Panorama Software, a global leader in business intelligence (BI) and proactive business management (PBM), today unveiled plans to enable Microsoft Office 2007 to work as a primary BI front end application for SAP BW through its flagship product - Panorama NovaView.Currently Microsoft Office 2007 has new BI capabilities only available for customers using Microsoft SQL Server. By using Panorama NovaView, SAP customers will now be able to take advantage of all the features and benefits that Office 2007 has to offer.  As well, Microsoft and SAP customers will also be able to take full advantage of advanced functionality in Office 2007 beyond the basic out of the box capabilities.  

Panorama's solution also offers an innovative integration with Microsoft Outlook and introduces a new "personal BI dashboard" where users can drag and drop any type of data into a visible side pane. "Today information workers can easily see and identify tasks and emails in Microsoft Outlook," said Oudi Antebi, Vice President Marketing and Business Strategy, Panorama Software. "With Panorama NovaView's Microsoft(R) Office integration, we will enable information workers to have easy access to core metrics from within Outlook in order for them to measure and identify tasks and processes."  

Panorama NovaView for Microsoft Office is essentially modeled after the Microsoft and SAP joint product - Duet.  Formerly known as "Mendocino," Duet enables users to interact quickly and easily with SAP business processes and data through Microsoft(R) Office applications focusing on R/3 transactions.   Panorama is essentially building the "Mendocino" for the business intelligence market by making BI data from SAP available in Office applications. 

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