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Friday, April 9, 2010

Interactive visual analytics provider recreates multi-million dollar government project at a fraction of the cost

Piscataway, NJ - April 12, 2010 - InetSoft Technology, a pioneer of dashboards, reporting, and interactive analytic visualization software, announced that it has re-created the interactive data features found on the Recovery.gov website.  The Recovery.gov dashboards can be accessed freely at http://visualizefree.com/recovery.jsp, and users are able to link back to the original application in each instance to compare the functionality of the two.  

The impetus to re-create the original features arose from the announcement that the General Services Administration (GSA) allocated over $18 million in taxpayer funds to improve the interactivity of the Recovery.gov website over the next five years.  InetSoft then re-made the features over a period of two weeks for an estimated $1,000 of billed time using a free version of its dashboard software called Visualize Free.  The dashboards were created by a Marketing Associate with virtually no knowledge of programming.

“We learned about the amount of money and time being invested to make the Recovery.org website interactive and were a little surprised,” said Mark Flaherty, Vice President of Marketing at InetSoft.  “The cost for purchasing our commercial visualization software doesn’t even approach one tenth of one percent of the estimated cost of re-designing the Recovery.gov website.  And, full deployment takes mere weeks, not years to achieve.  This provocative dashboard project illustrates the power, ease, and affordability of our business intelligence solutions.”  

The Recovery.gov Dashboards were created using Visualize Free; a free visual analysis tool based on the advanced commercial dashboard and visualization software developed by InetSoft. Visualize Free permits anyone to upload and sift through multi-dimensional data to spot trends and aberrations or slice and dice data with simple point-and-click methods, and gives users the option to share their visual analysis with others or keep it private. To try Visualize Free, please visit www.visualizefree.com.

To view a Flash demo of Style Intelligence, InetSoft’s advanced commercial business intelligence software, and to download a free evaluation copy, please visit http://www.inetsoft.com/evaluate/demo/flashdemo.jsp.

About InetSoft

Since 1996 InetSoft has been delivering easy, agile, and robust business intelligence software that makes it possible for organizations and solution providers of all sizes to deploy or embed full-featured business intelligence solutions. Application highlights include visually-compelling and interactive dashboards that ensure greater end-user adoption plus pixel-perfect report generation, scheduling, and bursting. InetSoft’s patent pending Data Block™ technology enables productive reuse of queries and a unique capability for end-user defined data mashup. This capability combined with efficient information access enabled by InetSoft’s visual analysis technologies allows maximum self-service that benefits the average business user, the IT administrator, and the developer. InetSoft solutions have been deployed at over 3,000 organizations worldwide, including 25% of Fortune 500 companies, spanning all types of industries.

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