DWL Makes List of North America’s Fastest Growing Technology Companies For Third Year: Deloitte Fast 500

DWL Continues to Lead in Growing CDI Space

Atlanta, GA – October 20, 2004 – DWL, the leading customer data integration (CDI) solution provider, today announced that it has placed on the 2004 Deloitte Fast 500, a ranking of the fastest growing technology companies in North America, for a third consecutive year.

DWL continues to lead in an emerging technology space called Customer Data Integration (CDI) that, according to leading industry analysts following the space, has doubled in growth over the last year. DWL provides a market leading solution called DWL Customer�, which allows companies to create a single record of customer data enterprise-wide.

“We’re very pleased to be recognized once again by Deloitte,” said John Baumstark, president and CEO, DWL. “Organizations are still unable to recognize customers at any touch point because their customer data is not correct or consolidated. DWL has been addressing these critical business issues with out-of-the-box software technology to some of the world’s largest organizations and today enjoys a leadership position in a rapidly growing market space.”

“Being one of the 500 fastest growing technology companies in North America is an impressive accomplishment. We commend DWL for making the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 with a phenomenal 533% growth rate over five years,” said Mark A. Evans, national managing partner of Deloitte’s Technology, Media & Telecommunications Group.

To qualify for the Fast 500, entrants must have had 1999 operating revenues of at least $50,000 USD and $75,000 CD for the United States and Canada, respectively; and 2003 operating revenues must be at least $1 million USD or CD.

About DWL

DWL (www.dwl.com) is the authoritative customer data integration (CDI) solution. DWL works with organizations worldwide to address enterprise-wide customer data integration (CDI) strategies using DWL Customer�, the most robust customer master data hub on the market. Based on a 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, S�o Paulo and Kuala Lumpur. DWL clients include SunTrust, MetLife, Citi Cards, Atlantic Blue Cross Care, Empire Financial, Nationwide Insurance and UnumProvident.
DWL has strategic relationships with IBM, Acxiom, and 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, BearingPoint 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.

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