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Datawatch Introduces Next-Generation Dashboard Solution

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Customers Benefit from Easier Data Visualization, Faster Implementation and Powerful Real-Time and Interactive Capabilities

Chelmsford, Mass.–September 22, 2009–Datawatch Corporation (NASDAQ-CM: DWCH), a leader in Business Intelligence (BI) and Enterprise Information Management (EIM), today announces the immediate availability of Datawatch Dashboards™, a next-generation BI tool that gives all levels of users visual insight into operational performance as well as the ability to graphically monitor specific business processes and events. Flexibly designed, Datawatch Dashboards can be used as a standalone solution or seamlessly integrate with other software applications.

Datawatch Dashboards’ intuitive presentation style allows users to easily access information from multiple sources of data.  A single screen consolidates and arranges critical data (in real-time if so desired) and facilitates one-click drill-down to detailed information.  Individual users can further personalize features such as layout view, chart style, formatting and filters; all subject to the appropriate security level. Security options include individual, chart, dashboard or global level settings.

“Dashboards are popular with executives to operational staff because of their ability to distill large amounts of data into at-a-glance indicators.  But, there’s much more to dashboard set-up and design than putting a few colorful charts and graphs online,” said John Kitchen, Datawatch senior vice president and CMO.  “The Datawatch Dashboards solution is unique because it provides stunning data visualization and easy implementation, plus empowers end users with the ability to customize information and format it to their requirements, even with limited or no technical knowledge.”

Combine Datawatch Dashboards with Monarch Report Mining for Fast and Easy Data Access and Integration

When joined with Datawatch Monarch report mining technology, Datawatch Dashboards also helps customers quickly overcome the very real pain of accessing, aggregating, transforming and delivering the data to a dashboard from multiple sources.  Traditionally, merging information from transactional databases, legacy applications and third-party sources has been complex and failure-prone.  The combination of Monarch technology and Datawatch Dashboards quickly and easily solves this problem without programming. This combination also allows users to easily customize their data via calculated fields, look-up tables and other options to provide ‘what if’ and exception reporting capabilities.

“Datawatch Dashboards is a unique solution in the industry because it makes it easy to access, display, and analyze information from hard-to-access data sources, including semi-structured data, such as log files, PDF documents, print files, and HTML catalog pages, as well as traditional CRM and ERP applications," said Wayne Eckerson, director of TDWI Research at The Data Warehousing Institute. "This is one of the first dashboards that bridges the worlds of business intelligence and semi-structured content.” 

A Demo of Datawatch Dashboards is available at: http://bit.ly/wSREQ

Key Datawatch Dashboards Features:

·         Visually stunning presentation of information.  Offers a large range of graphical chart styles to rapidly and clearly convey information.
·         Advanced technology.  Utilizes the latest Adobe Flash™ -based graphical technologies with an innovative product design to make configuring requirements straightforward and fast.
·         Interactive and customizable.  Can illustrate up-to-the-minute results while offering filtering options for more in-depth and historical analysis. Users can customize information and format to their requirements with no IT knowledge.  They can also add explanatory text to help others understand and gain the full benefit from the dashboards.
·         Easy to use. Offers drill-down navigation facilities that can route to underlying detailed information or dynamically navigate to third-party applications.
·         Easy to deploy. Includes automatic installation facilities for simple set-up.

REQUIREMENTS AND COMPATIBILITY

Datawatch Dashboards is a browser-based data visualization tool built on Microsoft™ ASP .NET 2.0 and Adobe Flash technology.  It easily integrates with a variety of existing data sources including any OLE DB or ODBC compliant applications or databases, Microsoft Excel, XML and, utilizing Datawatch Monarch technology, reports, PDF and XPS files, log files and more.  A server-based application with a 100 percent pure end user Web client, Datawatch Dashboards is multi-browser compatible including Internet Explorer and Firefox. 

PRICING AND AVAILABILITY

Datawatch Dashboards is available immediately and starts at $9,995 USD. Datawatch Dashboards is also available in specially priced combination packages with several of Datawatch’s current products including Monarch Data Pump, the company’s server-based enterprise report mining and data ETL (Extraction, Transformation, Loading) solution.  For more information on pricing and availability, please call 978-441-2200, email sales@datawatch.com or visit www.datawatch.com.

ABOUT DATAWATCH CORPORATION

Datawatch Corporation (NASDAQ-CM: DWCH), a leader in Business Intelligence (BI) and Enterprise Information Management (EIM), helps companies make better decisions and solve business problems by simplifying access to and analysis of information. Unique among BI vendors, Datawatch transforms the massive amounts of data and documents generated inside or outside a company into actionable insight, without any changes needed to existing systems.  Datawatch customers benefit from the right information, in the right context, at the right time. More than 35,000 organizations worldwide rely on Datawatch products including its market-leading Monarch report and data mining solutions.  Founded in 1985, Datawatch is based in Chelmsford, Mass., with offices in London, Sydney and Manila.  For more information, visit www.datawatch.com.

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© 2009 Datawatch Corporation.  Datawatch, the Datawatch logo, Datawatch Dashboards and Monarch are trademarks or registered trademarks of Datawatch Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.  All other names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

Media contacts:

Jena Coletti
Greenough Communications
jcoletti@greenoughcom.com
Phone: (617) 275-6528

Lisa G. Kilpatrick
Manager, Marketing Communications and Public Relations
lisa_kilpatrick@datawatch.com
Phone: (978) 441-2200, ext. 8240
Fax: (978) 453-4443

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