Panorama Selected As Alliance Member; Business Intelligence Software Now Available to MTC Customers
TORONTO, December 8, 2004 – Panorama Software, a leader in business intelligence (BI)
solutions for the Microsoft platform and a Microsoft Technology Center (MTC) Alliance Member,
today announced that its business intelligence solutions - Panorama 4.0 - has been selected to
be showcased at Microsoft Technology Centers worldwide. By doing so, companies can leverage
both Microsoft and Panorama’s strategic expertise in order to make decisions that improve
performance, and ultimately bottom-line results. Furthermore, customers can utilize Panorama’s
business intelligence solutions, which integrate analysis, enterprise reporting, and performance
measurement, to test and evaluate technology solutions before deploying at their locations.
"Panorama’s participation in Microsoft Technology Centers enables us to jointly work with
Microsoft and large enterprise companies to discover and define business intelligence strategies
that address performance related challenges,” said Lee Ho, Director Worldwide Marketing,
Panorama Software. "The availability of Panorama in the Microsoft Technology Centers is a
testament to the market’s growing demand for BI solutions that match their decision making
requirements. We are excited about the opportunity to partner with the MTCs to provide our end-toend
BI solutions exclusively for the Microsoft platform.”
Panorama’s flagship business intelligence solution – Panorama 4.0 - will be an integral
software offering in the MTCs. Panorama 4.0 is a comprehensive solution which extends
Microsoft SQL Server Business Intelligence Platform allowing decision makers to easily analyze
data, quickly create and distribute reports, and proactively measure performance. Panorama
extends the value and reach of business intelligence to all end users.
The Microsoft Technology Centers, in Austin, Boston, Chicago, Silicon Valley and world
wide are state-of-the-art facilities that provide enterprise customers access to technology experts,
industry leaders, and an outstanding environment to envision, architect, and prove out
customized and secure solutions using Microsoft and partner products and technologies. Each
US MTC includes an Envisioning Center, Data Center and Development Suites, to facilitate
knowledge transfer and a development experience that is second to none.
Currently Panorama is supporting the US MTCs and will be installing its best-of-breed BI
software in the new MTC in Reston, Virginia opening in early 2005, and international MTCs
shortly. For enterprise customers, Microsoft Technology Centers provide strategy briefings,
architecture design sessions and proof of concept workshops.
?? Strategy Briefings: a one-day briefing where customers’ technical needs, business goals
and current IT environments are examined.
?? Architecture Design Sessions: a multiple-day custom session that is specific to a
customer’s business objectives. Best practices input, architecture design, and risk
analyses are provided.
?? Proof-of-Concept Workshops: a multi-week in-depth workshop where Panorama would
work closely with key members of customers’ technical staffs to develop prototypes for
"Panorama Software is a recognized as a leader in the BI space.” said Ross Loforte,
Technical Architect, Microsoft Technology Center, Chicago. “The Company’s proven ability to
deliver innovative business solutions is precisely what business customers expect. Through
Panorama’s participation in Microsoft Technology Centers, customers will be able to test and
develop best-of-breed BI products, accelerate product development and lessen project risks
while achieving business results. Panorama Software is a solid solution to extend the
About Panorama Software
Panorama Software helps global organizations unlock the hidden value of their information assets
to improve business performance and results. Panorama extends the Microsoft Platform through
integrated business intelligence and corporate performance management solutions. With
Panorama decision makers at all levels and functions can easily analyze data, quickly create and
distribute reports, and proactively measure performance. Companies gain a greater
understanding of their business and make better decisions. These informed decisions improve
profitability, increase revenues, reduce costs and time to market and mitigate competitive risks.
Panorama, a leading innovator of business intelligence solutions, supports customers worldwide
in industries such as financial services, manufacturing, healthcare, retail, healthcare,
telecommunications and life sciences. Panorama has more than 150 partners in 30 countries,
and maintains offices throughout North America and EMEA. More information is available at