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QualChoice of Arkansas Selects Cognos 8 BI

Originally published February 6, 2006

Cognos, a provider of business intelligence and corporate performance management (CPM), recently announced that QualChoice of Arkansas, the state's premier healthcare insurance provider, has standardized on Cognos 8 BI for its business intelligence platform and data warehouse.

QualChoice of Arkansas needed a robust and standard approach for managing the vast amount of information required to run the health insurance company. The company selected Cognos 8 BI, to deliver the complete range of business intelligence capabilities on a single, proven architecture. QualChoice will use Cognos 8 BI as the platform to build an enterprise-wide data warehouse to hold all information relating to medical claims, provider contracts, financials, and business operations. With Cognos 8 BI, QualChoice of Arkansas can replace the numerous and siloed Excel spreadsheets and SQL queries with one single product that can provide an accurate, consolidated view of the company's performance.

"Having Cognos 8 BI as our standard business intelligence platform in place will help us better serve our members, brokers, providers, and employers," said Michael Stock, COO and CFO, QualChoice/QCA Health Plan.   

"The healthcare business is extremely complex and involves integrating multiple sources of information related to many stakeholders," said Amit Bhagat, Principal Consultant, Amitech Solutions. "We bring a positive track record helping healthcare organizations quickly capture their business knowledge into a technology environment that is easy to use. Cognos 8 BI's proven, flexible, and scalable environment is an ideal product for QualChoice because it will quickly meet its current data warehouse needs today, and provide a platform to manage the company's performance as it continues to grow in the future."

Cognos 8 BI is a groundbreaking product that provides decision makers at all levels of the enterprise with a consistent, accurate view of information to better manage performance.  As a single product that easily integrates into existing infrastructures with multiple systems and data sources, Cognos 8 BI is a robust technology foundation for business intelligence standardization and corporate performance management.

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