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NOAD EQM4 BI Platform Management

NOAD EQM4 is a proven & cost-effective process-based BI change & deployment management solution that eliminates the complexity of BI application development, seamlessly integrated and automating development practices. Highly scalable, secure and optimized for Dev and Ops teams, NOAD EQM4 differentiates in its ability to meet the higher performance (Change Manager) and its console ensures synchronization for more sophisticated release handling needs of business critical BI applications (Deployment Manager).

 

Streamline Development

NOAD EQM4 delivers a powerful solution for versioning and brings unique insight and visibility into associated change history. Fundamental to modern development practices and adoption of agile development methodologies provide (distributed) development teams freedom to work. NOAD EQM4 provides visibility and insight into the health and quality of development projects and optimizing development efficiency and hand off to release.  

 

Collaborative Review

The ability to collaboratively review changes emphasizes teamwork and promotes good citizenship among developers and operations. By using NOAD EQM4 integrated analysis such as Object Impact -, Table Impact -, Difference - and Build Analysis teams can review and share best practices amongst team contributors. Improve real time communication & collaboration, thus the overall quality and enjoyment of team achievements by tieing development and review processes together. 

 

Inventory overview

Keeping track of all the artifacts that are or need to be developed or deployed can be a daunting task when done manually. NOAD EQM4 does it seamlessly by showing at-a-glance what has to be or is deployed and allows to analyze the differences between them. A selected environment shows all the artifacts version inventory including all properties. A selected artifact shows the iterations inventory including related artifacts and existence in environments. Dev and Ops teams are automatically synchronized allowing changes to be implemented fast. 

 

Workflow Editor

The workflow editor is a visual drag-and-drop editor that enables you to drag workflow steps onto the design space and configure them immediately. As you place additional steps, you visually define their relationships with one another. NOAD's process steps replace typical deployment scripts and manual processes, no programming is required.

 

Quality and Approvals

Simplify development and operations team interaction. Bring the principles of DevOps to your organization while maintaining control. Guarantee that the developed applications are being validated and are the same as those being deployed. NOAD EQM4 provides a flexible approach to an approval process, and supports different approaches through your BI deployment; BI applications shouldn't have to follow the same approval process. Whether simple deployment level approval tasks or complex multi-role approval processes, the right level of granularity is essential for successfully automating deployment. Don't need an approval? Need the PMO to sign off production deliveries? With NOAD EQM4, streamlined approval processes are as simple as a click, comment, and OK.

 

Manage Environments

An environment is a user-defined collection of resources that host BI artifacts. Environments are typically modeled on some stage of the software project lifecycle, such as development, QA, or production. A resource is a deployment target, such as a database and resides on a physical or virtual machine. Environments are created at the global level and used by multiple BI applications, enabling the use of shared or application-specific environments. An approval process is enforced before the artifact can be deployed to an environment. NOAD EQM4 maintains an inventory of every artifact deployed to each environment and can provide the differences between them.

  

Compliance with confidence

NOAD EQM4 helps to meet compliance requirements in the most regulated industries with its process enforcement and complete traceability, besides role-based security and Active Directory integration. NOAD EQM4 provides full audit trail on each artifact within an environment.

 

 

About

NOAD, incorporated in 2000, is the pioneer in Enterprise Platform Management for Business Intelligence (BI) pure play vendors. Since the first release of its solution EQM, NOAD continues to have a strong focus for Business Objects, the leading BI vendor. NOAD’s software solutions are designed to monitor and control enterprises’ (distributed) BI deployments, seamlessly promote interoperability, enhanced functionality, and increased cost transparency to maximize return on investment while being compliant with regulations and governance.

With BI being a commodity, several BI vendors were forced to develop API’s to more generic, open source version control solutions. However, organizations using enterprise business intelligence as a mission critical technology, demand a controlled and secure development process, reduced deployment costs, and compliance with regulations. NOAD fulfills these demands by bridging the divide between Dev and Ops teams with a single solution. 

Over the past 16 years, NOAD has built a global base of more than 300 blue chip customers in over a dozen countries and across all verticals. Since its reorganization in 2013, NOAD services its customers directly from the United States and the Netherlands and in a sign that highly-skilled Indian talent remains much in demand to drive innovation, NOAD established its R&D center in India. Above all, NOAD pledges it continues to partner with leading pure play vendors to help our mutual customers maximize the value of their investment.

Some key accomplishments:

  • - Release of Quality Manager (QM) supporting BusinessObjects 5 in 2000
  • - Release of NOAD EQM3 supporting BusinessObjects 6 in 2003
  • - Rebranding NOAD in 2003: Intelligent Thinking - Intelligent Results
  • - Winner of the 2004 Deloitte Technology Rising Star
  • - Winner of the 2005 Deloitte Fast 50, ranked #42 in the Deloitte EMEA Technology Fast 500
  • - Awarded Business Objects’ Gold Technology Partner in 2006/2007 for best performance
  • - First certification of NOAD EQM4 by SAP in 2009
  • - Rebranding NOAD in 2015: 15 years of experience in global BI management
  • - SAP certifies NOAD EQM4 SAP BusinessObjects BI4 in 2015
  • - SAP invited NOAD as member to its Beta program in 2015
  • - SAP BusinessObjects BI4 IDT support in 2016

 

 

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