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ExecutiveViewer now allows business users to effectively exploit
Essbase ‘Drill Through’ capability and access the raw data behind the trends


Temtec, the provider of OLAP analytical software, today announced a new release of its Executive Viewer analytical front-end solution for Essbase and other OLAP solutions. Version 4.2 of Executive Viewer allows users to ‘drill through’ the abstracted data in an OLAP cube and look in depth at the underlying operation data which is causing trends. With the new release Temtec has also made available an API for Executive Viewer allowing users and partners to customise the product and incorporate its power into broader analytical environments.


Executive Viewer is a front-end software product which provides an intuitive and user-friendly interface, allowing non-technical staff throughout a company to gain access to the analytical power and business insight that OLAP solutions can provide. Using Executive Viewer’s browser based interface, companies can extract maximum value from Essbase by extending its OLAP and business analytic functionality to more new users, improving decision making, forecasting, evaluation and ROI analysis across the business.


“As business analytics moves out from niche areas, such as the finance department, and is pushed out into new areas of the enterprise, there is a need for new levels of granularity to make OLAP a truly effective tool. Once they have spotted tends, users in these new areas like Marketing and CRM, are demanding the ability to look beyond this to find details of the individual customers who are causing them,” comments Temtec’s managing director, Erik Weidgraaf. “Drill through capabilities have been available in Essbase solutions for over a year, but Executive Viewer is the first front end solution which can effectively exploit this functionality and deliver it to the non-technical users who can extract the most value from it.”


In addition, with the release of Executive Viewer 4.2, Temtec has also bowed to customer demand by making an API for the product. This will now enable users to integrate Executive Viewer with broader reporting environments and standard office products including Microsoft PowerPoint.


“We have always prided ourselves on being the only truly ‘ready to go’ ‘out of the box’ OLAP user interface. The product can be installed, connected and ready to go in a matter of minutes,” continues Weidgraaf. “Whilst we are proud of the boxed-product image, when customers and partners wanted to combine the power of Executive Viewer with other analytics, reporting and office products, we were happy to help them.”


Executive Viewer 4.2 has also helped Temtec to become one of only four companies to gain ‘Platinum Technology Partner’ status with Hyperion (See separate release).


About Temtec


Founded in 1993, Temtec provides analytical software that empowers end users with the ability to analyse information at the speed of management thinking, leading to better-informed decision-making. By delivering real-time interactive analysis of business information, Temtec’s Executive Viewer® delivers a powerful and dynamic management tool rather than just classic briefing book reporting. From its first version this software was designed to optimise user access to Essbase, the industry leading multidimensional database developed and supplied by Hyperion Solutions. As a partner to Hyperion, Executive Viewer was the first analytical tool to be awarded Essbase-Ready Gold status. Temtec has gone on to achieve worldwide recognition for its software with over 9,000 users across more than 150 organisations in 50 countries. Customer implementations are diversified across multiple industries, including Banking & Financial Services, Technology, Retail, Manufacturing, Government, Food & Beverage and Services. Temtec's offices in The Netherlands, USA, UK and France provide personalised support in English as well as Dutch, German, Spanish, French and Portuguese. Its web site http://www.temtec.com provides further background information as well as a live demonstration of Executive Viewer.


For additional information, interviews (with Temtec and Hyperion) and supporting photography please contact:



Rory Macdonald
MCC International Ltd
Tel: +44 (0)1962 888 100
Fax: +44 (0) 1962 888125
Email: rory.macdonald@mccint.com


Alan Parker
Temtec Europe
Tel: +31 (0)73 646 0200




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