Cognos and Deloitte have announced their strategic alliance continues to extend performance management excellence to customers worldwide.

Hundreds of joint customers including Austrian Ministry of Finance, BW Offshore, the Forestry Commission in the UK, have leveraged the technology expertise, methodology and practical industry knowledge from the Cognos-Deloitte alliance to implement performance management solutions for better decision-making within their organisations.
Deloitte works collaboratively with clients to successfully deploy Cognos solutions by assisting in project elements ranging from business requirements assessments and design to project management and execution. As a Cognos Global Alliance partner, Deloitte has successfully implemented Cognos performance management solutions including Cognos Business Intelligence, Cognos Planning and Cognos Controller at more than 150 customer sites worldwide.
"Deloitte and Cognos continually strive to offer clients faster and more efficient ways of navigating today's competitive terrain, and solutions that ensure integrated performance management throughout their organisations," says Raymond Pineda, Deloitte partner and Canadian Performance Management Practice Leader.
"Cognos' enabling technology combined with Deloitte's thought leadership and leading practices are helping our mutual customers harness corporate data to help them see what's driving their business, so that they can make faster, more informed business decisions."
To accelerate time to value and success for joint customers, Cognos and Deloitte have collaborated to produce solutions for various industry and department areas including:
* Deloitte's Integrated Performance Management (IPM), a structured management approach for translating strategic objectives into operational results through a lens focused on value creation.
* The Close, Consolidate, Report Blueprint, a Powered by Cognos solution, which helps companies quickly address gaps and weaknesses in the financial close process, make focused investments, and optimise the use of technology.
* The Supply Chain Performance Accelerator, a Powered by Cognos solution for supply chain planning and reporting that helps organisations optimise their
supplier operations.
 "The alliance between Cognos and Deloitte offers a unique combination of deep industry expertise with best-in-class performance management capabilities," says David McWilliam, MD of Cognos South Africa. "Together, we successfully help customers deploy the right performance management solution to fit their needs, while streamlining and maximising their BI technology investments. We provide a compelling solution for any company looking to improve decision-making, performance management and add value to their daily operations."