Cognos And Composite Software Offer Out-of-the-Box Packaged SAP, Siebel Reports

SAN MATEO, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—March 27, 2006— Composite Software, the leading provider of on-demand data delivery, announced today that the company has extended its strategic relationship with Cognos, the world leader in business intelligence (BI) and corporate performance management. Under the expanded agreement, Cognos will sell Cognos 8 Report Packs -- a set of out-of-the-box, frequently used reports for mySAP (R/3) and Siebel, built on Composite technology. Customers will now have pre-built reports for packaged applications that can be used immediately and customized easily on the Cognos 8 BI platform without needing to alter mySAP (R/3) and Siebel. The initial release of Cognos 8 Report Packs will contain over 60 reports each for mySAP (R/3) and Siebel, available separately.

Composite Software's technology simplifies on-demand access to complex packaged applications, accelerating dashboard, single-view and ad-hoc reporting. Composite also enables mySAP (R/3) and Siebel data to be queried and delivered as Web services, allowing customers to easily incorporate these applications into their service-oriented architecture (SOA).

Cognos 8 Report Packs extend the value of current enterprise investments by providing -- for the first time -- the ability to combine, in one report or dashboard, historic data from the data warehouse with current data in mySAP (R/3) and Siebel operational systems. As a result, organizations achieve the most complete view of enterprise performance while eliminating the cost and effort required for separate, operational reporting projects. Cognos 8 Report Packs also deliver pre-defined content for more than 60 frequently used reports to provide immediate access to mySAP (R/3) and Siebel data within a business context. In addition, the embedded Composite Information Server (CIS) from Composite Software provides adapters for one-click connectivity into mySAP (R/3) and Siebel, delivering secure and trusted pathways to build additional reports.

"Building custom reports for ERP or CRM packaged applications involves tough tasks, like accessing applications data through an integration tool and creating reports in a business intelligence tool," said Philip Russom, senior manager of research and services at The Data Warehousing Institute (TDWI). "This is time-consuming and somewhat risky in terms of making all the technology pieces work together. Using Composite and Cognos 8 Report Packs together can reduce the time and risk of reporting on mySAP and Siebel data."

"As the need for on-demand business intelligence grows, our relationship with Composite is delivering more and more value to us and our customers," said Neal Hill, senior vice president, Corporate Development, of Cognos. "Composite's best-of-breed technology for on-demand data delivery, and now packaged application access and use, continues to enhance the leadership position of the Cognos 8 platform."

The latest, multi-year agreement expands and extends the earlier partnership, in which Cognos embedded the award-winning Composite Information Server into ReportNet. Under that agreement, Cognos customers can combine historic data from warehouses with real-time operational information from a wide range of data sources.

"Innovative solutions like Cognos 8 Report Packs show why the relationship between Cognos and Composite creates huge value for customers," said Jim Green, CEO of Composite Software. "Tens of thousands of customers with SAP and Siebel can now deploy a fully functional reporting solution that adds high value almost instantaneously, while empowering users with the flexibility, permitted by Cognos 8, to customize the reports to fit the way they want to see information."

Cognos 8 Report Packs for mySAP and Siebel are available immediately through Cognos.

About Cognos

Cognos, the world leader in business intelligence and corporate performance management, delivers software and services that help companies drive, monitor and understand corporate performance.

Cognos delivers the next level of competitive advantage -- Corporate Performance Management (CPM) -- achieved through the strategic application of BI on an enterprise scale. Our integrated CPM solution helps customers drive performance through planning; monitor performance through scorecarding; and understand performance through business intelligence.

Cognos serves more than 23,000 customers in over 135 countries. Cognos enterprise business intelligence and performance management solutions and services are also available from more than 3,000 worldwide partners and resellers. For more information, visit the Cognos Web site at

About Composite Software

Composite Software is the leading provider of on-demand enterprise data delivery. Composite is used for operational business intelligence and service oriented architecture (SOA). The company's Enterprise Information Integration (EII) technology allows users to find, access, combine and deliver on-demand information from critical and disparate sources located across the enterprise, including SAP, Siebel and Oracle applications. The information is presented as a single, data-services layer to enable enterprises easily to build information applications such as operational business intelligence. Composite's solutions enable companies to deploy enterprise data services within an SOA using Web services, or simply using a traditional SQL-based approach. Composite Software has a broad base of customers, including Fortune 1000 companies in the financial services, pharmaceutical, manufacturing, and consumer product and service markets. Partners include Cognos, Informatica and BMC Software. For more information, please visit

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