*****For Immediate Release (December 23, 2004)
Cognos Declares Niteo Partners Ready to Deliver Newest Solution:
Cognos Controller 3.2
- Niteo Partners prepared to implement solution throughout North America -
EDISON, N.J., December 23, 2004 - Niteo Partners, a consulting, solutions and systems integration firm and an NEC Solutions
America Company, was recently recognized again by Cognos (Nasdaq: COGN; TSX: CSN), the world leader in business intelligence
and corporate performance management, as a key partner ready to deliver their new Cognos Controller 3.2 Solution throughout North
With sophisticated global financial consolidation capabilities, Cognos Controller is the first Cognos-branded offering from the
company's recent acquisition of Frango. It helps structure and control the process for internal and external reporting made difficult by
business changes, compliance requirements driven by the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS),
and disparate systems to provide a transparent, accurate and timely management view of enterprise-wide corporate performance.
Cognos Controller delivers best practice consolidation functionality that compresses the time to close, ensures accuracy and integrity
and provides a high level of confidence that the business controls directly impacting the corporate reporting process are effective. The
built-in intelligence enables customers to easily and rapidly consolidate their business performance data, decrease implementation
times and drive an ongoing lower total cost of ownership.
Niteo Partners, a Cognos Platinum Partner, worked closely with Cognos to complete the early training programs and is pleased to
offer Cognos Controller 3.2 as the latest addition to their Sarbanes-Oxley solutions.
About Niteo Partners
Niteo Partners - "Delivering the Connected Enterprise." Niteo, a consulting, solutions and systems integration firm and an NEC
Solutions America Company, leverages Internet technologies to deliver strategic and measurable value for Global 2000 companies.
Niteo's vision of the Connected Enterprise guides the development of core solution and service offerings to deliver tangible business
value for our clients. Headquartered in New York, Niteo Partners also has offices in New Jersey, San Francisco, Orange County,
Boston, Philadelphia, Tokyo and offshore delivery headquarters in Chennai, India. For further information, please visit
Cognos, a world leader in business intelligence and corporate performance management, delivers software that helps companies
drive, monitor and understand corporate performance.
Cognos delivers the next level of competitive advantage - Corporate Performance Management (CPM) - achieved through the
strategic application of BI on an enterprise scale. Our integrated CPM solution helps customers drive performance through planning;
monitor performance through scorecarding; and understand performance through business intelligence.
Cognos serves more than 22,000 customers in over 135 countries. Cognos enterprise business intelligence solutions and services
are also available from more than 3,000 worldwide partners and resellers. For more information, visit the Cognos Web site at
For further information:
Niteo Partners / an NEC Solutions America Company
732/767-0400, ext. 220