Celequest BI Appliance Named to SearchDataManagement.com's '2006 Products of the Year'



    
    - Celequest's LAVA(TM) Earns Silver Medal in Business Intelligence
Category
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    OTTAWA and BURLINGTON, Mass., Jan. 31 /CNW/ -- Cognos (Nasdaq:   COGN; TSX:
CSN), the world leader in business intelligence and performance management
solutions, today announced that Celequest's LAVA(TM) BI appliance was selected
as one of SearchDataManagement's "2006 Products of the Year" in the category
of business intelligence. Celequest is a wholly owned subsidiary of Cognos.
    SearchDataManagement.com assembled a panel of BI experts who closely
reviewed more than 16 of the leading products in the industry to determine the
"best of the best" in the BI market. Products were judged based on innovation,
performance, ease of integration into the environment, ease of use and
manageability, functionality and value.
    According to SearchDataManagement.com: "Celequest's combination of
hardware appliance and software garnered praise from our judges for its
innovation.  By utilizing a combination of hardware and software to create a
BI appliance, LAVA facilitates the adoption of BI technology by deploying
organizations.  And, by offering LAVA through several hosting options,
including on-demand and as a managed service, Celequest provides organizations
with a wide range of choices on how to most economically utilize it."
    "Celequest has continually positioned itself on the forefront of business
intelligence innovation - from launching the industry's first platform for
operational BI, to leading the charge of BI 2.0 with the first BI appliance
and a SaaS BI solution," said Diaz Nesamoney, Cognos VP and General Manager of
On Demand Solutions.  "With our award-winning LAVA BI appliance, along with
LAVA On Demand, we are positioned to meet the line-of-business and mid-market
demand for lower-cost BI solutions that are simple to deploy and that work
with today's most popular business applications."
    Celequest's LAVA is the industry's first BI appliance that enables
companies to provide up-to-the-minute business information to operational
workers, empowering decision-makers across the organization to spot emerging
trends, immediately take action when problems arise and positively affect
their company's bottom line.  LAVA removes the barriers to widespread BI
adoption by layering intuitive, self-service dashboards on top of its unique
architecture that was built from the ground up to deliver fresh information to
many users, while delivering these capabilities in an appliance or as
Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) to dramatically simplify and lower the cost of
deployment.

    
    About SearchDataManagement.com
    
    SearchDataManagement.com is the Web's best guide for data management
professionals and business leaders. With its combination of news, learning
guides, expert advice, white papers, Webcasts and customized research,
SearchDataManagment.com offers a rich collection of insight on how to
efficiently manage the data supply chain. The site also offers tips on
vendors, product selection, and expert advice.

    SearchDataManagement.com is part of the TechTarget network
(www.techtarget.com). TechTarget publishes integrated media that enable
information-technology (IT) marketers to reach targeted communities of IT
professionals and executives in all phases of the technology decision-making
and purchase process. Through its industry-leading Web sites, magazines and
conferences, TechTarget delivers measurable results that help IT marketers
generate qualified sales leads, shorten sales cycles and grow revenues.

    
    About Celequest
    
    Celequest, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cognos (Nasdaq:   COGN; TSX: CSN),
is the leading provider of on-demand Business Intelligence (BI).  Delivered as
an appliance or as Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Celequest enables companies
to deliver enterprise-class BI to their operational workers and executives at
a low total cost of ownership (TCO).  Celequest's innovative technology
includes data integration, analytics and dashboards/reporting in a single
integrated product.  Customers include Solectron, Dreyer's, Cendant, Software
Spectrum and Compassion International.  For more information about Celequest,
please visit www.celequest.com.

    
    About Cognos:
    
    Cognos, the world leader in business intelligence and performance
management solutions, provides world-class enterprise planning and BI software
and services to help companies plan, understand and manage financial and
operational performance.
    Cognos brings together technology, analytical applications, best
practices, and a broad network of partners to give customers a complete
performance system. The Cognos performance system is an open and adaptive
solution that leverages an organization's ERP, packaged applications, and
database investments. It gives customers the ability to answer the questions
-- How are we doing? Why are we on or off track? What should we do about it?
-- and enables them to understand and monitor current performance while
planning future business strategies.
    Cognos serves more than 23,000 customers in more than 135 countries, and
its top 100 enterprise customers consistently outperform market indexes.
Cognos performance management solutions and services are also available from
more than 3,000 worldwide partners and resellers. For more information, visit
the Cognos Web site at http://www.cognos.com.

    Cognos and the Cognos logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of
Cognos Incorporated in the United States and/or other countries. All other
names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

    
    Media Contact:
    Steve Milmore
    Cognos, 781-313-2403
    steve.milmore@cognos.com

    Alp Pekkocak
    Celequest
    650-637-2172
    apekkocak@cognos.com

    Investor Relations:
    John Lawlor
    Cognos, 613-738-3503
    john.lawlor@cognos.com
    




For further information:

For further information: Media, Steve Milmore of Cognos,
+1-781-313-2403,  or steve.milmore@cognos.com, or Alp Pekkocak of Celequest,
+1-650-637-2172,  or apekkocak@cognos.com; or Investor Relations, John Lawlor
of Cognos,  +1-613-738-3503, or john.lawlor@cognos.com

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