Crystal Decisions Continues Tradition of Powerful Analytic Application Development With Holos 8

Apr 03, 2001, 01:00 ET from Crystal Decisions Inc.

    PALO ALTO, Calif., April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Crystal Decisions, an
 information infrastructure company that is a market leader in reporting,
 analysis and information delivery, today shipped version 8 of the Holos
 Analytic System. Available immediately, Holos 8 is a proven and powerful
 analytic application development system for building sophisticated and fully
 customizable data driven solutions. Holos 8 rounds out the complete suite of
 Crystal Decisions' business intelligence solutions that include the recently
 released Crystal Enterprise, Crystal Reports and the upcoming Crystal
 Analysis.
     New developer productivity features, enhanced scalability and performance,
 new data mining power, additional data sources such as SAP, and Linux as an
 additional server platform are several of the key new features to Holos 8.
 Additionally Holos 8 contains significant internal changes to allow
 integration with Crystal Reports, Crystal Enterprise and the forthcoming
 Crystal Analysis products.
     "Holos 8 is a core piece of the Crystal product strategy and a key
 differentiator for our overall suite of reporting, analysis and information
 delivery solutions," said Tony Wind, vice president of product development at
 Crystal Decisions. "Through our experience and knowledge with high-end
 analytics, we continue to provide our customers with best-of-breed business
 intelligence and information delivery."
     Holos is used by customers around the world to rapidly deliver a range of
 custom analytic applications, such as customer profiling, e-commerce analysis,
 balanced scorecard, budgeting, management reporting, acquisitions analysis,
 sales analysis, tax analysis, customer churn analysis, EPOS analysis,
 actuarial analysis and more. Holos applications provide users with directed
 analysis and manipulation of large-scale enterprise data held in relational,
 multi-dimensional, and ERP databases. Holos provides unparalleled levels of
 scalability and design sophistication to build "business-aware" applications
 that can help organizations make better-informed decisions.
     TransCanada Pipelines Limited (NYSE:   TRP), a long time Crystal Decisions
 customer, is a leading North American energy services company. "We have been
 test driving the Holos 8 components along with our current pricing
 applications in readiness for the new Crystal Enterprise information delivery
 solution and are extremely impressed with the new scalability improvements
 options," said Lynne Ralston, IS team leader at TransCanada Pipeline. "The
 Crystal Decisions product suite is integral to our business marketing strategy
 of analyzing mission critical data and pushing this strategic information out
 to the Web."
     Crystal Decisions has a long and proven history of delivering scalable
 web-based reporting and analysis solutions for mission-critical applications.
 With millions of users in thousands of companies worldwide, Crystal Decisions
 continues to develop innovative technology to meet the ever-changing
 information delivery and consumption needs of its customer base. For further
 information on Holos and the complete suite of Crystal Decisions offerings,
 please visit www.crystaldecisions.net
 
     About Crystal Decisions
     Crystal Decisions, formerly Seagate Software, is a privately held Seagate
 company owned by a group of investors that include Silver Lake Partners and
 Texas Pacific Group. Crystal Decisions is an information infrastructure
 company, which provides award-winning reporting, analysis, and information
 delivery solutions. The company's world-class products are used by millions of
 customers in thousands of companies worldwide and include, Crystal Analysis,
 Crystal Enterprise, Crystal Reports and Holos. Crystal Decisions can be found
 on the Web at www.crystaldecisions.net.
     NOTE:  Crystal Decisions, Crystal Reports, Crystal Enterprise, Seagate
 Holos and Seagate Info are either a registered trademark or trademark of
 Crystal Decisions Inc. Seagate is a registered trademark of both Seagate
 Technology and Seagate Software. All other trademarks or registered trademarks
 are the property of their respective owners.
 
 

SOURCE Crystal Decisions Inc.
    PALO ALTO, Calif., April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Crystal Decisions, an
 information infrastructure company that is a market leader in reporting,
 analysis and information delivery, today shipped version 8 of the Holos
 Analytic System. Available immediately, Holos 8 is a proven and powerful
 analytic application development system for building sophisticated and fully
 customizable data driven solutions. Holos 8 rounds out the complete suite of
 Crystal Decisions' business intelligence solutions that include the recently
 released Crystal Enterprise, Crystal Reports and the upcoming Crystal
 Analysis.
     New developer productivity features, enhanced scalability and performance,
 new data mining power, additional data sources such as SAP, and Linux as an
 additional server platform are several of the key new features to Holos 8.
 Additionally Holos 8 contains significant internal changes to allow
 integration with Crystal Reports, Crystal Enterprise and the forthcoming
 Crystal Analysis products.
     "Holos 8 is a core piece of the Crystal product strategy and a key
 differentiator for our overall suite of reporting, analysis and information
 delivery solutions," said Tony Wind, vice president of product development at
 Crystal Decisions. "Through our experience and knowledge with high-end
 analytics, we continue to provide our customers with best-of-breed business
 intelligence and information delivery."
     Holos is used by customers around the world to rapidly deliver a range of
 custom analytic applications, such as customer profiling, e-commerce analysis,
 balanced scorecard, budgeting, management reporting, acquisitions analysis,
 sales analysis, tax analysis, customer churn analysis, EPOS analysis,
 actuarial analysis and more. Holos applications provide users with directed
 analysis and manipulation of large-scale enterprise data held in relational,
 multi-dimensional, and ERP databases. Holos provides unparalleled levels of
 scalability and design sophistication to build "business-aware" applications
 that can help organizations make better-informed decisions.
     TransCanada Pipelines Limited (NYSE:   TRP), a long time Crystal Decisions
 customer, is a leading North American energy services company. "We have been
 test driving the Holos 8 components along with our current pricing
 applications in readiness for the new Crystal Enterprise information delivery
 solution and are extremely impressed with the new scalability improvements
 options," said Lynne Ralston, IS team leader at TransCanada Pipeline. "The
 Crystal Decisions product suite is integral to our business marketing strategy
 of analyzing mission critical data and pushing this strategic information out
 to the Web."
     Crystal Decisions has a long and proven history of delivering scalable
 web-based reporting and analysis solutions for mission-critical applications.
 With millions of users in thousands of companies worldwide, Crystal Decisions
 continues to develop innovative technology to meet the ever-changing
 information delivery and consumption needs of its customer base. For further
 information on Holos and the complete suite of Crystal Decisions offerings,
 please visit www.crystaldecisions.net
 
     About Crystal Decisions
     Crystal Decisions, formerly Seagate Software, is a privately held Seagate
 company owned by a group of investors that include Silver Lake Partners and
 Texas Pacific Group. Crystal Decisions is an information infrastructure
 company, which provides award-winning reporting, analysis, and information
 delivery solutions. The company's world-class products are used by millions of
 customers in thousands of companies worldwide and include, Crystal Analysis,
 Crystal Enterprise, Crystal Reports and Holos. Crystal Decisions can be found
 on the Web at www.crystaldecisions.net.
     NOTE:  Crystal Decisions, Crystal Reports, Crystal Enterprise, Seagate
 Holos and Seagate Info are either a registered trademark or trademark of
 Crystal Decisions Inc. Seagate is a registered trademark of both Seagate
 Technology and Seagate Software. All other trademarks or registered trademarks
 are the property of their respective owners.
 
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