SAND(TM) Signs $900K Transportation Analytics Deal; SAND(TM)Analytic Server to Provide Capacity Utilization Analysis to Toll Highway Operator

Jun 05, 2003, 01:00 ET from SAND Technology

    MONTREAL, June 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --
 SAND Technology(TM) (Nasdaq:   SNDT) today announced that it has been awarded a
 competitive contract worth CA$900,000 for a data warehousing project to
 provide traffic and associated revenue reports to the management of
 407 International Inc.  407 International owns and operates 407 ETR (Express
 Toll Route), an east-west toll highway located just north of Toronto.
     Under the terms of the contract, SAND will provide software and services
 to integrate data from both a PeopleSoft ERP system and operational
 transactions systems into a centralized analytic and reporting repository
 within a SAND Analytic Server.  The company will also provide standard
 reporting and ad hoc query interfaces allowing 407 ETR management to easily
 run reports and conduct in-depth analysis of customer usage of their
 facilities.  The contract includes ongoing customer support for three years
 after implementation, which is expected to be finished by the summer -- though
 407 ETR can anticipate seeing the first usable business results substantially
     "What impressed us the most about SAND Technology was their ability, in a
 24-hour period, to integrate our historical data and create a demonstration
 system that addressed our unique business requirements," said Dave Allred, CIO
 of 407 ETR.  "This rapid response capability and our resulting ability to
 actually experience first-hand the system performance gave us the confidence
 to move forward on this project."
     "This is an important opportunity for SAND to continue to demonstrate to
 the transportation industry the value of the SAND Analytic Server as a
 high-performance information hub capable of providing speedy and easy
 management access to business data," said SAND CEO Arthur Ritchie.  "While we
 have extensive experience in rail through customers like CN and BNSF and
 logistics with Lynx Express and FedEx, this is our entry into the expanding
 electronic toll road sector, where understanding customer usage is critical to
 efficient financial and infrastructure management."
     About 407 International Inc.
     407 International Inc. is the sole shareholder, operator and manager of
 407 ETR, which extends 108 kilometers east- west, just north of Toronto.  407
 International Inc. is owned by a consortium comprised of the Canadian
 subsidiary of Cintra Concesiones de Infraestructuras de Transporte (co-owned
 by Grupo Ferrovial and Australian-headquartered Macquarie Infrastructure
 Group) and Canadian-based SNC-Lavalin.
     About the SAND(TM) Analytic Server
     An optimized platform for high-performance analytic applications, the SAND
 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.
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 Kingdom and Central Europe, and is traded on NASDAQ under the symbol SNDT.
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