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Bowstreet Business Web Portals to deliver single, web-based
point of personalised access to Cognos business intelligence


London, 16 July 2001 – Web services pioneer Bowstreet (www.bowstreet.com) today announced it has joined the Cognos® Enterprise Portal Program (EPP), providing a cost-effective way to bring Cognos-powered business intelligence (BI) to portals for customers, employees, partners and suppliers.

Bowstreet’s Business Web Portals will seamlessly integrate with Cognos Upfront, a portal service that provides end users with a single, web-based point of access to Cognos BI information, as well as non-BI content. Using Cognos Upfront, content delivery and management is centralised and accessible through an interface that can be customised to meet the individual needs of different types of users. By integrating Cognos query, reporting and data analysis into their portal of choice, users can search, review and analyse business-critical information for decision-making, ultimately enhancing relationships with customers, suppliers and partners.

Bowstreet seizes economies of scale by offering the only enterprise portal platform powered by web services, the new computing model being embraced by Global 2000 companies and technology industry leaders, including BEA Systems, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle and Sun Microsystems. With Bowstreet, business users can point and click to customise the Cognos offering, as well as other portal web services, for each user. This approach provides companies with a distinct time and cost advantage over hard-coded, one-size-fits-all portal applications.

Patrick O’Leary, Cognos vice president of strategic alliances says: “Working together, Cognos and Bowstreet will enable joint customers to unite traditional and e-business processes and provide timely information delivery to customers, partners and suppliers for maximum performance. Bowstreet’s web services approach brings a significant added return on investment to the mix.”



Bowstreet’s Business Web Portals are packaged software products built on the Bowstreet™ Business Web Factory. They optimise its dynamic assembly and mass-customisation capability for a wide range of e-business initiatives, including enterprise information sharing, eCRM, syndicated storefronts, corporate intranets, partner extranets and supply chain collaboration.

“There’s no reason to hardwire and maintain one-size-fits-all portals when you can point and click so that web services dynamically assemble themselves in unique combinations for each user,” said Kristen Brown, Bowstreet vice president of business development. “Bowstreet-powered EIPs combine the power of web services and our mass-customisation capabilities to deliver Cognos-powered business intelligence in countless forms to anyone who needs it, just when they need it.”

About Cognos

Cognos is the leading provider of business intelligence solutions that optimise the performance of the world’s largest and most successful organisations. Cognos consistently adds immediate context to business-driving information, aligning decisions and making enterprises more agile. Founded in 1969, Cognos serves more than 17,000 customers in 120 countries. For more information, visit http://www.cognos.com.


About Bowstreet

Bowstreet, a recognised leader in web services, enables businesses to transform themselves from hard-wired enterprises into agile, spontaneous “business webs.” The BowstreetÔ Business Web Factory and Business Web Portal Solutions comprise a new, dynamic assembly layer on top of middleware, enabling enterprise components and web services to be assembled on-the-fly by non-technical business people into mass-customised composite web services. Bowstreet’s Business Web Portals leverage the Business Web Factory to converge separate portal initiatives (including enterprise information sharing, eCRM, syndicated storefronts, corporate intranets, partner extranets and supply chain collaboration), into a single, reusable platform, enabling new revenue streams and reducing portal costs by as much as 80 percent. More information may be found at http://www.bowstreet.com


Bowstreet is a trademark of Bowstreet, Inc. All other company names and product names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies or owners.


Contact:

Cyrus Gilbert-Rolfe
Bowstreet
+44 20 7556 7009
cgilbertrolfe@bowstreet.com

Stella Couch / Michelle Halliday
Write Image
+44 20 7959 5400
stellac@write-image.co.uk

michelle@write-image.co.uk

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