Brookfield, WI - August 13, 1999 - DM Review proudly announces the winners of the 1999 World Class Solution Awards for Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing. This year, over 50 case studies were submitted to DM Review for consideration in several data warehouse related categories. Submissions were ranked by a panel of judges according to the guidelines set forth by DM Review's editorial staff. These world class implementations represent some of the most strategic initiatives in the business intelligence and data warehousing industry. Winners and judges will be highlighted in the September 1999 issue of DM Review. The 1999 winners are:

  • AppNet
    Implementation Site: Kellogg Company
    Category: Systems Integrator
  • Brio Technology
    Implementation Site: First Union Direct
    Category: Business Intelligence
  • DataSage
    Implementation Site: Brodbeck Enterprises (Dick's Supermarkets)
    Category: Marketing Automation & CRM
  • EMC
    Implementation Site: Sears, Roebuck and Co.
    Category: Databases, Hardware & Storage
  • Information Advantage
    Implementation Site: 3M Corporation
    Category: Enterprise Portals & External Data Integration
  • Sequent Computer Systems
    Implementation Site: NDC Health Information Systems
    Category: Data Warehouse Design, Administration & Management
  • SPSS
    Implementation Site: American Century Investments
    Category: Analytic Applications

"Since 1996, DM Review has presented the World Class Solution Awards to the leading providers of business intelligence and data warehousing solutions," said Ron Powell, publisher/editorial director of DM Review. "These world class solutions demonstrate how technology enables strategic corporate decision making for competitive advantage."

Judges were chosen based on their expertise within segments of the market. The judges for the 1999 World Class Solution Awards were: Sid Adelman of Sid Adelman & Associates, Joel Book from Dialogos, Michael Burwen of the Palo Alto Management Group, Larry English of INFORMATION IMPACT International, Doug Hackney of the Enterprise Group, Dr. Barbara Haley from the McIntire School of Commerce/University of Virginia, Dr. Claudia Imhoff of Intelligent Solutions, Scott Lundstrom from AMR Research, David Marco of Enterprise Warehousing Solutions, Melinda Nykamp of Nykamp Consulting Group, Susan Osterfelt from Bank of America, David Raab of Raab Associates, Marcia Rhode from DAMA International, Ken Rudin from Keane, Jean Schauer from DM Review, Beth Terlip of Terlip Information Engineering Resources and Colin White of DataBase Associates International.

If you would like more information on these awards, contact Steve Markiewicz, communications manager at DM Review, Submission forms for the next World Class Solution Awards will be available in January 2000.

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