Financial Services Leader Chooses Pentaho Open BI Suite

Premium Finance selected Pentaho Open BI Suite to improve their analytical and information display capabilities.

Pentaho was selected for its lower initial and ongoing costs, the flexibility provided by Pentaho's commercial open source model and the value-added services Pentaho is able to provide for subscription services, training and consulting.

"Pentaho provided a full spectrum of BI capabilities to address our needs," said Jason Oakley, infrastructure director at Close Premium Finance. "Pentaho's subscription, training and consulting services and their commercial open source model made them an easy choice for Close Premium Finance."

City of Clearwater Implements Oracle

Oracle announced that the City of Clearwater successfully implemented Oracle Utilities Work and Asset Management to gain a comprehensive view of its infrastructure assets to help enhance planning, streamline operations and contain costs.

The City of Clearwater's gas department is the city's fourth department to deploy Oracle Utilities Work and Asset Management, joining the city's public utilities, solid waste/general services and police departments on the Oracle system.

"Establishing visibility across multiple departments is essential to optimizing equipment and associated staffing resources, while also closely tracking costs. We look forward to continuing to work with the City of Clearwater to help it maintain its highly efficient operations," said Quentin Grady, senior vice president and general manager, Oracle Utilities.

City of Richmond Deploys Metastorm BPM

The City of Richmond successfully deployed Metastorm BPM.

The City embarked on a citywide effort designed to bring all City information and services to the Web in order to enhance customer service and achieve greater operational efficiencies. The City selected Metastorm BPM to automate the many processes critical to running the City and at the same time transform its operations into an automated environment.

"The Metastorm BPM suite has enabled us to build automated and repeatable processes and to become more efficient," stated Gene Doody, CIO, City of Richmond. "The software met all of our requirements and helps us meet the needs of our top officials while ensuring that nothing goes missing, delayed or overlooked. Metastorm BPM has been added to our IT portfolio as a technology of choice for addressing critical business issues."

Susquehanna International Group Deploys GigaSpaces

Susquehanna International Group of Companies (SIG), a group od privately held financial institutions, selected the GigaSpaces eXtreme Application Platform.

SIG created a distributed trading platform to manage probability models and handle the trades across its network. In upgrading its platform in a .Net environment, SIG looked to GigaSpaces.

"Our trading platform requires the support of multiple low latency applications with a large amount of concurrent clients. GigaSpaces has allowed us to greatly improve the scalability and performance of our trading platform," said Geoff Buhn, manager in charge of options trading technology at SIG.

Cypress Communications Chooses Razorsight’s

Cypress Communications selected Razorsight to automate its network cost management functions and provide related analytic capabilities.

Razorsight’s solution helped Cypress benchmark how communications service providers balance the blend of internal staff costs, systems and third-party providers to obtain the lowest possible network costs.

"Razorsight’s comprehensive solution fully automates our network costing processes and provides insightful analytics that will help increase productivity," said Scott Drake, executive vice president and chief financial officer at Cypress Communications.

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