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Motio, Inc.'s products and services have proven to achieve value and return on investment for customers' Business Intelligence endeavors. Our products and services extend and streamline the BI ecosystems of any organization. We are not limited to specific industries or the size of a given establishment in need. The following testimonials will illustrate the challenges our clients faced in their BI environments and the solutions Motio™'s products and services provided.
The University of Colorado at Boulder was spending tens of thousands of dollars, per event, to discover and fix errors or performance issues to BI Content that was caused by changes made in Cognos environments. Randy MacLeod, Director of Financial Systems for the University of Colorado, and his team decided to add MotioCI™ to their Cognos implementation and the results were immediate. Once installed, MotioCI™ continuously monitored reporting systems across the universities three campuses and over five thousand users, regardless of location.
MacLeod says, "We added MotioCI™ to the picture and it seamlessly attached itself to IBM Cognos. MotioCI™ is an active insurance policy. It is doing exactly what we wanted it to do. This product is the mirror image of the professional work Motio™ does in testing and implementing their products."
Ameripath is a leading provider of pathology and diagnostic services to physicians, hospitals, surgery centers, and clinical laboratories across the U.S. Ameripath's extensive infrastructure includes over 400 pathologists and scientists providing services to a network of over 200 hospitals and laboratories. This data-rich environment must maintain accuracy and consistency with its BI content. Ameripath chose MotioCI™ for the following features:
- Automated Regression Testing: continually validates the consistency, accuracy, and performance in BI environments. Enables proactive discovery of issues soon after being introduced.
- Version Control & Timeline: BI team members are quickly able to identify "who's changed what and when", leading to faster resolutions and increased productivity. Complete revision history of an item allows BI team members to see the full picture and eiliminate any questions on how version "A" got to version "Z".
"The automated validation and regression testing provided by MotioCI™ proved invaluable. With so many reports being modified, new reports being created, and the framework model and data sources evolving, it was a huge advantage to have MotioCI™ continually testing our BI content and proactively pointing out inconsistencies, errors, and performance issues." Tim McGuire, Vice President of Enterprise Development, Ameripath, Inc.
"We had one report author delete a series of reports and could not recover them without restoring the entire Cognos Content Store, thus losing all of the work completed since the last backup. We know how valuable version control is and we knew we had to have it", said Dustin Jordan, Assistant Managing Director of Technology Operations & Systems Management, Texas Tech University System.
With 19 report modelers/writers, an additional 50 report authors, and over 2500 users, MotioCI™'s automated Version Control gave Texas Tech peace of mind ensuring that valuable time and information is not lost, again.
Eneco, a leading energy company based in The Netherlands, conducted a detailed evaluation of Business Intelligence quality assurance software for IBM Cognos and selected MotioCI™ as their choice for quality management software.
Before the implementation of MotioCI™, Eneco's Cognos OTAP was automated by self-written Linux scripts. MotioCI™ has brought the following advantages to Eneco, according to Rob Bakker, Chief Solution Center Business Intelligence:
- we do not have to maintain the Linux scripts anymore
- there are less failures due to corrupt files
- less communication is needed between SCBI (Solution Center Business Intelligence)and Operations about the scripts
- we do not need continuous availability at Operations for OTAP work, including the deployment of reports to another Cognos environment
"From now on we can guarantee the timeliness of all our 700 reports, including those who are not used very frequently, using the automatic test features." Rob Bakker, Eneco.
With MotioCI™ in place, Eneco saves 15% per year on the maintenance budget for their IBM Cognos environment, achieving ROI in months vs. years.
Export Development Canada, EDC, is a recognized leader in financial reporting and economic analysis, providing innovative insurance and risk management solutions to help Canadian exporters and investors expand their international business. EDC sought out an improved version control and testing functionality for their IBM Cognos environment. EDC chose MotioCI™ to address the growing need for configuration management and version control in their Cognos environment.
"Our purchase was mostly based on the need to have a good change control system in place. MotioCI™ does this very well and has more functionality than we were looking for, which is an extra bonus." Jim Dorrance, Manager of Business Intelligence, EDC.
TELUS, a leading national telecommunications company in Canada has a customer base of over 11 million wireless, internet, and wireline subscribers. One of the major needs TELUS expressed was to:
- Increase speed and efficiency of Cognos Promotions
MotioCI™ was an obvious choice for TELUS. With the implementation of CI, the software's "single-click" promotion feature provided a dramatic reduction in promotion cycle times, triggering an increase in productivity for hundreds of report authors working with thousands of reports within TELUS' 5 Cognos environments.
"The relationship with Motio™ is an integral part of our rapidly-expanding Business Intelligence Competency Center, enabling holistic change control and proactive issue resolution on our critical reporting portfolio. It has and will continue to increase end-user satisfaction and reduce total cost of ownership of our enterprise-wide Cognos BI environment," said Simon Gratton, Director of Business Transformation at TELUS.
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