Tool Modifies Reports Via Web
Cognos Inc. plans to launch a reporting application in the fall.Cognos Inc. plans to launch a reporting application in the fall that it expects will solve enterprises concerns about usability and having to deploy multiple products from multiple vendors. The Web-based ReportNet tool supports not only the distribution of reports over the Web, as Cognos Impromptu Web Reports does now, but also the creation and modification of reports via the Web. It is designed to unify companies query and reporting needs under a single, zero-footprint product.
Cognos CEO Ron Zambonini told financial analysts during a conference call last month that ReportNet, code-named CR1, would address all elements of reporting. Beyond business intelligence reporting, ReportNet could be used for applications such as Web billing and account statements and could be the foundation for other companies to build applications on, Zambonini said.