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March 07, 2005 06:00 ET

Panorama Software Demonstrates Business Intelligence Leadership on the Microsoft Platform



MARCH 7, 2005 - 06:00 ET

Panorama Software Demonstrates Business Intelligence
Leadership on the Microsoft Platform

TORONTO, ONTARIO and CHICAGO, ILLINOIS--(CCNMatthews - March 7, 2005) -

Beta release of Panorama 4.5 Optimized for Microsoft SQL Server 2005

Panorama Software, a global leader in business intelligence (BI)
solutions for the Microsoft platform, today announced the beta release
of Panorama 4.5, the company's flagship BI solution. Announced at the
Gartner Business Intelligence 2005 conference in Chicago, Panorama 4.5
supports both SQL Server 2000 and SQL Server 2005 and includes key
enhancements and new functionalities that enable businesses to implement
comprehensive, high performance BI solutions faster and more cost
effectively. Panorama 4.5 will be generally available in April 2005.

"SQL Server 2005 changes the landscape of the BI market," said Dr. Allon
Cohen, Vice President, Product Management, Panorama Software. "This
latest release from Panorama continues to demonstrate our ability to
enable and extend SQL Server 2005 capabilities. Our newly enhanced
reporting, analysis and dashboard products proactively provide business
users the relevant information they need to be more successful."

Companies investigating SQL Server 2005 can take advantage of the
improvements in this latest release from Microsoft by leveraging
Panorama's new features to access data that already exists inside the
organization. Utilizing these valuable data assets can dramatically
improve performance and results:

- Enhanced Dashboard: The new Panorama 4.5 dashboard provides "Live
Updates" enabling businesses to automatically push near real-time
dynamic content to decision makers. Panorama also supports the ability
for end users to customize the layout of their dashboards, enabling them
to define how they want information presented to them.

- Exception Ticker - Panorama 4.5 enhances its alert and notification
capabilities by presenting its bubble-up exceptions inside a new ticker
bar within its dashboard. End users are notified of a problem or an
exception directly inside a scrolling ticker bar.

- Expanded Report Authoring Capabilities: Panorama 4.5 supports matrix
regions and 3D charting for building production reports, as well as
multiple levels of grouping and sorting for ad hoc query.

- Support of Large Dimensions - Allows users to easily navigate, search,
and select relevant information from large data sets.

"Through this latest offering, Panorama continues the tradition of
enhancing and extending the Microsoft SQL Server BI platform," said Bill
Baker, General Manager for SQL Server Business Intelligence at Microsoft
Corp. "Together we are redefining the way companies manage and use
information. Panorama 4.5 for SQL Server 2005 provides customers with
enterprise-ready solutions."

About Panorama Software

Panorama Software helps global organizations unlock the hidden value of
their information assets to improve business performance and results.
Panorama extends the Microsoft platform through integrated business
intelligence and corporate performance management solutions. With
Panorama decision makers at all levels and functions can easily analyze
data, quickly create and distribute reports, and proactively measure
performance. Companies gain a greater understanding of their business
and make better decisions. These informed decisions improve
profitability, increase revenues, reduce costs and time to market and
mitigate competitive risks.

Panorama, a leading innovator of business intelligence solutions,
supports customers worldwide in industries such as financial services,
manufacturing, healthcare, retail, healthcare, telecommunications and
life sciences. Panorama has more than 250 partners in 30 countries, and
maintains offices throughout North America and EMEA. More information is
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Contact Information

    Editorial Contact:
    Shauna MacDonald for Panorama Software
    +(403) 538-5645