SOURCE: Cartesis Inc.

February 15, 2007 09:00 ET

Cartesis Announces Support for HP Integrity Servers

Provides Customers the Optimal Framework for Performance Management Applications

NORWALK, CT -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 15, 2007 --Cartesis, the world's leading specialist in finance and performance management software, today announced support for HP Integrity Servers. Cartesis customers will benefit from having the availability and performance to support the demands of mission critical performance management applications and lower hardware costs.

Businesses rely on performance management applications to speed financial reporting cycles, remain competitive and meet regulatory requirements. Cartesis support for HP Integrity servers helps meet increasing demands on executives to close books fast while addressing the complexity of integrating all performance management processes. Providing customers a seamless integration of their business and IT environments and fast, scalable hardware makes vast amounts of data accessible to numerous users to speed up reporting cycles.

"We are committed to offering our customers the most powerful performance management framework," said Crispin Read, CMO, Cartesis. "By leveraging Microsoft for infrastructure, HP for hardware and Cartesis for performance management, global customers can meet today's aggressive reporting demands with a system that supports thousands to hundreds of thousands of concurrent users at uncompromising performance levels."

HP Integrity servers are optimized for performance management applications by offering high availability, impressive scalability and robust performance to support the increasingly high IT demands from finance and performance management processes and applications. Specifically, HP Integrity servers can provide Cartesis customers:

--  Scalability to support the growing diversity and analytical processing
    intensity of BPM solutions
--  Speed and accuracy needed for PM reporting and compliance requirements
--  Processing power and virtualization to lower IT costs without
    jeopardizing performance
--  Flexible infrastructure capable of growing with business needs
    
"We have engineered the HP Integrity server family to meet the most aggressive performance demands of our customers' mission critical applications," says Michelle Weiss, vice president of marketing, Business Critical Servers, HP. "Together Cartesis and HP Integrity servers offer an adaptive performance management infrastructure suited to grow with business needs."

About Cartesis

Cartesis is the world's leading specialist in finance and performance management software with more than 1,300 corporate customers, 600 employees and 200 consultants worldwide. Created in 1990, Cartesis provides insight, control and confidence by unifying information, people and processes at demanding multinationals like Air France KLM, Cargill, Danone, Diageo, Nissan, Société Générale and Standard Life. One in four of Fortune Global 100 companies rely on Cartesis' deep financial expertise and standard-based technology for compliance, financial consolidation, management reporting, planning, budgeting, forecasting, intercompany reconciliation; all unified in a single data-model that can be leveraged by internal and external users. Cartesis' partners include Accenture, Bearing Point, Ernst & Young, KPMG, Microsoft, HP and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Cartesis has customers in 44 different countries and offices in Brussels, Frankfurt, London, Norwalk (CT), Paris, Tokyo, Toronto and Utrecht. For more information, go to www.cartesis.com.

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