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Altair Monarch

Extract data from any report files such as text, Excel, PDF, XPS and HTML software for engineering calculations


Monarch is the fastest and easiest way to extract data from difficult, semi-structured data sources like PDFs, spreadsheets, and text files, as well as from Big Data and other structured sources. Monarch cleans, transforms, blends, and enriches data with an easy-to-use interface free of coding and scripting. For 30 years, Monarch has helped customers worldwide save time and money by enabling people with different skill sets to transform data in seconds rather than hours or even days and completely automating repeatable processes.

Monarch offers the fastest and easiest way to extract, organize and combine data for better decision-making.

  • Fastest & Easiest Way to Access, Clean, & Blend Data for Better Decision Making
  • Designed for anyone who works with data for a living
  • Automatically extract data from reports & web pages
  • Combine, clean, blend and export data to your favourite BI tools
  • Code-free, repeatable tasks and workflows


About Altair Monarch

With Monarch’s simple interface, anyone can easily:

  • Extract and add structure to data from workbooks designed for reporting or that have multiple worksheets into rows and columns for further analytic use.
  • Easily and quickly extract data from spreadsheets that use multiple worksheets, merged cells, specialized casing, rows/cells/columns that use conditional formatting (colours) and more.
  • Monarch’s patented PDF extraction engine easily understands complex structures in PDF files.
  • Clean and transform data with pre-built functions — no coding required – Monarch got the necessary data preparation functions.
  • Click to join disparate datasets to enrich the analytics.
  • Build trust in metrics with auditable change histories and clear data lineage tracking.
  • Export trusted data to reporting, analytics or visualization tools. Using Monarch Automator, feed data pipelines such as Oracle, SQL Server, DB2 and most data integration tools available today.
  • Automate repeatable processes using Monarch Automator

Monarch’s no-code data preparation and analysis features enable people with different skill sets to access and transform data for better decision-making.

Why Monarch?

Monarch Optimizing Importing and Exporting Data Sources

Why Altair Monarch?

Monarch will help you with:


Leverage automated workflows that minimize human interaction across the enterprise and automate bank reconciliation tasks. Consolidate thousands of reports and spreadsheets, standardize reporting formats and improve forecasting. Seamless integration with robotic processing automation (RPA) helps financial services drive out inefficiencies from back-office operations and reduces costs.

Fraud Detection

Raw data arriving in PDF or text-based reports from clients and 3rd party systems can create confusion due to double payments, cash or billing schemes, or other types of corporate fraud. Altair data preparation solutions can automate the extraction and transformation of data from these data formats and apply advanced fraud detection techniques such as Benford’s Law or the Gestalt tests.

Automated Regulatory Reporting

Mandated regulations require organizations to provide detailed reporting elements, including current and past data points. It is common for report outputs from legacy systems to be generated as PDF files. Monarch automates the extraction of the required information, allowing organizations to access and clean information previously locked in PDF files and combine it with other sources of data such as XML, HTML, text, spool and ASCII files found in records, invoices, sales reports, balance sheets and more.

Robotic Process Automation (RPA)

Altair fits perfectly with RPA initiatives by automating repeatable data transformation processes using models that ensure standardized report formats designed to meet end-user requirements. Free up resources and reduce errors with a solution that augments RPA initiatives involving messy and difficult data formats.

For more info, read the Monarch Datasheet


System Requirements

System Requirements

To successfully run Monarch, your system should meet or exceed the minimum system requirements shown below. We suggest that your system meet or exceed the recommended system requirements for more effective performance.

Minimum requirements

  • Windows 10, Windows Server 2016/2019 64-bit
  • .NET Framework 4.7.2 (Full Installation), .NET Framework 4.8
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2017 LocalDB version 14.0.3238.1, Microsoft SQL Server Express 2016/2017/2019
  • Microsoft Access Database Engine 2010 version 14.0.7015.100, Microsoft Access Database Engine 2016 version 16.0.4927.1000
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 1.5 GB disk space for installation when prerequisites are in place
  • 5 GB disk space for installation on a clean machine or when upgrading from .NET Framework 4.5
  • Sufficient disk space for a temporary workspace if dealing with large reports
  • Pentium 4 CPU
  • Google Chrome, Internet Explorer 11, Firefox, Microsoft Edge (Chromium version)

Recommended specifications

  • Windows 10
  • .NET Framework 4.7.2 (Full Installation)
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2017 LocalDB version 14.0.3238.1
  • Microsoft Access Database Engine 2010 version 14.0.7015.100
  • 8 GB RAM
  • 1.5 MB disk space for installation when prerequisites are in place
  • 5 GB disk space for installation on a clean machine or when upgrading from .NET Framework 4.5
  • Sufficient disk space for a temporary workspace if dealing with large reports
  • 2.0 GHz or faster processor
  • Google Chrome


License options

Monarch is subscription based. It can be purchased as a Named user license or Server based license.

Monarch is offered in two editions: Monarch Classic and Monarch Complete. It is also possible to add additional components to your license.

Monarch Classic

With Monarch Classic, you gain access to all of Monarch Classic’s standard capabilities, which include creating advanced data extraction templates, definition of table summaries, and applications of advanced redaction techniques to tables resulting from report extraction.

Monarch Complete

With Monarch Complete, you gain access to Monarch Classic’s standard capabilities and those of Monarch Data Prep Studio. Monarch Data Prep Studio is a powerful solution offered only in Monarch Complete that is designed to address the most rapid data preparation needs. With Monarch Data Prep Studio, you can perform:• Drag and drop parsing and extraction• Report discovery and data combination• Real-time data preparation• Exports to many file types and visualization tools. If you purchased a license for Monarch Complete with Table Extractor, you gain all of Monarch Classic’s standard capabilities plus those of Monarch Data Prep Studio and Monarch Complete Table Extractor, an extremely useful tool for lifting tables from text-heavy PDF reports and exporting them to Monarch Data Prep Studio.



Your Monarch subscription includes support assistance at Altair.

  1. Unlimited access to technical support via e-mail
  2. Free upgrades to publicly available bug fixes and smaller versions.

Contact Altair support.

We recommend the following Altair support and resource pages:

  1. Altair forum och knowledge base
  2. Monarch dokumentation
  3. Monarch resources

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