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September 21, 2011 15:23 ET

PivotLink Unveils Mobile Business Intelligence Solution on iPad, Android and PlayBook

PivotLink 5 SaaS BI Platform Propels Business User Self-Service With Native Mobile Support, Enhanced Visualization and Streamlined Administration

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - Sep 21, 2011) - PivotLink 2011 User Group Conference PivotLink, the leading provider of business intelligence (BI) solutions delivered via Software as a Service (SaaS), today announced the immediate availability of PivotLink 5, the latest release of its market-leading SaaS BI platform. PivotLink CEO Bruce Armstrong unveiled the news at the 2011 PivotLink User Group Conference in San Francisco this week, where over 50 customers and partners from retail, manufacturing, technology, transportation and other industries are sharing success stories and demonstrating their use cases on the new platform.

PivotLink 5 bolsters agile business intelligence by helping users see more using on-the-fly visualization, do more in the streamlined administration interface, and share more by taking PivotLink to go on leading mobile devices.

"We're thrilled to roll out this significant new release surrounded by our customers and partners at this celebration of their success and our continued innovation around next generation of Cloud-based business intelligence," said Bruce Armstrong, CEO, PivotLink. "In addition to strong feedback from leading industry analysts, the positive feedback from users this week has been deeply gratifying -- from a major retailer sharing how they've used PivotLink Mobile on the train, to a manufacturer describing plans to equip their sales team with mobile dashboards so they can track major account sales. We're proud to be distinguished as one of very few vendors with native mobile support that allows users to extend the same robust experience from the desktop to their mobile devices."

New in PivotLink 5:

  • Native Mobile Support: Users get mobile access to PivotLink's market-leading business analytics in the Cloud. View and interact with PivotLink dashboards and reports with native apps for iPad, Android and BlackBerry PlayBook.

  • Streamlined Administration: The new PivotLink Administration Suite provides a powerful toolset to build, manage and extend the PivotLink BI solution. PivotLink 5 offers an elegant drag-and-drop interface to streamline deployments and deliver ongoing value to users. They can easily integrate disparate data sources, design queries, reports and dashboards.

  • Enhanced Visualization: PivotLink's enhanced visualization capabilities give users better insights, more quickly. They can identify regional patterns with Geospatial Mapping, filter collections of reports with Global Dashboard Filters and define complex Conditional Formatting rules to find data outliers in reports and dashboards.

Users Go Live on PivotLink 5

PivotLink customers and partners are praising new features in PivotLink 5 -- from Distribution Market Advantage (DMA), a leader in foodservice supply chain solutions that is sharing new dashboard visualizations with restaurant, healthcare and services clients using geospatial mapping, to Wine Management Systems, a leader in winery management solutions that is extending mobile BI to the Cloud.

In a presentation at the PivotLink User Group conference, Wine Management Systems CEO Patrick Oates, COO Sue Colley and CIO Steve Kilner described their successful rollout of PivotLink 5. According to Oates, "Lancaster Estate and our other wineries use PivotLink to track KPIs and metrics, from wine growing and production to distribution. Many are planning to extend analytics into areas like retail operations and sustainability. PivotLink 5 is a big win, with greater analytical power and flexibility for business users and enhancements that make administration even easier. We downloaded PivotLink Mobile for the iPad and it's perfect for anyone on the go -- whether you're a winemaker in the field or a business analyst that needs to optimize inventory."

Leading independent analyst firm Aberdeen Group published a case study on Wine Management Systems in its September 2011 report, "SaaS Business Intelligence: Driving Agility through Self-Service." The report confirms growing adoption of SaaS BI and describes why companies evolve faster by adopting SaaS BI. Aberdeen calls this "Agile business intelligence" -- or decision-making in rapidly changing environments. In the report, David White, senior research analyst, BI, notes, "Armed with a SaaS BI solution, organizations are putting the power of analytics in the hands of their users and enabling better decision making." Download a free copy of the unsponsored report at http://www.aberdeen.com/Aberdeen-Library/7072/RA-agile-business-intelligence.aspx.

More Information

Download PivotLink 5 on the App Store or visit www.pivotlink.com. To arrange a demo or evaluation, contact sales@pivotlink.com.

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About PivotLink Corporation

PivotLink is the leader in on-demand business intelligence, serving customers such as: REI; Novell; Party City; CamelBak Products; Car Toys; Guardian Home Care Holdings, Inc; Rossignol; Shaklee; Taleo and Zones. PivotLink's platform powers roughly 2,000,000 ad hoc reports and dashboards for more than 15,000 PivotLink users each month. PivotLink's award-winning solutions put affordable, secure and easy-to-use analytic tools into the hands of line of business users. PivotLink is a privately held company backed by Trident Capital, Emergence Capital Partners and StarVest Partners. Visit www.pivotlink.com.

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