ProClarity Delivers the First Analytic Solution for Defining and Sharing Best Analytic Practices Throughout the Enterprise at Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2002

Release 5.2 enables decision makers to create and distribute business logic, analyze multidimensional data in Excel and make smarter, faster decisions

GARTNER SYMPOSIUM/ITxpo, ORLANDO, FL., October 8, 2002 - ProClarity Corporation, an award-winning provider of innovative analytic solutions for the enterprise, today announced the availability of Release 5.2 of the ProClarityâ Analytics Platform, the industry's first analytic environment designed for creating and sharing business logic throughout the enterprise from Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2002. ProClarity Release 5.2 delivers smart analytic solutions that increase user productivity, reduce administration and training costs and enhance decision making. Now, individual users can harness the power of centralized business logic to conduct sophisticated analysis, make more informed decisions and improve business performance.

Available immediately, Release 5.2 includes the following new products and enhancements: § ProClarity Selector - an optional add-in for ProClarity® Professional that allows for the creation of advanced dynamic sets, measures and business logic for analysis. Selector provides an easy-to-use, menu driven interface that helps analysts build complex queries without any knowledge of the underlying programming language. Results of the analyses and the business logic scripts can be saved on the ProClarity® Analytics Server for sharing with other users, leveraging best analytic practices across the organization.

* ProClarity Business Reporter for Excel - an optional Microsoft® Excel add-in to create high-quality formatted business reports. Analytic views created within ProClarity can be easily exported to Excel for formatting and reduced training costs. These reports are dynamically linked to the data cube and can be updated on demand or by a setting to update whenever the report is opened.

* Software Developer's Kit support for the Microsoft .NET languages

* Double-byte character support

* Software localization kit

"Success in BI can be defined as the ability to add real insight to the business and enhance the decision making process. The ability to collect, interpret and act on information quickly is a competitive differentiator and can have a positive, profitable effect," said Howard Dresner, vice president and research director for Gartner, Inc. "The faster and more efficient an enterprise is in taking information and using it, the faster it can reduce costs or increase profits. BI can help enterprises today in at least four areas: making sense of the business, measuring performance and projects, improving relationships with stakeholders and creating a profit opportunity."

"We have already upgraded to Release 5 and our finance users are really looking forward to using the ProClarity Business Reporter for Excel to analyze large data sets and do special formatting," said Veronica Budwig, Manager, Financial Systems for Memorial Healthcare System. "We also plan to use the Business Reporter for Excel to create a custom view that has multiple queries combined on a single page. There's no doubt about it, ProClarity has been great for us. It enables us to look at Key Performance Indicators and allows key decision-makers to monitor, analyze and react on a more timely basis."

Release 5 of the ProClarity Analytics Platform, from which the entire product family is built, has been commercially available since June 2002. It is a customizable software environment that optimizes enterprise information and existing investments to promote shared best practices, distributed collaboration and accelerated time to understanding. Upgraded within Release 5, is the ProClarityâ Analytics Server that expands the analytic capabilities and scalability of the ProClarity product suite. Release 5 brings three key innovations to the forefront:

1. Tools and capabilities to capture and propagate best analytic practices from analytic experts to the general decision making audience

2. Context-sensitive analytic capabilities allow knowledge holders, stakeholders and decision makers to collaborate far more efficiently, and establish links between quantitative and qualitative information contained in disparate systems throughout an organization.

3. The ability to centrally distribute standardized management reports inside Microsoftâ Excel providing routine business reports in this preferred productivity tool.

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About ProClarity Corporation

ProClarity Corporation delivers analytic software and services that accelerate the speed at which organizations make informed decisions to optimize business performance. ProClarity has been delivering innovative analytic solutions to Global 3000 companies since 1995. ProClarity, a privately held company, ensures maximum return on technology investment and widespread user adoption by delivering solutions tailored around business processes and decision-making workflows. Located in Idaho, USA, and with regional sales and services offices in Europe and Asia­-Pacific, ProClarity currently supports over 500 customers globally including, AT&T, CompUSA, Ericsson, GE Capital, Hewlett-Packard, Nordstrom, Verizon and Veterans Health Administration. ProClarity Analytics Platform OEM customers include ABC Technologies, Changepoint, comScore Networks, Epicor, Manhattan Associates, Microsoft Great Plains Business Solutions and NetIQ/WebTrends. To learn more visit or call +1 208 344 1630.

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