Fear or Greed: What’s Driving Your Information Management?

Lately we’ve been spending a fair amount of time talking to banks and investment firms about their information management challenges. One industry insider recently summed it all up for me by stating that organizations in this industry are motivated by one of two things – fear or greed. It might sound a bit crass, but that’s not a bad thing and I think it reflects the reality of the market we all, not just banks and investment firms, operate in.
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Magnitude Software Ships Noetix Analytics 5.4!

Magnitude Software’s Product Development team is excited to announce the general availability of Noetix Analytics 5.4! This release includes new content, performance enhancements, consolidation of objects and streamlined maintenance and upgrades to improve the overall ownership experience for our customers. This release has been in the works for more than a year and includes major contributions from many team members across multiple groups and time zones. A huge thank you to everyone involved in making this happen! Read more

Introducing NoetixViews Workbench 2.1.1

By Paul Winterstein, Senior Director, Product Management

The Magnitude Software engineering team has been hard at work during the past several months to complete NoetixViews Workbench 2.1.1, a maintenance release that improves the scalability and stability of Workbench. Read more

Fall BI News Wrap-up: It’s Survey Season!

For those of you who follow news about the Business Intelligence market, you may have noticed that it’s survey season. We love survey results as much as the next guy, all those smart-sounding statistics illuminating the soaring victories and chronic pain of the data management industry. Here are a few that caught our eye during the past few weeks. Read more

Now Available: NoetixViews 6.4.1 with Support for Oracle EBS version 12.2

Magnitude Software is pleased to introduce NoetixViews 6.4.1, a maintenance release that adds support for Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS) version 12.2 and protects reports and queries from database changes introduced in 12.2. Performance enhancements have been made to 116 views across 20 modules and new columns have been added to 11 views. Enhanced customer support is available for custom EBS tables and views. Read more

Building the Data Warehouse Semantic Layer

Kimball Group puts out some fantastic design tips, and one I especially liked in the last year was one from Joy Mundy (Design Tip #158 Making Sense of the Semantic Layer).  The arrival of this in my inbox was extremely timely because I was at the time involved in a disagreement with a BI consultant who was currently specialized in one of the new breed of BI tools.  His position was that semantic layers were unnecessary and the realm of “traditional, IT-centric reporting environments.”  If I didn’t understand that, well, I just didn’t understand the niche that particular product was fulfilling towards the goal of enabling ad-hoc end user reporting without IT involvement.  The argument started because I was inquiring about the capability of third-party solutions like Kalido (now Magnitude DIW) of preconfiguring the semantic layer for the tool rather than having to manually configure it. Read more

The Agile BI Ship Has Sailed – are you on a Tanker or a Jet Boat?

I recently took a very touristy outing in Boston when we went on the “Codzilla” boat ride in Boston Harbor. On a hot day, it is great. The boat goes out of the harbor, gains speed, and then tries to get everyone wet by turning sharply and quickly, stopping short and diving forward, and generally stirring up the water until it is falling over the decks and spraying the crowd. On the day we went there was at least one tanker moored in the distance – quite the opposite of the fast and agile boat we were on. Read more

New Whitepaper: How to Create an Oracle® E-Business Suite Database Clone for Reporting with NoetixViews®

Our engineering team has been busy testing out best practices for creating an Oracle EBS database clone for reporting with NoetixViews.  The results are detailed in a new webinar and accompanying whitepaper that provide a high-level overview of how Oracle Active Data Guard or Oracle GoldenGate can be leveraged for preparing a database instance of Oracle EBS against which reporting can be achieved with the use of NoetixViews. Read more

Noetix and Kalido Join Forces

Noetix announced today that we have joined with Kalido, the leading provider of business-driven information management software, to combine our businesses in a merger of equals. The combined business is called Magnitude Software, and is a leading provider of Enterprise Information Management (EIM) software, with 10 award-winning enterprise class products and more than 200,000 users in 100 countries worldwide. Read more

Zebra Leverages Noetix and Oracle to Meet Their Daily BI Needs

ZebraTechZebra Technologies designs and sells specialty printing devices that print variable information, bar coded labels, RFID tags, receipts, and ID cards on-demand at the point of issuance.  In 2009, Zebra’s IT team kicked off a global business transformation initiative designed to integrate the data from Zebra’s 50 offices and legacy source systems worldwide in order to provide management with ‘a single version of the truth’ for business operations. Read more