To help customers reduce costs, streamline decision making, and increase sales, PeopleSoft and Cognos will comarket Cognos' Business Intelligence (BI) solutions for use with PeopleSoft's human resources, finance, manufacturing, and distribution applications. The companies' intelligent business reporting capabilities allow customers to analyze operational data, such as cash flow, expenses, currency exposure, time and labor, benefits, recruitment, inventory turnover, production capacity, sales, and supplier performance. "Our customers use Business Intelligence software to achieve a competitive advantage in the marketplace. With this initiative, we are confident that our mutual customers will be better able to access and analyze data \[to\] make better decisions," says Patrick O'Leary, Cognos strategic alliances vice president. The bundled products will be available in fourth-quarter 1999 through PeopleSoft's Strategic Services organization.