Noetix Corp., a provider of business intelligence (BI) software and services for enterprise applications, has introduced Noetix Analytics 5.3, with improvements including new data marts, performance enhancements, and a streamlined upgrade process.
Noetix Analytics is a packaged data warehouse solution designed to provide business users with strategic reporting for trending and analysis based on information from multiple data sources. Organizations can use Noetix Analytics in conjunction with their existing business intelligence and reporting tools from Oracle BI EE, Oracle Discoverer, IBM Cognos, SAP BusinessObjects, and Microsoft BI.
The updates for this release are specifically designed to meet the growing business intelligence needs of Noetix customers, according to Jeff Kirk, director of Product Management for Noetix Analytics. The release is an important one for Noetix customers and prospects because it provides additional functional capability, coverage for new subject areas, and also provides improvement to the performance of the application, Kirk told 5 Minute Briefing in a recent interview. Issues such as the speed of extracting and loading data from different source systems, for example, whether Oracle or non-Oracle applications, are very important from an IT standpoint in order to satisfy batch processing windows, he added.
In the area of improved data marts, the new release provides advanced supply chain planning data marts for demand, supply, and exception details; quoting data marts for quote headers, lines, sales credits, and tax details; and an order management data mart for sales credits.
Many of the functional enhancements are aimed at making the solution easier to implement, notes Kirk. For example, support for the Oracle E-Business Suite General Ledger key flexfield hierarchies saves manual configuration steps. There is new support for two date hierarchies: fiscal and Gregorian calendar, and the ability to ability to define custom hierarchies. The new release also provides a consolidated upgrade patch for one-step upgrades.
Noetix customers typically have adopted Oracle E-Business Suite as their strategic ERP back end but many are using multiple ERP systems either as the result of acquisitions or a deliberate strategy to use products from multiple ERP vendors, explains Kirk. While Noetix Analytics has packaged integration with Oracle Applications there is also an open architecture that has enabled customers to map hundreds of non-Oracle systems in Noetix Analytics.
For complete details on the new release, go here. Noetix Analytics 5.3 is now generally available.