In its July 1999 issue, start magazine recognized Cognos as one of the computer world's 62 hottest companies in its second annual listing. Selections were made by a panel of start editors and writers based on applications submitted by the companies and the judges' perception of the respective companies' vision, determination, and leadership. The magazine highlights each company with a thumbnail sketch describing products, services, and revenues. Cognos supplies enterprise business intelligence (BI) solutions that allow users to extract critical information through data access, reporting, analysis, and forecasting. Published by Specialty Publishing Co., start magazine's tag line is "running Windows in manufacturing and engineering."