SOURCE: SAND Technology

May 10, 2006 08:49 ET

SAND/DNA Access™ With Open Text™ Livelink ECM Provides Information Life Cycle Solutions for SAP® Content

Integrated Product Lets SAP NetWeaver BI Users Rapidly Access, Migrate, and Analyze Online, Nearline, and Archived Information

MONTREAL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 10, 2006 -- SAND Technology, Inc. (OTC BB: SNDTF), an international provider of intelligent enterprise information management solutions, announced today that it has integrated its SAND/DNA Access™ for SAP® NetWeaver Business Intelligence (SAP NetWeaver BI) offering with Open Text™ Livelink ECM Suite for SAP Solutions. This integration creates an environment in which SAND/DNA Access users can more easily and cost-effectively access nearline and archived data required for analytic purposes. The three-tiered environment will support active data kept online to satisfy day-to-day reporting requirements, nearline data for long-term analysis and/or rebuilding of warehouse information layers, and archived historical data, all seamlessly supported by the integrated combination of SAP NetWeaver BI, SAND/DNA Access and Open Text's Livelink ECM.

Open Text is a global provider of Enterprise Content Management (ECM) solutions and a market leader in SAP document/data archiving and management. More than two million users at more than 2,200 installations worldwide are using Open Text's Livelink ECM Suite for SAP Solutions.

"Closing the gap between online, nearline, and archived data is becoming an increasingly critical requirement. It is important to provide retention management for archived data in order to address compliance issues," said Patrick Barnert, Vice President, SAP Applications at Open Text."By integrating SAND/DNA with Livelink ECM, our customers who use SAP NetWeaver BI can enable pinpoint access to archived information, with deep-dive analysis capabilities that were simply unavailable until now. In addition, archived data is securely stored and maintained by Livelink ECM -- Archive Server."

SAND/DNA Access for SAP NetWeaver BI is specifically designed to complement the information lifecycle management capabilities available to organizations as their data warehouse solutions grow in size and complexity. Users can move infrequently used data into a nearline repository, where it is stored in a very small footprint, while remaining immediately accessible. As a result of SAND/DNA's unique access capabilities, service levels can be maintained for all data management activities, and storage costs reduced, without compromising users' ability to access and analyze granular historical data.

"The combination of Open Text and SAND/DNA solutions is an important win for both companies, as well as for SAP NetWeaver BI users," said Jerry Shattner, SAND Technology's Executive Vice President of Marketing and Corporate Alliances. "Open Text's customers using SAP NetWeaver BI and SAND/DNA Access will now be able to access all their data, no matter where it resides -- whether online, nearline, or archive -- in a cost-effective manner that supports their business objectives. This partnership represents a significant extension of our reach into the SAP NetWeaver BI user market."

About Open Text

Open Text™ is a leading provider of Enterprise Content Management (ECM) solutions that bring together people, processes and information in global organizations. Today, the company supports 20 million seats across 13,000 deployments in 114 countries and 12 languages worldwide. For more information on Open Text, go to:

About SAND Technology

SAND is an international provider of intelligent information management software. The SAND/DNA™ product suite scales to help any size enterprise cope with exploding data requirements, now and into the future. SAND/DNA Access™ allows for retaining all potentially relevant data in a tiny footprint while providing instant access to just what's required. SAND/DNA Analytics™ allows for complex what-if analysis to meet any planned and unplanned business need. Sharing SAND's patented "ask-anything" DNA, together they provide a just-in-time approach to data management with unparalleled productivity and cost-effectiveness.

SAND/DNA solutions include SAP-certified information management, CRM analytics, and specialized applications for government, healthcare, financial services, telecommunications, retail, transportation, and other business sectors.

SAND Technology has offices in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and Central Europe.

SAND Technology is a registered trademark, and SAND, SAND/DNA, SAND/DNA Access, SAND/DNA Analytics, and SAND Dynamic Nearline Architecture are trademarks of SAND Technology Inc. Other trademarks remain the property of their respective owners. All other product and service names mentioned are the trademarks of their respective companies.

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