SAND Secures Health Insurance Client Leading German Health Insurer to Deploy SAND Analytic Server

To Aid in Analysis of Large Volumes of Data



    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.  Sand Technology, Nucleus, Nucleus Server, N: VECTOR,
 Nucleus Exploration Warehouse, Nucleus Exploration Mart, Nucleus Exploration
 Data Warehouse, Nucleus Octopus and MPSO are registered trademarks and,
 Nucleus Virtual Database (VDB), Nucleus Powered!, Nucleus E!, Nucleus Adviser,
 Sand Analytic Server, Sand Analytic Warehouse, Analytics @ the Speed of
 Business, and ClarityBlue are trademarks of Sand Technology Inc.  Other
 trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
 
     Certain statements contained in this press release are "forward-looking
 statements" within the meaning of the United States Private Securities Reform
 Act of 1995 and are intended to be subject to the safe harbour protection
 provided by this Act.  Such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable
 assumptions and current expectations, but involve known and unknown risks and
 uncertainties.  Some assumptions may not materialize and unanticipated events
 may occur which could cause actual results to differ materially from any
 future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such
 forward-looking statements.  Competitive pressures, availability and cost
 competitiveness of competing products, timing of significant orders,
 management of potential growth, risks of new business areas, international
 expansion, decreased demand for computer software and services due to
 weakening economic conditions and market acceptance of the Sand Nucleus
 Product Suite are important factors which could cause actual results to differ
 materially from those projected.  More information about factors that
 potentially could affect Sand's financial results is included in Sand's
 current Annual Report and in Sand's reports to the Securities and Exchange
 Commission.
 
 

SOURCE SAND Technology
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