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EPA provides business intell, analytics tools in SaaS model

Thursday, June 18, 2009

An office of the Environmental Protection Agency has set up a service that offers business intelligence software for other EPA offices on a fee-per-user basis.

"We provide … business intelligence tools [and] analytics tools on a software-as-a-service model, as if we were a contractor. [Users] don't have to install anything," said Timothy Hinds, who is the program manager for the EPA Business Intelligence and Analytics Center. Hinds outlined the center's operations during a session at the Independent Oracle Users Group (IOUG) annual conference.

On a subscriber basis, EPA offices can use Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition, as well as Business Objects XI, Informatica PowerCenter, SAS to prepare their reports. Reports can be generated as PDFs or Web pages. In addition to offering the software, the center also offers training, consulting and help desk support.

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