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July 13, 2005 07:00 ET

IMGroup receives Microsoft Partner of the Year Award

TORONTO, ONTARIO and MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA--(CCNMatthews - July 13, 2005) -

Panorama's Partner Wins Award for Technology Innovation in Business Intelligence Solutions

Panorama Software, a global leader in business intelligence (BI) solutions for the Microsoft platform, is proud to announce that its partner, IMGroup (Information Management Group), an independent services consultancy specializing in the delivery of innovative information management solutions, has won the Microsoft Partner of the Year Award for Technology Innovation in Business Intelligence Solutions. The award is in recognition for the BI solution developed with EMI Music, an industry leader in media and entertainment.

The award was given out at Microsoft's Worldwide Partner Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota on July 9th, 2005. IMGroup was chosen for its ability to demonstrate expertise in designing, deploying and customizing BI solutions based on the Microsoft BI platform. Through its partnership with Panorama Software, IMGroup was able to provide and showcase a best-of-breed business intelligence solution for EMI Music.

"We are very honored to accept this award and are pleased to be recognized by Microsoft for our focused efforts in business intelligence," said Nakis Papadopoulos, CEO, IMGroup. "This recognition speaks to our partnership strength with Panorama Software and our proven ability to provide leading BI solutions. Again, Microsoft has created a premier program to highlight and recognize key organizations from around the world, and we are delighted with this award."

"Microsoft's Partner of the Year Award recognizes IMGroup's innovative approach to delivering BI software solutions," said Eynav Azarya, CEO, Panorama Software. "Panorama is thrilled with IMGroup's success and through our partnership we will continue to provide companies with BI expertise to improve bottom-line results."

"IMGroup and Panorama Software demonstrated excellence in delivering leading BI solutions," said Richard Piercy, Programme Director, EMI. "They worked to define our needs and delivered proven results with an outstanding team. This award recognizes IMGroup's work with EMI Music to enhance our global business intelligence platform using Microsoft technology. Congratulations."

"It is a privilege to recognize IMGroup as this year's Microsoft Partner of the Year Award for Technology Innovation in Business Intelligence Solutions," said Allison Watson, vice president of the Worldwide Partner Sales and Marketing Group at Microsoft. "It is this level of effectiveness in reaching out to our shared customers regarding the value of solutions built on Microsoft technology that enables continued success for us and for our partners. We applaud IMGroup and Panorama Software for their achievements this year and offer gratitude for our ongoing collaboration through the Microsoft Partner Program."

About Panorama Software

Panorama Software helps global organizations unlock the hidden value of their information assets to improve business performance and results. Panorama extends the Microsoft platform through integrated business intelligence and corporate performance management solutions. With Panorama decision makers at all levels and functions can easily analyze data, quickly create and distribute reports, and proactively measure performance. Companies gain a greater understanding of their business and make better decisions. These informed decisions improve profitability, increase revenues, reduce costs and time to market and mitigate competitive risks.

Panorama, a leading innovator of business intelligence solutions, supports customers worldwide in industries such as financial services, manufacturing, healthcare, retail, healthcare, telecommunications and life sciences. Panorama has more than 250 partners in 30 countries, and maintains offices throughout North America and EMEA. More information is available at www.panorama.com.

About IMGroup

IMGroup provides end-to-end Information Management solutions specializing in the advanced application of the Microsoft Business Intelligence (BI) Framework. IMGroup empowers organizations to realize their business goals by maximizing the efficiency of their internal business processes. Through our innovative use of technology, IMGroup helps organizations integrate key systems and processes to provide a fully connected view of the Enterprise.

Based in London, UK, we have successfully implemented information management solutions for some of Europe's largest organizations across industries including Media and Advertising, Financial Services, Petrochemicals, Retail, Insurance, Transport and Pharmaceuticals.

IMGroup is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner and has achieved Microsoft Competencies in Business Intelligence (BI), Information Worker Productivity and Advanced Infrastructures. For more information visit www.imgroup.com.

About EMI

EMI is the world's largest independent music company, operating directly in 50 countries with licensing agreements in a further 20, and representing more than 1,000 artists spanning all musical tastes and genres. Its record labels include Angel, Blue Note, Capitol, EMI, EMI Classics, Mute, Parlophone and Virgin.

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