Cognos, a leader in business intelligence and corporate performance management, announced the formation of the Cognos Innovation Center for Performance Management. The Innovation Center has been created to advance the understanding of proven planning and performance management techniques, technologies and practices. Cognos also announced that Accenture is a founding member of the Innovation Center.

Staffed by experts in planning, management and technology, the Innovation Center partners with Cognos customers, academics, industry leaders and others seeking to accelerate adoption, reduce risk and maximize the impact of technology-enabled performance management practices. By bringing customers and prospects into regular contact with peers, thought leaders and Cognos experts, the Innovation Center facilitates the discovery and sustainable application of innovative and proven planning and performance management practices that will help companies achieve their business goals.

The Center offers several information avenues including seminars, roudtable discussions and teleconferences; special-interests groups that address industry-specific concerns; publications such as case studies, issue papers and solution blueprints; and a portal for research.

Among the organizations that are already participating in The Cognos Innovation Center for Performance Management include Accenture, Best Buy, Brown-Forman, The HON Company, Target, The Cheesecake Factory, Halliburton, Lucent, Pfizer, Manpower, Marathon Ashland Petroleum, TravelCenters of America and Princess Cruises.


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