The Palo Alto, California-based computer and systems software maker is working with Business Objects SA, Cognos Inc, Hyperion Solutions Corp and SAS Institute Inc jointly deliver solutions that melds BI analysis with process management to optimize IT and business operations.
The partnerships revolve around HP’s Business Process Insight (BPI) software, which is part of the firm’s OpenView product line. BPI was introduced last year and is based on HP’s Change Engine process management technology. The software effectively tackles a specialized data integration problem – capturing information related to a given process and correlating it to an abstracted view that surfaces the key data relationships in that process.
BPI uses third-party data connectors and adapters (from the likes of iWay Software) to pull out process information from enterprise applications, modeled in a business process management engine, or sourced directly from the white space that exists between applications.
HP and its BI partners plan to roll out several new solutions over the next 3 months, that integrate OpenView BPI with BusinessObjects XI, Cognos 8 Scorecarding, Hyperion Business Performance Management and SAS 9B BI Platform.