SOURCE: Trillium Software

May 21, 2007 09:00 ET

Harte-Hanks Expands European Reseller Network for Trillium Software®

New Resellers Announced in Finland, Italy and Poland to Support Increasing Global Demand for Data Quality Solutions From Harte-Hanks Trillium Software

ALDERMASTON, UNITED KINGDOM -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 21, 2007 -- Harte-Hanks Trillium Software (NYSE: HHS), a leading enabler of Total Data Quality solutions, today announced that under its global reseller partner program, it has expanded its European coverage by appointing Visual Management Limited of Helsinki in Finland, Nodes s.r.l. of Rome in Italy, and Ascen Sp. z o.o. of Warsaw in Poland as new resellers.

"Harte-Hanks Trillium Software has an extensive presence across Europe, which we support through our own network of offices and via member companies of the Trillium Software Alliance Programme," said Spencer Joyner, corporate officer and vice president, Harte-Hanks, Inc. "We welcome Visual Management, Nodes and Ascen to our global reseller network to help us support existing customers in their respective regions and to serve increasing local demand in these countries for total data quality solutions."

Poland and Finland in particular are experiencing strong economic growth. According to the latest 2007 report from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)(i), for the period 1995-2005, gross domestic product grew at an average 4% per annum in Poland and an average 3.5% per annum in Finland. The average for all OECD countries was 2.6% per annum. The same report also shows all three countries -- Poland, Finland and Italy -- winning high levels of foreign investment. In 2005, Italy received some US$19.5 billion in direct foreign investment inflows, Poland some US$7.7 billion, and Finland US$4.6 billion.


According to Ed Wrazen, vice president of marketing, international, for Harte-Hanks Trillium Software, Trillium Software is enjoying growing demand from large national and international organizations operating in these three countries, complementing growth elsewhere in Europe as firms increasingly understand the importance of good data quality in all their regions to overall business effectiveness. Demand, says Wrazen, is across multiple processes involving customer-specific data, as well as supply, financial and employee information. Companies frequently seek Total Data Quality solutions -- solutions able to improve data right across the enterprise, regardless of language, culture or geography.

Visual Management specialises in data quality, business intelligence, data warehousing and in reporting solutions. Nodes' specialization is data quality management, business process management and legacy-to-SOA transformation. Ascen is a respected data quality, data security, and integration consultancy, the company reported.

About Harte-Hanks

Harte-Hanks, Inc., San Antonio, TX, is a worldwide, direct and targeted marketing company that provides direct marketing services and shopper advertising opportunities to a wide range of local, regional, national and international consumer and business-to-business marketers. Harte-Hanks Direct Marketing improves return on its clients' marketing investment by increasing their prospect and customer value -- a process of "customer optimisation" -- organised around five strategic considerations: Information (data collection/management) -- Opportunity (data access/utilisation) -- Insight (data analysis/interpretation) -- Engagement (knowledge application) -- Interaction (program execution). Visit the Harte-Hanks Web site at or call (800) 456-9748 in the USA and in the United Kingdom call +44 (0) 1344 325500.

Harte-Hanks Trillium Software enables organisations to achieve Total Data Quality by providing a full complement of technologies and services providing global data profiling, data cleansing, enhancement, and data linking for e-business, customer relationship management, enterprise resource planning, supply chain management, data warehouse, and other enterprise applications. For more information about Trillium Software and its offerings, call (978) 436-8900 in the USA, +44 (0) 118 940 7666 in the UK, +49 7031 714 756 in Germany, or visit Trillium Software online at

Trillium Software Reseller Partners' Web sites:

Visual Management (Finland),

Nodes (Italy),

Ascen (Poland),

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(i) OECD in Figures – 2006-2007 edition:

[Editor's Note: British English spellings are used in this release.]

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