MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA--(Marketwire - April 15, 2008) - Space-Time Research Pty, Ltd. (STR) -- the global leader in Self-Service Business Intelligence solutions for government -- announced today that New Zealand based Infometrics Ltd. -- the source for authoritative, up-to-the-minute economic analysis and forecasting -- has selected STR's SuperSTAR solution to deliver its data analytics capabilities. Government bodies across New Zealand rely on Infometrics for market-leading datasets of economic, labour market and business demography indicators, enabling more informed infrastructure investment decisions.

"SuperSTAR's scalable, self-service functionality allows us to accommodate the growth in complexity and volume of data and increasingly diverse questions that our users demand of this data," said Gareth Kiernan, Managing Director of Infometrics. "As a result, we are able to showcase our most valuable asset -- the forecast data -- in ways that our competitors cannot, and provide the service needs of our customers."

SuperSTAR enables Infometrics' government customers across New Zealand's 16 regions and 73 territorial authorities to instantly query their Regional Data Service economic analysis and forecasting data. This data is used to monitor the performance of the local economy and make strategic decisions on investment based on forecasting important trends such as employment and Gross Domestic Product (GDP). The SuperSTAR solution allows Infometrics' customers faster and easier access to this information so that they can spend less effort simply reporting economic changes in their local economy and more time analysing why these changes are taking place. They are then able to make quicker, better informed, economic planning decisions.

The benefit of making local government customers better informed is achieved through SuperSTAR's Self Service Business Intelligence solution that provides:

--  Immediate answers to any question asked, saving users time
--  Web-based, easy to use interfaces encouraging use of the service
--  Product functions to minimise the risk of misinterpretation by user
--  Multi-dimensional displays and graphical visualisations of results

"We are pleased to support Infometrics' Regional Data Service in providing economic analysis and forecasting for local and regional government in New Zealand," said Don McDougall, CEO of Space-Time Research. "Infometrics' methodology linking macroeconomic key indicators such as inflation, interest rates, and unemployment with specific industries and regions helps government agencies benchmark their economic growth and develop strategies for future growth. We look forward to partnering with Infometrics to provide this new service allowing their customers to make faster, better informed decisions."

About Infometrics

Infometrics Ltd. offers a range of economic consulting and forecasting services on commercial terms to New Zealand companies, business organisations and government departments. Since being founded in 1983 the company has built a reputation for rigorous and independent work, delivered on time and within budget. The company has a range of economic models and modeling expertise to apply to specific consulting projects and made available via the web.

About Space-Time Research Pty. Ltd.

Space-Time Research is the global leader in Self-Service Business Intelligence for government. Based in Melbourne, Australia with offices in the United States and the United Kingdom, customers using and benefiting from SuperSTAR technology and solutions include agencies for statistics, education, transportation, health, and justice. These customers include the US Census Bureau, Australian Bureau of Statistics; Statistics New Zealand; Office for National Statistics, United Kingdom; Statistics South Africa; and the Russian Federal Statistics Office. For more information on STR, please visit

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