April 9, 2009 (Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA) – FICO™ (NYSE: FIC), the leading provider of analytics and decision management technology, today announced the expansion of the Decision Management Community to enable free discussion and exchange on the broadest array of issues and ideas about the practice of decision management.
Originally focusing on empowering the developers who work with decision management tools, the community has grown in just a few months to include thousands of registered users. In response to this demand, FICO broadened the scope of the community in mid-March. Within the first two weeks, hundreds of additional new participants registered, including technical and business professionals responsible for risk and fraud management, scoring and collections & recovery.
“Our analytics and decision management technology is powerful, and we constantly look for new ways to empower our customers to use that power to their advantage,” said Laurent Pacalin, chief marketing officer at FICO. “People with decision management responsibilities need to stay abreast of the newest ideas and best practices that apply to their business. By supporting expansion of the Decision Management Community, we’re accomplishing our goal of allowing the best ideas from the brightest minds to be brought to bear on the greatest challenges facing businesses today.”
New topical “neighborhoods” have been established within the Decision Management Community focusing on business rules management, risk management, collections and recovery, fraud management and scoring. Within each neighborhood, participants have 24x7 access to answers and advice, white papers and other resources, and a unique ideas exchange in which peers – business analysts, developers, FICO domain experts and others – can post, vote on and discuss ideas with each other.
Registration is quick and completely free at http://decisions.fico.com.
FICO™ (NYSE:FIC) transforms business by making every decision count. FICO’s Decision Management solutions combine trusted advice, world-class analytics and innovative applications to give organizations the power to automate, improve and connect decisions across their business. Clients in 80 countries work with FICO to increase customer loyalty and profitability, cut fraud losses, manage credit risk, meet regulatory and competitive demands, and rapidly build market share. FICO also helps millions of individuals manage their credit health through the www.myFICO.com website.
Statement Concerning Forward-Looking Information
Except for historical information contained herein, the statements contained in this news release that relate to FICO or its business are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the “safe harbor” provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially, including the success of the Company’s Decision Management strategy and reengineering plan, the maintenance of its existing relationships and ability to create new relationships with customers and key alliance partners, its ability to continue to develop new and enhanced products and services, its ability to recruit and retain key technical and managerial personnel, competition, regulatory changes applicable to the use of consumer credit and other data, the failure to realize the anticipated benefits of any acquisitions, continuing material adverse developments in global economic conditions, and other risks described from time to time in FICO’s SEC reports, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended September 30, 2008, and its last quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the period ended December 31, 2008. If any of these risks or uncertainties materializes, FICO’s results could differ materially from its expectations. FICO disclaims any intent or obligation to update these forward-looking statements.
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