Daptiv Picks Cognos as BI Solution of Choice for SaaS Customers

    - Daptiv enhances its Collaboration and Project Management Solution with
Cognos-enabled analysis and reporting capabilities; implements major BI
deployment with over 50,000 initial users --

    BURLINGTON, MASS., November 13 /CNW/ - Cognos(R) (NASDAQ:   COGN) (TSX:
CSN), the world leader in business intelligence and performance management
solutions, today announced that Daptiv, Inc. (previously known as eProject),
an on-demand leader in collaborative business software, is standardizing on
Cognos technology as the business intelligence framework for its new Daptiv
PPM (Project and Portfolio Management) offering.

    Cognos' innovative architecture, Web-based interface, security, and
scalability have made it the perfect business intelligence (BI) product for
Software as a Service (SaaS) providers such as Daptiv. Through its SaaS
partnerships, Cognos provides enterprise-class BI capabilities to
organizations in a low-risk, low-cost, on-demand environment, helping
companies gain better visibility and insight into organizational performance.

    Daptiv uses Cognos to power what it calls "Work Intelligence," enabling
companies to tap into, analyze and manage all the information and activities
associated with team-based collaborative work in the enterprise. Daptiv's
fast-growing customer base of more than 700 companies, including BP, Chase
Paymentech and Merrill Lynch will now be able to interact with strategic
information stored in Daptiv's on-demand service, ultimately making work in
the enterprise more visible, more manageable and easier to share across teams
and throughout the enterprise. With the introduction of Daptiv PPM Fall '07
Edition, Daptiv has released the Cognos BI powered "Work Intelligence"
solution to more than 50,000 users and plans to make it available to all of
its 100,000 users across more than 700 organizations.

    "We needed a business intelligence framework that could both help our
customers today and scale easily as more and more companies adopt Daptiv PPM.
It was also critical to let our customers extend their own data model and
still be able to tap into the power of our work intelligence tools," said Jeff
Pancottine, CEO of Daptiv. "With its clear commitment to SaaS and flexible
architecture, Cognos was a natural choice that mapped well to our on-demand
offerings. By using Cognos to power the business intelligence capabilities of
Daptiv PPM, we are giving our customers easy access to enterprise-class
technology from within a Web browser and the familiar Daptiv environment."

    "With the powerful new reporting and analytics from Cognos BI built into
Daptiv, we can now quickly create drag-and-drop ad hoc reports that give us
valuable insight into our projects and work throughout our organization," said
Tom Bannon, group executive for the enterprise project office at Chase
Paymentech Solutions, the world's leading payment service provider for
merchants of all sizes and industries. "From an executive standpoint, I'm
pleased with the ability to create custom executive dashboards that provide a
comprehensive overview of key metrics concerning all of our active projects.
Having all of the data and Cognos business intelligence integrated with the
Daptiv environment makes our team more efficient and keeps our focus on moving
projects to completion."

    "Daptiv is quickly emerging as a leading SaaS vendor, providing a great
showcase for Cognos as part of a dynamic SaaS offering," said Jennifer
Francis, vice president of market and business development, Cognos. "With a
broad set of global and mid-market customers, our technology is ideally suited
to helping those companies better understand how they are getting work done

    By using Cognos solutions in on-demand environments, customers will
continue to benefit from the advantages of SaaS, while realizing better
decision making capabilities through reports, dashboards, scorecards, analyses
and events. Cognos BI technology is entirely Web-based, and its
services-oriented architecture easily scales and integrates into existing
infrastructures with multiple systems and data sources. Daptiv joins a growing
partner community of global SaaS providers that have added Cognos' BI
capabilities to their hosted applications, including Concur Technologies,
Inc., DataStream (now Infor), Information Technology, Inc., Solucient (now
Thomson) and Ultimate Software.

    About Daptiv, Inc.

    Founded in 1997, Daptiv is the on-demand leader in collaborative business
software that enables companies of all sizes to transform their mid-office
business operations. From new product development to operations and service
delivery, Daptiv's on-demand solutions streamline employees' day-to-day
interaction and collaboration while dramatically reducing the complexity of
managing multiple teams, projects and tasks. Daptiv also gives executives
unparalleled visibility into project, program and portfolio execution, as well
as the ability to measure progress against key business priorities. Daptiv's
flexible environment easily adapts to the work management needs of any
department - from IT and finance to marketing and human resources - with an
intuitive user interface, point-and-click system configuration and fast
creation of forms, reports and alerts. Based in Seattle, Washington, Daptiv
has already transformed the mid-office for more than 700 customers and 100,000
individuals at companies such as BASF, BP, Cushman and Wakefield, Chase
Paymentech, Honeywell, Merrill Lynch, Sprint/Nextel, Blue Cross and Blue
Shield of Kansas City, and RealNetworks. For more information 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 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.

    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. Connie Costigan,
613-738-1440 Connie.costigan@cognos.com or Lois Paul & Partners Jolene Hajj,
781-782-5849 Jolene_Hajj@lpp.com or Investor Relations: Cognos, Inc. John
Lawlor, 613-738-3503 john.lawlor@cognos.com

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