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Cognos Honors Global Partners For Excellence In Innovation, Influence, And Thought-Leadership


Cognos (Nasdaq: COGN; TSX: CSN), the world leader in business intelligence and performance management solutions, today announced the winners of its 2007 Global Partner Awards. With close to 120 awards, Cognos recognized partners from across North America, Latin America, Asia-Pacific, the Middle East and EMEA for excelling at innovation, influence, and thought-leadership in performance management. The winners were announced at the Partner Summit Awards ceremony held this week at the Global Partner Summit as part of Cognos Forum 2007.

“Cognos is the only true independent performance management player in the market, with global reach and leading solutions enabled by a broad ecosystem of partners,” said Mel Zeledon, senior vice president, global alliances, Cognos. “Together, we provide the products, services and technology to help customers drive performance management, lower implementation risk and generate better profitability. The Global Partner Awards underscore our commitment to the long-term success of our global partner network across various industries, applications, and geographic locations.”

Highlighted categories and winners of the Global Partner Awards include:

Global System Integrator Partner of the Year: BearingPoint
BearingPoint was selected as Global SI Partner of the Year because of its commitment to Cognos training and certification, leadership in recommending Cognos to their customers and extensive investment in developing industry-focused solutions. Last year, BearingPoint was Cognos’ fastest growing GSI partnership and the firm helped co-develop the Cognos 8 migration methodology, which is emblematic of BearingPoint’s depth of understanding and commitment to Cognos.

Global Technology Partner of the Year: Teradata
With more than 175 joint customers from various industries, Teradata was selected as Technology Partner of the Year for applying its data warehousing solutions to help businesses make better business decisions through a comprehensive, single view of business performance. Working together to offer a complete performance management platform, Teradata and Cognos align and enable strategic and operational decision-making capabilities across the enterprise by providing scalability, broad user reach, standardized reporting, self-service, and proven results.

Global Alliance Partner of the Year: IBM
IBM was selected as Global Alliance Partner of the Year for its key strategic alliance with Cognos that has resulted in several successful joint solutions including the Crime Data Warehouse, Risk Cockpit, and Workforce Analytics. Through the application and support of Cognos technology, IBM is helping Cognos’ clients deliver innovative solutions that solve their industry-specific business challenges. Joint customer successes this year included BCBS of Tennessee, NYPD, First Citizens Bank and Freightliner.

Reseller Partners of the Year: HugurAx (Sweden), Lantares Europe (Spain), novem business applications GmbH (Germany), IBS (Central and Eastern Europe), Hallemeesch & Coulter (Belgium), 2B Consulting (France), Atlantic Technologies (Italy), Synergy Computing (South Africa), Inca Software (United Kingdom), Business Systems Group (Middle East), DSS de México (Latin America), NetPartners (Latin America), CBH (North America), Focus, Bistech, and Efab (Australia) .

Services Partners of the Year: Ibermatica S.A. (Spain), Synergetics MIC GmbH (Germany), UNILOG-Logica CMG (France), iCentric Consulting (South Africa), Atos Origin (United Kingdom), Softtek (South America), Niteo Partners (North America).

For more information about the Cognos Partner Program and a review of the complete list of award winners, please visit

Cognos Partner Summit 2007 attracted more than 400 global attendees to discuss best practices, share selling solutions, and network with their peers to learn how to increase selling effectiveness. For more information about the event, 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


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