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PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
4th April 2005

NEW MONARCH V8 FROM DATAWATCH ACCURATELY CONVERTS PDF FILES INTO LIVE DATA FOR DYNAMIC ANALYSIS

PC Users Can Quickly Extract, Analyse and Export Data from PDFs, HTML Files, Reports, Databases and Spreadsheets with New Version of Monarch

The launch of Monarch Version 8 will be held at

The Institute of Directors on Friday 22nd April 2005, with focus on

"The Business as Usual Approach to Compliance Imperatives"


Datawatch Europe, leading provider of report management, data transformation and analytic solutions, today announced the immediately availability of Monarch Version 8 Standard and Professional Editions. Monarch is the industry-leading analytics tool that allows PC users to easily extract, analyse and export data from any existing computer-generated report and other data sources without programming. Monarch Standard Edition uses reports as a source of data, while Monarch Professional Edition uses reports and adds the ability to import and combine data from other sources including databases, spreadsheets, ODBC data sources, HTML files, and now PDF files.

PDFs NOW AN EASY SOURCE OF ANALYSABLE DATA
Portable Document Format (PDF) files are very popular in many industries, including government, legal and financial services, as a means to create and distribute digital documents. Reports, statements, bills, financial filings and hundreds of other types of business documents are transformed every day into PDFs for delivery to users. However, PDF files were designed for passive viewing, not active analysis. With Monarch V8 Professional, all that data locked in PDF files becomes an important source of new business intelligence. Users now can easily exact the information in PDFs for analysis and for export to spreadsheets and databases.
Rob Graham, Monarch Product Manager says "Monarch has always been the desktop analytics tool of choice for users to unlock the vast amounts of critical data stuck in reports and other static business documents." He goes on to comment "Now with the explosion of information locked in PDFs, Monarch is indispensable. Monarch V8 Professional quickly converts PDFs into dynamic data that can be analysed, filtered, sorted and exported in a variety of standard formats. Datawatch have also added other powerful enhancements to Monarch V8 without sacrificing any of its overall ease of use. Monarch continues to strike the best balance in the industry between BI features and common end user requirements - no programming or database expertise required - which is why it has been licensed by tens of thousands of organisations worldwide."

KEY NEW FEATURES AND ENHANCEMENTS IN MONARCH V8 PROFESSIONAL EDITION
• Mine data from PDFs – Monarch V8 Professional mines data from PDFs created from almost any PDF producer, not just Acrobat. Acrobat software is not required.
• Capture data more easily – Monarch V8 Pro offers faster, more flexible importing of data from databases, spreadsheets, CSV files and more. It also allows users to change the data type of imported fields.
• Utilise high encryption – Users can save passwords for PDF files or databases within a Monarch model, with high encryption.


KEY NEW FEATURES AND ENHANCEMENTS IN MONARCH V8 STANDARD AND PROFESSIONAL EDITIONS

• View report tree - Monarch V8 creates a report navigation tree that allows users to automatically jump to any desired portion of a report. Users can highlight any report line and jump to the row in a Monarch table containing the data from that report row. When viewing summarised data, users can jump back to the corresponding detail data.
• Shift Monarch report templates left or right - Sometimes existing reports are changed slightly, with data moving a few spaces to the left or right. Monarch V8 can adjust existing Monarch model templates, so there is no need to create new models to match altered reports.
• Read reports up to 4000 characters wide - Previous versions could read reports and text files with lines up to 1000 characters wide. Monarch V8 quadruples that capability.
• Generate an audit trail – Monarch V8 tracks changes made to a Monarch model, creating and updating an audit trail for easy viewing at any time.
• Quickly create filters and sorts – Right click on any value in a Monarch V8 table, and Monarch will automatically create a sort or filter based on that value.
• Work with Monarch data like never before – Monarch V8 offers more Calculated Field functions, including the ability to easily work with memo fields. User-edited fields allow users to add their own customised text comments, numeric values, and dates, etc.
• Access data in multiple footers – Previous versions allowed a single footer template. Monarch V8 allows users to create multiple footers to access data previously unreachable.
• Combine existing filters – Existing Monarch filters can now be quickly joined together, making precise filters, based on multiple criteria, easier to define.

REQUIREMENTS AND COMPATIBILITY
Monarch V8 Standard and Professional Editions require Windows 98, ME, 2000, NT 4.0 w/SP6, XP or 2003. Upgrading is easy: both editions install in minutes and read model files created with earlier versions of Monarch.

PRICING
Monarch V8 Standard Edition is £380 for a single user; upgrade from V7 is £125
Monarch V8 Professional Edition is £470 for a single user; upgrade from V7 is £195
All pricing subject to vat at 17.5%


About Datawatch Europe
Datawatch Europe is a leading provider of business intelligence and IT support solutions that help organisations increase productivity, reduce costs and gain competitive advantage. Datawatch products are used in more than 20,000 companies, institutions and government agencies worldwide, by around 500,000 users.
Datawatch works with VARs, integrators, consultants and independent software vendors who sell and support Datawatch products. In addition, Datawatch works with OEM customers who embed Datawatch components and technologies in their own solutions.
Any journalist who would like to attend the launch event at the IOD on 22nd April, please contact Alison Hall. Further information about Monarch and Datawatch can be found at www.datawatch-europe.com.
Contacts:

Press Information
Alison Hall, Public Relations
Email: alison.hall@alisonhall-pr.co.uk
Tel: 07899 986932

Datawatch Europe Ltd
Rob Graham
U.K. Product Manager
Email: rob.graham@datawatch-europe.com
Tel: 01752 241456







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