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January 22, 2008
(Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA) - Fair Isaac Corporation (NYSE:FIC), the leading provider of analytics and decision management technology, announced today that it has acquired U.K.-based Dash Optimization, makers of Xpress-MP, the world's leading software product for decision modeling and optimization. The move augments Fair Isaac's decision management solutions, which automate, improve and connect decisions to enhance business performance.
Fair Isaac's acquisition of Dash builds upon a longstanding partnership between the two firms. Dash optimization technology is currently embedded in Fair Isaac's Decision Optimizer, a software tool for achieving the smartest decision strategies given operational complexities, resource constraints and market uncertainties.
"Demand for sophisticated decision management tools is growing rapidly, and the addition of Dash optimization technology to our portfolio helps us to remain the market leader," said Mark Greene, CEO of Fair Isaac. "With their optimization capabilities and our own business rules management and predictive analytic solutions, Fair Isaac now has the industry's most comprehensive decision management suite."
Optimization is used in asset management, operations, and logistics/supply-chain domains to help businesses boost operational efficiency, maximize revenue, and reduce costs. Dash's optimization solutions are used in the financial services, insurance, retail, and manufacturing/processing industries. For example, a leading global bank uses Xpress-MP for portfolio optimization and matching, enabling it to cross-sell advisory services profitably to a wide range of investors, including those with smaller portfolios.
"We are delighted that Fair Isaac has acquired Dash and the Xpress-MP product suite," said Bob Daniel, managing director and co-founder of Dash Optimization. "Fair Isaac's backing and coverage will enable the Xpress-MP team to accelerate its product development, maintaining and enhancing Xpress-MP's preeminent position in large-scale optimization."
About Dash Optimization Headquartered in the UK, Dash is a pioneer in optimization, with offices in the US, Japan and Germany, and distribution partners throughout Europe and the Far East. The privately-held company develops and markets Xpress-MP, the world's leading software product for modeling and optimization. Xpress-MP solves large-scale optimization problems and enables better business decisions. It is embedded in many software products as a component, making leading-edge optimization accessible to a wide range of customers and applications.
About Fair IsaacFair Isaac Corporation (NYSE:FIC) combines trusted advice, world-class analytics and innovative applications to help businesses make smarter decisions. Fair Isaac's solutions and technologies for Enterprise Decision Management turn strategy into action and elevate business performance by giving organizations the power to automate more decisions, improve the quality of their decisions, and connect decisions across their business. Clients in 80 countries work with Fair Isaac to increase customer loyalty and profitability, cut fraud losses, manage credit risk, meet regulatory and competitive demands, and rapidly build market share. Fair Isaac also helps millions of individuals manage their credit health through the www.myFICO.com website. Learn more about Fair Isaac at www.fairisaac.com.
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