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BE Awarded First Runner Up by Microsoft for Business Intelligence Solution

March 2009 – Arlington, VA

Microsoft announced that B&E has been awarded First Runner Up status in the Microsoft Business Intelligence Demo 2009 contest which included submissions from around the world, to include: Canada, China, Germany, India, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Spain, South Africa, UK, and USA.

The BE Solution showcases interactive dashboards based on MS Performance Point and SharePoint with speed of thought analysis being supplied by a full range of MS business intelligence tools such as SQL Server Analysis Services, SQL Server Reporting Services, and Dundas Visualization Software and involves a solution that has been utilized within the area of Financial fraud analysis.  The BE solution will be available to Microsoft engineering teams and customers to demonstrate the capabilities of the various BI components working together.

BE CTO Greg Parchment stated, “This recognition shows BE’s commitment to joining with Microsoft in supplying BI for the masses through easy to use, fast, and highly graphical analysis tools, all within the context of SharePoint. This solution enables end users the ability to quickly run analytical queries and collaborate towards action based on the results. Our experience as a Microsoft Gold Partner and IT consultant for a range of Federal clients is that the Microsoft BI tool suite offers great flexibility, capability, and is often a great solution for customers looking to integrate with the desktop and other Microsoft products such as Office and Exchange.”