DWL Makes List of Canada’s Fastest Growing Technology Companies For Second Year

DWL, Named to 2003 Deloitte & Touche Canadian Technology Fast 50, Continues to Lead in Emerging Tech Space

Toronto, Canada� August 13, 2003 � DWL, the leader in Enterprise Business Services software, today announced it has been named to the 2003 Deloitte & Touche Canadian Technology Fast 50 ranking for a second year in a row. The ranking follows a recent third place ranking in Canadian business magazine, Profit, which publishes an annual ranking of the fastest growing companies in Canada.

DWL credits its success with a leadership position in customer data integration (CDI), a technology space that is gaining more attention with companies who continue to struggle with poor data quality and unavailable data due to multiple, fragmented technology systems.

“DWL will continue to see positive growth because were helping companies adapt their existing legacy technology to satisfy increasingly complex customer, product and distribution channels,said John Baumstark, president and CEO, DWL. Companies with particularly complex back-end systems see the value of an infrastructure that allows them to leverage those systems in the
strategic sharing of information, such as real-time customer data.

DWL debuted DWL Unifi”, an application for real time business processing, in 1996. Since then DWL has focused development efforts on this and its most robust offering to date, DWL Customer”, an enterprise customer data hub for real-time customer management. Market leading research firms such as Giga Group and META Group recognize DWL as a leading customer data hub vendor, the newest breed of hybrid offerings which combine next generation operational data stores with business process and customer data management functionality.

“During the next 12-18 months, market-leading enterprises must be able to react intelligently and instantly to changing customer information via real-time customer data integration (CDI). CDI is quickly becoming a strategic technology in enterprise CRM projects. An ongoing requirement is for CDI solutions to provide high availability and extreme scalability for the Global 3000 size enterprises,” said Aaron Zornes, Senior VP, META Group.

The Deloitte & Touche Canadian Technology Fast 50 companies have shown the strength, vision and temerity to succeed despite a very challenging technology environment,said Gary Foster, National Director, Technology, Media and Telecommunications, Deloitte & Touche. We applaud the successes of and acknowledge their place as one of the very few to accomplish such fast growth rate over the past five years.

To qualify for the Technology Fast 50, companiesmust have had operating revenues of at least $75,000 CDN in 1998 and $1,000,000 CDN in 2002.

About DWL Inc.

DWL is the leader in Enterprise 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 companiesback office, front office and CRM systems.

Founded in 1996, DWL is headquartered in Atlanta and has offices in New York, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Toronto, London, S�o Paulo and Tokyo. DWL clients include MetLife, Citi Cards, Atlantic Blue Cross Care, Empire Financial, CGU, and Royal & SunAlliance, among others. DWL has strategic relationships with BEA Systems, IBM and Sun Microsystems. Key system integrator alliances include Accenture and IBM Global Services.

About Deloitte & Touche

Deloitte & Touche (www.deloitte.ca) is one of Canadas leading professional services firms, providing a full range of assurance and advisory, financial advisory, tax and consulting services through more than 6,600 people in more than 46 locations across the country. We are dedicated to helping our clients and our people excel. We are the only professional services firm, and one of only 16 companies to be named to the Globe and Mails Report on Business Magazine annual ranking of Canadas top employers for two consecutive years: 35 Best Companies to Work for in Canada in 2001 and 50 Best Companies to Work for in Canada in 2002. Deloitte & Touche is part of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, a global leader in professional services with more than 95,000 people in over 140 countries.

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