Altair, a global technology company and a solution provider in product
development, high-performance computing (HPC), and data analytics, has launched
‘Altair Monarch’, a major new release of its powerful and
intuitive data preparation solution.
Completing 30 years of Monarch’s
original launch, the newly released version strengthens the ability of users to
extract and convert data automatically from sources including Excel
spreadsheets, PDFs, and text-based files, and prepare it quickly and precisely
for efficient data analysis and machine learning predictions.
Monarch quickly generates clean and accessible
reports by converting data from any source into rows and columns without any
need for coding. More than 80 pre-built functions are available, enabling laborious
and error-prone manual data preparation tasks to be fully automated. Reports that
previously took hours or even days to create are now completed in minutes. As a
result, users are free to focus on value added data analysis that supports
better decision making.
Excel trapping – This unique feature enables
users to deal with complex Excel inputs. Rules can now be
utilized to extract and add structure to data and metadata from workbooks that
are either designed for reporting or incorporate multiple worksheets.
Improved PDF extraction – By identifying
graphical elements such as rectangles and lines on rendered PDF page images,
Monarch accommodates the diverse range of report styles employed in this
format. Any combination of font and background colors can be extracted
Support for Altair Units – Altair’s flexible
licensing model allows customers to pay only for what they need; when they need
Sam Mahalingam, Global Chief Technical Officer,
Altair said, “With a global user community in the tens of thousands, Monarch encompasses
our long experience of helping customers overcome complex data preparation
challenges. Thirty years to the day since the original launch, it is entirely
appropriate that we now offer even greater freedom to transform data from
multiple sources into a powerful business asset.”