June 25, 2008

Datawatch Continues to Cement Partnership With Microsoft

Datawatch Corporation (NASDAQ-CM: DWCH), a Microsoft Certified Gold Partner and leading provider of solutions to the Enterprise Information Management market, announces several significant achievements and activities regarding its partnership with Microsoft.

Datawatch recently achieved Microsoft Gold Certified Partner status and two additional Microsoft Partner competencies. One of its newest products, Monarch Data Pump 9.0, passed the Microsoft Platform Test for Independent Software Vendor (ISV) solutions. These milestones underscore Datawatch's commitment to helping companies make better decisions and solve business problems by satisfying their need for simpler access to all company information and easy-to-use analytic tools. Datawatch solutions transform information residing in virtually any existing system into familiar Microsoft formats and processes without programming, allowing companies to fully utilize and leverage the investments they've already made.

In addition, Datawatch has been invited to present at the 2008 Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference in Houston on July 7-10. Datawatch is one of 22 Office system partners that have been chosen to participate in the Microsoft Office and Microsoft Dynamics Theater.

Gareth Horton, a senior product manager from Datawatch, will present on the topic of "Delivering Open XML to Excel Using Monarch Report Mining" on Tuesday, July 8 at 1:20 p.m. CDT in the Partner Solutions Theater. Horton will demonstrate how Monarch, Datawatch's flagship Report Mining solution, allows enterprises to acquire, prepare and export data to Microsoft Excel from any system using unique Report Mining technology developed by Datawatch over the past 17 years.

"Datawatch is committed to enhancing our partnership with Microsoft because we understand its importance to our customers," said John Kitchen, senior vice president and CMO of Datawatch. "Our mission is to provide the benefits of both Business Intelligence and Enterprise Content Management to organizations without requiring them to change the business processes they already have in place. We can think of no better way to do that than to continue to tighten our integration with the Microsoft products that so many businesses use."

A Microsoft High Potential Managed ISV partner, Datawatch has earned the following three Microsoft Partner Program competencies:

-- ISV/Software Solutions Competency: Proven competency in developing and marketing packaged software solutions based on Microsoft technologies.

-- Business Intelligence Solutions Competency: Proven competency in Business Intelligence platform specialization.

-- Information Worker Solutions Competency: Proven competency in developing solutions using XML and Web services that integrate data from many sources into familiar Microsoft Office System user interfaces, using one or more Microsoft technologies.

Aside from these achievements, Monarch Data Pump 9.0, Datawatch's Windows server-based enterprise reporting and data ETL (Extraction, Transformation and Loading) solution, passed the Microsoft Platform Test for ISV Solutions for Windows 2003 Server, SQL Server 2005 and Web Services plus .NET Framework. Testing was conducted independently by VeriTest, a testing service of Lionbridge Technologies.

Datawatch is also a member of the Microsoft Interop Vendor Alliance, a community of software and hardware vendors working together to enhance interoperability with Microsoft systems.

For more information on the 2008 Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference, visit https://partner.microsoft.com/US/trainingevents/wwpartnerconference.


Datawatch Corporation (NASDAQ-CM: DWCH), a leader in Enterprise Information Management, helps companies make better decisions and solve business problems by simplifying access to information. Unique among EIM vendors, Datawatch transforms the massive amounts of data and documents generated inside or outside a company into actionable insight, without any changes needed to existing systems. Datawatch customers benefit from the right information, in the right context, at the right time. More than 35,000 organizations worldwide rely on Datawatch products including its market-leading Monarch report and data mining solutions. Founded in 1985, Datawatch is based in Chelmsford, Mass., with offices in London, Sydney and Manila. For more information, visit www.datawatch.com.

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