SOURCE: PivotLink


October 28, 2009 16:20 ET

PivotLink Outlines Bottom Line Benefits of On-Demand Business Analytics in Free Educational Webinars

Learn How to Accelerate Decisions and Outpace the Competition With Self-Service BI

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - October 28, 2009) - PivotLink, the leading provider of business intelligence (BI) solutions delivered via Software as a Service (SaaS), invites IT and business leaders to free webinars that explore on-demand business analytics in the Cloud -- a radical new approach that makes business intelligence more secure, affordable, easy-to-use and scalable to users inside and outside the organization.

The webinars present CIO and analyst perspectives on the benefits of using SaaS BI solutions to empower business users that remain underserved by on-premise business intelligence solutions. Attendees will learn about security, performance and usability gains that are widening the gap between BI offerings and propelling PivotLink to the #1 choice for mid- to large enterprises, ISVs and systems integrators.

What: SaaS BI -- The Framework for End-User and IT Success

When: October 29, 2009 11:00 a.m. PT / 2:00 p.m. ET

Presenters: BeyeNETWORK analyst Claudia Imhoff with PivotLink customer Jim Szatkowski, vice president of program & data services at Distribution Market Advantage, a national foodservice distribution system.

This webinar explores how CIOs are overcoming the challenge of giving business users tools to analyze and report on business data. Imhoff will present a framework that helps CIOs understand the technology choices, looking at total cost, deployment timeframes and integration capabilities. Szatkowski will discuss DMA's success using PivotLink to analyze and share data and take supply chain analytics to a new level.

What: When SaaS Business Intelligence and On-Premise Worlds Collide

When: November 19, 2009 9:00 a.m. PT / 12:00 p.m. ET

Presenters: Wayne Eckerson, TDWI's director of research with PivotLink customer Ken Harris, CIO of Shaklee, a leading provider of premium-quality natural nutrition products, personal care products, and environmentally friendly home care products.

This webinar breaks through the noise in the SaaS and on-premise BI battle to help customers understand which approach is the best fit, and why more companies are actually saying 'yes' to both. Eckerson will assess the state of the BI market and provide a framework to evaluate solutions based on business challenges. Harris will present a case study on Shaklee's experience using PivotLink's SaaS BI solution for secure reports and collaborative dashboards that analyze everything from marketing promotion effectiveness to sales trends.


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About PivotLink Corporation

PivotLink is the leader in on-demand business intelligence, serving more than 15,000 users at companies such as: REI; Novell; Party City; Phoenix Technologies; DHL; CamelBak Products; Car Toys; Guardian Home Care Holdings, Inc; Rossignol; Shaklee; Taleo and Zones. Delivered as a Software as a Service (SaaS) model, PivotLink's award-winning solutions put affordable, secure and easy-to-use analytic tools into the hands of line of business users, freeing IT to focus on strategic business initiatives. PivotLink is a privately held company backed by Trident Capital, Emergence Capital Partners and StarVest Partners. Visit

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