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Atlantic Blue Cross Care Goes Live with DWL Unifi™

Solution Helps ABCC Meet Customer Needs For Personalized Benefit Administration and Quality Service to Partners.

Atlanta, GA, January 25, 2005 - DWL, the leading provider of customer data integration (CDI) solutions, today announced that one of Canada’s largest health insurance providers, Atlantic Blue Cross Care, has launched the first phase of its new Web-based enrollment application, using DWL Unifi™.

The Java-based application for developing real-time transactional business services enables ABCC to fully integrate the new application with its back-end systems to deliver key inquiry and update transactions for group and policy administrators and customer service representatives.

ABCC employees who are involved with the maintenance, processing and analysis of enrollment data are seeing major improvements to customer facing processes by getting up-to-date information on ABCC product offerings, policy holdings, participant benefits, and customer data and billing information in real time.

“We expect to realize significant benefits from the solution developed with DWL,” said Pierre-Yves Julien, president and CEO, Atlantic Blue Cross Care. “Our new system’s infrastructure can effectively deal with future customer service level requirements and capitalize on technology advancements. We will significantly reduce operational costs and response times through higher rates of automation and accuracy.”

DWL Unifi™ is the user-interface framework powering the Web interface of ABCC’s enrollment application. The Enrollment System application supports ABCC’s policy administration transactions, which allows them to add a package or to change benefit coverage formulas and rates to an existing package.

It also supports billing related transactions, including billing status and customer-billing preferences. Finally the application makes critical real-time member-specific transactions possible, allowing ABCC to add a new member or dependent, change addresses, update member insured details and coverage selections, as well as update member or institution name, address and new party details.

“A key requirement for ABCC was to consolidate existing business processes to achieve more streamlined and cost efficient processes. We also expect ABCC to achieve significant benefits from updating and better managing member data that will result in improved service and sales to members,” said John Baumstark, president and CEO, DWL.

About Atlantic Blue Cross Care

With roots dating back to 1943, Atlantic Blue Cross Care sets the standard in health, dental, travel, life and disability benefits, processing more than 34 million claim lines annually from government and private business. The company's commitment to technological development enables innovative products and services and excellence in customer service.

About DWL

DWL is the authoritative customer data integration (CDI) solution. DWL works with organizations worldwide to address enterprise-wide customer data integration strategies using DWL Customer™, the most robust customer master data hub on the market. Based on service oriented architecture, DWL Customer™ provides organizations with the single source of their customer data across multiple product and business silos. It delivers this single, real-time view plus a set of unique business services to maintain and manage complex customer “events” to all channels and provides the foundation for a truly complete multi-channel integration and CRM strategy.

Founded in 1996, DWL is headquartered in Atlanta and has offices in New York, Boston, Chicago, Toronto, St. Louis, London, Săo Paulo and Kuala Lumpur. DWL clients include, SunTrust, MetLife, Citi Cards, Empire Financial, Nationwide Insurance and UnumProvident.

DWL has strategic relationships with IBM, Acxiom, and other leading data quality and ETL (extract, transform and load) vendors. Technology partners include IBM, BEA Systems, Oracle and Sun Microsystems. Key systems integrator relationships include IBM Business Consulting Services, Deloitte Consulting, Bearing Point and Accenture. DWL has been recognized by Deloitte as one of the fastest growing technology companies in North America for three consecutive years and by leading analyst groups including META, Forrester and Gartner as a leader in the customer data integration solution space.

DWL is a registered trademark of DWL Inc. www.dwl.com.



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