SOURCE: Star Analytics

Star Analytics

July 12, 2011 12:00 ET

KPI Automates Business Intelligence in the Cloud Using Star Analytics Command Center for Microsoft Windows Azure

Customers Select Command Center to Focus on Their Business Instead of Managing BI Infrastructure

SAN MATEO, CA--(Marketwire - Jul 12, 2011) - Star Analytics, Inc., the leader in application process automation and integration software, today announced that Key Performance Ideas, a full-service systems integrator and implementation consultancy, has deployed Star Command Center Cloud Service for the Microsoft Windows Azure Cloud platform to reduce the cost and complexity of managing hybrid BI environments.

KPI joins more than 30 leading companies using Star Analytics solutions to automate applications and processes across Cloud and on-premise computing environments without maintaining complex code or tying up highly-skilled IT staff.

"Star Command Center Azure Edition strengthens our System Maintenance And Remote Troubleshooting, or SMART™, offering and provides clients real-time management and monitoring of their Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) and Business Intelligence (BI) systems," said Garry Saperstein, chief technology officer of Key Performance Ideas. "As a full-service systems integrator and implementation consultancy, we strive in helping our clients leverage technology to its fullest potential. Command Center removes the burden of custom coding with compliant, supportable and dependable software, allowing Key Performance Ideas to deliver a superior client experience and state-of-the-art EPM and BI solutions."

KPI's selection criteria included:

  • Ability to automate and orchestrate workflows for enterprise applications that co-exist between hybrid BI computing environments
  • Improve compliance and auditing support by centralizing automation lifecycle management (LCM)
  • Deliver self-service automation capabilities for business users
  • Offer plug-ins with native support for a variety of BI applications deployed by KPI clients

The Star Command Center Azure Edition provides many additional benefits, including rapid provisioning, cost-effective scalability, high availability, and reduced management overhead.

"Star Command Center running on Microsoft Azure is a powerful one-two punch that combines the unique ability to orchestrate the array of cross-vendor enterprise applications that corporations depend on with Azure's high availability," said Allan Naim, architect evangelist - Cloud Computing, Microsoft Corporation. "Moreover, running on Azure also offers business users ubiquitous access to control critical workflows securely across a wide-range of mobile computing devices."

"Joining forces with Microsoft to serve enterprises running on the Azure platform simplifies the deployment and automation of business applications on-premise and in the Cloud," said Quinlan Eddy, founder and CEO, Star Analytics. "We're very excited to build momentum with key accounts like KPI and their clients as we work with key partners to make Star Command Center available to a wider range of customers on a subscription basis."

About Star Command Center

The Star Command Center is used by enterprises across major industries to manage and automate disparate reporting, planning, and analysis environments with applications, data warehouses and business intelligence tools from multiple vendors. Star Command Center offers an affordable, easy-to-use solution for companies that want to maximize user productivity across a variety of BI applications and tools from multiple vendors, including Oracle, SAP and Microsoft.

Learn More

View a live cloud-based demo of the Star Command Center from your web browser, Smartphone or other browser-enabled devices at: http://staranalytics.com/products/demos/SFCC/live_sfcc_demo.htm.

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About Star Analytics

Star Analytics is the leader in application process automation and integration software, offering enterprises a cost-effective way to automate and integrate disparate financial and operational applications for better business decisions. Fortune 1000 companies in all major industries use Star Analytics to improve business planning and analytics and reduce the burden on IT by automating the integration and management of financial processes and data. Star Analytics is certified Microsoft partner. Other partners include QlikTech, Informatica, interRel Consulting, IBM Cognos, SAP BusinessObjects, and Oracle. Headquartered in San Mateo, California, Star Analytics is a privately-held company backed by Hummer Winblad Venture Partners and LightSpeed Venture Partners. Visit www.staranalytics.com.

About Key Performance Ideas

Key Performance Ideas, Inc., an Oracle Gold Partner, specializes in implementing custom-tailored, world-class Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) and Business Intelligence (BI) solutions using Oracle's Hyperion software suite and related technologies. Key Performance Ideas is globally recognized as a leader and innovator in the field, and continues to work closely with its technology partners and clients to drive state of the art implementations. Visit www.keyperformanceideas.com.

Windows Azure is a trademark of Microsoft Corporation. Star Analytics is a registered trademark and the Star Analytics logo is a trademark of Star Analytics. All other names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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