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Panorama Software Announces planned integration and expected benefits from Microsoft’s new Power BI Release

Panorama Software today announced it is integrating its flagship Necto product with Microsoft new release of Power BI. The integration will enable Power BI users to benefit from Necto’s suggestive and collaborative capabilities and to visualize data using business oriented, dynamic Infographic visualizations in a unified, self-service and governed environment.

Toronto, ON, Canada, July 23, 2015

Panorama Software today announced it is integrating its flagship Necto product with Microsoft’s new release of the Power BI platform.

Panorama and Microsoft long standing relationship started when Microsoft acquired Panorama’s first generation technology to drive Microsoft’s entry into the BI arena, and continued over many years of joint marketing and collaboration. Panorama has been utilizing Microsoft’s technologies and platforms to build innovative customer-focused business intelligence solutions.

The new Power BI release gives Panorama the opportunity to extend its Necto Business Intelligence offering through new capabilities and technologies, including:

• Integration – allow users to use Necto as front end to data collected on the Power BI platform utilizing Panorama’s native integration to the Power BI data models
• Collaboration – use the wide variety of Necto’s collaboration tools to drive fast and accurate decision making processes
• Visualizations – through dynamic, business oriented, data driven Infographics. These are planned to be provided in the Power BI open source visualization stack.
• Custom templates – Panorama will enable custom templates including its key added capabilities to allow Power BI users to benefit from industry specific solutions including Necto’s key unique capabilities
• Automation – automated and suggestive tools that helps the users identify the data and insights they need to see
• Security – adding an additional layer of security that is data set specific

“We are pleased to announce our continued integration and benefits from the Microsoft Business Intelligence Platform,” says Tomer Paz, Product Manager for Panorama Software. “The integration will enable Power BI users to benefit from Necto’s suggestive and collaborative capabilities and to visualize data using business oriented, dynamic Infographic visualizations in a unified, self-service and governed environment.”

About Panorama
Panorama Necto is the next generation smart data discovery and business Intelligence solutions. It leverages a suggestive discovery engine under the covers to simplify the business users’ data preparation whilst automating pattern exploration & analysis, powered by a powerful advanced visualization & collaborative platform that is unified and governed. .

Reweb porta in Italia le soluzioni di Business Intelligence di Panorama

La società grazie all’accordo con Reweb si prepara a sviluppare il proprio business anche nel nostro Paese in un mercato – quello della Business Intelligence – ancora oggi in espansione.

Continuano a pieno ritmo le attività commerciali di Reweb volte ad ampliare il portafoglio di brand e prodotti per i propri rivenditori.
Il distributore italiano ha siglato un accordo con la software house israeliana Panorama, per la distribuzione in Italia di una piattaforma rivoluzionaria nell’ambito della Business Intelligence, al primo posto per produttività e facilità d’uso secondo gli analisti Forrester e Gartner e adatta a gestire dati tradizionali così come i Big Data.
La società – con sedi in Inghilterra, USA e Canada – grazie all’accordo con Reweb, che aprirà una divisione apposita, si prepara a sviluppare il proprio business anche nel nostro Paese in un mercato – quello della Business Intelligence – ancora oggi in espansione. Panorama NECTO permette, tramite un’interfaccia web gestibile anche da dispositivi mobili, una visualizzazione dei dati semplice e chiara attraverso l’uso di innovative iconografie per l’analisi interattiva. Consente la collaborazione con i colleghi anche in real time condividendo la vista dei dati utili al momento. La piattaforma permette un’ampia serie di operazioni legate al business come l’analisi delle vendite e del profitto, l’analisi del cliente, i report commerciali e fornisce suggerimenti automatici sui dati rilevanti, sulle persone e sui contenuti. Inoltre non necessita di sviluppatori IT per creare dashboards dato che ogni dipendente può attingere agli strumenti self-service per crearle facilmente e in base al proprio ruolo.
“Panorama è uno dei leader mondiali nel mercato della Business Intelligence, posizionata da Gartner tra i visionari – ha sottolineato Marco Colli, Direttore Commerciale di Reweb. La sua modalità di condivisione delle informazioni visuale e collaborativa, nonché economica, permette di fornire l’accesso alle informazioni specifiche a tutti i dipendenti e a ogni reparto consentendo l’allineamento agli obiettivi aziendali e ciò rende questa soluzione estremamente interessante per i nostri resellers”.

“Panorama ha avuto un grande 2014 con una crescita significativa delle vendite. A seguito di ciò, sta espandendo la sua presenza e il mercato italiano è stato identificato come uno degli obiettivi del 2015. Dopo un’accurata selezione, abbiamo scelto Reweb come partner di fiducia dell’area Italia. Congiuntamente con i professionisti di Reweb offriremo al mercato italiano la nostra piattaforma di Business Intelligence Panorama NECTO” – ha dichiarato Isear Livny, Regional Manager – EMEA di Panorama Software.

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Panorama Software Announces Support for Microsoft SQL Server 2014

TORONTO, CANADA – May 13, 2014 – Panorama Software today announced it has integrated support for Microsoft SQL Server 2014 into the Panorama Necto 14 software solution. Integration with the SQL Server Platform enables users to analyze and visualize data in a unified, self-service environment.

The foundation of Microsoft’s comprehensive data platform, SQL Server delivers breakthrough performance for mission critical applications, using in-memory technologies, faster insights from data to any user in familiar tools such as Excel, and a resilient platform for building, deploying and managing solutions that span on-premise and cloud.

Necto 14 incorporates support for SQL Server 2014’s in-memory engine, analysis service cubes, as well as use of SQL Server 2014 as the Necto operational database and data source for an in-memory model. Necto 14 also allows users of SQL 2014 to add dynamic Infographic visualizations that reflects the “language” of their business.

This announcement of continued support for SQL Server builds on Panorama Software’s long-standing partnership with Microsoft. Panorama has provided out of the box integration with all major Microsoft Business Intelligence technologies since 1996, and the company’s flagship product, Panorama Necto is optimized for the SQL Server Platform, supporting both OLAP and BISM modes.

“We are pleased to announce our continued support for the SQL Server Platform,” says Tomer Paz, Product Manager for Panorama Software. “Customers deploying or migrating to the 2014 edition of SQL Server will enjoy a seamless upgrade experience and be able to use it with Necto 14 to utilize all its great benefits of Infographics Visualizations, suggestive technology, collaborative capabilities in a single governed platform.”

For more information, please visit www.panorama.com.

About Panorama

Panorama is a leader in Business Intelligence 3.0, facilitating the next generation of self-service business intelligence solutions. Panorama’s Necto product is a BI platform which is context aware allowing any type of user to interact intuitively with data within an intelligent collaborative environment. Panorama recently released Necto 14, the market’s first Business Intelligence data discovery solution to offer Infographics for Dynamic Data Visualization.

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Panorama Software and OCZ Storage Solutions Announce Extreme Performance Technology Collaboration

SAN JOSE, CA, US and TORONTO, ON, Canada – May 1, 2014 – OCZ Storage Solutions – a Toshiba Group Company and leading provider of high-performance solid-state drives (SSDs) for computing devices and systems, and Panorama Software, a global leader in BI 3.0 solutions, have established a technology partnership to deliver real-time Big Data analytics of data stored in Microsoft SQL Server 2014 databases.

The companies have jointly developed a solutions demonstration for the upcoming PASS Business Analytics (BA) Conference showcasing Panorama’s leading Necto BI capabilities with OCZ’s ZD-XL SQL Accelerator’s ability to accelerate SQL Server applications. The collaborated demonstration showcases how the power of data transforms businesses through data-driven insights and business intelligence and will be presented during exhibit hours in OCZ’s booth E-11 at the PASS BA Conference, San Jose Convention Center, May 7th through May 9th.

“The combination of our Necto BI solution coupled with one of the industry’s fastest acceleration cards for SQL Server delivers an advanced business intelligence solution that unleashes the value of enterprise information whether that information is structured, semi-structured or unstructured,” said Eynav Azarya, CEO of Panorama Software. “We are pleased to partner with OCZ to help solve those critical challenges associated with Big Data analysis so that efficient and relevant insights can lead to informed decision-making and invariably better business decisions.”

“We are pleased to join forces with Panorama Software to deliver real-time, self-service analytics of large database data sets that reside in SQL Server,” said Dr. Allon Cohen, Vice-President of Software and Solutions for OCZ Storage Solutions. “The ability to analyze, visualize and collaborate data in an infographic format while accelerating I/O and the application itself provides an extreme performance analytical solution from two visionary leaders in enterprise BI and storage.”

Analyzing large data sets has become a key issue in today’s enterprises as organizations have gained the ability to get access to Big Data and to make it more useful and meaningful. Advanced tools, such as Panorama Necto, enable additional data exploration and advanced analysis to be performed in a matter of minutes providing a powerful combination of in-memory performance coupled with advanced data discovery tools. Powered by in-memory engines, self-service interactive analytics, infographics and dynamic dashboards, the Necto BI solution enables business users to easily access, analyze, visualize, track performance, collaborate with colleagues, and share data for quick, efficient and relevant insights that lead to informed decision-making with minimal IT involvement.

To provide accelerated Microsoft SQL Server performance of these large database data sets, OCZ’s ZD-XL SQL Accelerator leverages its proven PCIe SSD hardware and application-tuned software to deliver low latency flash that can be deployed as a local flash volume, a flash cache for HDD volumes, or as a combination of both. It provides a potent combination of fast flash performance, a unique cache mechanism that makes advanced and statistically-optimized decisions on what data to cache, a dynamic cache warm-up scheduler that enables workloads to be placed on flash cache in advance of demanding and critical jobs, and a wizard-based GUI that enables DBAs to setup caching policies that optimize performance based on SQL Server workloads.

About PASS and the PASS BA Conference
The Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS) is an independent, not-for-profit association dedicated to supporting, educating, and promoting the global Microsoft SQL Server community. Led by a member elected Board of Directors, PASS is run by and for the community, with a global membership of more than 100,000 and growing. PASS strives to fulfill its mission by:

• Facilitating member networking and the exchange of information through local and virtual chapters, free web events and local and regional events
• Delivering high-quality, up-to-date technical content, presentations, and other educational materials for in-depth learning and professional development
• Working with Microsoft to influence the evolution of SQL Server technologies

The PASS Business Analytics (BA) Conference is a professional community-oriented gathering for business analytic professionals and established to meet the needs of a growing BA community affiliated with Microsoft technologies such as Excel, SharePoint, SQL Server, Parallel Data Warehouse, Azure, Hadoop, and more.

About Panorama Software
Panorama is a leader in Business Intelligence 3.0, facilitating the next generation of self-service business intelligence solutions. Panorama’s Necto product is a BI platform which is context-aware allowing any type of user to interact intuitively with data within an intelligent collaborative environment. Panorama recently released Necto 14, the market’s first Business Intelligence data discovery solution to offer infographics for dynamic data visualization. More information is available at www.panorama.com.

About OCZ Storage Solutions
OCZ Storage Solutions – a Toshiba Group Company is a leading provider of high performance client and enterprise solid-state storage products and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Toshiba Corporation. Offering a complete spectrum of solid-state drives (SSDs), OCZ Storage Solutions leverages proprietary technology to provide SSDs in a variety of form factors and interfaces to address a wide range of applications. Having internally developed firmware and controllers, virtualization, cache and acceleration software, and endurance extending and data reliability technologies, the Company delivers vertically integrated solutions enabling transformational approaches to how digital data is captured, stored, accessed, analyzed and leveraged by customers. More information is available at www.ocz.com.

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Scott Harlin
Director of Marketing Communications, Enterprise Solutions
(408) 440-3484
sharlin@ocz.com

Panorama Software Introduces Market’s First Business Intelligence Data Discovery Solution

April 23, 2014 – Panorama Software today introduced Panorama Necto 14, the industry’s first business intelligence (BI) data discovery solution to provide business users with a uniquely personalized and collaborative data discovery experience presented via highly visual and dynamic infographics. Panorama Necto 14 users across the enterprise can easily explore, measure, track, and share critical data visually to gain knowledge, boost collaboration, and make smarter business decisions.

“The vast majority of business users consider current BI tools too complex and difficult to use. All types of people are demanding easy self-service access to more types of data, and a more intuitive way to represent and communicate their critical business metrics,” said Eynav Azarya, CEO at Panorama Software. “Panorama Necto 14 offers a fresh new way for both business users and power users to review, present, and track data using context-specific visual images rather than confusing, complex graphs and reports.”
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Panorama Software Delivers Necto 12.5

Necto 12.5 Solidifies their #1 Position in Collaborative and Suggestive BI

Toronto, ON (November 05, 2013) – Panorama Software, a leader in Business Intelligence (BI) solutions, is excited to announce the latest release of Panorama Necto, the industry’s first BI 3.0 solution that brings the concept of collaboration and recommendation systems into BI.

Building on its current industry leading solution Panorama Necto 12.5 extends the platform’s capabilities through its commitment to Big Data Discovery, Content Collaboration, and Self-Service Workboarding.

Delivering a unique approach to Big Data Discovery, Panorama is focused on the velocity, variety and veracity of Big Data, enabling users to exploit aggregated data sources to connect Big Data to their Organizational Data (through OLAP and data warehouse) and existing Ad-hoc Data, gaining valuable insights across groups and throughout the enterprise. Panorama has solidified partnerships with Splunk, Attivio, Pivotal and Datawatch.

Intelligent Collaboration continues to be a priority for Panorama. Necto 12.5 delivers enhanced capabilities that allow users to collaborate in real time on actual specific data elements (in their historical or current state).

Self Service Workboarding continues to be a core attribute of the latest release of Necto highlighting ease-of-use and better organization for the end-user. Necto 12.5 takes this further by providing:

  • Synchronizing between views from different sources.
  • Link view to model from the analytics Workboard. Models are powered by an industry standard BI engine (powered by xVelocity*).
  • Ability to build an analytical storyboard from actionable charts.

“Panorama continues to deliver the most functional and easy-to-use platform, improving the organizations ability to utilize the most comprehensive BI platform today. We continue to push the envelope by adding Big Data partners and collaboration functionality,” said Eynav Azarya, CEO of Panorama Software. “Necto 12.5 not only embraces Big Data but showcases our ability to provide a powerful, user-friendly relationship between data and content collaboration; delivering intelligent content and insights.”

*xVelocity is a product of Microsoft.

Panorama and Attivio Announce BI Technology Alliance Partnership

Proactive BI solutions leader selects Attivio Active Intelligence Engine® to power collaborative approach to unified information access.

Newton, MA, US and Toronto, ON, Canada – September 23, 2013 – Attivio, creator of the award-winning Active Intelligence Engine (AIE®), and Panorama Software, a global leader in proactive business intelligence (BI) solutions have established a technology alliance partnership to increase the business value of big content and big data. The partnership combines Panorama’s next generation BI solution and Attivio AIE to help companies realize the potential of unified information access (UIA) to explore and collaborate in ways never before possible. Specifically, the combination gives customers a streamlined enterprise decision-making process that eliminates the need to switch between multiple applications in order to access unstructured content and structured data from internal and external sources.

Panorama provides a dynamic dashboard for deeper analysis of data using suggestive insights and collaboration from recommended colleagues, all without having to switch between multiple applications. Attivio AIE delivers unrivaled access and insight to information, so customers can integrate, correlate, access and analyze all of their assets, regardless of source or format. The Attivio and Panorama partnership offers the best of unified information access, intuitive information discovery in combination with enterprise BI.

“The Attivio-Panorama partnership exemplifies how two forward-thinking technology companies can collaborate to solve critical challenges currently frustrating business users,” said Eynav Azarya, CEO of Panorama Software. “Attivio helps leading organizations unleash the value of their enterprise information using advanced search and UIA. Panorama provides the visual, self-service tools needed to turn seeing into believing, and believing into action.”

“One of the goals of collaborative BI is to connect data, insights and people within the organization,” said Sid Probstein, CTO at Attivio. “The partnership with Panorama achieves this because it gives customers seamless and intuitive discovery of information from sources as varied as corporate BI to semi-structured data and unstructured content.”

For more information about the Panorama Partner Network, please visit – https://www.panorama.com/partners/.

About Attivio

Attivio’s unified information access platform, the Active Intelligence Engine® (AIE®), redefines the business impact of our customers’ information assets, so they can quickly seize opportunities, solve critical challenges and fulfill their strategic vision. 

Attivio integrates and correlates disparate silos of structured data and unstructured content in ways never before possible.  Offering both intuitive search capabilities and the power of SQL, AIE seamlessly integrates with existing BI and big data tools to reveal insight that matters, through the access method that best suits each user’s technical skills and priorities. Please visit us at www.attivio.com.

Attivio and Active Intelligence Engine are trademarks of Attivio, Inc. All other names are trademarks of their respective companies.

Panorama Software Announces New Version of Panorama Necto

Delivering the best of Corporate Business Intelligence and Data Discovery

Toronto, ON (March 5, 2013) – Panorama Software, a leader in Business Intelligence (BI) solutions, is excited to announce a new release of Panorama Necto, the industry’s first BI 3.0 solution that brings the concept of social networks and recommendation systems into BI.

Panorama Necto’s new release delivers the best of Corporate BI and Data Discovery by satisfying the needs of IT, analysts and business users in one unified and easy-to-use web-based application. It is a scalable and secure BI solution that also offers the flexibility and agility that Data Discovery tools have to offer.

At the core of Necto’s BI solution is a WorkBoard, a dynamic dashboard that allows users to analyze data using suggestive insights and collaborate with recommended colleagues, all without having to switch between multiple applications.

New features include:

–          In-memory BI engine (powered by xVelocity) for fast and ad-hoc data analysis. In just a few clicks, users can easily mash up data from the Corporate BI platform and other data sources (Excel, unstructured or semi-structured data) for intuitive data discovery.

–          Web-based self-service modeling for users with different BI expertise, allowing users to model data on the fly without any coding.

–          A unique BI recommendation engine that enables contextual discovery and recommends users relevant data, relevant insights and the right people to collaborate with.

–          Improved collaboration capabilities that are now embedded at each step of the decision making process. Whether users are looking to analyze data, view a dashboard or simply build a new model, Necto allows users to collaborate directly within the BI system.

–          Native mobile applications that offer a seamless experience on any device.

–          Geo analytics for powerful visual analytics that leverages visual maps to drill down into related analysis.

“Panorama is always looking for ways to help our customers improve the speed and accuracy of the decision-making process,” said Eynav Azarya, CEO of Panorama Software. “With the use of mobile devices consistently on the rise, we are excited to announce that the new Panorama Necto has been designed as a native mobile application. Now, users have access to relevant data right at their fingertips on a mobile device.”

Business benefits of the new Panorama Necto:

  • Through automated insights and guided analysis, Necto helps users focus on the relevant data and connect with relevant people to the issue.
  • Powered by industry standard in-memory engine, Necto is easy to implement, navigate and maintain.
  • Promoting collaboration at every level, Necto allows users to initiate, conduct and track conversations without leaving an application.
  • Necto offers fast and easy data mash-up managed by a secure IT environment.

 

Panorama and Datawatch Announce Strategic Alliance to Enhance BI 3.0 with Data Variety

Toronto, ON (January 16, 2013) – Panorama Software, a global leader in Business Intelligence 3.0 solutions, has announced its strategic partnership with Datawatch Corporation (NASDAQ-CM: DWCH), the leading global provider of information optimization platforms, to offer users better solutions to tackle Big Data.

One of the main pillars of Big Data is data variety, which means incorporating information from unstructured and semi-structured sources like external reports, PDF files, EDI streams, Log files, XBRL sources, etc. Datawatch’s information optimization platform enables organizations to turn static reports from traditional BI platforms (SAP, Cognos, Oracle, etc) into dynamic reports, as well as connect to different unstructured data sources that are usually impossible to access.

With Panorama Necto on top of the Datawatch’s platform, users can now utilize the most advanced Business Intelligence 3.0 solution to analyze, explore and collaborate on larger data pools in a unified, self-service environment. Necto’s unique context-aware BI engine automatically suggests relevant insights, offers multiple cause-and-effect scenarios and recommends relevant colleagues to collaborate with, allowing all users to work together to resolve issues and make better-informed and faster decisions.

“This partnership offers our customers the ability to extend their current plans to deploy Panorama to include data sources that they had previously thought were not accessible – especially static reports from traditional BI platforms such as SAP and Oracle,” said Eynav Azarya, CEO of Panorama Software. “Panorama has always looked to provide innovative new approaches to delivering business intelligence technologies and the inclusion of the unstructured and semi-structured information through our partnership with Datawatch is directly in line with our vision to deliver BI 3.0 to the market.”

Panorama and Datawatch will offer the solution through respective global channel partners and direct sales, adding joint marketing, sales and certification offerings to boost adoption of the BI 3.0 solution.

“Panorama’s paradigm for BI applications, that includes the use of social information and collaboration, is certainly visionary,” said Ben Plummer, Chief Marketing Officer and Senior Vice President, Strategic Alliances of Datawatch. “When you couple those capabilities with the tremendous variety of unstructured and semi-structured data sources that Datawatch can make available, it certainly sets the bar much higher for what organizations should expect from their business intelligence and data discovery technologies.”

About DataWatch Corporation

Datawatch Corporation (NASDAQ-CM: DWCH) is a leader in providing information optimization products and solutions that allow organizations to deliver the greatest data variety possible into their big data and analytic applications.  Datawatch provides organizations the ability to integrate structured, unstructured, and semi-structured sources like reports, PDF files, and EDI streams into these applications to provide a 360 degree perspective of the issues and opportunities that exist in their businesses. With more than 40,000 organizations worldwide, including 99 of the Fortune 100, using Datawatch’s products and services it is obvious that businesses of every type can benefit from the power and flexibility of Datawatch’s industry leading solutions. Datawatch is headquartered in Chelmsford, Massachusetts with offices in London, Munich, Singapore, Sydney and Manila, with partners and customers in more than 100 countries worldwide. For more information, visit www.datawatch.com.

Panorama Necto Garners SQL Server Pro Magazine’s Prestigious Award

Toronto, ON (January 8, 2013) – Panorama Software, a global leader in proactive Business Intelligence (BI) solutions, has announced that its Necto for SQL Server 2012 was recognized by SQL Server Magazine with a Silver “2012 Editors’ Best Award” in the Best BI and Reporting Product category.

For 18 years, Panorama Software has been top ranked for OLAP Analysis. With the release of SQL Server 2012, Microsoft introduced the Business Intelligence Semantic Model, bringing in-memory computing to the next level. The recent release of Panorama Necto integrates, extends and enhances the Microsoft platform with Business Intelligence 3.0, enabling users to analyse and visualize data in a unified, self-service environment. Necto’s unique context-aware BI engine automatically suggests relevant insights, offers multiple cause-and-effect scenarios and recommends relevant colleagues to collaborate with right within the BI system in order to make better informed decision.

SQL Server Magazine‘s annual Editors’ Best and Community Choice award programs offer a unique way to recognize the hottest products among the past year’s offerings,” said Jason Bovberg, senior editor at Penton Media, the publisher of SQL Server Magazine. “Choosing favorites from such a competitive field can be a challenge, especially in the midst of a financially unstable market, but this year’s winners show an uncommon breadth of functionality and originality.”

Eynav Azarya, CEO of Panorama, said he was gratified that the company had been awarded such a prestigious accolade by the top magazine for BI professionals, noting that the achievement was a positive reflection upon Panorama’s commitment to innovation and enhancement in the face of ever-changing market demands.

About SQL Server Magazine

SQL Server Magazine is the definitive voice of the SQL Server database development community and published for anyone who builds, supports or integrates world-class SQL database applications. Available in electronic or print format, the magazine covers issues that matter to SQL Server database administrators and architects, BI professionals, and SQL Server developers. Online resources include white papers, guides, podcasts, webinars, articles, FAQs, buyersguides, and an extensive knowledge base in SQL today.