SOURCE: ASG Software Solutions

August 18, 2008 09:12 ET

ASG Software Solutions and HSBC Co-Winners of The Data Warehousing Institute's Best Practice Award

NAPLES, FL--(Marketwire - August 18, 2008) - The Data Warehousing Institute (TDWI), the premier provider of in-depth, high-quality education and training in business intelligence (BI) and data warehousing (DW), has announced the 2008 winners of its annual Best Practices Awards. ASG Software Solutions, the originator of ASG's Business Service Platform™ (BSP™), a true platform for Business Service Management (BSM), was named the co-winner of The Data Warehousing Institute's Best Practice Award in the category of Data Governance along with HSBC.

ASG Software Solutions and HSBC worked together on the award application and submission, and ASG is a solution sponsor of the HSBC nomination. The application focused on the improvements and business benefits that HSBC has realized with its ASG-Rochade® implementation.

TDWI's Best Practices Awards program is designed to identify and honor companies that have demonstrated excellence in developing, deploying, and maintaining BI and DW applications. Winners are chosen by a panel of independent judges who have expertise in BI and DW. Companies and sponsoring solution providers from many diverse industries submitted entries to be judged in a variety of categories.

TDWI's panel of judges evaluated all submissions on four criteria: business impact, maturity, innovation, and relevance. "As business intelligence continues to evolve, it becomes more and more imperative that BI/DW practioners share best practices and lessons learned with the industry. By recognizing and honoring these innovative implementations through the Best Practices Awards program, we hope to provide a platform that fosters information-sharing and ultimately the advancement of the business intelligence industry," says Richard Zbylut, general manager of TDWI.

Best Practices Awards winners will be honored at the TDWI World Conference in San Diego in August. Representatives of each company, along with their solution sponsors, will receive awards and be available to discuss their winning implementations with attendees.

About the Award: HSBC won this award for the data governance it achieves using ASG-Rochade. Data governance (or data stewardship) is an activity that ensures executive support, funding, direction, and quality for BI/DW and other data environments. An effective data governance program focuses on the usability, reusability, quality, accessibility, and security of data. More to the point, however, organizations that excel at data governance foster a tight working relationship between business and IT, so that together they manage and leverage all data assets for organizational benefit. TDWI's Best Practices Awards program is designed to identify and honor companies that have demonstrated excellence in developing, deploying, and maintaining BI and DW applications. TDWI's panel of judges evaluated all submissions on four criteria: business impact, maturity, innovation, and relevance.

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Founded in 1986, ASG is a privately held global firm that provides a full range of enterprise software solutions in Metadata, Applications, Operations, Content, Performance, Identity, and Infrastructure Management as well as the Business Service Platform. ASG is headquartered in Naples, Florida, USA, with more than 90 offices serving the Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Asia/Pacific. ASG's Business Service Platform™ (BSP™) is a solution for companies that want to manage their underlying technology and ensure that their IT infrastructure enhances business performance. ASG's BSP goes beyond Business Service Management (BSM) software by using a sophisticated engine to collect information on all IT assets and relates those assets to overall business services as specific configuration items (CIs). In addition, ASG's BSP is a powerful tool to help companies become IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL®) compliant.

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