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Productivity and Improved Business Intelligence Analysis

Susan Andre2008

Productivity and Improved Business Intelligence Analysis

Pitney Bowes Group 1 Software today introduced release 6.5 of Sagent Data Flow(tm), the only data management solution that offers both ETL (Extract, Transform and Load) and BI (Business Intelligence) in a single integrated product. Sagent Data Flow v6.5 is equipped with a new user interface and enterprise-class capabilities designed to improve development productivity, enhance compliance reporting and facilitate global adoption across the enterprise.

Enterprises increasingly need to integrate disparate data stored on various systems across their IT infrastructure. With Sagent Data Flow v6.5, organizations can consolidate data into a singular, viewer-friendly format that can be easily interpreted by an end-user to perform business intelligence analysis and generate comprehensive reports. By mining data that is stored in different storage and database environments, Sagent Data Flow addresses the EII (Enterprise Information Integration) and BI needs of organizations of any size and in any industry.

"Due to its ease of use and improved UI, Sagent Data Flow v6.5 enables a broad range of employees across an enterprise to easily create new queries on multiple data sources," said Jay Bourland, Pitney Bowes Group 1 Software vice president and general manager of CDQ/CDI. "The improved user interface simplifies the experience of working with the solution for even the most sporadic or novice business intelligence user. Advanced developers will benefit from the 'linked subplans' feature that enables them to reuse pre-developed modules, and ultimately accelerate development cycles."

Sagent Data Flow v6.5 has a number of new enterprise-class features, reporting capabilities and productivity enhancements designed to strengthen the user experience, including:

•    New User Interface – More than 35 state-of-the-art user interface features have been enhanced to make Sagent Data Flow v6.5 even easier to work with and more intuitive for business intelligence users.
•    Modify Connect Information in SANRUN/Automation – Capability to run an application in different environments, via SARUN and/or Automation, without needing to permanently change any technical settings.
•    Linked SubPlans Support – Centrally develop and manage pre-developed modules that can be re-used to reduce redundancy and improve maintainability of every application.
•    Data Flow Plans – Automatically document any changes, and details not only on whom and when changes occur, but also what was actually changed. This enables users to understand the "evolvement of plans," and relieves developers of the burden of having to manually document any changes.

About Alicornio Africa

Alicornio Africa has been a distributor of Group 1 Software in Southern Africa and other parts of Africa since 1999. Offering Sagent Data Flow and other software products from the Group 1 stable, as well as consulting service and training covering the entire spectrum of information integration, data profiling, data deduplication, data quality, data warehousing, business intelligence, data mining and customer communications management. For more information visit www.alicornio.co.za

About Group 1 Software

Group 1 Software, Inc. , part of Pitney Bowes Inc. (NYSE:PBI), turns data into results, providing innovative software solutions that enable our clients to better understand and connect with their millions of customers, prospects, and partners. Group 1 Software helps over 3,000 organizations maximize the value of customer data to improve profitability, increase effectiveness, and strengthen customer relationships, through consolidating, cleansing and enriching corporate data, and generating personalized business documents for multi-channel delivery, customer care and efficient business processing. Our comprehensive Customer Data Management (CDM) & Communication Management (CCM) solutions span from database to delivery, adding value to every aspect of communication and allowing clients to integrate intelligence throughout their mail stream. As part of Pitney Bowes (NYSE: PBI), a $6.1 billion company, Group 1 Software's solutions are utilized by leaders in the insurance, financial services/banking, GIS/mapping, government, mail services, retail, telecommunications, utility, and other industries, including Entergy, ING, L.L. Bean, MapQuest, Microsoft, Safeco Insurance, Wal-Mart and Wells Fargo.