Cognos and Autonomy join the top 25 of the Lighthouse Software Index

Information Builders, known for its business intelligence solutions, is the biggest gainer in this month’s Lighthouse Software Index. The firm has formed a partnership with Blyk to deploy Information Builders’ webFOCUS and iWay software solutions and has moved up 23 spots. Meanwhile, Sterling Commerce, recognized by Manufacturing Business Technology for Delivering Innovation to the Manufacturing Industry has also moved up 22 spots.

Both these firms have substantially improved their volume of reports this year, and have more positive tonality in those reports.

Electronic Arts, the giant in video game publishing industry, has gone up 21 spots.

This month the two entrants in the top 25 Software Index are Cognos and Autonomy with gains of 7 and 4 positions respectively. Cognos has been awarded the Best Product Development Team by International Stevie Awards while Autonomy has earned focus thanks to its acquisition of Zantaz and another quarter of record sales.

Deltek (-25) is firm showing the biggest decline this month as there appears to be no news for analysts to ponder on. Primavera Systems, has also dropped hard after last month’s jump and is down 24 positions to 85th spot this month. Sage and webMethods (acquired by Software AG) are the two firms that have dropped out of the top 25 this month.

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