MONTREAL, and HAMBURG, Germany, Jan. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SAND Technology(TM) (Nasdaq: SNDT) today announced that the Kaufmaennische Krankenkasse (KKH), which with over 2 million customers is the fourth-largest health insurance company in Germany, has added the SAND Analytic Server to its existing data warehouse architecture. In accordance with German business conventions, financial details of the relationship were not disclosed. "We are currently using this solution from SAND primarily for ad hoc analysis, and we're very impressed with the ease of use of this technology. Even very large volumes of data can now be made available for strategic analysis. With the help of the SAND Analytic Server, we are able to arrive at very reliable figures regarding potential for improvements that help us to execute complex change-management projects. In addition, this solution harmonizes extremely well with our existing BI tool, Brio Enterprise. All in all, we've come up with a high-performance BI environment that is very cohesive", explains Detlef Andre, Head of Data Warehousing/Web Development at the KKH. The KKH also intends to apply this new solution to areas in which highly specialised staff with little or no database experience will be able to perform complex analytic tasks. Also, because the software requires very little tuning, Mr. Andre feels that his data warehouse specialists will have more time to devote to other projects. "We're extremely pleased that the KKH, one of the country's largest health insurance companies, has decided to deploy the SAND Analytic Server," commented Roland Markowski, Managing Director of SAND Technology Deutschland GmbH. "There is definitely a need to cut unnecessary costs within the health care industry, and we're convinced that our solution will contribute to achieving that objective." 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 boosts the performance of existing Business Intelligence architectures while reducing the need for involvement of specialist data management staff. The SAND Analytic Server is highly scalable 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 providing 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. For more information on Sand Technology visit http://www.sand.com . All Rights Reserved. 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