i2 to Develop Supply Chain Analytics Solution for Advanced Business Intelligence Capabilities.New-Generation Approach Leverages i2's Rich Heritage of Successfully Delivering Supply Chain Analytics Solutions
DALLAS -- i2 Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ NASDAQ
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As a part of this alliance, i2 and Microsoft will jointly develop i2's world-class, supply chain management solutions on the Microsoft.NET Framework, integrating with the Microsoft Office Microsoft's primary desktop applications for Windows and Mac. Depending on the package, it includes some combination of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access and Outlook along with various Internet and other utilities. System and a number of other key Microsoft technologies, including 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Microsoft[R] Windows Server See Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Home Server, Windows 2000 and Windows NT. [R] 2003, Microsoft[R] SQL Server An earlier relational DBMS from Sybase and from Microsoft. Sybase introduced SQL Server in 1988 for various Unix versions. In that same year, with help from IBM, Sybase created an OS/2 version that Microsoft licensed and branded as Microsoft SQL Server. [TM]and Microsoft[R] Office SharePoint Server. The i2 Intelligence solution will utilize the Microsoft Office suite as the primary user interface.
The collaboration brings together Microsoft([R]) Office PerformancePoint Server 2007, the Microsoft business intelligence (BI) technology and i2 new-generation supply chain management solutions to create an actionable BI and analytics solution that will provide businesses with the ability to better understand the impact of supply chain management decisions.
"This collaboration with i2 is part of our larger strategy to develop industry solutions that amplify the impact of people within manufacturing organizations to drive business success," said Charles Johnson Charles Johnson may refer to:
The joint development project between Microsoft and i2 is intended go beyond capabilities found in traditional business intelligence, which focus on simply providing information to users. i2 Intelligence is being developed to provide a view of multi-enterprise information, interpret the data and present understanding into underlying problems and potential opportunities that may exist. Managers are faced with many complex decisions each day. The solution will be designed to help identify the cause of supply chain disruptions and various courses of action leading to a resolution. i2 Intelligence is intended to empower decision makers to understand complex supply chain problems and make better, more rapid decisions than they can today.
i2 Intelligence builds on more than six years of accumulated learnings from working with customers in implementing supply chain analytics solutions. The solution will contain a pre-defined library of supply chain specific reports and KPIs. In addition, the solution will bring a more holistic approach holistic approach A term used in alternative health for a philosophical approach to health care, in which the entire Pt is evaluated and treated. See Alternative medicine, Holistic medicine. to supply chain analytics with a multi-disciplinary view of data and processes. This solution is designed for i2 customers and non-i2 customers with ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) An integrated information system that serves all departments within an enterprise. Evolving out of the manufacturing industry, ERP implies the use of packaged software rather than proprietary software written by or for one customer. systems such as SAP, Oracle and Microsoft Dynamics Microsoft Dynamics is a line of software for business made by Microsoft. It was previously known by the codename of Project Green. It replaces the previous family of Microsoft Business Solutions. .
"We are committed to bring advanced analytics and business intelligence solutions to our customers on a familiar, pervasive and affordable technology," said Michael McGrath Michael 'HOPPER' McGrath is a former Irish sportsperson who played hurling with Galway in the 1980s.
Michael Mc Grath, was born on the 30/6/1963 who hails from the Sarsfields club in County Galway, was an outstanding score-getter during his inter-county career. , i2 Chief Executive Officer. "By working together with Microsoft, we are now able to bring to market innovative solutions that turn information into actionable intelligence allowing users to make better, faster and more impactful decisions."
An early version of i2 Intelligence will be demonstrated at the i2 User Group Directions Conference in Dallas, Oct. 16 - 18. For more information or to request a demonstration please send an email to email@example.com.
i2 helps business leaders make better supply chain decisions. i2's flexible new generation solutions are designed to synchronize demand and supply across ever-changing global business networks. i2's innovative supply chain management tools and services are pervasive in a wide cross-section of industries; 20 of the AMR (1) (Adaptive Multi-Rate) A variable rate speech codec selected by the 3GPP for the 3G evolution of the GSM cellphone system (WCDMA). Using the Algebraic CELP (ACELP) compression technology, AMR provides toll quality sound at transmission rates from 4.75 to 12. Research Top 25 Global Supply Chains belong to i2 customers. Learn more at www.i2.com.
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