The platform integrates features targeting international markets and customers servicing international markets.
management software developer Pronto Software has introduced the new Pronto-Xi
Dimensions, a product that brings together enterprise resource planning (ERP)
transactions and businesses intelligence (BI) analytics in a unified,
out-of-the-box solution aimed at small to medium-size businesses.
the IBM Cognos BI suite, Pronto-Xi Dimensions is designed to enable midmarket
businesses to manage large volumes of data and access real-time analytics to
understand business drivers and influence business outcomes. The platform also
integrates new features specifically targeting international markets and
customers servicing international markets, including a new Multi-tier tax
engine designed to meet the compliance needs of globally diverse tax regimes.
planning for this release more than 18 months ago, we envisioned a product
that's not just a logical extension of the success we've built so far, but a
game-changing solution that will make our ERP engine smarter and create greater
access to knowledge, to enable customers to innovate and differentiate,"
said Pronto Software Managing Director David Jackman. "Pronto-Xi
Dimensions offers unparalleled ease of use, with personalization capabilities
to help our customers be agile and gain end-to-end business process excellence.
This in turn reduces costs and returns the business a healthier profit."
features include multifactory costing to optimize manufacturing in multiple
locations and countries; multicurrency point of sale (POS) for retailers
located in areas frequented by international travelers and tourists, including
Duty Free and Airport Specialty Retail stores, to conduct sales using
currencies from varying countries; a shipment processing feature to track real-time,
consolidated shipments from local and international suppliers; and a French
language pack to service the French, African and Canadian markets.
Dimensions, through its integration with IBM Cognos 10, will revolutionize the
way you think about information. Pronto Software has brought a previously
unthought-of presentation of Business Intelligence to the midmarket," said
Patrick Reiser, CEO of Business Computer Technologies. "By exposing the
information layers of the Pronto-Xi Dimensions database, through IBM Cognos 10,
users now have the freedom to utilize information to effect real business
late 2009, Pronto Software researched the markets for BI solutions that were
user-friendly, scalable and had the ability to cope with the complexities of
large underlying data structures and present the data in an intuitive and
simplified format for easy reporting.
undertook an assessment of the best BI products in the world," explained
Jackman. "We selected IBM Cognos BI as our platform as it was the only one
that met and exceeded our requirements in terms of both our business and the
needs of our customers going forward. Up until now, the midmarket has been
underserved as BI has been perceived by many of our clients as a little out of
reach and the deployment for end users challenging. Through this innovative
integration with IBM Cognos 10, we will be able to differentiate our solution
in the midmarket and deliver out-of-the-box BI to our customers worldwide in