Q&A with Rony Ross of Panorama Software

By Rony Ross (Profile)
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Monday, October 24th 2011
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VSM: Can you tell us a little about Panorama Software?

RR: Panorama Software helps companies grow revenues, reduce costs and improve corporate performance by enabling social decision making and unlocking actionable insights contained within their data.
Leading the Business Intelligence 3.0 revolution, Panorama Software offers a new generation of BI solutions that introduces a unique way to connect data, insights, and people in the organization. Panorama Necto is the first BI solution that leverages Social Decision Making and Automated Insights to enable users gain insights more quickly, more efficiently, and with greater relevancy.

Panorama streamlines business operations for over 1,600 customers worldwide and has a wide eco-system of partners in 30 countries, maintaining offices throughout America, EMEA and Asia.

VSM: What is Necto?

RR: Necto is a business-user-driven application built upon three key pillars – Social BI, Automated Relevant Insights and Self-Service. Panorama’s new paradigm delivers a BI system that understands users’ behaviors, automatically delivers relevant insights to the users and in one click discovers the root cause of problems and opportunities. Necto is a true collaborative decision-making platform for the enterprise because it enables ad hoc groups with a common interest (i.e. a product, a service, a geographical area) to become a social insight-generating network across the entire enterprise.

Necto end-to-end BI suite includes Analytics, Social BI, Automated Relevant Insights, Smart Reporting, Dashboards/Workboards, and integration with Microsoft Office/SharePoint. Necto is designed to work on top of any data source - OLAP, Relational, Spreadsheets or In-Memory.

VSM: Is there anything similar to Necto on the market right now?

RR: Necto is the only BI provider which combines social capabilities with automated relevant insights for a higher and much more intuitive level of functionality. We are the only BI provider which automates insights with features like one-click insight, as well as cause and effect.

VSM: What does Necto bring to the virtualization IT market?

RR: Necto utilizes modern interface and software backend technologies which allow to fully virtualize the Necto server without needing to dedicate a physical server or place it in a specific location. This makes the deployment of Necto easy to administrate and maintain.

VSM: What types of companies benefit from Necto & how can they benefit?

RR: Necto works across verticals and across organizational roles. Our social decision making, coupled with our automated relevant insights engine, provides easy access to intelligence for business users or any business professional. Users no longer need to understand data or BI to generate actionable insights.

Using Necto, decision makers can locate key performance indicators, analyze and recognize trends and data anomalies and proactively allocate the needed attention and resources for issue resolution. In addition, consistent data modeling and use of the mechanism of Necto allows the creation of complex reports without the need for time consuming manual data processing.

With advanced collaboration and social capabilities, time to action can be dramatically shortened. Users are guided to the relevant data and suggested content that will impact their decision making.