Pronto Software, an Australian developer of enterprise software solutions has announced it has integrated IBM’s latest business intelligence (BI) suite, IBM Cognos 10, into the upcoming release of its flagship solution, PRONTO -Xi, to enable quicker, smarter decision-making for mid-market customers.

IBM Cognos 10 was launched at IBM Information On Demand 2010 Forum in Las Vegas. Pronto Software is the first ERP vendor worldwide to embed and optimise IBM Cognos 10 functionality into its software, delivering instant value to Pronto Softwares 1500 customers globally when they upgrade.

The seamless integration of two industry-leading solutions, PRONTO-Xi’s strong transactional ERP system and the powerful IBM Cognos 10, provides enhanced reporting capabilities and instant business insight, thereby empowering users to access meaningful data anytime, anywhere.

According to Pronto Software Managing Director David Jackman, the strategic partnership with IBM is a defning step in its vision to increase the functionality and breadth of Pronto’s product portfolio and offer its customers a competitive advantage by delivering them the next generation ERP system that includes an intuitive BI capability out of the box.

Jackman explained one of the biggest obstacles to gaining insight from data is demystifying the complexities in the underlying database. “IBM Cognos 10 offers a simple mechanism for providing at-a-glance insight into key business drivers in an easy to understand way.”

“Pronto has been a valuable member of our IBM Cognos 10 beta program and instrumental in validating the value and benefts Cognos 10 Will bring to midsize companies,” said Mychelle Mollot, vice president worldwide marketing, business analytics at IBM. “We undertook an assessment of the best BI products in the world,” explained Jackman. “We selected IBM Cognos BI as our platform as it was the only one that met and exceeded our requirements in terms of both our business and the needs of our customers going forward.”

PRONTO -Xi v.700 Dimension released on November 2011 and the last upgrade on this version was released on August 2012.

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