SAND Technology Joins Business Objects Technology Partner Program


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Combined Efforts to Support Enterprise Business Intelligence Initiatives

MONTREAL—Jan. 23, 2007—SAND Technology, Inc. (OTCBB: SNDTF.OB), an international provider of intelligent enterprise information management solutions, today announced that it has joined the Business Objects Technology Partner Program. As part of the agreement, SAND and Business Objects will collaborate on sales and marketing initiatives. The two firms have already worked together to deliver industry-leading business intelligence solutions to more than a half dozen customers in multiple industries.

The combination of SAND/DNA™ products with the business intelligence and enterprise information management software in BusinessObjects™ XI Release 2, results in powerful solutions that enable organizations to meet all their data management needs and service level objectives. Together, SAND and Business Objects empower customers with better business insight, improving decision-making and enterprise performance while enabling agile response to constantly changing business demands and regulatory requirements. Customers of SAND and Business Objects can also implement high-performance, cost-effective information lifecycle management solutions that store all relevant enterprise data in a small footprint, while keeping it easily accessible for analysis.

“The agreement between SAND and Business Objects is important,” said Steve Bickell, director product development of First Data International, a leader in electronic commerce and payment services in Europe. “We are currently expanding our use of both these valuable product suites, and their ability to work together seamlessly was a key factor in our decision to do so.”

“SAND is very excited to be partnering with Business Objects. We have worked together on a worldwide basis for some time, and we are now making it official,” said Linda Arens, Vice President of Global Alliances and Marketing at SAND. “We see many synergies between our companies, as we work with many of the same partners and together offer customers a complete solution to their increasing information management challenges.”

“We are very happy to have SAND as a technology partner,” said Wyatt Mullin, Vice President of Global ISV Channels at Business Objects. “SAND’s ability to help companies smartly manage their data warehouse growth provides a solid foundation from which to build an enterprise-level business intelligence solution.”

About Business Objects

Business Objects is the world’s leading business intelligence (BI) software company, with more than 39,000 customers worldwide, including over 80 percent of the Fortune 500. Business Objects helps organizations of all sizes create a trusted foundation for decision making, gain better insight into their business, and optimize performance. The company’s innovative business intelligence suite, BusinessObjects™ XI, offers the BI industry’s most advanced and complete solution for performance management, planning, reporting, query and analysis, and enterprise information management. BusinessObjects XI includes the award-winning Crystal line of reporting and data visualization software. Business Objects has also built the industry’s strongest and most diverse partner community, and offers consulting and education services to help customers effectively deploy their business intelligence projects.

Business Objects has dual headquarters in San Jose, Calif., and Paris, France. The company’s stock is traded on both the Nasdaq (BOBJ) and Euronext Paris (ISIN: FR0004026250 – BOB) stock exchanges. More information about Business Objects can be found at

About SAND Technology

SAND is an international provider of intelligent information management software. The SAND/DNA product suite scales to help any size enterprise cope with exploding data requirements, now and into the future. SAND/DNA Access allows for retaining all potentially relevant data in a tiny footprint while providing instant access to just what’s required. SAND/DNA Analytics allows for complex what-if analysis to meet any planned and unplanned business need. Sharing SAND’s patented “ask-anything” DNA, together they provide a just-in-time approach to data management with unparalleled productivity and cost-effectiveness.

SAND/DNA solutions include SAP-certified information management, CRM analytics, and specialized applications for government, healthcare, financial services, telecommunications, retail, transportation, and other business sectors.

SAND Technology has offices in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and Central Europe.

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The Business Objects logo, BusinessObjects, Crystal Reports, Intelligent Question, and Xcelsius are trademarks or registered trademarks of Business Objects in the United States and/or other countries. All other names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.

SAND Technology and Nucleus are registered trademarks, and SAND, SAND/DNA, SAND/DNA Access, SAND/DNA Analytics, SAND Dynamic Nearline Access, SAND Dynamic Nearline Analytics, SAND Dynamic Nearline Architecture, SAND Searchable Archive, SAND Analytic Server, and other SAND- and Nucleus-related terms are trademarks of SAND Technology Inc. Other trademarks remain the property of their respective owners. All other product and service names mentioned are the trademarks of their respective companies.

Certain statements contained in this press release are “forward looking statements” within the meaning of the United States Securities Act of 1933 and of the United States Securities Exchange Act of 1934. The forward-looking statements are intended to be subject to the safe harbour protection provided by these Acts. We have based these forward-looking statements on our current expectations and projections about future results, levels of activity, events, trends or plans. Such forward-looking statements are not guarantees and are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of SAND to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. All forward looking statements included in this press release are based on current expectations and on information available to SAND on the date of this press release. For a more detailed discussion of these risks and uncertainties and other business risks, see SAND’s current Annual Report and SAND’s reports to the Securities and Exchange Commission. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date made. We undertake no obligation to publicly release the result of any revision of these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date they are made or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

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