Colorado Springs Utilities selects Brio Software for organization-wide performance monitoring

SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 26, 2002 — Colorado Springs Utilities has purchased the Brio Performance Suiteà¢â€ž- for business intelligence to increase insight and improve the performance of more than 1,700 employees across six divisions.

As a community-owned organization, Colorado Springs Utilities provides utility services, including gas, water, electric and wastewater, to the citizens of Colorado Springs. During a major reorganization early in 2001, executives looked for ways to improve business intelligence from the various service departments and IT systems. Their goal was to deliver performance metrics reports that improve understanding of and insight on both individual and organizational performance.

“We found that Brio’s business intelligence software allowed us to place data into the hands of end-users for more effective decision-making and it integrated well with our existing IT systems,” stated Ed Martinez, general manager for information technology services, Colorado Springs Utilities. “The product allowed our finance manager to develop financial reports and required virtually no training.”

Brio Performance Suite will provide individual decision-makers with the ability to run ad-hoc queries and create their own reports at any given moment. Robust, yet easy-to-use charting capabilities will eventually enable employees to log in daily to view their personal performance metrics and measure progress against the organization’s overall business goals.

“We are delighted to be working with Colorado Springs Utilities to help improve the performance of the organization,” stated Brian Gentile, executive vice president, chief marketing officer, Brio Software. “In deploying Brio, Colorado Springs Utilities is leveraging our Suite’s key strengths by delivering a powerful, easy-to-use business intelligence solution to help its employees measure personal productivity against established performance objectives. It’s a great use of business performance software.”

About Colorado Springs Utilities

Colorado Springs Utilities adds to the quality of life in Colorado Springs by working together to build value for our citizen-owners with a reputation for operational effectiveness, customer loyalty and competitive utility products and services. More information on Colorado Springs Utilities can be found at http://www.csu.org/

About Brio Software

Brio Software is a provider of next-generation business intelligence tools that help Global 3000 companies achieve breakthrough results. Founded in 1989, and headquartered in Santa Clara, CA, Brio products and services can be found around the globe at www.brio.com.


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