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DM Review Announces Winners in the 2003 World Class Solution Awards Competition

    Press Release published in DMReview.com
June 2, 2003

Brookfield, WI – June 2, 2003 – DM Review, the premier publication for business intelligence and analytics, is pleased to announce the winners 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 were accepted in categories that reflect mission-critical segments of the market as determined by feedback from DM Review readers.

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 winners from the previously announced 27 finalists. More than 100 entries were submitted for this year’s competition.

All entries were judged based on their impact, relevance and innovation. In categories where judges determined that multiple solutions were world class, more than one winner was selected. To view the summaries of the award-winning solutions, please visit: www.dmreview.com/wcs. Congratulations to the winners listed by category:

Business Intelligence: OLAP, Query and Reporting and Data Mining
Implementation Site: Hewlett-Packard, Inc., Product Systems Group 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.

Packaged Analytic Applications
Implementation Site: Bayer CropScience with Vendor: SAS Institute Inc.

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

Corporate Performance Management and Balanced Scorecard
Implementation Site: WorldTravel BTI with Vendor: Hyperion Solutions Corporation

Data Acquisition and Integration: ETL, EAI, Acquisition, Transformation
Implementation Site: ING U.S. Financials with Vendor: Informatica Corporation

Data Management: Administration, Design
Implementation Site: HBOS plc with Vendor: Kalido
Implementation Site: LexisNexis with Vendor: Teradata, a division of NCR

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

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

Knowledge Management
Implementation Site: MWH with Vendor: IBM Lotus Software

Ron Powell, publisher and editorial director of DM Review, says, "DM Review commends the teams that have made these World Class solutions possible. The World Class Solution Awards, presented to both the implementation sites and the vendors, are designed to recognize outstanding solutions and increase awareness of the power and magnitude of business intelligence as a critical business component. Sincere congratulations to all of the winners. "

About DM Review

DM Review is recognized as the premier business intelligence, analytics and data warehousing publication. For more than a decade, DM Review has provided thought-provoking and informative editorial covering strategic solutions across 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.

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