Information to Decisions Inc. licenses NewLink�s Vista™ insurance and wealth management models to deliver data warehouse solutions

November 16, 2006 – NewLink Group Inc., a management consulting firm servicing the financial services industry, has licensed its Vista™ Insurance and Wealth Management models to Information to Decisions Inc. (I2D). Using Vista™, i2D will provide accelerated rapid deployment of its data warehouse and business intelligence solutions to the Insurance and Wealth Management industry.

Backed by the depth of Vista™ and by NewLink�s industry knowledge, i2D�s DecisionView™ range of solutions has been extended to include insurance and wealth management.

DecisionView™ lets companies deliver better information to their decision makers to improve business performance. It is an effective head-start solution that lets customers start faster, finish sooner and do more with less effort.

DecisionView™ For Insurance And Wealth Management leverages the Vista™ framework and reference models and uses award winning Kalido™ data warehouse creation software. DecisionView™ supports the leading database platforms and all major business intelligence suites.

Vista™ contains industry business knowledge and provides structured approaches for many types of business and IT projects. Vista™ allows organizations to rapidly start and complete any projects using complete models and approaches. The bottom line is quality at lower costs.

The Vista™ knowledge base is a result of more than 60 years of industry related expertise, 10 years of direct efforts, and represents the best practice approaches found in 8 different countries. The types of projects that can be accomplished using Vista™ are:

  • Business and IT Architecture

  • Business/Systems Requirements

  • Data Warehouse

  • Process Improvement

  • Business Process Management

  • Knowledge Management

  • Model-based System Development

Vista™ is comprised of the following models:

  • Vista™ Service Oriented Architecture � Enterprise Business Model

  • Vista™ Business Requirements Reference Models

    • Customer Relationship Management

    • Policy/Contract Management

    • Claims Management

About NewLink Group

NewLink Group is a leading financial services industry consulting company. NewLink�s breadth of experience and services include business and IT strategy, distribution channel effectiveness, industry benchmarking, product development, business and IT architecture, business requirements, IT solutions, management of change, business implementation and project management. Our consultants bring in-depth financial industry business management, consulting, and information technology expertise and knowledge to our clients. For more information

About Information to Decisions Inc.

Information to Decisions provides performance tracking solutions using data warehouse and business intelligence technologies for specific industry verticals. Our DecisionView™ line of accelerated rapid deployment solutions gets clients up and running faster. We deliver comprehensive custom solutions within the context of strengthening client business performance.