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January 9, 2007
Fair Isaac's Blaze Advisor™ business rules management system is an industry-leading software package that allows design, deployment, execution and maintenance of business rules and policies as part of an automated business application, helping businesses reach new levels of agility in an increasingly complex, competitive and regulated global economy.
InfoWorld's annual Technology of the Year Awards recognize the top technologies that made the greatest impact on enterprise IT strategies during the past year. They also identify the products that best exemplify the implementation of those technologies.
According to the InfoWorld Test Center analysts and editors, "Blaze Advisor has always been one of the most friendly of the BRMS tools to business users, providing pleasant graphical development environments and understandable rule flow charts, decision tables, rules trees, and object models. Version 6.1, thanks to the incorporation of Rete III, now moves Blaze into the front of the pack in performance."
Fair Isaac's Blaze Advisor system gives business analysts policy control of implementing new legislation, while its flexible standards-based architecture simplifies development efforts by seamlessly integrating with existing systems and data. The latest release of Blaze Advisor includes the advanced Rete III inference engine for best-in-class performance within complex, enterprise-class deployments and powerful rules management capabilities.
"InfoWorld's recognition of Blaze Advisor as the top enterprise business rules management system is a testament to an increasing appreciation for the system's unique capabilities and the measurable business benefits it delivers," said Carole-Ann Matignon, vice president of product management, Enterprise Decision Management Technologies at Fair Isaac. "More businesses are realizing the value of a more sophisticated, enterprise-level approach to their critical decision processes, and Blaze Advisor provides a strong foundation for a decision management approach that drives improved efficiency and greater profitability."
Blaze Advisor 6.1 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 with increased agility, consistency and precision. With a centralized enterprise repository for business rules, powerful query and update tools, multi-platform and multi-lingual support, and documented best practices, Blaze Advisor gives organizations a clear process for quickly replicating their decision strategies across business systems to improve business operations.
Blaze Advisor 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.
Complete details on InfoWorld's 2007 Technology of the Year Awards can be found at http://www.infoworld.com/ and in the January 1 print edition of InfoWorld.
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 Blaze Advisor business rules management system, and the benefits to be derived from this 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 offerings, 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, 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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