SOURCE: Visual Mining, Inc

December 07, 2006 10:45 ET

Visual Mining Upgrades Powerful Performance Dashboard Software

New NetCharts® Reporting Suite Version 5.0 Delivers Increased Performance, Simplified Management, and Faster Deployment

ROCKVILLE, MD -- (MARKET WIRE) -- December 7, 2006 -- Visual Mining™, the premier provider of on-demand graphical reporting, visual analytics, and performance dashboard solutions, today announced several new key features for its NetCharts® Reporting Suite software -- the industry's most powerful and comprehensive data visualization platform.

NetCharts Reporting Suite enables users to create secure, flexible, and easily customizable corporate performance management solutions. With an extensive chart template library, flexible deployment options, and built-in administration consoles, NetCharts Reporting Suite helps customers reduce the time it takes to develop, deploy, and manage executive dashboard applications.

"Data visualization is the key to making an operational environment efficient," said Mike MacDonald, CEO and Founder of Visual Mining. "Performance dashboards allow customers to visualize disparate data sources in a way that supports business goals, which results in greater efficiencies, cost savings, and productivity. We bring more than a decade of industry best practices expertise to our products to help customers create optimal, robust performance dashboard solutions."

NetCharts Reporting Suite Version 5.0

NetCharts Reporting Suite version 5.0 provides developers with unmatched ease-of-use, improved performance and management capabilities, robust data connectivity, flexible deployment options, and a low total cost of ownership (TCO). Incorporating Web 2.0 technologies enables NetCharts Reporting Suite users to create new solutions, such as analytic mash-ups, that effectively bring leading capabilities to the enterprise.

Highlights of new capabilities include:

--  Optimization for multi-processor systems to enable greater performance
    and efficiency
--  Robust internationalization (I18N) support for globalization and
    localization of data visualization applications
--  Auto-generated, AJAX-powered dashboard pages for improved user
    experience
    

Additional features and benefits include:

--  Openness and flexibility to retrieve data from multiple data sources
    with automatic refresh
--  Simplified process to design templates without coding
--  Extensive chart gallery with pre-built templates
--  Easily configurable interactivity -- roll-overs, drill-down, pop-up,
    scrolling, and zoom
    

For businesses that need scalable, high-performance systems for on-demand environments and mission-critical applications, NetCharts Reporting Suite delivers flexible implementation options, robust data connectivity, and extensive pre-built visualization templates and examples. With NetCharts Reporting Suite, developers produce outstanding, reliable, and dynamic graphical reporting and performance dashboard applications that transform data into actionable business intelligence.

NetCharts Reporting Suite version 5.0 is available at no increase over current list prices through January 31, 2007.

About Visual Mining, Inc:

Visual Mining develops graphical reporting, visual analytics, and on-demand performance dashboards for Business Intelligence solutions. Visual Mining produced NetCharts® as the industry's first commercial Java-based charting engine. Sales Executive™, an on-demand business intelligence solution, represents industry best practices developed through a decade of experience in serving thousands of customers worldwide. Visual Mining products are deployed worldwide and have earned numerous industry awards, including the 2003 Intelligent Enterprise Magazine's Readers' Choice Award for data visualization software and recent selection as a finalist in the Software & Information Industry Association's 20th Annual Codie Awards. Information about the company's products and services is available at www.visualmining.com.

Visual Mining, NetCharts, and Sales Executive are trademarks of Visual Mining, Inc. Other names used herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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