Probably the best on line analytical processing
(OLAP) tool on the market, now rebranded as
Analysis Studio as part of Cognos 8, PowerPlay
creates multi-dimensional 'cubes' which free
users from the difficulties of investigating
and understanding their data through traditional
fixed reports. These cubes allow users to perform
trend analysis and drill down into the report
to find, for example, which product(s) might
have been the cause of an unusual sales month.
You can also drill across to related cubes or
PowerPlay can integrate with ReportNet using
a single metadata model therefore making it
that much easier for clients to attain the holy
grail of "one version of the truth".