According to Anton Jacobsz, sales executive at IT systems, software, hardware and consulting services provider, Datacentrix, the recent tightening in partnership between Microsoft and proactive Business Intelligence (BI) solution provider, Panorama Software, bodes well for those companies wanting to complete their BI offerings with the delivery of a fast, powerful BI front-end.
“The combination of Panorama and Microsoft BI provides users with a powerful, end-to-end BI offering delivering rapid insight and allowing for speedy decision making,” he says.
As a ProfitBase Authorised Reseller, Datacentrix maintains that Panorama’s NovaView suite of proactive BI solutions opens a new world for local users of ProfitBase 2009, a scalable, rapidly configured, graphical, data warehouse and OLAP Cube deployment accelerator for Microsoft SQL Server.
Jacobsz s says that, following the recent release of Panorama’s NovaView 6 and the technical preview announcement of Office 2010, together, Panorama and Microsoft have extended BI to even more users across the globe.
“NovaView 6.0 combines numerous features, from query and analysis, formatted reporting, performance dashboard and KPI scorecards, to modeling, advanced visualisation and automated report distribution. Not only does it boast an even more robust platform designed to bring more users to BI, but also new deployment wizards and applications to make it Panorama’s biggest release at this point.
“Panorama NovaView is 100 percent dependent on the Microsoft platform and integrates with the Microsoft tools and platforms available today,” Jacobsz explains. “In fact, it is safe to say that Panorama combines the best of a dedicated BI suite with the finest of Microsoft’s BI platform and productivity software.”
Panorama and Microsoft have enjoyed a lengthy history together, which kicked off with Microsoft’s acquisition of Panorama’s OLAP technology in the 1990s, becoming the foundation for Microsoft SQL Server Analysis services.