ProClarity Launches Global Beta Program in Support of Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Release

ProClarity 6.1 Expands on Microsoft Business Intelligence Platform to Provide Complete Solution

UK, London: October 4, 2005 – ProClarity Corporation, a leading innovator of business intelligence (BI) technology for the enterprise, today announced that a public beta version of ProClarity 6.1 is now available. ProClarity 6.1, the next major release of the ProClarity® Analytics Platform, is being developed in conjunction with the advancements of Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Community Technology Previews in order to expand upon the enhanced business intelligence (BI) functionality of the Microsoft platform.

ProClarity provides a simple, powerful and adaptable interface that allows organizations to harness the complex BI features available in SQL Server 2005. Interested parties can download the latest version to take advantage of new features including:

Advanced support of the Unified Dimensional Model (UDM) - ProClarity 6.1 supports SQL Server 2005 Analysis Services display folders for both attribute hierarchies and measures. The software also exposes relationships between user-defined hierarchies, attribute hierarchies and dimensions.

Redesigned dashboard – The ProClarity Dashboard has been rewritten to better support Web and portal deployments. With this beta release, end users have greater flexibility creating dashboards with personalized content and IT can easily customize the user interface in order to meet diverse business requirements.
New and better charting, especially for use in HTML clients, Dashboards and Portals.

"ProClarity 6.1 has been designed to extend the entire Microsoft BI platform with best-in-class analytics to provide a cost-effective, end-to-end business intelligence solution," said Clay Young, senior vice president of strategic marketing for ProClarity. "The release of SQL Server 2005 is going to further solidify Microsoft’s position as the premier BI vendor and we take great pride in offering analytic technology that allows organizations to unlock the full potential of the Microsoft BI platform."

As a part of the SQL Server 2005 release, ProClarity is participating in Microsoft’s Project REAL to offer migration best practices through real-world examples. In addition, ProClarity is offering the following resources for organizations working with Microsoft business intelligence solutions:

Practical Tips for a Seamless Migration to SQL Server 2005 (On-Demand Webcast and white paper)
Blending Reporting and Analytics in SQL Server 2005 (white paper)
Key Business Problems Solved with Analysis Services 2005 (white paper)
Introduction to the Unified Dimensional Model (Webcast)

"The new features in ProClarity 6.1 and its integration with SQL Server 2005 will allow us to take full advantage of the Microsoft BI platform," said Eric Lofstrom, business intelligence manager for Quicken Loans and ProClarity beta participant. "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."

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