Celequest Teams Up With Bristlecone to Deliver Scalable Business Intelligence to Customers Using SAP NetWeaver(R) BI
Joint Offering Combines BI Appliance With SAP(R) Solution-Based Expertise to Further Tap Benefits of SAP NetWeaver Business Intelligence

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., June 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Celequest, the leading provider of operational business intelligence (BI), today announced that it has partnered with Bristlecone, the leading provider of extended supply chain solutions, to deliver a massively scalable analysis solution in support of SAP NetWeaver(R) Business Intelligence (SAP NetWeaver BI). Celequest's LAVA(TM), the industry's first BI appliance, enables customers using SAP NetWeaver BI (previously SAP BW) to provide up-to-the-minute business information to thousands of operational workers via its intuitive, self-service dashboards. When combined with Bristlecone's extensive implementation expertise with SAP(R) solutions, the joint solution offers strong scalability and performance with fast, easy deployment.

"SAP NetWeaver BI provides critical information about a company's daily transactions and operations, and Celequest provides knowledge workers with BI and transactional data dynamically to meet performance and scalability challenges," said Padman Ramankutty, chief executive officer, Bristlecone, Inc. "Celequest and Bristlecone give customers continuous access to this critical data, enabling decision-makers across the organization to spot emerging trends and immediately take action when issues arise."

Celequest software integrates with SAP NetWeaver BI via standard SAP-certified interfaces, giving LAVA the ability to:

    -- Browse SAP NetWeaver BI metadata to select required cubes and ODS
    -- Automatically generate the LAVA cube structures and data models needed
       to cache data for LAVA users;
    -- Incrementally update the LAVA cache as new data becomes available in
       the SAP solution;
    -- Easily create reports, charts, indicators, and pivot tables that can be
       delivered to Celequest Performance Dashboards or embedded into SAP
       NetWeaver Portal.

Celequest's appliance delivery model and unlimited user pricing help reduce the total cost of ownership of deploying SAP NetWeaver BI to large numbers of users. One plug-and-play LAVA appliance supports several thousand users, includes an unlimited number of seat licenses and supports unlimited dashboards and data sources.

"We are proud to have been chosen by Bristlecone to develop a joint solution for SAP NetWeaver BI," said Diaz Nesamoney, founder and chief executive officer of Celequest. "Bristlecone has worked with multiple ISVs to assist with their certification on NetWeaver as an xApp. As a trusted provider of SAP NetWeaver BI solutions to many of the world's top companies, Bristlecone is well-positioned to help customers gain immediate access to critical business information."

LAVA QuickStart for SAP NetWeaver BI

To meet the needs of customers who need to more easily access and display data from SAP NetWeaver BI to an increasing numbers of users, Celequest and Bristlecone have joined together to offer LAVA QuickStart for SAP NetWeaver BI. LAVA QuickStart is a turn-key package consisting of the new plug-and-play Celequest LAVA Enterprise Edition (hardware and software) that can support several thousand users, and includes development and deployment of a performance dashboard with several key metrics built on top of SAP NetWeaver BI. With Bristlecone's proven expertise in implementing SAP solutions, LAVA QuickStart can be deployed in less than 30 days.

Pricing and Availability

LAVA QuickStart for SAP NetWeaver BI is now generally available at the special price of $175,000 until the end of September 2006. This offer includes Celequest LAVA Enterprise Edition (with unlimited seat licenses and support for unlimited dashboards and data sources), a turn-key consulting package, and first year's maintenance and support. To talk to a Celequest or Bristlecone representative about the LAVA QuickStart program, please call 650-598-0300 or toll-free at 866-786-1500.

About Bristlecone, Inc.

Bristlecone, Inc. is a leading provider of consulting services and solutions for the extended supply chain, primarily focused on the mySAP(TM) Business Suite family of applications and the SAP NetWeaver platform. The company is managed by a strong team of senior executives with significant experience in ERP and supply chain management. Bristlecone's capabilities also include packaged Value Accelerators(TM) for an optimized offering in the extended supply chain arena, Offshore Application Management and Support (AMS) services, as well as custom application development and implementation services for SAP NetWeaver. Bristlecone is also a Services Partner of SAP America Inc., a "Powered by SAP NetWeaver" Partner, and a mySAP All-in-One value-added Solutions Provider.

Bristlecone's clients include global leaders such as Motorola, Palm, Nike, LSI Logic, several companies in the mid-market and SMB sectors, and span a number of industries including high tech, consumer goods, apparel and footwear, oil and gas, chemicals and automotive. For more information on Bristlecone, visit www.bcone.com.

About Celequest

Celequest is the leading provider of operational business intelligence (BI) solutions. Celequest's award-winning technology is the foundation of LAVA(TM), the industry's first BI appliance that enables companies to provide up-to-the-minute business information to thousands of operational workers, empowering decision-makers across the organization to spot emerging trends, immediately take action when problems arise and positively affect their company's bottom line. Celequest customers include Citigroup, Fifth Third Bancorp, NCO, Jefferies, Software Spectrum, Dreyer's Grand Ice Cream Holdings, the Clorox Company, Brocade and Cendant Corporation. Celequest is a privately held company based in Redwood City, California. For more information about Celequest, please visit www.celequest.com.

NOTE: LAVA is a trademark of Celequest.

Value Accelerators is a trademark of Bristlecone.

SAP, SAP NetWeaver, mySAP and other SAP products and services mentioned herein as well as their respective logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of SAP AG in Germany and in several other countries all over the world.

    All other product and service names mentioned are the trademarks of their
respective companies.

    Leyl Master Black              Alp Pekkocak        Mike Howard
    Marketing Alchemist            Celequest           Bristlecone, Inc.
    415-378-6395                   650-637-2172        408-321-3415
    leyl@marketingalchemist.com    alp@celequest.com   mike.howard@bcone.com

Source: Celequest

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