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Ascential Software Wins Software Industry Award For Best Enterprise Integration

Thursday October 2, 12:14 pm ET

Software Business Magazine Selects Enterprise Data Integration Leader From Hundreds of Nominees

WESTBORO, Mass., Oct. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Ascential Software Corporation (Nasdaq: ASCL - News), the enterprise data integration leader, today announced it has won the Software Industry Award for Best Enterprise Integration from Software Business magazine. The company will be honored at a ceremony in Boston on October 22 during the Software Business 2003 Conference, billed as the premier conference on business and technology for executives and managers of software companies.

"With the release of the Ascential(TM) Enterprise Integration Suite 7.0 and its new Real-Time Integration Services, the company offers new capabilities that confirm its status as an enterprise integration leader," said John G. Cargile, managing editor for Software Business. "The Ascential Enterprise Integration Suite is unique in the integration landscape because it provides the only complete, comprehensive data integration solution. Competing solutions overlook data profiling and quality, focusing primarily on transformation ... and no company moves data faster."

Ascential Software was among hundreds of nominees and 10 winners the magazine's editorial staff selected for its Third Annual Software Industry Awards. Ascential Software is the sole winner in its category.

The Ascential Enterprise Integration Suite combines Ascential Software's industry-leading solutions for data profiling, data quality and data transformation and delivery on a shared platform of software services for unlimited scalability through parallel processing, management of meta data, any-to-any connectivity and real-time data integration. Ascential Real-Time Integration Services extends the reach and enables the seamless interoperability of Ascential Software's data integration solutions within an enterprise's service-oriented architecture (SOA).

"We're honored that a publication of Software Business's caliber has selected us for this award, but it's only possible by making a positive impression on every customer who invests in our software," said Mark Register, vice president and chief marketing officer, Ascential Software. "Improving our customers' business performance is the best measure of our value, and the award affirms our hard-won success in this area."

About Software Business

Software Business -- Strategy & Technology for Software Executives -- is a business magazine serving the software publishing industry. Its readership consists of executives and managers of software companies. They are responsible for corporate strategy, product development, marketing and sales, distribution, technical and customer support, finance, administration, training, localization, manufacturing and fulfillment. Every issue of Software Business features articles on CEO strategies and finance, product development, tech support and customer service, fulfillment/manufacturing, marketing, sales and distribution and international opportunities. For more information, visit

About Ascential Software

Ascential Software Corporation is the leading provider of enterprise data integration solutions to organizations worldwide. Customers use the Ascential 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

Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: This release contains forward-looking statements based on current expectations or beliefs, as well as a number of assumptions about future events, and these statements are subject to important factors and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements in this release address a variety of subjects including, for example, the functionality, characteristics and performance capabilities of Ascential's products and technology, the ability of Ascential's products to extend the reach and enable seamless interoperability of an enterprise's service-oriented architecture and Ascential's ability to improve a customer's business performance. The following factors, among others, could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in these forward-looking statements: risks relating to the ability of Ascential to expand its market share, growth rates for the enterprise data integration software market, integration/divestiture issues resulting from merger/acquisition activities, general business conditions in the software industry, the technology sector, and in the domestic and international economies, rapid technological change in the markets served by Ascential, dependence on international operations, and difficulties that Ascential may experience integrating technologies, operations and personnel of completed or future acquisitions. For a detailed discussion of these and other cautionary statements, please refer to the filings made by Ascential with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including, without limitation, the most recent Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q. Ascential disclaims any intent or obligation to update any forward-looking statements made herein to reflect any change in Ascential's expectations with regard thereto or any change in events, conditions, or circumstances on which such statements are based.

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