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Altosoft Introduces Insight Personal Edition (Insight PE), a FREE, Fully Functional Personal Dashboard and Analysis Application
Unprecedented Ease-of-Use Enables Users to Build Powerful, Dynamic Dashboards in Just Minutes to Monitor and Analyze Data from SQL Server, Microsoft Excel, Oracle, and Other Databases and Data Warehouses

by Peter Traynor, Editor in Chief, Dashboard InsightWednesday, September 17, 2008

Media, PA., September 17, 2008 – Altosoft, an innovative provider of business intelligence (BI) solutions, today announced the release of Insight Personal Edition (Insight PE), a complete personal dashboard and analysis application. In order to demonstrate the superiority of Altosoft’s approach to dashboard development, Altosoft is offering Insight PE to qualified users completely free of charge. At the same time, Altosoft is launching the Altosoft Community, an interactive forum created all Altosoft users (including Insight PE users) for sharing Altosoft-related knowledge and best practices.

Insight PE is installed on a user’s personal computer. In just minutes, users can develop web dashboards for monitoring and analyzing business data. Dashboard development is web-based, 100% codeless, and leverages Altosoft’s unique, drag-and-drop AJAX-based dashboard designer. Insight PE dashboards incorporate dynamic, drillable Flash components for crystal-clear data visualization and dimensional analysis. With Insight PE, a user can connect to and visualize data from one or many data sources, including databases like Oracle and SQL Server, applications like Microsoft Excel, or even existing data warehouses and data marts.

“Technology buyers are looking for a hands-on experience before they invest in software products – particularly in business intelligence where there have been so many exaggerated claims and promises,” said Kevin Spurway, CMO of Altosoft. “We are releasing Insight PE as a free offering because we are convinced that our technology is the fastest, easiest, most cost-effective BI solution available. In these times, as businesses are looking to do more for less, we wanted to give organizations the opportunity to experience and consider Altosoft in a way that allows them to achieve real, permanent value.”

With Insight PE, users can directly experience the speed and efficiency of Altosoft’s technology, and discover how it takes just minutes to go from a clean install to powerful, interactive dashboards.

Users or organizations who wish to upgrade from Insight PE to the full enterprise version of Altosoft Insight have an easy, seamless upgrade path available. All Insight PE dashboards and other configurations can be instantly migrated to the full Altosoft Insight solution. The full version of Altosoft Insight is designed for scalability and performance, featuring an advanced, in-memory architecture which eliminates the need for traditional data integration and complex data warehouse management, while achieving ultra-low latency analysis and reporting from source data – even in complex, challenging environments with many data sources and large data volumes. It features a powerful, second generation in-memory engine and unique Intelligent Data Aggregation (IDA) architecture to enable Altosoft’s world-class performance and scalability, together with advanced operational features like process analysis, incident management, and support for real-time data. A full feature comparison of the two solutions is available here.

Concurrent with the release of Insight PE, Altosoft is also launching the Altosoft Community, an interactive discussion board specifically designed to enable Insight users to share best practices, work together to solve problems, and transfer knowledge about business intelligence in general and Altosoft in particular. In addition to Altosoft users and partners, Altosoft employees are active participants on the site in order to facilitate discussion and ensure that the Community operates as an effective mechanism for Altosoft-related education and support. The Altosoft Community is publicly accessible.

“We are pleased to introduce Insight PE and the Altosoft Community,” said Scott Opitz, CEO of Altosoft. “Every day, we see organizations struggle with BI, data warehousing, and ETL. Our objective in releasing Insight PE as a free offering is to show that there is a better way to get things done – without user risk, condition or obligation.”

Insight PE can be downloaded directly from this link. For more information, please visit www.altosoft.com.


About Altosoft

Altosoft delivers cutting edge business intelligence (BI) solutions that eliminate the cost and complexity of conventional BI while delivering advanced functionality for operational performance improvement. Altosoft’s revolutionary, 100% codeless BI platform features ultra low-latency data monitoring and analysis across operational databases, warehouses, and other data sources; integrates real-time event monitoring and business process optimization; and enables dashboard development in minutes with a unique browser-based, drag-and-drop interface. A typical Altosoft solution is implemented in one tenth the time and at less than one half the cost of traditional BI approaches. Headquartered in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania, Altosoft delivers solutions for commercial and government organizations worldwide. For more information, please visit www.altosoft.com

Kevin Spurway
Altosoft Corporation
(484) 427-2823



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