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June 29, 2006
The localization of the Blaze Advisor system accelerates and simplifies strategy execution with enterprise business rules to help businesses reach new levels of agility in an increasingly complex, competitive and regulated global economy. Building upon a tradition of bringing innovative capabilities to the rules market, the system demonstrates Fair Isaac's continued investment in and commitment to enterprise decision management both domestically and abroad.
"The introduction of localized rules development environments and documentation provides businesses with the ability to accelerate decision management regardless of where business decisions are maintained," said Mark Layden, vice president and general manager of Enterprise Decision Management Software at Fair Isaac. "Our clients are now in a position to harness the power of rules and develop them across the extended enterprise to ensure that business processes conform to internal and external standards."
The latest release of Fair Isaac's Blaze Advisor system includes the advanced Rete III inference engine for best-in-class performance within complex, enterprise class deployments and powerful rules management capabilities. The system also offers a .NET and Java version and fully supports multi-platform deployment of rules.
Blaze Advisor rules management system is used by many of the world's leading companies. It is the first rules engine to support Java, .NET and COBOL deployment of the same rules. The multi-platform solution supports Web Services and SOA, Java 2 Enterprise Edition (J2EE) platforms, Microsoft .NET and COBOL for z/OS mainframes.
Blaze Advisor system is part of Fair Isaac's software and solutions for Enterprise Decision Management, which combines data analytics, modeling and policy-level control to let companies define and manage their automated business systems for improved efficiency and greater profitability.
About Fair IsaacFair Isaac (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.
Statement Concerning Forward-Looking InformationExcept for historical information contained herein, the statements contained in this press release that relate to Fair Isaac, including statements regarding its Fair Isaac Blaze Advisor rules management product offering, 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 March 31, 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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