BRIGHTON — Xcend Group Inc. announced the release of MetriX Dashboards 4.0, offering a completely re-designed platform that greatly simplifies the development and publishing of real-time dashboards.

Building on Xcend’s commitment to drive down the cost of real-time analytics for business and IT users, MetriX 4.0 stands out among data analytics solutions as the easiest to learn, use, deploy, and budget.

In 2012 MetriX was recognized by Frost & Sullivan with the Product Differentiation Excellence Award in Business Intelligence Dashboard Management for enabling organizations to embrace real-time analytics without the costs and complexities that typically encumber business intelligence initiatives.

MetriX 4.0 boasts a robust set of new features, including a high-performing and intuitive desktop client that makes it easier than ever for users to create and customize real-time dashboards. The innovative “My Dashboards” Portal provides users with a single point of web-based access from which to visualize, organize, share, and secure their dashboards, on any device. The centralized Metric Repository allows users to instantly access, organize, and share their pre-built metrics, dashboards, and formats.

“There is an alarming number of failed business intelligence projects, much of which can be attributed to the skyrocketing costs and complexity of Business Intelligence and Big Data initiatives,” commented Ron Schoenherr, president and CEO of Xcend. “Accessibility and ease-of-use is one of the largest contributing factors to why companies continue to struggle with implementing business intelligence and analytics solutions.”

Xcend says MetriX 4.0 delivers the lowest total cost of ownership of any like solution in the marketplace today, offering a flexible and straight-forward license model combined with high adoptability rates and low implementation and maintenance costs. By eliminating the need for costly hardware upgrades, data storage, on-staff developers, or ongoing IT support, MetriX makes real-time data analytics a financial reality for organizations of all sizes and from every industry.

“Cost of ownership is the driving principle behind our development efforts,” Schoenherr said. “TCO is one of the greatest barriers to BI adoption and success, so by making MetriX as simple as possible to use, we vastly reduce time to deployment as well as training and consulting costs, with the goal of putting real-time in the hands of everyone, not just a few select power users.”

The base configuration of MetriX Dashboards v4.0 has a MSRP of $39,500 and comes bundled with licenses for up to 100 Web client users, 15 desktop client users, and a single server, as well as one pre-built data connector. Optional products and services include additional desktop and web client license packs, a notification engine to enable real-time alerting, additional data connectors, training and support, and consulting services.

Join Xcend for the official launch Webinar on March 26 and learn how easy it is to achieve big data visualizations without the big cost and complexity of traditional BI solutions. A trial version of MetriX 4.0 can be downloaded from the Xcend Web site, in addition to a broad range of documentation and resources.

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