netDecide Wealth Management System to Deliver Additional Financial Content through Partnership with Forefield

Apr 24, 2001, 01:00 ET from netDecide Corporation

    TYSONS CORNER, Va., April 24 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ --
 netDecide Corp., the leading developer of web-based, Wealth Management Systems
 for the financial service industry, today announced that Forefield Inc. has
 joined the netDecide Certified Partner program as an accredited Product
 partner.  Through this relationship netDecide will license Forefield's
 comprehensive financial content to augment the amount of readily accessible
 content available within the award-winning netDecide Wealth Management
 System(TM).  Financial advisors and their clients may use this in-depth
 information, encompassing over 1,700 financial topics, to help answer specific
 questions that arise from the development of a comprehensive wealth management
 plan.
     "We continue to forge strategic alliances with best-of-breed providers
 that enhance the execution of a superior wealth management strategy and
 maintain our speed-to-market through our netDecide Certified Partner program,"
 said Kate Armstrong, CEO of netDecide.  "In addition to their trusted and
 branded content, Forefield has a strong customer base and team of experienced
 professionals that make for an ideal partner.  We are very pleased to offer
 Forefield's exceptional content as part of our advice-based wealth management
 platform for the financial service industry."
     According to Technologic Partners' Lea Jacobson, "Partnering with
 Forefield adds another layer to the netDecide Wealth Management System.  It
 will provide an integrated technology platform to serve customers up and down
 various product lines.  It's a smart move.  Increased profits come from
 deepening relationships with existing customers."
      A key component of netDecide's wealth management technology is the
 capability for financial advisors to pin point specific information that
 addresses the results of scenarios constructed by the patent-pending netDecide
 Object-based Numeric Engine(TM).  The integration of Forefield's advice
 management content will enhance the quality and depth of information available
 to the advisor and the client.  Written and reviewed by a team of industry
 experts to ensure full compliance with all regulations, Forefield's financial
 content is regularly updated to remain current and is written in a style that
 is both familiar to a financial planner and can be easily interpreted by a
 financial institution's client.  Forefield's advice management content will
 supplement and integrate with existing resources already available through the
 netDecide platform, including content developed by netDecide as well as
 information obtained from third-party sources, including Morningstar,
 Peterson's, and Ernst & Young.
     "Our common goal of enabling advisors to deliver the highest level of
 financial advice to their clients, as well as our shared use of XML as a
 platform, makes our technologies highly complementary," said Forefield
 President and CEO Sheldon L. Dinkes.  "The integration of our technologies
 will create the complete source of advice for addressing consumers' financial
 issues at any level.  We are excited to begin a partnership with netDecide, a
 company that has demonstrated thought leadership and technology innovation in
 the field of wealth management."
     The netDecide Certified Partner program, through partnerships with elite
 industry leaders, will extend netDecide's patent-pending technology to deliver
 a complete, end-to-end wealth management solution.
 
     About netDecide
     netDecide Corporation provides financial services institutions with the
 platform to help their consumers intelligently manage wealth.  netDecide's
 proprietary technology shows consumers how decisions made today will impact
 their financial futures, and it is accessible either online or through an
 advisor.  Recently named as one of ComputerWorld magazine's "Top 100 Emerging
 Companies to Watch in 2001" and a recipient of the prestigious Crossroads 2001
 A-List award, netDecide is based in Tysons Corner, Virginia, was established
 in 1996 and is a privately held corporation.  The company's investors include
 Bank of America, Ernst & Young, Legg Mason, Steve Walker & Associates,
 Dominion Ventures and WomenAngels.net.
 
     About Forefield Inc.
     Forefield Inc. of Marlboro, Mass. is the leading provider of internet-
 based advice management software.  ForeMost Advice(TM), the advisor's most
 trusted advisor, guides advisors to easily and consistently deliver the
 highest-quality financial planning advice during every client interaction.
 ForeMost Advice(TM) Enterprise provides best-of-breed financial planning
 content to institutional e-business initiatives and creates an enhanced
 on-line experience for their customers.
     Established in 1997, Forefield's clients include some of the most
 prestigious companies in the financial services industry, including American
 Express Financial Advisors Inc., Citizens Bank, Deloitte & Touche, Fidelity
 Investments, FinancialChoices.com, Fleet Bank, Goldman Sachs, Insurance.com,
 MassMutual, MetLife, UBS PaineWebber and Waddell & Reed.
 
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    TYSONS CORNER, Va., April 24 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ --
 netDecide Corp., the leading developer of web-based, Wealth Management Systems
 for the financial service industry, today announced that Forefield Inc. has
 joined the netDecide Certified Partner program as an accredited Product
 partner.  Through this relationship netDecide will license Forefield's
 comprehensive financial content to augment the amount of readily accessible
 content available within the award-winning netDecide Wealth Management
 System(TM).  Financial advisors and their clients may use this in-depth
 information, encompassing over 1,700 financial topics, to help answer specific
 questions that arise from the development of a comprehensive wealth management
 plan.
     "We continue to forge strategic alliances with best-of-breed providers
 that enhance the execution of a superior wealth management strategy and
 maintain our speed-to-market through our netDecide Certified Partner program,"
 said Kate Armstrong, CEO of netDecide.  "In addition to their trusted and
 branded content, Forefield has a strong customer base and team of experienced
 professionals that make for an ideal partner.  We are very pleased to offer
 Forefield's exceptional content as part of our advice-based wealth management
 platform for the financial service industry."
     According to Technologic Partners' Lea Jacobson, "Partnering with
 Forefield adds another layer to the netDecide Wealth Management System.  It
 will provide an integrated technology platform to serve customers up and down
 various product lines.  It's a smart move.  Increased profits come from
 deepening relationships with existing customers."
      A key component of netDecide's wealth management technology is the
 capability for financial advisors to pin point specific information that
 addresses the results of scenarios constructed by the patent-pending netDecide
 Object-based Numeric Engine(TM).  The integration of Forefield's advice
 management content will enhance the quality and depth of information available
 to the advisor and the client.  Written and reviewed by a team of industry
 experts to ensure full compliance with all regulations, Forefield's financial
 content is regularly updated to remain current and is written in a style that
 is both familiar to a financial planner and can be easily interpreted by a
 financial institution's client.  Forefield's advice management content will
 supplement and integrate with existing resources already available through the
 netDecide platform, including content developed by netDecide as well as
 information obtained from third-party sources, including Morningstar,
 Peterson's, and Ernst & Young.
     "Our common goal of enabling advisors to deliver the highest level of
 financial advice to their clients, as well as our shared use of XML as a
 platform, makes our technologies highly complementary," said Forefield
 President and CEO Sheldon L. Dinkes.  "The integration of our technologies
 will create the complete source of advice for addressing consumers' financial
 issues at any level.  We are excited to begin a partnership with netDecide, a
 company that has demonstrated thought leadership and technology innovation in
 the field of wealth management."
     The netDecide Certified Partner program, through partnerships with elite
 industry leaders, will extend netDecide's patent-pending technology to deliver
 a complete, end-to-end wealth management solution.
 
     About netDecide
     netDecide Corporation provides financial services institutions with the
 platform to help their consumers intelligently manage wealth.  netDecide's
 proprietary technology shows consumers how decisions made today will impact
 their financial futures, and it is accessible either online or through an
 advisor.  Recently named as one of ComputerWorld magazine's "Top 100 Emerging
 Companies to Watch in 2001" and a recipient of the prestigious Crossroads 2001
 A-List award, netDecide is based in Tysons Corner, Virginia, was established
 in 1996 and is a privately held corporation.  The company's investors include
 Bank of America, Ernst & Young, Legg Mason, Steve Walker & Associates,
 Dominion Ventures and WomenAngels.net.
 
     About Forefield Inc.
     Forefield Inc. of Marlboro, Mass. is the leading provider of internet-
 based advice management software.  ForeMost Advice(TM), the advisor's most
 trusted advisor, guides advisors to easily and consistently deliver the
 highest-quality financial planning advice during every client interaction.
 ForeMost Advice(TM) Enterprise provides best-of-breed financial planning
 content to institutional e-business initiatives and creates an enhanced
 on-line experience for their customers.
     Established in 1997, Forefield's clients include some of the most
 prestigious companies in the financial services industry, including American
 Express Financial Advisors Inc., Citizens Bank, Deloitte & Touche, Fidelity
 Investments, FinancialChoices.com, Fleet Bank, Goldman Sachs, Insurance.com,
 MassMutual, MetLife, UBS PaineWebber and Waddell & Reed.
 
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