SOURCE: Balanced Insight, Inc.

August 24, 2009 11:36 ET

Balanced Insight Consensus® 4.2 Released

CINCINNATI, OH--(Marketwire - August 24, 2009) - Balanced Insight today announced the release of Balanced Insight Consensus® version 4.2, further advancing the powerful collaborative business intelligence development and lifecycle management platform. Balanced Insight Consensus® has already made significant inroads with large enterprises who are looking to develop a common language between their IT and business users and to drive the agile delivery and alignment of their business intelligence solutions.

This release of Balanced Insight Consensus further enhances the ability of large organizations to clearly define key business terms across the organization and deploy them in market leading business intelligence tools, eliminating confusion and inconsistency. Balanced Insight Consensus becomes the assistant to business intelligence analysts, designers, and developers who ensure the quality, use, and literacy of the information assets throughout the enterprise.

"We continue to evolve the Balanced Insight Consensus product line with enhancements that improve our customers' ability to effectively create an infinitely-usable business intelligence alignment process," states Tom Hammergren, President and CEO of Balanced Insight. "These evolutions -- specifically in scalability, additional support of business intelligence environments, and usability -- will continue to drive our customers' success with our high-value collaborative business intelligence solution."

Balanced Insight Consensus 4.2 provides the following key enhancements:

1.  Scalability to enable business intelligence semantics review and
    approval by more than 100 people.  The scalability enhancements include
    the ability to include an advisor to approvers, improved tools for a
    facilitator to quickly resolve any conflicts in business semantics and
    definition, and the ability to choose who within the organization
    should review a specific business rule or term.

2.  Support for a greater variety of users.  Consensus now supports query
    oriented and analytic (OLAP) deployments for SAP Business Objects, IBM
    Cognos, Microsoft, and Pentaho business intelligence environments.

3.  Improved usability.  Better navigation, delayed undo, and the addition
    of artifacts to expand the coverage of business intelligence lifecycle
    management to include business questions and requirements.

Balanced Insight, founded in 2003, serves the business intelligence (BI) market with its flagship product -- Balanced Insight Consensus®. Consensus enables businesses to dramatically reduce the cost of delivering business intelligence (BI). Not only does Consensus allow for greater re-use and integration across platforms, it drives down the time and cost required to deliver BI solutions in market leading platforms, such as IBM Cognos, SAP Business Objects, Microsoft, and Oracle. By offering stakeholders the ability to collaboratively define key business metrics, Consensus delivers a more broadly understood business intelligence solution reducing duplicate efforts and confusion. For more information on Balanced Insight, visit

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