We've detected that you're using an ad content blocking browser plug-in or feature. Ads provide a critical source of revenue to the continued operation of Silicon Investor.  We ask that you disable ad blocking while on Silicon Investor in the best interests of our community.  If you are not using an ad blocker but are still receiving this message, make sure your browser's tracking protection is set to the 'standard' level.
Technology Stocks : Ascential Software (ASCL) -- Ignore unavailable to you. Want to Upgrade?

To: SemiBull who wrote (167)1/4/2004 2:49:43 PM
From: SemiBull  Read Replies (1) | Respond to of 179
Ascential Software Launches Ascential Developer Net(TM) to Deliver More Value for Customers and Partners

Monday December 22, 10:10 am ET

Largest Independent Data Integration Software Vendor Helps Customers and Partners Save Time and Improve Productivity with New Online Resource Library and Collaborative Forums

WESTBORO, Mass., Dec. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall// -- Ascential Software Corporation (Nasdaq: ASCL - News), the enterprise data integration leader, today launched the Ascential Developer Net(TM), an enterprise data integration center of excellence. The Ascential Developer Net extends existing Ascential Software client support and professional services through dynamic information and interaction to help the company's more than 3,000 customers and partners maximize the business impact of their Ascential Software enterprise data integration solutions.

Medstat, a healthcare information business of the $7.8 billion Thomson Corporation that provides market intelligence and benchmark databases, decision support solutions and research services for managing the cost and quality of healthcare, is using Ascential Software enterprise data integration solutions to speed delivery of services to its clients. "As a long time customer, we look forward to maximizing our investment in Ascential Software's data integration solutions," said Daniel W. Sell, director, software development at Medstat. "We believe the Ascential Developer Net will enable us to deliver the highest quality products and services to our customers."

The Ascential Developer Net, located at, houses a valuable library of knowledge accumulated from Ascential Software, its customers and partners -- including business cases, success stories, configuration files and code samples -- that members can leverage to improve productivity and enhance the ROI of their Ascential Software solutions. The site also provides interactive forums where customers can share ideas, tips and best practices. Ascential Software's product management and product marketing teams will moderate the Ascential Developer Net, providing suggestions, responding to questions and using what they learn to shape future product developments. The Ascential Developer Net features include a powerful search engine to facilitate navigation, and subscription capabilities to alert users when new information has been posted.

"The customer is the center of everything we do at Ascential Software, from product development to crafting support services and tools that help end- users get the most out of their implementation," said Jim Welch, vice president of product development at Ascential Software. "The Ascential Developer Net is another example of Ascential Software's dedication to extending customer value. In addition to providing our end users with information that will save them time and money, we look forward to having this additional means of listening to our customers, learning from their experiences, and improving our service to them."

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(TM) 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 and the ability of Ascential's products and services to enable customers to improve productivity and enhance ROI. 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 and services, 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.

Ascential Developer Net is a trademark of Ascential Software Corporation or its affiliates and may be registered in the United States or other jurisdictions. Other marks are the property of the owners of those marks.

Chas Kielt
Ascential Software Corporation
(508) 366-3888, ext. 3256

RJ Bardsley
Ascential Software Corporation
(508) 366-3888, ext. 3065

Jeff Aubin
Beaupre & Co. Public Relations, Inc.
(603) 559-5838

Source: Ascential Software Corporation