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New Envision BI Platform Transforms Cloud Business Model, User Experience

SolidThinking’s self-service data visualization technology showcases speed and enterprisewide floating authoring rights in the cloud or on-premises.

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Altair has released Envision, a cloud-based business intelligence platform. Envision will be sold and supported through solidThinking, Altair’s wholly owned subsidiary. 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 intuitive, collaborative, and secure environment.

“Altair continues to invest significantly in technologies to enable and leverage exascale computing, cloud appliances, and IoT,” said 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.”

Beyond its data-to-dashboard speed, Envision sets itself apart through its 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 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.

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