Razza Solutions Announces 2005 Product Roadmap

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Innovated by Razza Solutions, Inc., the Razza Dimension Server (RazzaDS) is the world's only dedicated hierarchy management platform. The RazzaDS 2005 Product Roadmap outlines new features that will be implemented over the next year, including enhancements for Sarbanes-Oxley compliance, master data management, Business Intelligence application development and maintenance, and a new concept called matrixing that will greatly simplify the process of isolating specific, relevant attributes from very large data sets.

Razza Solutions today announced from Ascential World 2004, the global data integration conference, that the official Razza Product Roadmap for 2005 has been determined. Ascential World 2004 is the annual user and partner conference of Ascential Software Corporation (Nasdaq: ASCL), the enterprise data integration leader. Razza, innovator of the Razza Dimension Server (RazzaDS), is a Silver Sponsor for the conference and is exhibiting at the Ascential World 2004 Partner Pavilion.

The Razza Product Roadmap was developed with direct feedback from Razza customers, partners and prospects at Razza 2004, the company’s user conference and training symposium, held in Dallas Oct. 17-20. Several new features in the roadmap complement the Ascential Enterprise Integration Suite™, Ascential Software’s complete, end-to-end data integration solution. These features include: several enhancements for master data management; Sarbanes-Oxley compliance; Business Intelligence application development and maintenance; and matrixing, a new concept that will allow users to take various dimensions and create relationships between them, then associate attributes to those relationships without clouding the base hierarchies by placing the new entity into those previously existing structures.

“Matrixing will greatly simplify many-to-many mappings at the enterprise level,” notes Douglas Cosby, President of Razza Solutions. “That will facilitate the process of isolating specific, relevant attributes from very large data sets. For example, you might have 10,000 cost centers, 2,000 accounts and 500 products. Matrixing will allow you to express the fact that for 300 of those products, all you need to know is the product itself; for 100 of them, you need both the product and its appropriate account; and for the remaining 100 products, both the account and cost center are needed. Matrixing will allow you to represent that information without dealing with all 10 million possible combinations.”

Cosby notes that the Ascential Enterprise Integration Suite provides a comprehensive platform for enabling RazzaDS. “Ascential Software solutions allow the establishment and maintenance of a logically correct view of master data across an enterprise. Furthermore, Ascential Software’s Iterations® Methodology offers a proven roadmap for the skills, process steps, and deliverables necessary for successful design and implementation.”

“Fluid collaboration between business users and IT professionals is critical for accurate master data definitions and usage throughout the enterprise,” said Robert Rich, senior manager, product marketing, Ascential Software. “Our alliance with Razza Solutions provides our customers with the ability to revolutionize workflow by providing a centralized repository that houses all enterprise master data, hierarchies, dimensions and mappings.”

About Razza Solutions

Razza’s solutions provide a centralized, transparent process for managing the hierarchies and dimensions that drive enterprise reporting. Razza expedites and automates the management of master data across any number of disparate platforms, including legacy, G/L, ERP, OLAP and BI systems. Reference data, complex calculations and other business rules are housed within the same repository, facilitating harmonized change management. For more information, visit the company’s Web site: http://www.razza.com.

About Ascential Software

Ascential Software Corporation (Nasdaq: ASCL) is the leader in enterprise data integration. Customers and partners worldwide use the Ascential Enterprise Integration Suite™ to confidently transform data into accurate, reliable and complete business information to improve operational performance and decision-making across every critical business dimension. Our comprehensive end-to-end solutions provide on demand data integration complemented by our professional services, industry expertise, and methodologies.

Ascential Software is headquartered in Westboro, Mass., and has more than 3,000 customers and partners globally across such industries as financial services and banking, insurance, healthcare, retail, manufacturing, consumer packaged goods, telecommunications and government. For more information call 1-800-966-9875 (508-366.3888 if calling from outside the US or Canada) or visit the Ascential Software website at http://www.ascential.com.

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