Originally, Executive Viewer was exclusively provided as a front-end to Hyperion Essbase but, over the last three years, Temtec has extended the product so that it now runs with Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services, Applix TM1 and SAP BI (previously SAP BW) as well. There is an optional product that allows you to use Executive Viewer against subsets of an OLAP cube, offline.
The problem for many companies is that BI tools from companies such as Cognos and Business Objects are too complex, require too much training and need too much involvement by the IT department. Such tools are useful for the elite few but are not suitable for the majority of business managers. These people need an easy-to-use, out-of-the-box approach, which is precisely what Executive Viewer provides. Any company seeking mass deployment of OLAP solutions should seriously consider what Temtec has to offer.
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