Cognos and IBM announced the two companies have extended their strategic alliance to deliver a workforce performance management solution through IBM's Human Resources Business Transformation Outsourcing (BTO) service.
Under terms of the agreement, IBM has selected Cognos 8 Workforce Performance as a standard analytic and reporting solution to be delivered within its Human Capital Management (HCM) outsourcing solutions portfolio.
Cognos 8 Workforce Performance is designed to provide insight into workforce trends and influencing factors within the talent management cycle. This includes visibility into areas such as workforce strength (?), employee turnover, compensation and incentives, talent segmentation and performance ratings. Organizations should be able to proactively identify and prioritize headcount needs, align workforce investments to corporate goals, improve employee job satisfaction, nurture career growth, and reduce turnover.
In March 2006, Cognos and IBM announced a strategic alliance to help customers integrate their business processes. The alliance agreement included joint development, marketing, and sales of SOA-based solutions.
Source(s): Cognos, IBM