Microsoft buys Proclarity

Mosha has done it, as has Chris and Marco, so even though I should join in too. There is an official press release here http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2006/apr06/04-03ProClarityPR.mspx

Proclarity has always been highly regarded and I think it will round out Microsoft's BI stable very nicely. It was interesting to read Chris's post and some of the comments on people have posted under Mosha's entry.

Ok, so I'm a little slow this time, but I don't want to be the only one not to blog about this. :) 

The client I am working for at the moment provides a workstation for me to work on (so I can't use a thick blogging client) and their firewall blocks javascript, so the page for entering posts on-line does not work. So I have to resort to emailing myself links when I see something like this.

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# A UI for designing Reporting Services Reports

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Proclarity won ' Best of Tech-Ed 2005' for BI- see the press release below for the 2006' Winner>
RSINTERACT WINS BEST OF TECH-ED 2006 FOR BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE

Sponsored by Windows IT Media, the award recognises RSinteract’s pivotal position in bringing Business Intelligence to the masses.


26 June, 2006

Microsoft Tech-Ed 2006, Boston, US, 14 June 2006- ICS’s RSinteract solution is named Best of Tech-Ed in the Business Intelligence (BI) category. The announcement was made at a special award ceremony in Boston. "The winners at Tech Ed 2006 each represent best-in-class technology products. After closely evaluating all entries, our team of editors chose winners based on the products’ strategic importance to the market, competitive advantages, value to the customer, and value in the marketplace,” said Mike Otey, Technical Director for Windows IT Media.

“RSinteract provides a simple report design interface that allows end users to quickly build new reports or customize existing reports on any data source defined in Reporting Services,” said Diana May, Technical Editor for Windows IT Media. “Because it is a server-based web application, it requires no client software or plug-ins. The simple user interface allows business users to interactively browse data, create and deploy reports to share with other users, and virtually eliminate the need for IT intervention.”

RSinteract is the essential value-add to the Microsoft® SQL Server Business Intelligence stack. Integrated with the Reporting Services component of SQL Server 2000 / 2005, it is designed to extend the reach of BI across the business enterprise. RSinteract enables both front-line decision makers and IT professionals to browse and interact with data dynamically and intuitively. With RSinteract, non-technical users can benefit from a self serve model enabling them to design, build, publish and interact with their reports, all via a standard web browser. Training requirements are virtually zero and server based installation takes no more than five minutes, allowing deployment to be achieved instantly. Tangible results are realised within hours and days, not weeks and months.

Christian Smyth, CEO of ICS said “We are thrilled to receive this accolade. The award recognises the product’s value to MS Reporting Services and the business enterprise. RSinteract enables businesses to capitalise on their existing SQL Server investment. With web-based interactive reporting available to all tiers of management, business users are truly empowered in their decision support. The award is a proof-point that we have one of the best BI solutions in the market!”

This award strengthens RSinteract’s position in the market, establishing it as a key BI player. Since its launch in January, the solution has been OEMed into two software vendor’s products, signed up by half a dozen resellers and adopted by several blue chip companies.

For more information see: www.rsinteract.com
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