Cognos, the world leader in business intelligence (BI) and corporate performance management, today at Cognos Forum 2004 announced the formation of the Cognos Innovation Center for Performance Management(TM). The Innovation Center has been created to advance the understanding of proven planning and performance management techniques, technologies, and practices. Cognos also announced that Accenture is a founding member of the Innovation Center.

Staffed by experts in planning, management, and technology, the Innovation Center partners with Cognos customers, academics, industry leaders, and others seeking to accelerate adoption, reduce risk, and maximize the impact of technology-enabled performance management practices. By bringing customers and prospects into regular contact with peers, thought leaders, and Cognos experts, the Innovation Center facilitates the discovery and sustainable application of innovative and proven planning and performance management practices that will help companies achieve their business goals to increase profitability, gain competitive agility and achieve sustainable growth.

To visit the Center go here.

(Source: Yahoo! News here.)