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Centigon Solutions Inc. Unveils Google Maps™ Add-On for Use with Xcelsius® 2008
Innovative Component Provides Dashboard Developers With Google Maps API Premier Integration

by Peter Traynor, Editor in Chief, Dashboard InsightTuesday, February 24, 2009

San Diego, CA - February 24, 2009 -Centigon Solutions Inc., an SAP® software solution partner in the SAP PartnerEdge™ program and leading developer of add-ons for Xcelsius® software, today launched GMaps Plugin for use with Xcelsius 2008, allowing developers to easily integrate Google Maps into business intelligence dashboards with point-and-click simplicity. Bridging the gap between best-of-breed mapping and enterprise dashboard solutions, GMaps Plugin empowers designers to drag and drop a Google Map™ directly into a dashboard to enable interactive analysis of geographical data.

Centigon Solutions leverages the powerful Google Maps Application Programming Interface (API) for Flash to create integration with Xcelsius APIs, allowing dashboard designers to fulfill a wide range of mapping requirements for business intelligence dashboards. These features include alerting, basic geographic analytics, geo-coding and over 10 interactive marker styles to choose from.

Following a successful public beta in Q4 2008 with over 250 users, Centigon Solutions carefully evaluated enhancement requests to ensure that the market demands could be met with out-of-the-box functionality. The result is an add-on component that employs the familiar user experience of Google Maps, with interactive data visualization features that empower business users to assimilate regional data and make better-informed business decisions.

"We chose Google Maps API Premier to create the next-generation mapping solution for use with Xcelsius due to its robust visualization capabilities and ease of use," said Ryan Goodman, founder of Centigon Solutions Inc. "GMaps Plugin has raised the bar to meet customer demands for geographic analysis within business intelligence dashboards."

"Viewing business intelligence data on a map makes it easier to understand, saving users time and enterprises money," said Daniel Chu, product manager of Google Maps API Premier. "Centigon Solutions' GMaps Plugin is an excellent example of how Google Maps API Premier can help business users leverage and interpret their internal data to make the right business decisions."

Pricing and availability

GMaps Plugin Enterprise edition enables customers to take full advantage of Google Maps Premier to scale enterprise geo-analysis across an organization in combination with behind-the-firewall data and SSL. GMaps Plugin Enterprise and free trial versions are available immediately at: http://centigonsolutions.com/components/gmaps.html.

About Centigon Solutions Inc.

Centigon Solutions Inc. couples business insight with technical expertise to design high-quality products that empower customers to navigate, visualize and assimilate information. Centigon Solutions is a recognized thought leader in interactive dashboards and is focused on delivering software that is both rich in functionality and easy to use. Founded in 2007, the company is privately held and based in San Diego, California.

Contacts
Katie Eakins / Amy Robinson
LEWIS PR for Centigon Solutions Inc.
619-677-2700
centigon@lewispr.com
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