Nestle Selects Cognos 8 BI to Complement Its SAP BW Reporting Solution

    --  Global roll-out of C8 Business Intelligence follows successful
implementation in pilot countries; Will enhance one of the world's largest
implementations of SAP Business Warehouse to maximize IT investments -

    BURLINGTON, MASS., August 20 /CNW/ - Cognos (NASDAQ:   COGN; TSX: CSN), the
world leader in business intelligence and performance management solutions,
today announced that Nestle has selected Cognos 8 Business Intelligence to
complement its SAP Business Warehouse reporting solution.

    Nestle has already deployed SAP Business Warehouse as its global standard
for data warehousing and analytical reporting. The company will use Cognos 8
BI to complement the SAP Business Warehouse front end to give power users the
ability to handle ad hoc reporting and grouping of data. It also provides the
ability to merge external data from any source with data from SAP Business
Warehouse, push pre-formatted and easily printable reports to end users, and
adapt reports in line with different user needs.

    The decision to use Cognos was made after a thorough competitive
evaluation. Nestle selected Cognos 8 BI because of its tight integration with
SAP Business Warehouse, ability to empower end users through self-service
reporting, simplified administration, and robust report distribution

    "Nestle operates in a fast-moving sector where time to market and the
ability to analyse products and performance by country, team or brand is
critical," said Dave Laverty, CMO and senior vice-president of marketing at
Cognos. "Giving staff access to the Cognos 8 BI reporting solution will help
them better monitor, analyse and track performance so they can make decisions
that directly influence the overall success of the business. Cognos 8 BI is
flexible enough to meet the diverse information needs of the many communities
within the Nestle group."

    Cognos 8 Business Intelligence provides decision makers at all levels in
the enterprise with a range of capabilities to better manage performance by
delivering a consistent, accurate view of all business information. Powered by
SAP NetWeaver, Cognos 8 BI easily integrates into existing infrastructures
with multiple systems and data sources. It simplifies the Business
Intelligence environment, improves user adoption, enables better
decision-making and provides a robust foundation for enterprise Business
Intelligence and performance management.

    About Cognos:

    Cognos, the world leader in business intelligence and performance
management solutions, provides world-class enterprise planning and Business
Intelligence 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 'Enterprise Resource Planning',
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 the Cognos Web site at

For further information:

For further information: Media Contacts: Cognos Steve Milmore,
781-313-2403 or Lois Paul & Partners, LLC Jessica
Sutera, 781-782-5789 or Investor Relations: Cognos John
Lawlor, +1 613-738-3503

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