Cognos and Teradata Customers Achieve Growth, Profitability with Best-in-Class Performance Management

    - Combined solutions proven to enable customers to analyze business
operations and drive better, faster decisions -

    WARSAW, POLAND, April 24 /CNW/ - Cognos (Nasdaq:   COGN; TSX: CSN), the
world leader in business intelligence and performance management solutions,
today announced that Cognos and Teradata customers are driving growth and
profitability and delivering significant returns on their investments. The
powerful combination of business intelligence and enterprise data warehousing
solutions results in a proven performance management platform, giving
customers a complete view of their operational and financial data to improve

    "Using Cognos and Teradata together, we were able to identify significant
opportunities which alone, more than paid for our entire Cognos investment,"
said Louis Barton, executive vice president, Frost Bank. "We have been able to
measure performance, understand exceptions, and increase our understanding of
customer relationships, product offerings, service charges, and customer
profitability. In addition, through more efficient trade reporting in the
brokerage division, we have been able to reduce annual expenses while
increasing efficiency -- a double payoff."

    Cognos and Teradata, a division of NCR Corporation, have a long and
successful partnership. Cognos is both a Teradata Data Warehousing Alliance
Partner and a participant in the Teradata Partners Center of Expertise. Cognos
8 Business Intelligence is tightly integrated with the Teradata(R) Warehouse
for a complete performance management platform. Cognos fully supports the
latest release of Teradata Warehouse, which includes advanced features such as
high-performance parallel database technology and scalable hardware with the
world's most experienced data warehousing consultants available in the
industry today.

    "In today's competitive market, up-to-the-minute information is critical
for Active Enterprise Intelligence, making better decisions faster and less
expensively," said Scott Collins, vice president of global alliances,
Teradata. "Yet blending traditional business practices with real-time decision
making isn't easy. Teradata and Cognos are working together to align and
enable strategic and operational decision-making capabilities across the
enterprise by providing scalability, broad user reach, standardized reporting,
self-service, and proven results."

    By integrating Cognos 8 Business Intelligence with Teradata, customers
can gain greater insight and analysis of all an organization's data, robust
reporting capabilities that turn data into valuable information, and maximum
performance and scalability to support growing numbers of users and data.
Together, Teradata and Cognos offer a dynamic solution rich in functionality
that provides users with the knowledge to drive their organization's growth
and profitability in today's competitive marketplaces.

    "Cognos 8 Business Intelligence and Teradata's Enterprise Data Warehouse
strategies, capabilities and technologies are a natural and seamless fit,"
said Mel Zeledon, senior vice president, global alliances, Cognos. "Cognos and
Teradata bring users robust data access, analysis, reporting, visualization,
scorecarding and event management solutions that transform corporate data into
vital business information. Cognos 8 Business Intelligence fully supports and
links to Teradata's active data warehouse, rounding out a complete performance
management platform."

    For more information on Cognos and Teradata joint solutions, visit

    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

    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.

    NCR and Teradata are trademarks or registered trademarks of NCR
Corporation in the United States and other countries.

    Note to Editors:

    Copies of previous Cognos press releases and Corporate and product
information are available on Cognos' Web site at

For further information:

For further information: Media Contacts: Cognos, Inc. Adrienne Vienneau,
613-738-1440 or Lois Paul & Partners, LLC Jolene
Hajj, 781-782-5849 or Investor Relations: Cognos, Inc.
John Lawlor, 613-738-3503

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