SOURCE: SetFocus

January 23, 2008 08:00 ET

Conversion Services International Teams Up With SetFocus to Deliver Information Management Training

Partnership Combines Leading-Edge Information Management Expertise With World-Class Training

EAST HANOVER, NJ--(Marketwire - January 23, 2008) - Conversion Services International, Inc. (AMEX: CVN), a premier professional services firm focused on business intelligence and business process optimization solutions to Global 2000 organizations and other businesses, today announced its alliance with SetFocus LLC, a leader in selecting, training, placing, and supporting Microsoft professionals worldwide. This partnership combines the power of CSI's leading-edge expertise in information management with SetFocus' world-class training in Microsoft Business Intelligence and Microsoft Performance Point Server™.

CSI has chosen to partner with SetFocus to provide both high quality training opportunities for corporate clients and business intelligence professionals. In addition, CSI offers these participants a three-hour business intelligence advisory session providing organizations an opportunity to sit with William McKnight and discuss their particular needs including data warehousing, business intelligence, Enterprise Information Integration, Enterprise Information management (EIM), operational business intelligence, and Master Data Management/Customer Data Integration (MDM/CDI).

To launch this partnership, SetFocus will be hosting two specialty seminars developed and delivered by William McKnight, CSI's senior vice president of Information Management:

-- March 10, 2008: a one-day seminar on Introduction to Master Data Management for the Enterprise, covering MDM concepts, rationales, organization, architecture options, and implementation milestones, yielding best practices for reducing redundancy, duplication, and inconsistency of data.

-- March 11, 2008: a one-day Introduction to Data Warehousing that will focus on best practices and processes necessary to architect, design and build a successful data warehouse or resurrect one, including practical case studies of data warehousing and business intelligence.

"We partner with select vendors with high value propositions," stated McKnight. "This partnership -- and our joint focus on information management excellence -- allow each organization to leverage business intelligence and data warehousing opportunities based on the strength of each company. SetFocus has a world-class training delivery system and combined with our leadership in information management solutions and consulting, the result is a comprehensive service of knowledge transfer and implementation expertise for any organization seeking to more fully leverage its critical information assets."

About SetFocus

In business since 1997, SetFocus is the global leader in selecting, training, placing, and supporting Microsoft professionals worldwide. SetFocus develops programs that directly source skilled professionals to meet the immediate hiring needs of its partners. A Microsoft Gold Certified Partner for Learning Solutions, SetFocus utilizes a unique combination of services such as these strategic relationships, to help organizations grow allowing them to meet marketplace opportunities with speed and agility. SetFocus has won semi-finalist awards for both the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year as well as the New Jersey Family Business of the Year. It is currently ranked on Inc. 5,000 fastest growing companies in America. SetFocus can be reached at +1-866-91-TRAIN and through its website,

About Conversion Services International, Inc.

Conversion Services International, Inc. (CSI) is a leading provider of professional services focusing on strategic consulting, data warehousing, business intelligence, business process reengineering, as well as integration and information technology management solutions. CSI offers an array of products and services to help companies define, develop, and implement the warehousing and strategic use of both enterprise-wide and specific categories of strategic data. CSI's customers include ADP, Coach, Goldman Sachs, Liberty Mutual, Merck, Morgan Stanley, and Pfizer. Information about CSI can be found on the web at or by calling its corporate headquarters at 888-CSI-5036.

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