Theoris Releases New Version of Vision Software

New features in Theoris Vision Software improve access to trusted data and presentation of key information for decision makers

INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana – February 22, 2005 – Theoris, Inc. today announced the general availability of its next-generation Theoris Vision Software™, effective March 1, 2005. Acknowledged as the leader in next generation business intelligence software, Theoris Vision Software offers out-of-the box connectivity to:

  • All existing business intelligence solutions from companies such as Business Objects, Cognos, Hyperion, MicroStrategy, Brio and Microsoft Reporting Services.

  • Enterprise applications such as Siebel, SAP, Oracle, Great Plains and PeopleSoft.

  • Relational database platforms such as IBM, Oracle, SQL Server and Teradata. “Performance dashboards blend the attributes of reporting and analysis to create a dynamic or “drillable” report that meets the needs of 80 percent of workforces,” said Wayne Eckerson of TDWI.

New Features Improve Access to Trusted Data

Theoris Vision Software now provides even greater capabilities that enable organizations to deliver the power of business analytics to all business users inside and outside the organization in a way that makes sense to them. These new features ease deployment with improved integration to trusted back end systems and self-service features for end users, further reducing the need for valuable, but usually scarce, IT resources. Expanded capabilities include:

  • Streamlined third-party portal integration allows organizations to deliver extended dashboard capabilities and relevant business metrics through their existing enterprise portal infrastructure

  • Adaptive HTML connector provides the unique ability to leverage the wealth of information in existing corporate reports and web-based information sources with complete reliability; this capability drastically reduces implementation time by leveraging existing validated reports and calculations

  • The ability to create user defined categories of datasets that significantly improves the ease of use of VisionConnect™

New Features Break Barriers to Dashboard Adoption

Theoris also delivers important features that make the understanding and presentation of key performance indicators easier than ever before. Expanded capabilities include:

Redesigned user interface incorporating:

  • One-Click Dashboard views

  • Presentation of multiple dashboards through the intuitive use of tabs

  • Ability for any user to create a personalized list of favorite dashboards

  • Improved thin-client interface containing no Java or Active X

Improved KPI Wizard functionality that enables users to:

  • Present information in a cross tab report format

  • Create metric rankings (such as the bottom five or the top ten)

  • Present information using a performance scorecard

  • Visually highlight critical information with enhanced exception alerts, using a stoplight format

“Leading organizations in all industries understand the value of business analytics in optimizing their performance and competitiveness,” said Mike Cunningham, chief executive officer for Theoris, Inc. “The new release of Theoris Vision Software represents the next milestone along our path to building and delivering the World’s most user-friendly and accessible business intelligence software product.”

About Theoris

Founded in 1984, Theoris, Inc. is a business intelligence software developer and consulting services firm that helps companies create, capture, and control vital business information. For more information, call 317-849-4444 or visit


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