Ascential Software Corporation, an enterprise data integration leader, launched the Ascential Developer Net, an enterprise data integration center of excellence. The Ascential Developer Net extends existing Ascential Software client support and professional services through dynamic information and interaction to help the company's more than 3,000 customers and partners maximize the business impact of their Ascential Software enterprise data integration solutions.

Medstat, a healthcare information business of the $7.8 billion Thomson Corporation that provides market intelligence and benchmark databases, decision support solutions and research services for managing the cost and quality of healthcare, is using Ascential Software enterprise data integration solutions to speed delivery of services to its clients. "As a long time customer, we look forward to maximizing our investment in Ascential Software's data integration solutions," said Daniel W. Sell, director, software development at Medstat. "We believe the Ascential Developer Net will enable us to deliver the highest quality products and services to our customers."

The Ascential Developer Net, located at, houses a valuable library of knowledge accumulated from Ascential Software, its customers and partners – including business cases, success stories, configuration files and code samples – that members can leverage to improve productivity and enhance the ROI of their Ascential Software solutions.

The site also provides interactive forums where customers can share ideas, tips and best practices. Ascential Software's product management and product marketing teams will moderate the Ascential Developer Net, providing suggestions, responding to questions and using what they learn to shape future product developments. The Ascential Developer Net features include a powerful search engine to facilitate navigation, and subscription capabilities to alert users when new information has been posted.

"The customer is the center of everything we do at Ascential Software, from product development to crafting support services and tools that help end- users get the most out of their implementation," said Jim Welch, vice president of product development at Ascential Software. "The Ascential Developer Net is another example of Ascential Software's dedication to extending customer value. In addition to providing our end users with information that will save them time and money, we look forward to having this additional means of listening to our customers, learning from their experiences, and improving our service to them."

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