Brio Technology Inc. announced yesterday its Brio Enterprise 6.0 business intelligence suite, which combines everything from reporting to OLAP (online analytical processing) querying to visual application development in one product.
In the name of enterprise business intelligence, Brio consolidated many of its data analysis tools under the umbrella of Version 6.0, something the company says its competitors have yet to do.
"We are redefining the scope of what organizations can expect in functionality from an enterprise intelligence suite," said Nick Halsey, vice president of marketing at Brio. "No other vendor does this in a single product."
Among the new features of the suite are enhanced application development tools for creating custom analytical solutions; a next generation report designer for building complex, management-oriented reports; improved support for multi-dimensional databases; and new server features to provide scalability, performance, and reliability for large customers.
"We have significantly extended the capabilities of the product beyond simple EIS (executive information system) functionality," Halsey added.
Brio Enterprise 6.0 will be available this spring. Pricing has not been finalized, but upgrades from Version 5.5 will be free.
Brio Technology Inc., in Palo Alto, California, can be reached at http://www.brio.com/.