|Ascential Software Reconfirms Guidance at Annual Investors' Conference|
Thursday November 13, 12:22 pm ET
WESTBORO, Mass., Nov. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Ascential Software Corporation (Nasdaq: ASCL - News), the enterprise data integration leader, reconfirmed guidance for its fourth quarter 2003 revenue in the range of $61 million to $64 million and full-year 2004 in the range of $265 million to $275 million. For additional details on the company's guidance, please refer to the October 23, 2003 earnings press release and the related archived conference call available on the investor section of the Ascential Web site.
Ascential Software management provided this financial guidance at the Company's Annual Investors' Conference held yesterday in New York City. An archived webcast of the entire event can be accessed at www.ascential.com until 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on December 12, 2003.
The conference included presentations by Peter Gyenes, Chairman and CEO, Pete Fiore, President, and Bob Zurek, Vice President, Advanced Technologies and Product Management. In addition, the conference featured panel discussions with Ascential customers and partners who provided insight into their business and information technology strategies, current deployment of Ascential solutions, and perspective on Ascential's strategic direction and product roadmap. The Ascential partner panel included BearingPoint Inc., IBM and MicroStrategy. The Ascential customer panel included A.G. Edwards & Sons Inc., CCC Information Services Inc., Household Finance Corporation and Panasonic Management Information Technology Services Company.
About Ascential Software
Ascential Software Corporation is the leading provider of enterprise data integration solutions to organizations worldwide. Customers use the Ascential(TM) Enterprise Integration Suite to integrate and leverage data across all transactional, operational, and analytical applications with confidence in the accuracy, completeness and timeliness of critical information. Ascential Software's powerful data profiling, data quality, data transformation, parallel processing, meta data and connectivity solutions enable customers to reduce total cost of ownership and increase return on IT investment. Headquartered in Westboro, Mass., Ascential Software has offices worldwide and supports more than 3,000 customers in such industries as financial services, telecommunications, healthcare, life sciences, manufacturing, consumer goods, retail, and government. More information on Ascential Software can be found on the web at www.ascential.com.
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