Manugistics Group, Inc., a provider of Enterprise Profit Optimization (EPO) solutions, and Cognos, a leader in business intelligence (BI), have announced a global alliance. Manugistics will integrate the highly scalable, industry-leading reporting and analysis components of Cognos Series 7 with its EPO solutions, including supply chain management, pricing and revenue optimization, supplier relationship management and service and parts management.

The Manugistics-Cognos solution helps deliver the power of real-time business and customer insight – spanning data warehouses and operational sources – to thousands of users within and beyond the enterprise. Manugistics clients will have Cognos' analytic capabilities integrated with Manugistics solutions for complete visibility into key metrics resulting in reduced costs, enhanced operational efficiency, and improved service levels throughout the global trading network.

Under the alliance, Cognos BI will be embedded in Manugistics NetWORKS ONEview, enhancing Manugistics' ability to provide critical business intelligence to its clients and their extended trading networks including customers, distributors, and suppliers. NetWORKS ONEview enables operational monitoring and performance measurement, providing a multi-dimensional view of business data, reusable metrics and measures, and analytical support for optimized design and performance that alerts where action is required, analyzes causality, and supports informed business decisions.

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