Business intelligence specialist Cognos is preparing to unveil a new version of its Cognos Series 7 product family.
Sitting on top of transactional finance and ERP systems, Cognos Series 7 is designed to give senior executives and planners access to performance measures by way of executive dashboards, scorecards and ad hoc management reports.
Version 2, which will make its debut at Softworld Accounting & Finance, will include projection tools to help users estimate future values based on past performance. The upgrade will also see new features to trigger "event-driven" business intelligence fuctions, where the software will dispatch alerts to managers not just when targets are missed or pre-set operating parameters are exceeded, but when trend lines turn for the worse.
Some of the fuctions ta...