New Software Launched to Harness Data Explosion for Business and Research

Oct 21, 2010, 05:00 ET from QSR International

BOSTON, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Two highly anticipated data analysis software products will be launched in the USA today, giving users the unrivalled ability to analyze video, audio, pictures, surveys and documents side-by-side. Developed by QSR International, NVivo 9 and NVivo Server 9 are designed to harness the data explosion facing researchers, businesses and governments worldwide.

QSR International CEO John Owen says 80%* of all potentially usable business information originates in unstructured form, from documents and video, to PDFs and social media chat. With unstructured data doubling every three months**, he says NVivo 9 gives individuals and organizations a way to manage and analyze this avalanche of information, quickly and easily.

"Analysis is not just about numbers and the 'what and when' any more - it's about a whole host of information sources which focus on the 'why and how'," says Owen.

"Whether you're researching climate change or trying to better understand your customers, NVivo helps you to get the most out of your data, reveal new discoveries and ultimately, make better decisions."

Owen says from today, users will be able to work with all of their data in one application, eliminating double handling. New automated and visualization features will also help users to quickly grasp themes and patterns.

"In a first for the qualitative data analysis software market, users who purchase both NVivo 9 and NVivo Server 9 will be able to work with other team members in the same project at the same time."

"Our customer research shows that over 70% of people working with unstructured data, work in teams. Adding NVivo Server 9 to our offering puts us in a unique position to support team-based projects."

QSR International is already well established as the leading developer of software for researchers and others working with unstructured data. Its existing products are used in more than 150 countries and QSR is also the number one provider of QDA software for the worldwide academic market.

NVivo 9 and NVivo Server 9 are available to purchase from QSR International or via an official QSR reseller.

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* Merrill Lynch  

**Gartner Group

SOURCE QSR International