Panorama Debuts Beta Initiative In Analytics and Reporting Solutions for Google Applications

Pivot Table Functionality Adds World-Class Analytics, Reporting To Online Spreadsheets in Google Docs

TORONTO, ON (March 19, 2008) – Panorama Software, a global leader in Proactive Business Intelligence solutions, today announced the launch of the Beta version of a new analytics, reporting and data visualization solution for Google applications: Panorama Analytics for Google Docs. Panorama’s Software as a Service (SaaS) solution integrates with Google to provide Google Docs users with new capabilities for advanced analytical, reporting and data visualization functions, all at no cost. Focused on pivot table and charting functionality, Panorama’s solution is a high-value capability that makes spreadsheets in Google Docs and dashboards in iGoogle even more useful.

“The debut of pivot table functionality is great news for Google Docs users, whether they are businesspeople or consumers,” said Oudi Antebi, Vice President of Marketing and Strategy for Panorama Software. “The Panorama solutions for Google Docs are the most powerful tools of their kind; users of any spreadsheet solution can now more easily analyze their spreadsheet information at a much more sophisticated and granular level.”

“Google Docs is designed to help people generate and share information easily, whether it’s for personal or business use,” said Jonathan Rochelle, Senior Product Manager for Google Docs.  “Panorama’s solution gives our users much more analytical and reporting power through pivot table functionality – it adds a lot of value to Google Docs.  We look forward to seeing more great tools like this.”

“As a global investor, Intel Capital seeks out innovative technologies worldwide and has invested in Panorama Software,” said Jon Kruse, Intel Capital Investment Manager. “We have enjoyed playing an active role in company-building and are pleased to see Panorama working with Google to deliver a needed enterprise-class, SaaS-based solution.”

 

Free Tool.

Panorama’s solution for Google Docs is a free gadget that loads within Google Docs. Consumers can use the tool to manage and analyze personal expenses, bank statements, academic records, research information and more. Business users at both enterprise and small-to-medium companies will benefit from the enhanced ability to drill into data to gain valuable business insight quickly from spreadsheet data, resulting in better decision-making in the short term, and more effective strategic planning and performance in the long term.

Based on NovaView™.

Panorama developed the pivot table functionality with the guidance and support of the Google Docs and Google Visualization API teams. The solution is based on Panorama’s flagship Business Intelligence product suite NovaView, a tightly integrated and complete suite of analysis, reporting, scorecard, dashboard and data visualization applications that empower end users to freely explore their data using scalable and intuitive applications.

Extensible platform.

As part of this launch, Panorama Software is announcing its new analytical application platform: PowerApps, a platform designed to become the open SaaS-based analytical engine that integrates into Google Apps. Panorama’s PowerApps will allow Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) to extend their applications with a complete set of analytical, reporting and data visualization capabilities that leverage the Google application platform.

Future Enhancements.

Panorama is in the process of building integration into other Google applications, with other application APIs such as Google Analytics and Google AdWords, as well as developing templates for consumer analytics based on the powerful Google platform.

In order to extend its solution, Panorama has partnered with Boomi, the market and technology leader in on-demand integration, to enable its Google Apps-based solution to perform analytics and reporting on a broad range of business applications such as SAP, Microsoft Dynamics, Salesforce.com and Netsuite, as well as consumer analytics on personal financial data.

“Panorama’s solution for Google Apps is a major market-changing event,” said Robert Moul, CEO of Boomi. “We are excited to partner with Panorama to power a whole new way for Google Apps customers to access business and personal data, and perform advanced Business Intelligence directly inside Google Apps.”

“Capgemini is delighted that Panorama is releasing new solutions for Google Apps,” said Andrew Gough, Google Lead for Capgemini, a leading international consulting, technology, outsourcing, and local professional services company. “Adding advanced analytical functionality to spreadsheets naturally serves the needs of Capgemini’s enterprise clients with multiple facilities, global locations and distributed employees.”

The Beta version of Panorama Analytics, featuring pivot table functionality for Google Docs can be accessed by visiting www.panorama.com/google.  For more information about Google Docs, visit https://docs.google.com; to learn more about Panorama Software, go to www.panorama.com.

About Panorama Software

Panorama Software empowers individuals and global organizations with the ability to rapidly analyze data, identify trends, maximize business opportunities and improve corporate performance and results through a complete SaaS and on-premise BI solution.

Panorama® NovaView™, the company’s flagship solution, amplifies the impact of the information worker through a tightly integrated and complete suite of ‘on-premise’ analysis, reporting, scorecard, dashboard and data modeling applications that support the two  leading data platforms, SAP (NYSE: SAP) and Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT).

Panorama’s solution for Google applications empowers individuals and enterprises with the most intuitive and accessible SaaS-based BI solution

Founded in 1993, Panorama is a leading innovator in Online Analytical Processing (OLAP) and Multidimensional Expressions (MDX). Panorama sold its OLAP technology to Microsoft Corporation in 1996; the technology was rebranded as SQL Server Analysis Services and integrated into the SQL Server platform. Panorama supports over 1,000 customers worldwide in industries such as financial services, manufacturing, retail, healthcare, telecommunications and life sciences. Panorama has a wide eco-system of partners in 30 countries, and maintains offices throughout North America, EMEA and Asia. More information is available at www.panorama.com

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