TORONTO, Sept. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Panorama Software, a global leader in proactive Business Intelligence (BI) solutions, announced today the availability of Service Pack 1 (SP1) for its socially-enabled BI 3.0 solution, Panorama Necto. The enhancements contained in SP1 reflect new capabilities requested by Necto's enterprise-level user base.
SP1 introduces a new "Topics Cloud" functionality which enhances Necto's suggestions engine by improving the relevancy of data. Users can now work even more effectively as the system provides them with the most relevant trending topics in the enterprise. This new feature greatly improves efficiency by decreasing distractions and preventing users from receiving information that does not pertain to their particular goals.
Also included in SP1 is a tighter integration from Necto's presentation layer to Microsoft's SharePoint, its multi-purpose web application platform. SharePoint also becomes an integral social BI point within Necto, as social ad-hoc groups can be setup within the BI platform and then published to SharePoint to enable workflow tasks and the establishment of a joint activity stream for the entire enterprise.
Improved self-service features include newly-designed charting tools that allow users to better customize Workboards, which are Necto's proprietary personalized social dashboards that give users a view of the enterprise's health and various trend lines. SP1 also boosts the speed of many of Necto's algorithmic operations, allowing users to increase efficiency through faster analytics processing.
"Our continuing goal is for Necto to remain at the top of the industry as the most innovative BI solution available today," said Eynav Azarya, CEO of Panorama Software. "With the introduction of our first service pack, we address some key areas suggested by our very involved user base. Our exciting Topics Cloud function further enhances Netco's ability to give users relevant insights that align with their specific tasks. We also increased the speed of our analytics engine, allowing users to produce complex data with charting and social connections in near real-time."
Along with this Service Pack release, Necto will now be available for BI professionals that are looking to extend their BI solution with social decision making and automated relevant insights, to download a free trial version from the Panorama website at www.panorama.com/trial/NectoTrial.php.
About Panorama Software
Panorama Software helps companies grow revenues, reduce costs and improve corporate performance by enabling social decision making and unlocking actionable insights contained within their data.
Leading the Business Intelligence 3.0 revolution, Panorama Software offers a new generation of BI solutions that introduces a unique way to connect data, insights, and people in the organization. Panorama Necto™ is the first BI solution that leverages Social Decision Making and Automated Insights to enable users to gain insights more quickly, more efficiently, and with greater relevancy.
Panorama Software is the original developer of the OLAP technology that Microsoft acquired in 1996 and integrated into the SQL Server platform, and since has been a close and strategic Microsoft partner.
Panorama streamlines business operations for over 1,600 customers worldwide and has a wide eco-system of partners in 30 countries, maintaining offices throughout North America, EMEA and Asia. To learn more about Panorama Software, please visit www.panorama.com.
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