Panorama Partners With Leading South African BI Solutions Provider Harvey Jones

Business Intelligence Consulting Firm to OfferPanorama’s Advanced NovaView® BI Applications Suite

TORONTO, ON and JOHANNESBURG, S.A. – (February 2, 2009) – Panorama Software, a global leader in Proactive Business Intelligence (BI) solutions, and Harvey Jones, a subsidiary of Avisen Plc, one of South Africa’s leading BI consulting companies, today announced a formal partnership that was started in 2008. Harvey Jones will make Panorama’s NovaView® suite of BI applications available to its enterprise customers.  NovaView will be the only specialized BI front-end product offered by Harvey Jones.

Panorama NovaView is a comprehensive and integrated BI suite that spans across analytics, reporting, dashboards, scorecards, advanced visualization and modeling.  Known for its intuitive, easy-to-use interface, NovaView helps both novice and experienced BI users interact with data in powerful ways to generate insights that can impact their business regardless of department or industry. With its performance management capabilities, NovaView helps link planning, budgeting and goals to dashboards and scorecards for better business decision-making.

“BI is quickly becoming a business imperative for most organizations.  We believe the advanced visualization, Web-based analytics, and report formatting capabilities of NovaView will be of immense interest to clients whose needs are maturing,” said Keith Jones, Managing Director of Harvey Jones.  “Panorama’s BI suite will also help set our company apart as a unique provider of high performance, scalable value-added BI products.”

Founded in 1997, Harvey Jones is among the most successful and honored financial reporting and BI solution providers in sub-Saharan Africa.  The company, a Microsoft Gold Business Intelligence Partner and 2002 ProClarity Business Partner of the Year, has deployed solutions, either directly or indirectly, at DeBeers, Eskom, First National Bank, ABSA, Edcon, SARS, Professional Provident Society and scores more clients in the region.

“Harvey Jones is considered among the elite BI specialists in the EMEA region.  Its decision to go with NovaView as its exclusive BI front-end offering is both a compliment and a validation for the power of NovaView,” said Eynav Azarya, Chief Executive Officer of Panorama Software.  “As BI platforms become increasingly commoditized, it’s critical for firms like Harvey Jones to remain a ‘one-stop provider’ by offering advanced capabilities—something Panorama is proud to provide.”

Harvey Jones and Panorama are both closely linked to the Microsoft BI product ecosystem.  Panorama NovaView supports Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services, one of the most powerful OLAP platforms available today, while Harvey Jones is considered South Africa’s dominant solution provider in the Microsoft Business Intelligence sector.

Harvey Jones will be one of the first regions to launch Panorama NovaView 5.5. The launch event is planned for Johannesburg in the next couple of weeks.

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 Apps 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 ServerTM Analysis Services and integrated into the SQL ServerTM 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.

About Harvey Jones:

Harvey Jones, a subsidiary of Avisen PLC, is a global award-winning company that was established in South Africa in 1997 and has grown to become the leading provider of business intelligence, performance management and decision support solutions on the Microsoft platform in Africa. The company’s solution set consists of global best-in-class solutions including Panorama, ProfitBase, Crystal Ball and Acorn. The Harvey Jones team provides the market with best-practice implementation, training and support.

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