-- ProClarity 6.1 Extends Microsoft Business Intelligence Platform Through Seamless Integration with SQL Server 2005 --
UK, London: December 22, 2005 – ProClarity Corporation, a leading innovator of business intelligence (BI) technology for the enterprise, today announced the immediate general availability of ProClarity 6.1, the latest version of ProClarity® Analytics 6. ProClarity 6.1 provides a simple, powerful and adaptable interface that enables organizations to harness the enhanced BI features in Microsoft SQL Server 2005 including Analysis Services, Reporting Services and Notification Services.
"Microsoft and ProClarity continue to complement and enhance their products to provide an end-to-end business intelligence solution," said Alex Payne, senior product manager of the Office Business Applications Group at Microsoft Corp. "ProClarity’s innovative analytic technology enables organizations to take full advantage of the enhanced BI features in the Microsoft BI offering, including Microsoft SQL Server 2005 and Office technologies, providing the technological foundation for superior decision-making and optimized business performance."
ProClarity is the market-leading vendor of third-party analytic products on the Microsoft BI platform. Built on an adaptable platform that works within evolving 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 simple KPI monitoring to the most powerful analytic modeling. 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 URL addressability for views, view groups, and dashboard pages enables easy integration in portals and other applications.
ProClarity 6.1 was developed in conjunction with SQL Server 2005 to enable organizations to harness the complex BI features in the Microsoft platform and has received overwhelmingly positive feedback from Beta customers and partners alike:
"The more encompassing cube structures with multiple hierarchies in SQL Server 2005 provide a fundamental change in the way our data can be structured and consumed," says Karl Lacher, Manager of Business Intelligence for Capella University. "We expect to see significant performance and scalability enhancements by leveraging ProClarity on top of the superior BI features in SQL Server 2005."
"The new features in ProClarity 6.1 and its integration with SQL Server 2005 allow us to take full advantage of the Microsoft BI platform," says Eric Lofstrom, Business Intelligence Manager for Quicken Loans. "We have already seen great success with our ProClarity and Microsoft solution, and this new technology will allow us to make even greater strides in our business intelligence practices."
"ProClarity completes our Microsoft business intelligence toolbox," says Douglas McDowell, Solid Quality Learning Director of Operations, Business Intelligence. "Our experts are able to deliver world-class solutions and competitive upgrades using the comprehensive platform provided by Microsoft SQL Server 2005 and ProClarity Analytics 6."
"ProClarity is a leading provider of business intelligence software for the Microsoft BI platform," says Brian Biglin, Alliance Director for Hitachi Consulting. "With the release of ProClarity 6.1 and SQL Server 2005, our expert consultants are able to provide a comprehensive business intelligence solution for improving corporate performance and profitability across the entire organization."
Additional, updated add-ins will be available for ProClarity Analytics 6 beginning in January 2006. These will include:
- Simple creation of UDM-based Reporting Services 2005 reports
- Dashboard alerting, leveraging Notification Services 2005
- Web-based analytics for Microsoft Business Scorecard Manager
- SharePoint Portal Server 2005 Web parts