Business Objects, Hyperion and Cognos Customers Offered License Replacement from DataAssist

Johannesburg, South Africa (PressExposure) November 17, 2009 -- DataAssist a leading provider of business intelligence (BI) software, today announced the availability of a license replacement program for customers and OEM partners of Business Objects, Hyperion and Cognos.

As a result of the acquisitions of Cognos by IBM and Hyperion by Oracle and Business Objects by SAP, customers of these BI vendors may have concerns about ongoing product support, product direction, and migration efforts. Many such customers in Africa and India have expressed interest in trading their licenses and some of them have made the move successfully.

"This consolidation in the market place is a great opportunity for independent vendors such as Edge Evolve who develop DataAssist," said Manny Moreira, CEO, Edge Evolve

"EdgeEvolve is approaching the market place in search of customers who prefer best-of-breed tools backed by Data Management best practice and standards versus the all-in-one stack pushed by vendors who sell everything from servers, databases, applications and professional services."

Customers of competitive BI vendors often switch to DataAssist to benefit from the cost effective price points with increased performance, scalability, and data visualization through GIS integration offered by DataAssist. There are several of these examples.

Our customers select DataAssist as their enterprise BI standard and replace their existing installations. Migrating from their previous expensive solutions to DataAssist, they can achieve greater efficiencies and faster access to the information they need. These customers are expanding their use of DataAssist to affordably provide multiple users with an online reporting application, enabling them to run reports and analyze data related to their supply chain within franchised based structures.

With DataAssist BI, all the business users right from managers to the operational staff, frontline executives to back office team members get the power to define ad hoc reports through predefined user profiles, DataAssist is intuitive with a highly interactive, user friendly interface coupled with multi formatted visually stunning & flexible data presentation layers. It becomes easy to report on and analyze data to efficiently manage personnel objectives across key indicators. DataAssist end users can perform sales, category, and inventory analyses more effectively to track product sales, product mix, and inventory levels.

By integration BI capabilities with GIS visualization and understanding, DataAssist is the forerunner in BI/GIS Intelligence space. Allowing organisations to geographically understand the value of their data and business activities.

"Currently companies are switching from Hyperion, Cognos and Business Objects to DataAssist due to the economic crunch and when they ran out of budgets for enterprise wide roll out of BI," said Edge Evolve Channel Manager Frances Jordaan."

Edge Evolve's DataAssist BI delivers affordability with high performance; which has a major implications on business intelligence reporting roll outs.

Expensive BI reporting systems prohibit organisations ability to reach thousands of users internal and external to their operations. Making it impossible to deliver the kind of business intelligence solutions that enable innovative business processes, increase profit, and reduces cost.

DataAssist BI gives organizations a competitive advantage and improved responsiveness to customers and partners demands.

DataAssist BI reduces the overall TCO associated with deploying Business Intelligence reporting applications, while ensuring that these applications can continue to grow as business requirements change.

We have talked with companies who have been dissatisfied with their Business Objects, Hyperion and Cognos systems and want to avoid the turmoil of the transition and migration that is resulting from the acquisitions of these vendors.

This replacement program is intended to ease the adoption of Edge Evolve's DataAssist, lowering or eliminating the acquisition cost of DataAssist licenses.

This offer is valid till 31st July 2010. The DataAssist's License Replacement Program shall be applicable in Africa and India only.

For more information on the DataAssist's License Replacement program, call +27 11 802 0919. Terms and Conditions apply

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Press Release Submitted On: December 17, 2009 at 7:16 am
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