DM Review, the premier publication for business intelligence and analytics, is pleased to announce the finalists in its 2004 World Class Solution Awards competition. The World Class Solution 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.

DM Review commends industry-expert judges Sid Adelman, Barb Brahmstedt, Steve Craggs, Jonathan Geiger, Claudia Imhoff, Mike Jennings, Chuck Kelley, Michael Kuhbock, Stephan Kudyba, David Loshin, Joe Luedtke, David Marco, George Marinos, William McKnight, John Monczewski, Sue Osterfelt, Craig Schiff, Dan Sullivan, Richard Wang and Colin White, who selected the following finalists from more than 80 global entries based on each entry's impact, relevance and innovation. Congratulations to the finalists listed by category:

Analytic Applications

Implementation Site:Banc One Capital Markets Inc. with Vendor: Insightful Corporation
Implementation Site: Blue Cross Blue Shield Florida with Vendor: SAS
Implementation Site: HDFC Bank with Vendor: Reveleus

Business Intelligence

Implementation Site: DuPont, Inc. with Vendor: MicroStrategy, Inc.
Implementation Site: Morgan Stanley with Vendor: Business Objects
Implementation Site: State of Iowa Department of Revenue with Vendor: Teradata, a division of NCR

Corporate Performance Management and Balanced Scorecard

Implementation Site: Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway with Vendor: Teradata, a division of NCR
Implementation Site: Miles Kimball Company with Vendor: Geac
Implementation Site: New Balance with Vendor: SRC Software

Data Acquisition and Integration

Implementation Site: CNA withVendor: Informatica
Implementation Site: Nationwide with Vendor: IBM
Implementation Site: Premier, Inc. with Implementer: Knightsbridge
Implementation Site: Prudential with Vendor: Informatica

Data Management

Implementation Site: Intelsat, Ltd. with Vendor: Kalido
Implementation Site: Jefferson County Public Schools with Vendor: Teradata, a division of NCR

Data Quality

Implementation Site: Bombardier Transportation with Vendor: Trillium Software, a division of Harte-Hanks
Implementation Site: SAAB Cars USA, Inc. with Vendor: Firstlogic Inc.

High Availability, Performance and Systems Management

Implementation Site: Aeromatic-Fielder AG with Vendor: Embarcadero Technologies, Inc.
Implementation Site: Goodrich Landing Gear with Vendor: DataMirror
Implementation Site: T-Mobile (UK) with Vendor: Proxima Technology


Implementation Site: GlaxoSmithKline Switzerland with Vendor: Oracle Corporation
Implementation Site: Plastic Surgery Center of Hampton Roads with Vendor: IBM
Implementation Site: Syncrude with Vendor: Plumtree Software

The implementations that have been selected as finalists truly represent industry best practices," says Jean Schauer, editor in chief of DM Review. "This year we are especially pleased that many of the implementation sites are based outside of North America, a confirmation that DM Review's World Class Solution Awards are coveted throughout the world. We commend the implementation sites for successfully navigating the vast sea of vendors and products to select a vendor partner that enabled them to successfully address their enterprise challenges, and we commend the vendors working with their customers to provide a solution that can serve as an industry model."

World Class Solution Award winners will be announced September 28 at the DCI Business Intelligence & Data Warehousing Conference at the Park Plaza Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts.

"DM Review is very excited to be partnering with DCI and presenting the 2004 World Class Solution Awards at their September conference," adds DM Review Publisher Brian Cronin. "The announcement of the winners at this conference is a great fit as the focus of the conference is best practices and world class solutions that showcase the benefits organizations have achieved through the use of business intelligence, data warehousing and business performance management technologies."

For further information concerning all of DM Review's awards, please visit:

About DM Review

DM Review is recognized as the premier business intelligence, business performance management and data warehousing publication. For more than a decade, DM Review has provided thought-provoking and informative editorial covering strategic solutions for business intelligence, analytics, data warehousing and CRM across all major industries. DM Review's authors and columnists are internationally recognized experts in a variety of business intelligence fields. DM Review editorial provides both business and technology perspectives regarding issues, trends and solutions of interest to corporate executives and IT managers. DM Review is published by Thomson Media (, a division of The Thomson Corporation and a leading provider of information, data and software tools for professionals in the financial services and related technologies markets.

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