Longview Solutions Achieves 'Challenger' Status in METAspectrum Performance Management Market Evaluation

Longview Solutions Receives Top Marks for Pricing and Execution

Apr 20, 2004, 01:00 ET from Longview Solutions

    TORONTO, April 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Longview Solutions, a market leading
 developer of performance management software for Global 2000 companies, today
 announced that it has been ranked as a market "Challenger" in META Group's
 recently released METAspectrum(SM) for Business Performance Management.  META
 Group (Nasdaq:   METG) is a leading research and consulting firm that focuses on
 information technology and business transformation strategies.
     The new METAspectrum evaluation provides an objective assessment of
 companies providing Business Performance Management solutions.
     The METAspectrum analysis is validation of the solid offering Longview
 Solutions has in the performance management market.  Longview was rated highly
 for overall performance and specifically recognized for its strength in
 pricing, with a model that allows flexibility in the purchase and/or use of
 products and services, and in execution with a high level of customer
     "Longview's solution supports a single database, set of hierarchical
 structures, and business rules across all planning, forecasting, budgeting,
 consolidation, reporting, and analysis processes," said John Van Decker, Vice
 President Technology Research for META Group.  "In addition to the above
 finding, we have found that the company also enjoys a strong customer-oriented
 reputation and consistently strong customer satisfaction."
     "We are pleased by our challenger rating in the METAspectrum based on our
 strong performance reflected by excellent customer satisfaction," said Susan
 Gershman, Longview Solutions' Chief Marketing Officer.  "It has been our
 business strategy to build our market profile on a foundation of product
 excellence and a solid, satisfied customer base.  And, this report validates
 we are on strategy."
     Longview Solutions is known for the deep financial intelligence of its
 organization as reflected in its performance management software suite.  A
 growing number of the world's largest companies, leaders in their respective
 industries, use Longview's solution to achieve a single repository of
 financial truth and organizational knowledge from which they drive their
 performance with speed and visibility.
     About METAspectrum
     METAspectrum(SM) evaluations from META Group (Nasdaq:   METG) provide IT
 professionals with a view into critical market success factors and vendor
 positioning.  METAspectrum delivers comprehensive evaluations of both
 technology markets and vendor product offerings.  There are multiple market
 evaluations planned for release in 2003 and beyond.  METAspectrum evaluations
 are updated quarterly, biannually, or annually, depending on the
 characteristics of individual markets.  To view completed market evaluations,
 or learn more about the METAspectrum methodology, visit
     METAspectrum(SM) market evaluations and results are the sole property of
 META Group, Inc. and are Copyright(C) 2002 META Group, Inc.  All rights
 reserved.  Permission to use the results requires prior written approval from
 META Group, and should not be deemed an endorsement of any company or product.
     About Longview Solutions
     Longview Solutions makes software that leading companies use to drive
 performance with speed, visibility and financial integrity.  Our technology
 platform supports the diverse needs of the CFO with business processes
 including Management Reporting, Analysis, Planning, Budgeting, Forecasting,
 Modeling, Consolidation, Tax, and enterprise-wide Learning and Knowledge
 Management.  Since 1994, Longview Solutions has established presence in
 Toronto, Philadelphia, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, San Jose, Atlanta, London
 and Madrid.  Longview Solutions' customers include a growing list of global
 companies who are leaders in their respective industries.  www.longview.com
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