Recognized against significant competition, Egg demonstrated the versatility, agility and speed of Fair Isaac's Blaze Advisor™ business rules management system as an integral part of its Credit Management System. The EBRC award committee selected Egg based on specific factors, including:
- The Credit Management System is owned and driven by Egg's business users.
- Egg developed the rules based system in-house.
- The Credit Management System is a core part of Egg's daily business transactions.
- The adoption and deployment of its Credit Management System had a wide-ranging impact on Egg's business.
- The system supports multiple representations of business rules.
As a recipient of the EBRC 2006 Award, Egg spokesperson Marcus Cripps designated the charitable donation of a €500 award to The Friends of Portway Infants, a charity for advancing the education of young children.
"Egg is proud to have been recognized by this year's 2006 European Business Rules Conference committee," stated Pete Marsden, CIO at Egg. "Competing via the Web, it is critical to provide our banking clients fast, precise decisions and offers for the services they require. The adoption of Fair Isaac's Blaze Advisor system for our Credit Management System allows us to execute transactions quickly with the agility to deliver new offerings created directly by our business analysts making valuable business decisions."
Egg's objective in building the Credit Management System (CMS) included coordinating credit risk decisions (across the bank and across the customer), reducing the amount of manual interventions and linking disparate IT systems. By making more precise and consistent decisions, Egg sought to lower its provisioning for bad debt, increase its acceptance rates and set more appropriate credit limits.
"Egg's success is a great example of how more businesses are using Blaze Advisor to help manage highly complex decisioning processes," said Paul Perleberg, general manager of international operations at Fair Isaac. "Blaze not only allows organizations to execute transactions quickly, but also provides the agility and flexibility to adapt decision strategies as business strategies change."
Fair Isaac's Blaze Advisor system enables Egg's business users to easily set up and change business rules so that new strategies can be put into production faster. Egg built a "Blaze Control Centre" that enables business users to build and test the rules on their PCs. The rules are maintained as a distinct body of knowledge within the Blaze Advisor enterprise rules repository.
Egg has a strong, longstanding relationship with Fair Isaac, and currently uses the company's fraud detection technology, credit risk models and TRIAD™ adaptive control system.
Prudential announced on 1 December 2005 the terms of a recommended offer for the whole of the issued and to be issued shares of Egg not already owned by Prudential Group, representing approximately 21.7 per cent of the existing issued share capital of Egg.
On 23 January 2006, Prudential announced that the Group's share ownership of Egg had risen to 95.7 per cent of the entire issued ordinary share capital and that it had applied to delist Egg from 20 February 2006.
About Fair Isaac
Fair Isaac Corporation (NYSE:FIC) makes decisions smarter. The company's solutions and technologies for Enterprise Decision Management give businesses the power to automate more processes, and apply more intelligence to every customer interaction. Through increasing the precision, consistency and agility of their decisions, Fair Isaac clients worldwide increase sales, build customer value, cut fraud losses, manage credit risk, reduce operational costs, meet changing compliance demands and enter new markets more profitably. Founded in 1956, Fair Isaac powers hundreds of billions of decisions per year in financial services, insurance, telecommunications, retail, consumer branded goods, healthcare and the public sector. Fair Isaac also helps millions of individuals manage their credit health through the www.myfico.com website.
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Except for historical information contained herein, the statements contained in this press release that relate to Fair Isaac, including statements regarding its Blaze Advisor business rules management system and the benefits to be derived from this product offering, 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 any unforeseen technical difficulties related to the implementation, use and functionality of the offering, the risks that customers will not perceive material benefits from the offering, failure of the product to deliver the expected results, the possibility of errors or defects in the offering, regulatory changes applicable to the use of consumer credit and other data, and other risks described from time to time in Fair Isaac's SEC reports, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended September 30, 2005, and its quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the period ended June 30, 2006. Forward-looking statements should be considered with caution. If any of these risks or uncertainties materializes or any of these assumptions proves incorrect, Fair Isaac's results could differ materially from Fair Isaac's expectations in these statements. Fair Isaac disclaims any intent or obligation to update these forward-looking statements.
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