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New Envision™ Modern BI Platform Transforms the Cloud Business Model and User Experience

solidThinking’s self-service data visualization technology showcases speed and enterprise-wide floating authoring rights in the cloud or on-premises

Troy, Mich., July 11, 2016 – Altair today announced the general release of Envision, a modern, cloud-based business intelligence platform. Envision will be sold and supported through solidThinking, Altair’s wholly owned subsidiary. More information, free trials, and subscriptions for personal and enterprise use are available at EnvisionBI.com.

Architected for an optimized self-service user experience, Envision democratizes data visualization, exploration and discovery. Users can connect their data to quickly create and publish charts and dashboards in an environment that is intuitive and collaborative yet powerful and secure.

“Altair continues to invest significantly in technologies to enable and leverage exascale computing, cloud appliances and IoT,” says James R. Scapa, Altair’s Founder, Chairman, and CEO. “All of which are driving Big Data and the need to rapidly access, visualize, analyze and share information at all levels in the enterprise. Envision delivers a powerful modern BI platform with fine-grained controls for organizations to easily scale to support the needs of their business and technical user communities.”

Beyond its data-to-dashboard speed, Envision sets itself apart in the rapidly growing BI market space through its unique ability to be accessed as a subscription-based public cloud platform and as a private cloud BI solution. In both cases, there is no price differentiation between viewers and authors; everyone is an author with full administrative controls down to a specific user’s permissions and access.

Powered by a unique floating business model based on concurrent usage – versus named user – and devoid of add-on fees for server enablement, data source connections, printing reports and dashboard creation, Envision provides a scalable, long-term solution for today’s data-driven enterprise.

These benefits directly carry over to the company’s OEM and channel partners where Envision is leveraged as an embedded technology component or within a vertical solution stack. Following an open architecture development strategy, Envision’s automated embed link generation and developer API’s simplify integration to web applications and third party solutions.

“Flexibility and ease of use are a big part of what defines Envision,” says Yeshwant Mummaneni, Altair’s Senior Vice President of Analytics. “These attributes transpire not only in its user interface, with the ability to build dashboards in minutes and modify layout with a few clicks, but also in Envision’s ability to integrate with other applications in a very seamless and easy fashion.”

Envision is now generally available at EnvisionBI.com and is also accessible to Altair’s 5,000+ customers through its renowned HyperWorks unit-based licensing system. For on-premises implementations and third party integrations, Envision is available through solidThinking’s global partner network by contacting Envision-Info@solidThinking.com.

To learn more about Envision, register for our upcoming introductory webinar, which will be hosted on July 26, 2016.



About solidThinking
solidThinking creates, develops, and markets technology that helps organizations make informed decisions and bring the most desirable products to market faster. solidThinking software is sold and supported by a global network of distribution partners and is also available as part of the Altair HyperWorks® suite. solidThinking is a wholly owned subsidiary of Troy, Mich., (USA)-based Altair. To learn more, please visit solidThinking.com.

About Altair
Altair is focused on the development and broad application of simulation technology to synthesize and optimize designs, processes and decisions for improved business performance. Privately held with more than 2,600 employees, Altair is headquartered in Troy, Michigan, USA and operates more than 45 offices throughout 22 countries. Today, Altair serves more than 5,000 corporate clients across broad industry segments. To learn more, please visit www.altair.com.

Media Contacts:
Corporate / North America
Biba A. Bedi
+1 757 224 0548 x 406
biba@altair.com

Europe, Middle East & Africa
Evelyn Gebhardt
+49 6421 9684351
gebhardt@bluegecko-marketing.de




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