Cost effective control and audit trails provide quick answers to IT for consistency, compliance and security
Maarsbergen, 21 April 2011 – NOAD, a leading provider of high-performance, enterprise platform management software for BI applications, today announced the launch of EQM4 3.0. EQM4 3.0 is seamlessly integrated into QlikView and SAP Business Objects allowing organizations to manage these deployments from a single user interface.
Expanding BI to an enterprise deployment results in increased complexity, associated cost and the overall necessity to comply with regulations. NOAD EQM4 3.0 decreases complexity supported by best practices, lowers cost instantly by easy to use repeatable processes and simultaneously provides compliance with it’s improved online real time audit trail and difference analysis. EQM offers the IT department the ability to control the use of BI solutions across the organization. IT departments can now structure and control the management of their BI environment and ensure its continuity and actuality.
“QlikTech (NASDAQ: QLIK) has been pioneering the category of user driven BI – Business Discovery. Partnering with NOAD is strategically important to us, NOAD EQM4 3.0 is an enabler for our enterprise proposition helping us to provide Business Analytics to the enterprise in a secure and consistent way”, said Les Bonney, QlikTech’s COO.
NOAD EQM4 3.0 provides integrated, enforceable, traceable change control processes from development to production for QlikView and SAP BusinessObjects. The seamless integration of NOAD in these BI software solutions ensures that IT policies are enforced but still remain volatile, and automatically help the organization to comply with regulations such as Sarbanes-Oxley, HIPAA, GxP and SAS70. As a result complying with IT-audits will not be a problem. Change management will improve BI process management to meet business demands for higher productivity and improved time to market.
EQM ensures that the appropriate files are automatically deployed to the correct locations throughout the development process according to set workflows. Through one screen, organizations can easily track and manage even highly distributed applications. NOAD EQM4 deploys all components to appropriate target locations at every stage of the development lifecycle, distributes, and installs application components to all target platforms on a secure, authorized basis.
The automatic deployment capability of NOAD EQM gives organizations guaranteed control over the BI environment in less time and without errors. Organizations are able to create their own customizable life-cycle workflow without manual and time-consuming deployment efforts.
EQM4 3.0 offers improved audit reports for QlikView, such as improved difference analysis and a new health check report. When managing large numbers of reports it is difficult to monitor what changes occur. The difference analysis allows users to compare two versions of an item or to compare two different versions and identifies and tracks changes for the audit. The health check scans the elements in the reports. The check shows the possible improvement in the structure and design of reports. This strongly enhances the quality of the reports.
“The decision early 2010 to support QlikView clearly demonstrates NOAD’s vision to provide the enterprise trusted information by managing the leading BI platforms”, said AndrÃ© Grift, CEO and President of NOAD. “QlikTech’s IPO and obtained leader-status in Gartner’s BI Magic Quadrant proves their enterprise readiness. Mutual enterprise customers will benefit from our strategic partnership!”
Founded in 2000, NOAD is leading provider of Enterprise Change Management solutions for the SAP BusinessObjects and QlikTech’s QlikView Business Intelligence (“BI”) platform. NOAD’s software solutions are designed to monitor and control an enterprise’s BI deployments, promoting seamless interoperability, enhanced functionality, increased cost transparency and maximized return on investment (“ROI”) while being compliant with regulations and governance. With more than 250 customers across all industry sectors, NOAD has established a blue chip, worldwide customer base. NOAD with its dual headquarters in the Netherlands and New York, is working with worldwide partners and resellers, supported by an experienced and certified field force. For more information, please visit www.noadbi.com/noad-enterprise-change-management/