ShowCase Suite

Manage your entire business more efficiently and profitably with the ShowCase Suite, the leading end-to-end business intelligence solution for the IBM i computing platform.

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Leverage historical data to make better, faster decisions. ShowCase Suite's powerful reporting and online analytical processing (OLAP) tools deliver measurable benefits in operational areas such as sales, finance, production, purchasing, logistics, and human resources.

ShowCase Reporting Solution

Provide decision makers with efficient tools to access data, create reports, and automate and streamline the process of creating and maintaining relational and multidimensional databases.

ShowCase OLAP Solution

Analyze data from multiple perspectives and explore and interact with it in detail.


ShowCase Reporting Solution

The ShowCase reporting solution provides an operational reporting platform that enables you to share business intelligence with everyone from senior executives to front-line staff:

  • Create customized reports that support better decision making
  • Manage reports, queries, and related information in a single secure, centralized repository based on industry standards
  • Automate the scheduling and distribution of reports, and notify individuals or groups when information is updated
  • Modify and run reports on demand through a Web browser
  • Customize user interfaces for easier access to information
  • Integrate reporting into other business processes
  • Build and manage data marts and data warehouses

ShowCase OLAP Solution

  • Build sophisticated applications that enable more meaningful and relevant analysis
  • Develop reports quickly and efficiently with no programming
  • Provide a broader range of business users with access to analysis through familiar, easy-to-use interfaces
  • Simplify report maintenance and reduce downtime
  • Deliver reports within Microsoft Office applications
Extract Key Concepts
Running a report in a browser

Running a report in a browser



ShowCase Suite Overview

An overview of how the ShowCase Suite delivers analytic capabilities—also known as business intelligence—across the enterprise. You gain additional benefits by combining ShowCase solutions with SPSS Inc. predictive analytics solutions.

ShowCase Suite Reporting Solution

Learn more about how the Query, Report Writer, Warehouse Manager, and Warehouse Builder components of the ShowCase Suite from SPSS Inc. provide your organization with an enterprise-class operational reporting platform for managing and delivering business intelligence enterprise wide.

What's New in ShowCase Suite 8.0

Highlights of the new features and enhancements available with ShowCase Suite.

Essbase for IBM i and Web Analysis for IBM i

This brochure covers the features and capabilities of Essbase for IBM i, the leading online analytical processing (OLAP) solution for the IBM i™ platform. It also describes how Web Analysis fr IBM i enables users to view and interact with both Essbase and relational data.

What's New in Essbase® and Web Analysis for IBM i 11

The ShowCase Suite includes Essbase for IBM i and Web Analysis for IBM i, best-of-breed online analytical processing (OLAP) components for the IBM i platform, enabling you to gain deeper insight into all of your organization's operations.

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Web Analysis for IBM i

  • Server Requirements
    • Windows 2003, Server Enterprise x64 Edition
    • 1 GB disk space minimum
    • 1 GB RAM minimum
  • Client Requirements
    • Windows Vista (Business or Enterprise edition), Windows XP Professional, or Windows Server 2003
    • 1 GB RAM
    • MS Internet Explorer 6.0-7.0.x or Mozilla Firefox 2.0.x
    • Java Runtime Environment 1.5.0 Update 12

Essbase for IBM i

  • Server Requirements
    • IBM i5/OS V5R4M0 or V6R1M0, with latest cumulative PTF package and group PTFs

      Note: The numbers below may differ in V6R1M0:

      • 5722JV1 Base: IBM Developer Kit for Java
      • 5722JV1 Option 7: Java Developer Kit 5.0
      • 5722JV1 Option 8: J2SE 5.0 32-bit
      • 5722JC1 Base: IBM Toolbox for Java
      • 5722SS1 Option 30: Qshell
      • 5722SS1 Option 33: Portable App Solutions Environment (PASE)
      • 5733W61 Base: WebSphere Application Server V6.1 for i5/OS (or option 1 below)
      • 5733W61 Option 1: WebSphere Application Server V6.1 Express (or the base option above)
    • 3 GB RAM minimum
    • DVD-ROM drive
    • Minimum 8 GB disk space for installation, 2 GB after installation, plus additional disk space the size of your Essbase databases
  • Client Requirements
    • Windows Vista (Business or Enterprise edition), Windows XP Professional, or Windows Server 2003
    • 1 GB RAM
    • Minimum 8 GB disk space for installation, 2 GB after installation
    • MS Internet Explorer 6.07.0.x or Mozilla Firefox 2.0.x
    • Java Runtime Environment 1.5.0 Update 12
    • MS Office Excel XP (2002), 2003, or 2007

ShowCase Server

  • IBM i5/OS V5R4M0 (or V6R1M0), with latest cumulative PTF package and group PTFs
  • 5722JV1 BASE: IBM Developer Kit for Java (V6R1 requires 5761JV1 BASE)
  • 5722JV1 Option 7: Java Developer Kit 5.0 (V6R1 requires 5761JV1, option 7)
  • 5722JC1 BASE: IBM Toolbox for Java (V6R1 requires 5761JC1 BASE)
  • 5722SS1 Option 30: QShell (V6R1 requires 5761SS1, option 30)
  • 5722SS1 Option 33: Portable App Solutions Environment (PASE). (V6R1 requires 5761SS1 Option 33)
  • Latest Java Group PTFs for JDK 5.0 (Apply after JDK 5.0 is installed)

PASW Collaboration and Deployment Services Server for IBM i

  • 5722SS1 Option 12: IBM Host Servers
  • SF99291: Java Group PTFs
  • SF99504: Database Group PTFs
  • 5733W61 BASE: WebSphere Application Server V6.1 for i5/OS (or option 1 below)
  • 5733W61 Option 1: WebSphere Application Server V6.1 Express (or the base option above)
  • WebSphere V6.1 Group PTF
  • PASW Collaboration and Deployment Services (shipped on separate DVD)
  • ShowCase Suite plug-ins for PASW Collaboration and Deployment Services
  • Client Requirements
    • Microsoft Windows Vista (Business or Enterprise edition), Windows XP Professional, or Windows 2000 Professional
    • Minimum 512 MB of RAM more than the minimum required by your operating system
    • MS Internet Explorer 6.07.0.x or Mozilla Firefox 1.5

ShowCase Suite Training

Harness the power of predictive analytics by enrolling in a training program from SPSS Inc. You have three options to choose from:

  • Self-paced e-learning: a flexible program with the freedom to learn on your schedule (WBT)
  • Live e-learning: train online and in real time with an SPSS instructor (i-WBT)
  • Live instructor training: group or individual one-on-one sessions available (Live)

ShowCase Reporting Training Courses

  • ShowCase Operational Reporting
    This one-day course introduces you to the major steps of the data mining process. The course goal is for you to be able to begin planning or evaluate your firm's current plan for data mining.
  • ShowCase Report Writer
    Learn how to use Report Writer, a data presentation tool that utilizes Query for data retrieval.

ShowCase Query Training Courses

  • ShowCase Query
    The course provides comprehensive end user training for ShowCase Query—from basic query building to ways in which queries can be run.
  • ShowCase Advanced Query
    This class begins with a discussion of the ShowCase Suite environment and the connectivity required for accessing a database on the IBM® System i5™ (iSeries™) platform.

ShowCase Warehouse Training Courses

  • ShowCase Warehouse Manager
    This class provides comprehensive technical training on the Warehouse Manager product and on the Data Views function in Query.
  • ShowCase Warehouse Builder
    For IT professionals using Warehouse Builder, this course emphasizes the creation of data distribution definitions and the creation and execution of distribution sets for building a relational data warehouse.


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Need more help?

Contact a sales support specialist at 2811 9662 or send an email to spsshk@spss.com.hk.



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