- Symposium to Take Place November 18, 2003 -
NEW YORK, Nov. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- As executives continue to face
constant pressure to perform, grow the business and become more profitable,
business intelligence and analytical applications continue to bubble to the
top of the mire as a means of diagnosing business performance and making
better decisions. Several forces are driving management teams toward
implementing business intelligence applications. To discuss these drivers as
well as key questions facing the industry today, U.S. Bancorp Piper Jaffray
Senior Software Applications Analyst Tad W. Piper, Chartered Financial Analyst
(CFA), will host the Business Intelligence and Analytics Symposium on
November 18, 2003 at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York.
The one-day event will feature four panel discussions with representatives
from the leading business intelligence and analytical applications vendors in
the fastest-growing segment of the enterprise software industry today. This
includes industry experts and executives from Actuate Corp. (ACTU, not rated,
$3.39), Alphablox Corp., Ascential Software Corp (ASCL, not rated, $24.89),
Cognos (COGN, Outperform, $35.58, #>) Informatica Corporation (INFA, not
rated, $11.57, #>), Information Builders, Hyperion Solutions Corporation
(HYSL, Strong Buy, $33.91, #>=+), ProClarity Corporation, Siebel Systems
(SEBL, Market Perform, $13.77, #) and SPSS Inc. (SPSS, not rated, $19.19).
Panel topics include:
1. Enterprise Reporting -- Commodity or Competitive Differentiator?
2. The Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Vendor Threat -- The Beginning
of the End or the End of the Beginning?
3. Infrastructure Providers' Foray into Business Intelligence -- How High
Up the Stack Will They Go?
4. Business Intelligence Tools, versus Analytical Applications: Will
Verticalization Be the Next Phase?
Members of the media interested in attending the Piper Jaffray Business
Intelligence and Analytics Symposium should contact Dana Wade at firstname.lastname@example.org
or 415-277-1556. Piper Jaffray clients should contact their account executive
to register for the event.
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