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 satisfaction. "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 www.metagroup.com/metaspectrum. 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 This release was issued through Major Newswire (http://www.majornewswire.com).
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