Credit Celequest with bringing some much needed attention to the fact that much of business intelligence resides in the operational environment. They tried to popularize BAM (business activity monitoring), but eventually acknowledged it as just another form of operational business intelligence - the difference being the slight instantiation of data. Celequest then married this with the appliance model, offering an operational business intelligence appliance.
Cognos has been steadily moving in this direction for years, orienting itself to business performance management (BPM) and away from a data access tool for those multidimensional data marts hanging off of data warehouses. In doing so, Cognos has clearly extended its market. BPM is more parts operational than it is data warehouse. Celequest now gives Cognos another vehicle to extend its leadership in BPM and operational BI. The price is not revealed yet, but interestingly, it may have been Celequestâ€™s relatively new SAAS business model that made them appealing. Overall, nice move by Cognos.
Posted January 17, 2007 8:24 AM
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