DWL Shares Seat on IBM’s ‘Web Services on Websphere’ Advisory Council

Council to Drive Customer Adoption On Leading Web Application Server

Atlanta, GA – August 14, 2002 – DWL, the leading provider of Unified
Business Services [UBS] software, today announced their
participation on IBM’s ‘Web Services on WebSphere’ Advisory Council,
a partner-focused initiative to drive customer adoption of Web
services technology.

The Advisory Council was established as a forum for thought
leadership and best practices for deploying Web services on IBM’s

Websphere. The council will guide the WebSphere development team on
specific needs and product requirements as well as participate in
IBM market development activities. DWL was selected to participate
as an industry-focused ISV to contribute in the area of enterprise
solutions for financial services. Current members of the council
include Siebel and J.D Edwards.

“Many of the financial services companies we work with that are
deploying on Websphere currently have Web services in their
architectural roadmaps. DWL is pleased to be working with IBM to
help customers rapidly deploy Web services on Websphere application
servers, ” said Simon Chong, vice president marketing and strategic
alliances, DWL.

DWL’s focus will be on “business services” underpinned by Web
services infrastructure, specifically Unified Business Services. A
Unified Business Service centralizes business functions like
customer administration, account management and product bundling
from front and back office silos to an enterprise “hub.” All systems
and channels call on these shared business services for a single
source of customer truth and processing.

DWL’s flagship product, DWL Customer(TM), is a Unified Business
Service for customer administration. The solution allows financial
services companies to manage a unified customer view and provides
more than 150 customer administration business services that can be
called by CRM, front-office and back office systems. DWL Customer
represents the next generation of Web services software, injecting
new business value by elevating customer information across the
enterprise via Web services technology.

“IBM is committed to building a thriving ecosystem of ISVs and SIs
with tools, products, applications and skills to help customers
safely build Web services on WebSphere,” according to Scott Hebner,
director of marketing for IBM WebSphere. “DWL is among the companies
making great progress delivering Web services-enabled technologies,
helping customers increase efficiency and integrate disparate

About IBM

IBM is the world’s largest information technology (IT) company and
provider of IT services, as well as a preeminent technology partner
to the world’s financial services industry. Working directly with
its financial services customers, IBM helps them become more
competitive through the innovative deployment of high-impact
solutions. These solutions comprise the full range of IBM
capabilities including consulting, software, hardware, research and
services. Additional information can be found at

About DWL Inc.

DWL is the leader in Unified Business Services software. DWL
applications elevate customer, account and product functions from
front and back office silos to an enterprise-wide service layer.
This enables companies to unify, view and update customer
information across all business lines and systems in real time and
give their consumers, partners, suppliers and employees a single
view of the enterprise. The result is consistent and real time
delivery of products and services, strengthened relationships with
key business audiences and increased return on companies’ back
office, front office and CRM systems.

Founded in 1996, DWL is headquartered in Atlanta and has offices in
New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Toronto, London, Paris, S�o Paulo
and Tokyo. DWL clients include AXA, MetLife, Erie Insurance, Empire
Financial, CGU, and Royal & SunAlliance, among others. DWL has a
global strategic alliance with IBM and system integrator, platform,
complementary and wireless relationships with partners such as
Accenture, Sun Microsystems, BEA Systems and Palm Computing.