Study of the consulting firm novem business applications: every third company with positive expectations of Hamburg, July 15, 2008 – Cognos users evaluate the takeover of the provider of business intelligence tools through IBM tends to be positive. According to a survey of the consulting firm novem business applications approximately half of the companies surveyed sees no significant changes for the future, a third connects but positive expectations thus. Every tenth company is very optimistic. The circle of users of Cognos solutions that skeptical look at the loss of independence of the BI software house is relatively small compared to: only 10 percent of companies have a slightly critical attitude on this issue, with 4 percent, the group that makes a very critical evaluation from a user is even smaller. Also the impact of mergers on the planning behavior of the user according to the study of the Platinum partner of Cognos are accordingly low. 62 percent of companies indicating that the acquisition does not affect their investment plans in Cognos products will have. For all other even a positive trend prevails in the other projects: while 11 percent want to impose a conservative planning at the moment, 27 percent additional impetus for their focus on Cognos Solutions derive from the acquisition by IBM.
Also from own conversations with Cognos customers we know that companies will see their existing BI investments not in danger and the view into the future is rather optimistic”, judge novem’s Managing Director Anastasios Christodoulou. The current knowledge that will occur to the product portfolio in IBM’s responsibility to any fundamental change and offer the user therefore a high planning security. In the face of further consolidation in the market, Christodoulou sees even a ringing endorsement of the market position of Cognos. Due to the problems, according to the current public discussion of BI solutions from SAP and business objects users are facing, might even at one restrained assessment of market conditions the conditions of competition for Cognos products significantly improve in the next few years”, believes the novem’s Managing Director. During the SAP users, probably still one or must wait another year on a final product portfolio and this causes inevitable investment uncertainties, should the idea be for many companies interesting alternative on the SAP certified solutions from Cognos to use, especially with IBM is a very strong partner in the back”, so Christodoulou next. Over novem business applications as independent consulting designed and realized novem innovative methods and solutions for the areas of business management, finance, controlling, sales, marketing product development, production and logistics to the sustainable increase of in company value of our customers. In novem as a market-leading solution providers such as IBM, COGNOS and Informatica partner offers its customers the security of the best conditions and latest Technology. With over 200 realized projects in the areas of sales and marketing information system (VIS / MIS) and more than 10,000 satisfied students and users who work with solutions implemented by novem, the consulting company, a market leader in the German-speaking world.