SOURCE: SAND Technology

March 24, 2005 08:00 ET

SAND Technology Makes Key US Government Inroads

SAND to Provide Critical Human Resources Information for Government Agency

MONTREAL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 24, 2005 -- SAND Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: SNDT) today announced that it has teamed with a renowned systems integration partner to provide critical information on Human Resource deployment for a major US Government Agency responsible for aspects of homeland security.

The contract, with its initial phase valued at over CAD$250,000, was installed in January 2005 with much of the revenue recognized in SAND's second quarter, and marks the company's continued progress in sales to the Federal Government in the US. The application will generate reports of key HR activities for multiple locations, drawing data from several different sources that had not been linked in previous reporting systems. Ad hoc analysis and reporting capabilities are also significantly enhanced. One of the important features of the solution is that it provides users with varying levels of technical proficiency to design their own inquiries with little or no assistance from the IT technical support staff.

"This is a key progression in SAND's work with major integrators in government," noted Arthur Ritchie, SAND's CEO. "It builds on the considerable success we've enjoyed with certain State and Local Government agencies in the US and the Federal and Healthcare government arenas in Canada."

"It also opens the door for significant penetration of the real strengths of SAND's Analytic Server and Searchable Archive products. This is the first step in the critical arena of homeland security in the US, where massive amounts of data must be integrated and explored," added Ritchie.

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