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Panorama Software

July 06, 2005 12:35 ET

IMGroup and Panorama Software Recognized for Innovative BI Solution for EMI Music

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - July 6, 2005) -

Panorama's Partner is Selected as a Finalist for Microsoft's Partner of the Year Award

Panorama Software, a global leader in business intelligence (BI) solutions for the Microsoft platform, is proud to announce one of its premier partners, IMGroup (Information Management Group), an independent services consultancy specializing in BI collaboration, has been selected as a finalist for the Microsoft Partner of the Year Award for Technology Innovation in Business Intelligence Solutions. The selection is in recognition for the BI solution provided to EMI Music, an industry leader in media and entertainment. Through its partnership with Panorama Software, IMGroup was able to provide a best-of-breed business intelligence solution to the entertainment leader.

The Worldwide Partner Conference Awards recognizes Microsoft Gold Certified and Certified Partners; allowing them to showcase their very best solutions and earn global recognition. In the Microsoft Business Intelligence Solution Providers category, the finalists must demonstrate expertise in designing, deploying and customizing BI solutions based on the Microsoft BI platform. The winner will be announced at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota on July 8 - 10, 2005.

"IMGroup's selection as a finalist for the Microsoft BI Solution of the Year award is a great example of partnering at its finest," said Richard Day, Sales Director, Western Europe, Panorama Software. "Leveraging the expertise of our vast channel network, Panorama is able to provide enterprise BI solutions to companies such as EMI Music that dramatically impact and proactively improve a company's performance. We are very excited for IMGroup who we already consider a winner."

Using Panorama's flagship BI solution, IMGroup was able to use their industry expertise in the media and entertainment sector to meet EMI Music's business requirements and develop and implement a new caliber of EMI Music's corporate information management system.

"This recognition speaks to IMGroup's success as an industry leader and to the effectiveness of our partnership with Panorama Software," said Nakis Papadopoulos, CEO, IMGroup. "We are thrilled and honored that IMGroup has been chosen as a finalist for Microsoft's Partner of the Year award. Microsoft has created a premier program to highlight and recognize key organizations from around the world, and we are pleased to be part of the process."

"IMGroup and Panorama Software continue to stay ahead of the curve when it comes to providing innovative Business Intelligence solutions," said Richard Piercy, Programme Director, EMI. "Their joint commitment to providing comprehensive technology and services enabled EMI to deliver solid results. IMGroup's status as a finalist for Microsoft's worldwide BI partner award speaks to their dedication in delivering innovative solutions to real world business problems."

About Panorama Software

Panorama Software helps global organizations unlock the hidden value of their information assets to improve business performance and results. Panorama extends the Microsoft platform through integrated business intelligence and corporate performance management solutions. With Panorama decision makers at all levels and functions can easily analyze data, quickly create and distribute reports, and proactively measure performance. Companies gain a greater understanding of their business and make better decisions. These informed decisions improve profitability, increase revenues, reduce costs and time to market and mitigate competitive risks.

Panorama, a leading innovator of business intelligence solutions, supports customers worldwide in industries such as financial services, manufacturing, healthcare, retail, healthcare, telecommunications and life sciences. Panorama has more than 250 partners in 30 countries, and maintains offices throughout North America and EMEA. More information is available at www.panorama.com.

About IMGroup

IMGroup provides end-to-end Information Management solutions specializing in the advanced application of the Microsoft Business Intelligence (BI) Framework. IMGroup empowers organizations to realize their business goals by maximizing the efficiency of their internal business processes. Through our innovative use of technology, IMGroup helps organizations integrate key systems and processes to provide a fully connected view of the Enterprise.

Based in London, UK, we have successfully implemented information management solutions for some of Europe's largest organizations across industries including Media and Advertising, Financial Services, Petrochemicals, Retail, Insurance, Transport and Pharmaceuticals.

IMGroup is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner and has achieved Microsoft Competencies in Business Intelligence (BI), Information Worker Productivity and Advanced Infrastructures. For more information visit www.imgroup.com.

About EMI

EMI is the world's largest independent music company, operating directly in 50 countries with licensing agreements in a further 20, and representing more than 1,000 artists spanning all musical tastes and genres. Its record labels include Angel, Blue Note, Capitol, EMI, EMI Classics, Mute, Parlophone and Virgin.

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