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Temtec, the leading provider of self-service analysis and reporting software, today announced that the Trading Matières Premières arm of SG Corporate & Investment Banking (SG CIB) has chosen Executive Viewer as part of its risk-management strategy. This solution offers real-time access to information contained in the Microsoft Analysis Service OLAP database allowing risk indicators to be displayed in multiple ways. It is being used by more than fifty traders and marketing agents in the group's five trading halls, located in Paris, London, New York, Sydney and Singapore.

SG CIB Trading Matières Premières is a major world player in the precious metals, base metals and energy markets. The company has developed strong skills in the trading of products derived from raw materials and offers hedging solutions and risk-management strategies to producers, refiners, traders and consumers as well as to financial establishments and investors.

As part of the restructuring of its informations system (the Météor project which began in 1999), SG CIB Trading Matières Premières wanted to implement analysis and reporting software that could be handled from within a Microsoft .NET environment.

With these criteria in mind, SG CIB Trading Matières Premières selected the Temtec self-service analysis and reporting solution. Executive Viewer will allow traders to view risk indicators in real-time by displaying data at both aggregate and more detailed levels. The indicators are determined through mathematical analysis of daily financial operations - complex calculations relating to several tens of thousands of financial operations. This process enables values to be assigned to financial operations and risk elements to be precisely determined.

Traders will also be able to :
* consult the data contained in the multi-dimensional database in accordance with predefined criteria in OLAP cubes by means of various graphical displays and charts.
* change the display easily to convert the information into relevant data.
* print perfectly formatted presentations.

"We were particularly impressed by the formatting power of Executive Viewer, which allows us to display information in a customised way and also to increase the displays by choosing data views or graphical views", explained François Montegu, architect of the SG CIB project. "It is also very easy to run searches and to access the corresponding information at the most detailed level with a single click of the mouse".

"Our collaboration with SG Corporate & Investment Banking Matières Premières represents another step forward for our Microsoft platform integration policy and proves that our analysis and reporting solution is ideally suited to the .NET platform. Furthermore, the undertaking demonstrated by Temtec to support this platform has proved the strength and performance of the Executive Viewer solution", stated Alan Parker, Temtec's Sales and Marketing Director.

For further information please contact:
Natalie Johnson
T: +44 (0)1962 888 120
F: +44 (0)1962 888 125