

Contact Phone: (914) 921-7198

Contact E-mail: tsimalch@mobius.com

Web Page: http://www.mobius.com

ViewDirect provides a completely integrated report archiving, viewing, and distribution solution for Oracle's suite of e-business applications. It provides employees, customers, suppliers, and business partners with Web- or network-based access to an integrated archive of Oracle application output and other enterprise content. ViewDirect supports documents, reports, and images in any format; a scalable client/server architecture that supports any platform from the desktop to the largest enterprise server; a full-featured report management/distribution capability; and unmatched flexibility in access and retrieval over the Internet or corporate networks.

ViewDirect provides complete access control for documents and reports. The administrator has the ability to precisely define who can access which report, and who can access which sections of a report. ViewDirect replicates user and report access information from Oracle applications, reducing administration costs, eliminating redundant administration activities, and speeding deployment. To ensure that security rights are always up to date and accurately applied, ViewDirect enforces security dynamically at access time.

Noetix Corporation

Product Name: Noetix Enterprise Technology Solution

Product Category: Enhanced Reporting

Contact Name: Ryan Lennox

Contact Phone: (425) 372-2699

Contact E-mail: sales@noetix.com

Web Page: http://www.noetix.com

Noetix technology turns data into assets by rapidly accessing stored business data, translating it into familiar business language, and delivering that information within and between enterprises, and across the wired and wireless Internet.

Unlock the secret to meaningful data from Oracle Applications and other complex database structures with the Noetix Enterprise Technology Solution. Translate data complexity into language your business can understand and immediately put to use—all in a matter of days. Make query and reporting tool setup automatic and end users independent by allowing them to query their own data for faster, easier, more cost-effective access to business information:

  • Simplify data access—Automatic customized view generation

  • Accelerate report development—Automatic data mapping & table joins

  • Secure information access—Centralized report/user management

  • Empower decision makers—Complex data translation

  • Extend report delivery to anyone—Wired and wireless technologies

  • Protect query investment—Application upgrade shielding

  • Enhance present investment—Open technology architecture

Technology, Management & Analysis Corporation (TMA)

Product Name: web:TEA/ Time, and web:TEA/Travel & Expense

Product Category: Integrated Applications, Web Products—Time and Expense

Contact Name: Dan Riveria

Contact Phone: (800) 600-8622 x3732

Contact E-mail: info@tmac.com

Web Page: http://webtea.tmac.com

TMA has developed a JAVA-based, Web-enabled reporting system designed to be a bolt-on application to Oracle FinApps. Our web:TEA/Time and web:TEA/Travel & Expense (TE) captures information, maintains it within a very detailed audit trail, and transfers it in a common format to the organization's Payroll, HR, and Cost Accounting Systems.

Web:TEA uses the tables contained within FinApps for personnel and project/task information rather than developing and maintaining our own internal tables. Edits are performed within web:TEA to help validate information reported and to ensure compliance with a company's specific business rules. Our Federal contracting (DCAA) and commercial customers have found that web:TEA can dramatically reduce their report completion time, administrative costs, and data-entry errors.

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