90 Degree Software

90 Degree Software

November 15, 2006 09:00 ET

90 Degree Software Launches a Breakthrough Reporting Solution That Extends the Microsoft SQL Server Business Intelligence Platform

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON--(CCNMatthews - Nov. 15, 2006) - At the 2006 PASS Community Summit in Seattle Washington, 90 Degree Software unveiled a new reporting solution, Radius. Unlike any reporting solution available today, Radius enables both report developers and end users to create, reuse and securely share reports, increasing collaboration.

90 Degree Software was formed by three BI industry leaders who have delivered a "90 degree approach" to reporting by creating a reporting solution that will use the latest advances of Windows Vista and the 2007 Microsoft Office system. Microsoft Corp. has spent years of investment in bringing to market advances around intelligent interfaces, making information workers more productive.

"Organizations continue to face challenges with reporting because legacy BI solutions are not keeping up with advances in technology and are not meeting the needs of end-users and report developers," said Michael Matrick, co-founder and President of 90 Degree Software. "Report creators and consumers are looking for a faster and more cost-effective way to create reports."

90 Degree Software is also embracing the changes that Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services has brought to the BI market. Reporting Services introduces an open standard report format and report platform that is leading the report marketplace. Radius is compliant with SQL Server Reporting Services which allows users to consume, create and share RDL compliant reports, while keeping the design look and feel of an Office-based desktop solution but with the power of SQL Server Reporting Services.

This means that users can use Radius' report designer to create, search, re-use, and securely share any report or report component, helping improve team productivity and collaboration.

"We saw an opportunity to create a new reporting technology that allowed organizations to truly utilize their corporate information through reports. Legacy reporting solutions are simply not adequate as they ignore the advances in today's technology environment. Report creators and consumers want a better way. Radius delivers that better way with collaboration at the center of report design, enabling developers and users to work better together. Support from Microsoft enables partners like us to bring to market innovative solutions on top of the most powerful platforms available including the upcoming Windows Vista operating system, the 2007 Office system and SQL Server 2005," concluded Matrick.

Customer and industry support:

Beta customers have been using Radius to increase IT team productivity and collaboration, extend their investments, and gain immediate value from their business data. Sean Gosher, President of 10 Digits, a 90 Degree Software customer: "SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services and Radius gives our users the ability to create new reports and use existing report components. As a result, users can get the right information, when they need it."

"Microsoft is excited to collaborate with companies like 90 Degree Software to develop new solutions, advancing the needs of the IT community," said Francois Ajenstat, Director for SQL Server, Microsoft. "90 Degree Software's new reporting product, Radius, is an ideal example of how our partners can take full advantage of Microsoft's industry-leading business intelligence platform."

Jason Hunt, CTO for Invoke Systems, one of the largest Microsoft resellers in the world: "Microsoft Dynamics CRM customers will experience value in 90 Degree Software's new reporting solution. Today, building reports typically requires a developer's expertise, with Radius' interface this will no longer be the case. Radius will allow businesses to more easily generate reports and it will allow our customer to get the information they need to make decisions."

Neil Raden, Founder of Hired Brains, a BI Industry Analyst Firm: "90 Degree Software has developed a new reporting software solution that provides a straightforward approach to BI, helping customers realize BI benefits with increased speed and ease of use. This fresh new approach to reporting will be a great addition to the BI community."

For more information

Radius is available today. For pricing and licensing information, please contact 90 Degree Software at 1-866-418-6090, sales@90degreesoftware.com or visit us on the Web at www.90degreesoftware.com. For more information the Microsoft SQL Users Conference called the 2006 PASS Community Summit, visit www.sqlpass.org.

ABOUT 90 DEGREE SOFTWARE

90 Degree Software is an independent software vendor that has created an innovative reporting platform that will enable organizations to derive more value from their existing business intelligence systems. The privately held company is headquartered out of Vancouver, Canada.

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