Panorama Software Unveils Major Upgrade To Its Data Analysis And Pivot Table Solution For Google Apps

New Release Gives Both Consumers and Enterprise Users the Most Intuitive and Robust Data Analysis Tool Available in a Software as a Service model

TORONTO, ON – (September 17th, 2008) – Following its breakthrough announcement earlier this year regarding the adding of pivot table functionality to Google AppsTM, Panorama Software, a global leader in Proactive Business Intelligence solutions, today unveiled a major update to its data analysis solution.  Focusing mainly on delivering a flash-enabled, rich user interface along with support for enterprise line-of-business data, the new release enables greater numbers of consumer and enterprise users to take advantage of the power of analytics.

“After our initial public release of pivot table functionality for Google Spreadsheets in March of this year, we were completely overwhelmed by the tremendously positive response that Google users gave us,” said Oudi Antebi, Vice President of Marketing and Strategy for Panorama Software.  “Our new release has two goals: one, to make data analysis so simple so that any information worker or consumer can use it; and two, to enable our solution for Google Apps to analyze enterprise line-of-business data.”

Panorama’s new solution for Google Apps features a completely overhauled user interface which allows, for the first time, a truly user-friendly and powerful analytical experience.  Built using Adobe’s flash technology, the UI is more closely aligned with Google’s traditional sleek look and feel; the inclusion of smooth animation and graphics also guides the user through each step of the data analysis operation.

Panorama’s latest solution can be found in the “featured list” of Google DocsTM Gadget List starting today. Or add to your iGoogle page directly from the following URL:

https://www.google.com/ig/adde?moduleurl=hosting.gmodules.com/ig/gadgets/         file/107522617710775425917/Panorama_Analyzer_For_IGoogle.xml

“Panorama is making its analytics technology more appealing and easy to use for enterprises and consumers alike,” said Jonathan Rochelle, senior product manager Google.  “Our goal with spreadsheet gadgets was to empower developers and companies with specific expertise and software to easily make their capabilities available to users of Google spreadsheets, so we are pleased to see that Panorama is doing exactly that in their area of expertise—Business Intelligence and data analysis.”

Beyond processing spreadsheet data, the new data analysis solution gives enterprise users the ability to examine corporate line-of-business data or OLAP sources right from within Panorama’s solution for Google Apps.  Panorama offers a special application for download through a partnership with SDG Computing at (https://www.cubeslice.com/googledocs/cubeslicegdocinstall.exe ), enabling enterprise users to select the data required for analysis inside the firewall, then upload it to the cloud for analysis in just a few easy steps.

“We believe that Google Apps provides an extremely powerful platform for enterprise companies,” said Eynav Azarya, CEO for Panorama Software.  “By integrating business intelligence capabilities with the leading Software as a Service based productivity suite, we provide a level of usability, collaboration and mobility not available before.”

In the months to come, Panorama plans to release more capabilities for its new Software as a Service (SaaS) offering and its solution for Google Apps.  Some of the new functionality will include RSS support, advanced exception and alerting, new visualization capabilities, support for data from Salesforce, SAP and Microsoft Dynamics, as well as new social capabilities.  The goal of these improvements will be to seamlessly bring together the worlds of business intelligence, SaaS, Google Apps and Web 2.0 in a highly relevant and business-focused way.

Customers using Panorama’s NovaView BI solution will also enjoy a new integration with this newly announced Google solution wherein every report created on-premise can be published and used through Google Apps, enabling new collaborative capabilities inside and outside the firewall, mobility and iPhone support, and enhanced usability.

 

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.

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