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QuantiSense Selects Netezza to Power Insight-Driven Business Intelligence and Analytics for Retailers

Posted by Quantisense Retail Insight Team

Sep 2, 2009

QuantiSense Playbooks™ powered by Netezza help drive action and better decision-making in the business processes of successful retailers

Atlanta, GA – September 2, 2009 – QuantiSense today announced that it will collaborate with Netezza to deliver its business intelligence and analytics application developed exclusively for the retail industry.

With the seamless integration between Netezza and QuantiSense solutions, retailers will be able to quickly and easily take advantage of QuantiSense Playbooks™, a set of “plays” unique for each retail job role that guides users to make better decisions and take action in response to specific situations. QuantiSense Playbooks turn the methodology of the best professionals into standardized decision processes that are consistent across the retail organization, enabling retailers with powerful analytic capabilities to reduce stockouts, minimize overstocks and markdowns, identify sales upswings and downswings at the store level, and guide their users to take appropriate action based on insight.

Netezza’s data warehouse and analytics appliances, including the new Netezza® TwinFin™ appliance, enable QuantiSense to deliver rapid performance from more than 1000 retail metrics built into the QuantiSense application. The simplicity of the Netezza appliance coupled with the packaged retail expertise of QuantiSense enable retailers to implement the combined solution in about 100 days.

“Our existing joint customers are testimony to Netezza’s strength in retail and the success of our combined analytics solution. We look forward to growing our Netezza relationship as we expand our solution offering,” said Jeff Giberstein, Chief Operating Officer of QuantiSense

“QuantiSense is a key partner for Netezza’s ongoing success in the retail market,” states Jim Kelly, Vice President and General Manager of Retail and Consumer Products at Netezza. “Our collaboration with QuantiSense is ideal for businesses that need a retail-focused analytics solution that can be implemented and put to use quickly. QuantiSense aligns with Netezza’s core commitments of technology innovation and customer satisfaction, and we are pleased to recommend its technology to our existing and future retail customers.”

About Netezza

Netezza Corporation (NYSE: NZ) is the global leader in data warehouse and analytic appliances that dramatically simplify high-performance analytics across an extended enterprise. Netezza’s technology enables organizations to process enormous amounts of captured data at exceptional speed, providing a significant competitive and operational advantage in today’s data-intensive industries, including digital media, energy, financial services, government, health and life sciences, retail and telecommunications. Netezza is headquartered in Marlborough, Massachusetts and has offices in Northern Virginia, Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Poland, Japan, Korea, Australia and Singapore. For more information about Netezza, please visit www.netezza.com.

QuantiSense® and Playbooks™ are either registered trademarks or trademarks of QuantiSense, Inc. Netezza® and TwinFin™ are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Netezza Corporation. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

About QuantiSense, Inc.

Ranked the #1 Top Software Vendor in the 2012 RIS Software LeaderBoard and counting over thirty marquee retail companies as customers, QuantiSense offers solutions both for retailers that are looking to leverage their existing BI and data warehouse solutions as well as organizations that are looking to acquire a new, state-of-the-art reporting and analytics foundation.

QuantiSense Foundation™ contains pre-fabricated software components that enable retailers to deploy a fully functional retail BI and data warehouse solution in as little as 60 days. Foundation is “BI independent” and can be deployed using any commercially available business intelligence tool. In addition, this solution is also “database independent” and can be implemented using any standard SQL-based relational database.

QuantiSense Playbooks™ are a set of unique, action-oriented retail analytics that automatically surface hidden problems and/or opportunities typically buried in the details of mounds of retail data. Business users across merchandising, store operations, marketing and more are immediately empowered to make highly profitable decisions in a matter of seconds. QuantiSense Playbooks include and are powered by the QuantiSense Retail Exception Engine™, a unique QuantiSense solution that constantly scans item/store and even transaction level data, automatically finding and quantifying the proverbial nuggets of retail gold typically missed using regular reporting systems. QuantiSense Playbooks™ can be purchased either as a stand-alone solution, as Playbooks works with any existing BI tool and/or data warehouse platform. Additionally, QuantiSense Playbooks™ can be licensed in conjunction with QuantiSense Foundation to provide an exceptional turn key BI and data warehouse application.

The QuantiSense roster of retail customers includes Burlington Coat Factory, Destination XL, Hallmark Cards, Michael’s, Pacific Sunwear, Restoration Hardware and Urban Outfitters. Visit www.QuantiSense.com.

Topics: Press Release, 2009

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