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New Release of ProClarity Analytics 6 Unlocks Enhanced Business Intelligence Features in Microsoft SQL Server 2005

SAN FRANCISCO, California, November 7, 2005 – ProClarity Corporation, a leading innovator of business intelligence (BI) technology for the enterprise, today announced the latest release of ProClarity® Analytics 6, version 6.1, at the Microsoft Global Launch event in San Francisco, California. ProClarity 6.1 was developed in conjunction with SQL Server 2005, Microsoft’s next-generation data management and analysis software, to provide customers with a comprehensive and cost-effective analytics and reporting solution.

"We have a long-standing relationship with ProClarity; they have always been a dedicated industry partner and we value their input and perspective on our product," said Bill Baker, general manager of SQL Server Business Intelligence at Microsoft Corp. "ProClarity’s products complement and enhance our BI platform to provide an end-to-end solution, leading to deeper insight for our mutual customers."

ProClarity Analytics 6 provides a simple, powerful and adaptable interface that enables organizations to harness the complex BI features available in SQL Server 2005. The latest release includes the following new products and enhancements:

Advanced support of the Unified Dimensional Model (UDM) - ProClarity 6.1 simplifies the navigation and understanding of the UDM by leveraging hierarchy, attribute, and measure relationships to quickly and easily create analytic views of data.

ProClarity Dashboard Server – Offers a simple-to-use and flexible interface including consolidated views of business metrics, business charts optimized for Web-based deployments and parameters for linked analytics and reporting. Flexible content enables easy integration in portals and other applications.
ProClarity Publishing Server – Creates data-driven, professional-grade PDF and HTML documents such as financial reports and board packets that combine ProClarity analytic views and author commentary to deliver a comprehensive account of the business.
ProClarity for Microsoft Office Business Scorecard Manager – Integration of zero-footprint business views provides a seamless connection to ProClarity analytics in order to expedite the understanding of drivers behind scorecard metrics.

"Driving information delivery across the company is critical to our business success," said Dennis Naherny, director of enterprise reporting for CompUSA. "SQL Server 2005 and ProClarity Analytics 6 will enable us to perform a more sophisticated analysis of our business which will ultimately allow us to reduce our operating expenses across the organization."

ProClarity is the market-leading vendor of third-party analytic products on the Microsoft BI platform. Built on an adaptable platform that works within existing business requirements and technical infrastructures, ProClarity Analytics 6 simplifies how people receive and gain insight into their data by providing organizations with the tools to conduct a range of analyses from standard KPI monitoring to the most powerful analytic modeling.

"The new BI features in SQL Server 2005 are going to revolutionize the way organizations practice business intelligence," said Bob Lokken, ProClarity President and CEO. "ProClarity's advanced visualizations and analytic technology expand the entire Microsoft BI platform to provide the most cost-effective, enterprise-class BI solution on the market. As business intelligence becomes increasingly integrated into every business process, ProClarity and Microsoft together will make sure more people can benefit from the technology by providing a comprehensive solution that is affordable and accessible for the entire organization."