Cognos Announces Support for HP Neoview

    - Cognos 8 Business Intelligence and Cognos LAVA will interoperate with
new HP enterprise-class data warehouse to power more informed business
decisions -

    BURLINGTON, MASS., April 24 /CNW/ - Cognos (Nasdaq:   COGN; TSX: CSN), the
world leader in business intelligence and performance management solutions,
today announced the immediate availability of Cognos 8 Business Intelligence
and Cognos LAVA support for the HP Neoview platform. Customers will be able to
use Cognos 8 BI and Cognos LAVA to access strategic information stored on HP
Neoview to make more informed and effective business decisions.

    Cognos 8 BI is a groundbreaking product that provides decision makers at
all levels of the enterprise with a consistent, accurate view of information
to better manage performance. As a single product that easily integrates into
existing infrastructures with multiple systems and data sources, Cognos 8 BI
is a robust technology foundation for BI standardization and performance
management. By extending the reach of Cognos 8 BI to include HP Neoview,
companies gain access to a new enterprise-class data warehouse and its
powerful, scalable performance to better improve business intelligence and
performance management initiatives.

    Cognos LAVA is the industry's first BI appliance and
Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution 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

    "With this announcement, Cognos is extending its commitment by providing
customers with the complete range of BI capabilities - reporting, ad hoc
query, analysis, dashboarding, scorecarding, and event management - for data
in HP Neoview," said Dave Laverty, chief marketing officer and senior vice
president, Cognos. "Cognos solutions will help customers access important
information on demand, delivering reports and analytics in minutes or seconds
for faster, more effective business decisions."

    "Customers want help making better decisions and managing and protecting
business-critical information throughout its lifecycle," said Ben Barnes, vice
president and general manager, Business Intelligence Group, Software, HP. "By
working with Cognos, HP helps customers leverage the combined strengths of HP
Neoview, Cognos 8 BI and Cognos LAVA to access and act on the right
information assets at the right time."

    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.

    Note to Editors:

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

For further information:

For further information: Media Contacts: Cognos, Inc. Steve Milmore,
781-313-2403 or Lois Paul & Partners, LLC Jolene
Hajj, 781-782-5849 or Investor Relations: Cognos, Inc.
John Lawlor, 613-738-3503

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