SAND Secures $1M+ State Government Order

Leading Systems Integrator to Use SAND Analytic Server for Both Designing

And Hosting Financial Analysis and Reporting Application

Jan 09, 2003, 00:00 ET from Sand Technology

    MONTREAL, Jan. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --
 SAND Technology(TM) (Nasdaq:   SNDT) today announced it has secured an order in
 excess of CAD$1M for a SAND Analytic Server system to be used by a US State
 government agency.
     The system forms part of a large-scale data warehouse project managed by a
 major systems integrator who has been contracted to help the State manage its
 finances. The SAND Analytic Server will fill two critical roles. Initially, it
 will be used as a prototyping and design tool to access data from multiple
 systems, assess its quality and suitability, and prepare it for loading into
 the warehouse and for distribution to other target systems. It will also
 provide an initial reporting infrastructure so that the project can begin to
 deliver business results even before the warehouse is completed. Subsequently,
 it will be used as the application platform to stage data extracts from the
 warehouse for analysis and reporting by State workers.
     "We are very pleased that once again the SAND Analytic Server has been
 chosen by a major government agency for a business-critical project," said
 SAND executive vice president Jerry Shattner. "We are also pleased that a
 leading systems integrator has recognized the SAND Analytic Server as the best
 platform for delivering rapid business results to their client in the short
 term and the most cost-effective analytic environment for long-term
     About the SAND(TM) Analytic Server
     An optimized platform for high-performance analytic applications, the
 SAND(TM) Analytic Server integrates virtually unlimited volumes of data from a
 variety of sources -- data warehouses, operational systems, and legacy or
 third-party databases -- in a fully-indexed analytical repository that can be
 rapidly deployed and quickly and easily accessed by business users. It
 provides a performance boost to existing Business Intelligence architectures
 while reducing the need for involvement of specialist data management staff.
     The SAND Analytic Server is highly scaleable to accommodate growth, fast
 and simple to update to accommodate business change and fully supports 24x365
 operations -- delivering on the promise of analytics @ the speed of
 business(TM) by immediately showing tangible business benefits and high
 overall return on investment.
     About SAND Technology(TM)
     SAND Technology empowers organizations worldwide with a better
 understanding of their business through a better understanding of their
 business data.  SAND Analytic Server-based solutions include CRM analytics,
 web analytics, and other specialized "Business Intelligence" applications for
 government and security, healthcare, supply chain management, inventory and
 production optimization, financial analysis, and strategic planning. SAND's
 customer intelligence division, ClarityBlue(TM), is a world leader in
 large-scale CRM analytics systems integration solutions.
     SAND Technology has offices in the United States, Canada, the United
 Kingdom and Central Europe, and is traded on NASDAQ under the symbol SNDT.
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