Cognos announced that NestlÃ© has selected Cognos 8 Business Intelligence to complement its SAP Business Warehouse reporting solution.
NestlÃ© has already deployed SAP Business Warehouse as its global standard for data warehousing and analytical reporting. The company will use Cognos 8 BI to complement the SAP Business Warehouse front end to give power users the ability to handle ad hoc reporting and grouping of data. It also provides the ability to merge external data from any source with data from SAP Business Warehouse, push pre-formatted and easily printable reports to end users, and adapt reports in line with different user needs.
The decision to use Cognos was made after a thorough competitive evaluation. NestlÃ© selected Cognos 8 BI because of its tight integration with SAP Business Warehouse, ability to empower end users through self-service reporting, simplified administration, and robust report distribution capabilities.
â€œNestlÃ© operates in a fast-moving sector where time to market and the ability to analyse products and performance by country, team or brand is critical,â€ said Dave Laverty, CMO and senior vice-president of marketing at Cognos. â€œGiving staff access to the Cognos 8 BI reporting solution will help them better monitor, analyse and track performance so they can make decisions that directly influence the overall success of the business. Cognos 8 BI is flexible enough to meet the diverse information needs of the many communities within the NestlÃ© group.â€
Cognos 8 Business Intelligence provides decision makers at all levels in the enterprise with a range of capabilities to better manage performance by delivering a consistent, accurate view of all business information. Powered by SAP NetWeaver, Cognos 8 BI easily integrates into existing infrastructures with multiple systems and data sources. It simplifies the Business Intelligence environment, improves user adoption, enables better decision-making and provides a robust foundation for enterprise Business Intelligence and performance management.