Canada's biggest software maker Cognos Inc. launched a new search tool aimed at businesses, in partnership with IBM and Google.
The new search tool, called Cognos Go, will make it faster and easier for a wider range of users within a company to find information, and encourage the adoption business intelligence (BI) technology, Don Campbell, Cognos's Vice President, platform strategy and technology, said on Wednesday.
"It encourages broad user adoption, and this is a key element," Campbell said in an interview.
"To date, BI has provided a great deal of value to those that use it. But its adoption is less than 100 percent in organizations and this will allow that adoption to grow significantly as any user inside an organization can use a search engine."
Business intelligence softwares are used throughout companies to speed decision-making by gleaning trends from data.
Campbell said last month that only about 15 percent to 20 percent of workers who could benefit from business intelligence software use the technology due to its complexity.
Cognos Go for IBM will enable users to easily find and share reports and other BI information.
Cognos Go for Google OneBox will show users graphs, charts, tables or maps for a quick understanding of the business. It will also give instant answers to common questions, among other features.
Cognos Go will be available in May.