2nd Annual eXcellence Awards Winners & Finalists

2nd Annual eXcellence Awards Winners & Finalists.

Business Management: Analytics & Reporting


Informatica Corp.

Informatica Applications 5


Adaytum Inc.

e.Planning 2.0

MicroStrategy Inc.

MicroStrategy 7.1.3

Its been said that whats measured matters, so it must follow that the tools that make the measurements are among any IT builders most important technology choices.

The Analytics & Reporting category drew a generally well-proven field of 32 product and service entries, all hoping to measure up for eXcellence Awards honors.

The eXcellence Awards judges faced an eclectic set of entries, ranging from DemandTec Inc.s outward-looking tools for real-time price optimization to MRO Software Inc.s inward-looking tools for incentive compensation. Established reporting engines such as Crystal Decisions Inc.s Crystal Enterprise also bore the judges careful evaluation.

The category finalists, however, all come from the most complex, challenging and risky segment of this category: the unified data integration and analysis environment that becomes the combat information center of the enterprise thats looking for an edge.

The judges were impressed by the huge data capacity of finalist MicroStrategy 7 from MicroStrategy, and by the thin-client convenience and back-end database neutrality of co-finalist e.Planning from Adaytum.

Winning this Analytics & Reporting category, though, were the workflow features, the open Java 2 Enterprise Edition/XML foundations and the multiplatform data access strengths of Informaticas Applications 5 integration and analysis suite. Peter Coffee