Datawatch Corporation announced the immediate availability of Datawatch Dashboards, a next-generation BI tool that gives all levels of users visual insight into operational performance as well as the ability to graphically monitor specific business processes and events. Flexibly designed, Datawatch Dashboards can be used as a standalone solution or seamlessly integrate with other software applications.  IBM is bringing a social software platform to businesses with the debut of Lotus Connections 2.5. The new software includes an enhanced Communities experience with new features and capabilities. Community owners can now customize the appearance of their community and move widgets around on the community home page. Community owners can add activities, blogs, wikis and file sharing services to their communities in addition to bookmarks, feeds and forum capabilities. This significantly enhances the options for community members to collaborate on projects and content.  Pitney Bowes Business Insight announced the release of the Pitney Bowes Spectrum Technology Platform. The Pitney Bowes Spectrum Technology Platform is a next generation enterprise solution that supersedes the Customer Data Quality Platform and will house complimentary data domains such as location. Available on the Spectrum Technology Platform are five solution areas: data services delivered as part of enterprise data quality, data governance, enterprise location intelligence, data integration and business services addressing specific business process challenges. This provides organizations with a comprehensive platform for enterprise-wide data quality, optimizing business operations and delivering meaningful insight. The Spectrum Technology Platform solves data quality problems associated with customer, location and product data domains.  QuantiSense announced the release of the latest version of its retail business intelligence and analytics solution, which is designed for MicroStrategy version 9. QuantiSense 4.7 features Market Basket analytics -- enabling retailers to identify which items or categories sell together, which items are part of a multi-item purchase, what the make-up is of small, large, profitable and unprofitable transactions and more. Market Basket analytics also includes pull metrics for determining which items “pull” other items and how a team or department can drive incremental add-on sales in dollars and units. Other benefits include the ability to maximize return on promotions by ensuring availability of “passenger” or “halo” items, analyze profitable versus “cherry picker” promos, and increase average dollar sales by learning what sells together as well as training store personnel to better cross-sell.  SunGard announced the availability of AvantGard Treasury Express Edition (XE), a Web-based treasury solution geared toward small to mid-sized treasuries with three deployment options: Software as a Service, hosted or installed. AvantGard Treasury XE complements the existing portfolio of enterprise treasury solutions offered by SunGard and provides more options to organizations that focus on the core treasury disciplines of cash management and foreign exchange.  Tideway announced the availability of Foundation 7.3, the latest version of its automated software appliance. Foundation 7.3 discovers all of a business’ servers, software, dependencies and business applications, providing a single, automated view of application topology. It can now automatically group servers into likely business applications without manual intervention. This removes uncertainty from the project planning process, significantly decreasing business risk and reducing the auditing costs of a data center move. Foundation 7.3 is also available for a three-month license as a prepackaged service. 

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