IBM Makes New Business Solutions AvailableIBM, Armonk, NY, recently made available new business support and solutions for AS/400 targeted to small- and medium-size businesses. Included in the new offerings are DB2 OLAP Server and QMF (Query Management Facility) for Windows, as well as a new supply of chain-targeted BI solutions from Silvon Software.
The announcement further enhances the integration of BI applications with core application suites, such as enterprise resource planning, on a single multi-function server. DB2 OLAP Server will be available worldwide in the second quarter and will link the widely accepted Hyperion Essbase OLAP technology with IBM's scalable database. QMF is a multi-purpose query, reporting and updating tool for IBM's DB2 Universal Database for AS/400 relational databases. And Silvon Software will offer CategoryManager to its suite of BI applications for AS/400. It will allow companies to view key business indicators such as sales growth, product and customer profitability, budget achievement, forecast accuracy, effectiveness of trade and market spending, and performance for both internal and competitive products.