Centrifuge releases new interactive analytics software
Organizations adopting BI solutions have struggled greatly in two areas: making BI available to departments and projects that most need the capability and turning the lonely function of analysis into a group exercise that leverages the collective knowledge of their team
McLean, VA, August 25, 2009 -- Centrifuge Systems, Inc., a leading provider of next generation business intelligence software, today announced the availability of Centrifuge 1.7, the latest version of its groundbreaking Interactive Analytics technology. The application is available for a free evaluation at www.centrifugesystems.com. Click on Try It Online. Recorded videos are available at centrifugesystems.com and "See It in Action" on YouTube.
Interactive Analytics (IA) is an exciting, new analyst-centric approach to understanding data in support of better decision making. It brings together three modern innovations in analysis: Interactive Data Visualization, Unified Data Views and Collaborative Analysis, Widely used by US Government agencies in some of the most demanding applications in the world including cyber security, financial crimes, homeland defense and counter-terrorism applications, IA is gaining recognition in other industries where companies are looking to extract insights from lots of rapidly changing data.
With IA, analysts can unify disparate data into rich visualizations to uncover relationships and insights that are hidden across their data. Analysts "shift their lens" across different visualizations and pose questions by interacting directly with the pictures. This highly interactive approach allows analysts to explore data at the speed of the human mind.
Centrifuge 1.7 includes several significant enhancements, particularly in the area of collaborative analysis. Live workspaces in the Centrifuge Repository now allow users to securely share work in progress and collaborate with other team members that may be conducting similar analyses.
The new version also includes improvements around ease of use. Analysts can now more easily connect to their data, regardless of the number or location of sources, and begin exploring immediately. The ability to add data on demand, and grow the visualization, without the need for dedicated IT resources, is now as simple as point and click.
"Organizations adopting BI solutions have struggled greatly in two areas: making BI available to departments and projects that most need the capability and turning the lonely function of analysis into a group exercise that leverages the collective knowledge of their team," explains Guljit Khurana, CEO of Centrifuge. "Our continued focus on usability has been received very well. The collaboration features take a page out of the Web 2.0 playbook with a focus on community features such as tagging and discussions while still recognizing the needs of the enterprise."
Other new features in Centrifuge 1.7 include Map Charts that supplement existing geospatial analysis and Smart Filters that allow users to quickly and intuitively filter on multiple attributes simultaneously.
Organizations can deploy Centrifuge Server as an on-premise or hosted solution, and end users can use the application through a standard web browser. No client software installation is required. A free evaluation of Centrifuge is available via the TRY IT ONLINE facility at www.centrifugesystems.com.
Centrifuge Systems is a leading provider of next generation business intelligence software that helps organizations discover insights, patterns and relationships hidden in their data. The unique Centrifuge approach is called Interactive Analytics which brings together three innovations in analysis: Interactive Data Visualization, Unified Data Views and Collaborative Analysis. With Centrifuge, users ask open ended questions of their data by interacting with visual representations of the data directly.
Traditional business intelligence solutions require users to define what they want to see in advance and present the results in static dashboards. With Centrifuge, users determine what is of interest "on the fly", then manipulate the displays directly in a highly interactive fashion. The experience is refreshingly easy-to-use and the resulting insights can be extraordinary.
Centrifuge is used in some of the most demanding applications in the world, including counter-terrorism and homeland defense, providing analysts with the freedom to explore. It supports a wide variety of applications including fraud analysis, cyber security, performance management, customer relationship management, business intelligence and many other applications.
For more information including access to white papers, videos and the free online evaluation, visit the company's website at http://www.centrifugesystems.com.
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