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Motio, Inc. and Focus Business Solutions Team Up to Increase the Value of IBM Cognos for the South American Market

Motio inks partnership with Focus Business Solutions, continues South American Expansion.

Dallas, Texas October 9th, 2012 – Motio, an award winning producer of the largest breadth of software products designed to extend IBM Cognos, and Focus Business Solutions today announced their partnership, further strengthening Motio’s reach in Argentina, Chile, Peru and other emerging high-growth markets in South America.

Focus Business Solutions, with locations in Argentina, Chile and Peru, will resell Motio software to achieve higher performance and efficiency for customers utilizing IBM Cognos technologies. Focus Business Solutions specializes in offering business management solutions to clients which includes the full spectrum of Enterprise Integration, Business Intelligence and Information Management. The philosophy at Focus is to help customers achieve success in business by providing high value solutions and reducing their operating costs of IT. Focus’ business objectives and Motio’s value-added software for Cognos make a natural fit for a partnership.

"Since Focus is a trusted advisor to our customers, we have made the decision to include Motio’s solutions in our offerings to generate more value for our customers,” said Gonzalo Herrero, Focus Business Solutions President. “Knowledge of the best value-added software is where partners can generate real value for their customers. The right value-added software can increase the performance, increase operational efficiency, reduce the cost of investment or generate information to audit the access and publications for governance and compliance. Consequently, Focus will present the Motio Solutions to our customers."

Focus Business Solutions will re-sell Motio’s full suite of products that extend and streamline Cognos. This includes their flagship product, MotioCI, which provides version control, automated testing and release management capabilities for Cognos, and MotioPI, which has a FREE and economically priced Professional version that eases the burdens many report authors, modelers and administrators face on a daily basis by automating error-prone and tedious tasks.

"I am very excited about our collaboration with Focus Business Solutions. With Focus as our business partner, we strengthen our position in Argentina and extend to two other important markets: Chile and Peru. With this partnership, we are able to assist Focus’ IBM Cognos clients in lowering their cost and effort of implementing, migrating and maintaining their IBM Cognos BI environment," said Edwin van Megesen, Motio Sales Director of South America.

Lynn Moore, Motio CEO says, “South America is a strong market for IBM Cognos. This partnership with Focus is a logical fit for our company’s strategy regarding South America. With our product offerings, Focus Business Solutions enable their customers to reach the next level in their BI implementations."

About Motio Inc

Motio produces award-winning software focused on optimizing the quality, scalability, and security of IBM Cognos Environments. Motio software is used by customers in over 60 countries around the globe. Motio, an IBM Premier Business Partner, empowers Cognos teams by removing burdens and enabling them to focus on the essential complexity of Business Intelligence.

For more information about Motio, visit http://www.motio.com

About Focus Business Solutions

Focus Business Solutions is a regional company in Latin America, with offices in Argentina, Chile and Peru, headed by professionals with a strong orientation to business, who have extensive experience in the market of information technologies. Focus has provided solutions based on technology since 1999. The objective of Focus is to help its customers achieve success in its business by providing high value solutions and allowing them to focus on its main competences, reducing its operating costs of IT. Focus specializes in offering business management solutions- Enterprise Integration, Business Intelligence and Information Management. Focus holds certifications on InfoSphere, Optim, Netezza, Guardium, Cognos, TM1, Tivoli Automation, ECM and more.

For more information about Focus Business Solutions, visit http://www.focusbs.com

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