Brookfield, WI – April 21, 2003 – DM Review, the premier publication for business intelligence and analytics, is pleased to announce the finalists in its 2003 World Class Solution Awards Competition. The World Class Solutions Award, a symbol of excellence within the business intelligence and data warehousing industry, originated in 1996. Entries are accepted in categories that reflect mission-critical segments of the market as determined by feedback from DM Review readers.

World Class Solution Award winners will be notified early in May and featured in the June issue of DM Review.

Industry-expert judges Sid Adelman, Les Barbusinski, Robert Blumberg, Larry English, Eddie Francl, Richard Hackathorn, John Hansen, Dave Hay, Claudia Imhoff, Mike Jennings, Chuck Kelley, Stephan Kudyba, John Ladley, David Loshin, David Marco, William McKnight, John Monczewski, Susan Osterfelt, Dan Sullivan, Colin White and Jonathan Wu selected the following finalists from a pool of more than 100 entries based on each entry’s impact, relevance and innovation. Congratulations to the finalists listed by category:

Business Intelligence: OLAP, Query and Reporting and Data Mining

Implementation Site: Access Business Group, Hewlett-Packard, Inc. with Vendor: PolyVista, Inc.

Implementation Site: ICICI Bank Limited with Vendor: Teradata, a division of NCR

Implementation Site: RBC Royal Bank with Vendor: Information Builders

Implementation Site: State of Tennessee Dept. of Financial Administration with Vendor: MicroStrategy, Inc.

Analytic Applications

Implementation Site: Bayer CropScience with Vendor: SAS Institute Inc.

Implementation Site: IHS with Vendor: Megaputer Intelligence, Inc.

Implementation Site: Motorola, Inc. with Vendor: Informatica Corporation

Implementation Site: The San Diego Union-Tribune with Vendor: WebSideStory, Inc.

Implementation Site: Woolwich Independent Financial Advisory Services with Vendor: Oracle Corporation

Corporate Performance Management and Balanced Scorecard

Implementation Site: Brady Corporation with Vendor: OutlookSoft Corporation

Implementation Site: Direct Energy – Essential Home Services with Vendor: Brio Software, Inc.

Implementation Site: World Travel BTI with Vendor: Hyperion Solutions Corporation

Data Acquisition and Integration: ETL, EAI, Acquisition, Transformation

Implementation Site: Avnet, Inc. with Vendor: MicroStrategy, Inc.

Implementation Site: ING U.S. Financials with Vendor: Informatica Corporation

Implementation Site: The Scotts Company with Vendor: Ascential Software

Data Management: Administration, Design

Implementation Site: HBOS plc with Vendor: Kalido

Implementation Site: LexisNexis with Vendor: Teradata, a division of NCR

Storage

Implementation Site: BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, Inc. with Vendor: McData, Corp.

Implementation Site: The Museum of Television & Radio with Vendor: Nexsan Technologies

Portals

Implementation Site: Ogilvy & Mather with Vendor: Intraspect Software, Inc.

Implementation Site: Perficient with Vendor: IBM

Implementation Site: RadioShack Canada with Vendor: Computer Associates International Inc.

Implementation Site: Staples, Inc. with Vendor: Plumtree Software, Inc.

Implementation Site: Toshiba America Business Solutions with Vendor: BEA Systems, Inc.

Knowledge Management

Implementation Site: Factiva with Vendor: Inxight Software, Inc.

Implementation Site: Ford Motor Company with Vendor: Autonomy Corporation

Implementation Site: MWH with Vendor: IBM Lotus Software

Says Ron Powell, publisher and editorial director of DM Review, "I would like to thank all of the judges. They had a record number of submissions to judge, and we appreciate their willingness, expertise and substantial time commitment in this year’s judging process. The implementations that they have selected as finalists represent excellence and innovation in their respective categories. Both the implementation site and the vendor deserve congratulations for these solutions that address true business pain with the effective use of technology. The World Class Solution Award winners will be announced in the June issue of DM Review."

To view the 2002 World Class Solution Award Winners, please visit: http://www.dmreview.com/master.cfm?NavID=278.

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