New Products - 29 Sep 2008

Business Performance

Smart Financial Performance Management

PROPHIX Software has enhanced PROPHIX for SQL Server, its financial performance management solution. The new version’s web-based advanced data visualization provides a graphical overview of an organization’s performance and interactive dashboards. Offline data entry lets users enter data without logging in to PROPHIX. Enhanced auditing functionality tracks events and lets users see information about accounts that have been added, which can help with Sarbanes-Oxley compliance. The product also logs changes in workflow projects. Pricing begins at $20,000 for a 10-user system. For more information, contact PROPHIX Software at 905-279-8711 or visit

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Application Monitoring

Application Life Cycle Monitoring

AVIcode recently announced the availability of Intercept Studio 5.0, a solution for monitoring applications throughout their life cycles. A new Incremental Application Dependency Discovery feature provides information about all application dependencies and database resources, such as SQL Server, Oracle, and DB2. The new version also offers extended platform support for Visual Studio 2008, Language-Integrated Query, Windows Server 2008, Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5, Windows Workflow Foundation, Sybase, and Microsoft Data Access Components. Pricing begins at around $16,000 for one monitored server. For more information, contact AVIcode at 443-543-0030, or visit

Business Intelligence

A Hybrid Approach to BI

Panorama Software has released the latest version of its NovaView business intelligence (BI) suite. The new version uses a hybrid approach to BI that lets organizations keep their data warehouses inhouse while continuing to use Panorama’s Software as a Service (SaaS) product, PowerApps, for BI collaboration. NovaView 5.5 also includes a new UI, integration with Google Docs and Google Apps, and new RSS functionality. For more information, call 416-545-0990 or go to

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Performance Monitoring

Find, Diagnose, and Optimize Inefficient SQL Code

Embarcadero Technologies has released DB Optimizer, its new SQL profiling and tuning IDE. DB Optimizer finds and diagnoses poor-performing SQL code in production databases and applications and optimizes inefficient SQL statements. The product also provides a graphical visualization of wait-time analysis, feedback about how to solve coding problems, and batch tuning of Data Manipulation Language statements and stored routines. DB Optimizer supports SQL Server, Oracle, Sybase, and DB2 platforms and is available for $1,500 per license. For more information about DB Optimizer, call 415-834-3131 or go to

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