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Take the BI Challenge with Panorama Software
Leading BI Vendor Invites Users to Experience Better BI at Zero Cost and No Risk

by Peter Traynor, Editor in Chief, Dashboard InsightThursday, May 24, 2007

TORONTO, ON – Chicago, Illinois and Toronto, Ontario – March 13, 2007 – Panorama Software, a global leader in business intelligence (BI) solutions, announced at the 2007 Gartner Business Intelligence Summit in Chicago, the launch of the Panorama BI Challenge, an exciting new initiative that will enable customers to test drive and deploy a full-featured version of the Company’s flagship solution, Panorama NovaView®, pre-installed and pre-configured as a virtual appliance.

The BI Challenge provides companies with a unique way to test and experience the power of Panorama NovaView® in their own environment and demonstrates why Panorama NovaView is the best BI solution for end-users. Moreover, it challenges users to find another solution that meets or beats its superior functionality, comprehensive query performance capabilities, and simple-to-use features within the same price range.

“Panorama Software has been an innovator in the BI industry for more than a decade, offering best-in-class and cost-effective products focused on the needs of end-users,” said Oudi Antebi, VP Marketing and Strategy, Panorama Software. “There are many commendable BI products in the market today, but time and time again we hear about customer dissatisfaction with existing solutions due to associated costs and hard-to-use applications. Through the launch of our BI Challenge, we are responding to the demand for a competitive, easy-to-use and full-featured BI licensing program. By taking a virtual appliance approach we are providing users the ability to see first-hand that Panorama offers the most comprehensive solutions for the best value with no risk or cost.”

The Panorama NovaView® virtual appliance is custom designed to support enterprise scale deployments, and users who take the BI Challenge are invited to put it in live production with their own data and 10 fully-licensed users for no charge. In addition, the BI Challenge offers the most competitive pricing for a full suite of Analytics, Reporting and Dashboarding as an enterprise deployment.

“We have found that today’s BI landscape is filled with customer frustration due to low ROI, dissatisfied end-users, increased demand for continuous IT support, and increased pressure to pay exorbitant prices for version upgrades,” said Jordan Friedman, Senior Marketing Manager, Panorama Software. “Our goal for the BI Challenge is to shift this landscape by offering IT managers and staff the opportunity to experience a better BI alternative. We are proud to be the only BI vendor to offer a virtual appliance through this unique initiative, and we are confident it will empower more users to reap the rewards of a top quality solution with competitive pricing.”

Users interested in taking the BI Challenge are invited to register at www.panorama.com/challenge to get a full-featured, pre-installed and pre-configured copy of Panorama NovaView®.

About Panorama Software

Panorama Software empowers global organizations with the ability to rapidly identify trends, maximize business opportunities and improve corporate performance and results through enterprise business intelligence and Proactive Business Management solutions. Panorama® NovaView™, the company’s flagship solution, amplifies the impact of the information worker through a tightly integrated and complete suite of analysis, reporting, scorecard, dashboard and data modeling applications that support the two leading Business Intelligence platforms, SAP (NYSE: SAP) and Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT). Panorama NovaView allows end users to freely explore their data using scalable and intuitive applications.

Founded in 1993, Panorama is a leading innovator in Online Analytical Processing (OLAP) and Multidimensional Expressions (MDX). Panorama sold its OLAP technology to Microsoft Corporation in 1996, which was rebranded as SQL Server Analysis Services and integrated into the SQL Server platform. Panorama supports over 1,000 customers worldwide in industries such as financial services, manufacturing, retail, healthcare, telecommunications and life sciences. Panorama has a wide eco-system of partners in 30 countries, and maintains offices throughout North America, EMEA and Asia. More information is available at www.panorama.com

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