Brookfield, WI - October 29, 2004 - DM Review, the premier publication for business intelligence and analytics, announced the winners of its 2004 Readership Awards. Each year, DM Review enlists a research firm to poll readers to determine the top companies serving the technology needs of the business intelligence community in specific market segments. This year, The Gantry Group, LLC, a Massachusetts-based strategic advisory and research firm, conducted an independent survey of DM Review readers from mid-May through August, 2004. Survey participants were presented with defined product categories and asked to select the vendors of products in use in their organization. They were then asked to rate these companies using a four-point scale ranging from excellent to poor. The 2004 DM Review Readership Award winners were identified based on the ratings and number of respondents.

DM Review sincerely congratulates the 2004 Readership Award winners listed by category:

Analytic Applications, Business Performance Management & Web Analytics

Business Intelligence

Collaboration, Portals, Unstructured Data, Content Management & Knowledge Management:

Data Administration, Design, Management & Performance
Embarcadero Technologies

Data Integration

Data Quality

Databases & Data Stores



"Continuing with our tradition of bringing our readers information they can use as reported by their peers and experts in the field, DM Review is pleased to announce the winners of our 2004 Readership Awards," said DM Review publisher Brian Cronin. "We sincerely congratulate the winning companies, which, according to our readers, deserve recognition for their remarkably high levels of product and services excellence."

Additional DM Review award information may be found at:

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.

The Thomson Corporation

The Thomson Corporation (, with 2003 revenues from continuing operations of $7.6 billion, is a global leader in providing integrated information solutions to business and professional customers. Thomson provides value-added information, software tools and applications to more than 20 million users in the fields of law, tax, accounting, financial services, higher education, reference information, corporate training and assessment, scientific research and healthcare. With operational headquarters in Stamford, CT, Thomson has approximately 43,000 employees and provides services in approximately 130 countries. The Corporation's common shares are listed on the New York and Toronto stock exchanges (NYSE: TOC; TSX: TOC).

The Gantry Group, LLC

The Gantry Group is a market analysis firm that uses primary market research to study the impact of technologies across a range of industries. Technology impacts evaluated include ROI/TCO, market need and acceptance, sales strategies and competitive landscape. Through Gantry Group's market intelligence, market research, and ROI/TCO benchmarking service suites, more than 170 client companies have identified, positioned and quantified their value within the marketplace. Additional information about Gantry Group can be found at

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