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To: David Jones who wrote (159)10/26/2003 4:32:01 PM
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Ascential Software Makes DM Review 100 List of Elite Business Intelligence Vendors for Third Straight Year

Friday October 24, 2:45 pm ET

Customers Once Again Place Enterprise Data Integration Leader in Top 25

WESTBORO, Mass., Oct. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Ascential Software Corporation (Nasdaq: ASCL - News), the enterprise data integration leader, today announced it has been named to the DM Review 100 list of business intelligence vendors for the third consecutive year.

This prestigious award recognizes the top 100 business intelligence vendors as selected by the readers of DM Review magazine. In a product usage and company rating survey conducted via the Web by the Gantry Group, LLC, DM Review readers were asked to rank the vendors providing products used in their organizations. Ascential is number 21 on the list.

"Ascential Software continues to occupy a prominent place on a list of elite companies evaluated by the people whose judgment matters most -- end users," said Julie Langenkamp, managing editor of DM Review. "The company's ranking is a clear reflection of its customers' assessment of the performance and value of Ascential Software products and services. The acquisition of Mercator Software, which extends the company's enterprise data integration capabilities and makes it the largest independent software vendor focused on that market, suggests even bigger success to come."

Each vendor's final score is based on a statistical analysis of market share, product quality and customer satisfaction.

"The recognition of Ascential Software as a pre-eminent enterprise data integration software provider by key market influencers ranks among the highlights of what has been a very positive year for the company," said Mark Register, vice president and chief marketing officer at Ascential Software. "We have posted six consecutive quarters of revenue and market share growth, and a high level of satisfaction among our more than 3,000 customers worldwide. Our placement on the list is a result of our continued commitment to supporting our customers' most strategic business initiatives and illustrates the critical importance of enterprise data integration to an organization's success."

About DM Review and Thomson Media

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.

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

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, technology and services, including but not limited to the ability of Ascential to support Ascential's customers' most strategic business initiatives. 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, the scope and frequency of data integration projects, the ability of customers to improve performance utilizing Ascential's products, 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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