Cognos, a leader in business intelligence (BI) and corporate performance management solutions, announced Cognos ReportNet is one of the first enterprise applications to be certified as "Powered by SAP NetWeaver" for its integration with SAP NetWeaver, SAP's open integration and application platform. Selected by a wide range of global enterprises worldwide, Cognos ReportNet delivers rapid and effective global-scale enterprise reporting from SAP Business Information Warehouse (SAP BW), a core product within mySAP Business Intelligence (mySAP BI), an SAP NetWeaver technology solution.

Further extending its commitment to SAP solutions and its partnership with SAP, Cognos successfully completed the certification tests for deployment of Cognos Dispatcher Service Version 1.0 on SAP Web Application Server (SAP Web AS) Release 6.20, achieving "Powered by SAP NetWeaver" status. This certification extends Cognos ReportNet's existing SAP certified integration, including "Certified for SAP NetWeaver" for OLAP BAPI and Enterprise Portal iViews announced at SAP TechEd '03, September 9-12 in Las Vegas.

"SAP BW customers looking to standardize on a single set of tools for their reporting should look very seriously at Cognos ReportNet. [It] offers excellent support for SAP BW through SAP-certified BAPI integration, sound MDX language capabilities, and exploitation of the customer's existing SAP BW data and business rules," said Colin White, president and founder of BI Research, a leading research, education and consulting firm.

Allowing customers to fully leverage their software solutions from SAP and other vendors, Cognos ReportNet ensures that business users receive a consistent view of corporate performance information in a single, easy, browser-based, drag-and-drop interface for simple or sophisticated reports for all levels of users.

Cognos ReportNet solution draws upon Cognos reporting and query leadership, delivering a revolution in reporting. Cognos ReportNet is fully integrated within Cognos Enterprise BI solution, including flexible scorecards, dashboards, powerful industry-leading OLAP analysis, event management and data integration.

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