July 31, 2004

Lucida Announces Release of Lucida Insight® 2.5


Lucida Insight® 2.5 enhanced features include supporting major databases

San Jose, CA - July 31, 2004 - Lucida Inc., www.lucida.com, a leading provider of information orchestration systems, today announced the release of version 2.5 of its flagship product, Lucida Insight®.

Lucida Insight® 2.5 added access to the Microsoft Access database which is mainly used by leading medium-sized enterprises. This realized Lucida Insight's goal to have connectivity to most major databases. This particularily benefits cutsomers seeking solutions to integrate databases. In addition to this database connectivity enhancement, data access control features and the user interface were also enhanced.


Lucida Insight® 2.5 shows Lucida's ongoing commitment to improving the quality of our products and the quality of each customer's experience," said Yasufumi Toyoshima, Lucida's Chief Executive Officer.

Lucida Insight® 2.5 leverages an enterprise's current IT investment, as well as its extended enterprise value chain, to orchestrate business information by delivering the right information to the right decision maker at the right time, and by serving as a proactive early warning system for opportunities and threats to the business. Lucida Insight® 2.5 allows you to easily create your own ad hoc reports or use a report template-all using Excel running in a standard Web browser.



Lucida Insight® 2.5 includes these core features:


  • User-defined, Web-enabled spreadsheet directly linked to the databases you use most
  • Easy-to-use wizards eliminate the need for SQL, custom scripts or programming and allow easy installation, configuration, database connection, scheduling, and business action alerts
  • Shared/public and private folder support
  • The ability not just to download data, but also to upload data to the database at the same time.
  • Business-action triggers, such as automatically sending out an e-mail alert to a user's email client or cell phone, based on user-defined event thresholds
  • Full administrative and security features
  • Graphs of key metrics tracked in the spreadsheet

For more information contact Lucida Sales at 408.546.2120 or visit www.lucida.com