Business intelligence specialist eg joins forces with Microsoft

Staffordshire-based business intelligence specialist eg is joining forces with Microsoft to offer clients greater access to its software package eg work manager.

eg specialises in improving work, resource and performance management in blue-chip companies in the financial services industry. Its clients include Norwich Union, Zurich Financial Services and HBOS &#45 including Intelligent Finance and Clerical Medical.

Steve Beswick, director of Microsoft Partner, says: “With a track record of providing first rate solutions for some of the biggest names in the financial services sector, combined with a commitment to investing in skills, training and people, eg will be a welcome addition to the Microsoft channel.”

eg has redeveloped its work, resource and performance management software eg work manager using Microsoft.NET to further enable its integration capabilities with other technologies, and to let disparate sites share information via the web. The new version will be known as eg work manager enterprise which will allow fragmented businesses to obtain real-time information about activity levels and performance.

Elizabeth Gooch, managing director of eg, says: “We have chosen to use the Microsoft.NET framework because of its close fit with our clients&#39 IT strategies. It also provides for greater development productivity. By becoming a business partner with Microsoft we are strengthening our capability through direct access to Microsoft&#39s technical expertise. We are also adopting Microsoft development standards so we can become a fully certified partner.

“Our software already provides immediate return on investment. But implementation also helps clients improve their use of Microsoft tools. Many companies already have licences for Microsoft software and deploying eg work manager provides the opportunity to add real value to tools they already have.”