Cognos (Nasdaq: COGN; TSX: CSN) announced today that Achmea Insurance Group has standardized on Cognos 8 Business Intelligence to support its financial and business planning and reporting.
Achmea, the largest insurance group in the Dutch market, employs 22,000 people working in six departments: Care, Pensions, Social Security, Direct Distribution, Monetary Distribution and Intermediary Distribution, and Group IT Services. Each division has its own key activities and operates under several brands. Cognos will be implemented across the enterprise to support business-critical and strategic goals, including financial and business scenario-based planning.
With Cognos 8 BI, Achmea will have a single product that easily integrates into its existing infrastructure, which has multiple systems and data sources. After Cognos successfully implemented two performance management projects for the Social Security Division in 2006, Achmea decided to implement Cognos across its enterprise. The Cognos consulting organization played a crucial role in the successful completion of the projects by aligning Achmeaâ€™s strategic objectives with the Cognos 8 BI implementation.
â€œWe use integrated business performance management to monitor the strategy execution,â€ said Miloje Stevanovic, Manager of Change Management and IT at Achmea. â€œCognos 8 BI provides us with a very solid base and a strong information platform.â€ [Read more…]