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Quick Takes: Cognos SAP certified

Cognos has obtained SAP certification for its OLAP business intelligence product and a new survey found customer relationship management initiatives are still hot.

OLAP SAP certified

Cognos's OLAP's business intelligence product has been given the latest version of ODBO interface certification for the SAP Business Information WareHouse, a key component of mySAP Business Intelligence. Also, Cognos successfully passed full SAP BW variables support validation and new performance tests. Cognos, Burlington, Mass., is a provider of business intelligence products.

CRM still hot, says survey

Sixty-five percent of respondents to survey by Dataquest Inc., a unit of Gartner Inc., Stamford, Conn., plan to have customer relationship management initiatives deployed in their businesses next year. Large and midsize enterprises will continue to implement big-name CRM suites using top-tier consulting and system integration companies through next year, Dataquest said. More information is available in the Gartner Dataquest Perspective "Outlook for CRM Implementation Services, 2002."

Plaut wins award

Plaut Consulting Canada's Plaut InfoMessenger was given the gold "Innovative Mobile CRM Solution" award at the eCustomer World awards banquet to honor innovative e-business customer relationship management products. InfoMessenger provides access through any e-mail enabled device to SAP system information. Plaut Consulting Canada is in Toronto, Ontario.

Knovalent releases ERP module

Knovalent Inc., Ann Arbor, Mich., a business process consulting and enterprise resource planning applications provider for the Automotive Manufacturing and Supplier Network, has released its version-independent integration module to the MAPICS ERP solution. Knovalent now provides front-end electronic data Interchange release accounting and back-end shipping, scanning capabilities to suppliers running the MAPICS ERP suite of applications.

Yantra updates order, inventory management suite

Yantra Corp., Tewksbury, Mass., a provider of multi-enterprise commerce management products, is now selling version 4.0 of its multi-enterprise order and inventory management suite. The new release extends order and inventory management functionality with dynamic business process modeling, role-based participant management, deep event and alert management and business performance measurement.

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