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eWeek Names Composite Software as Excellence Award Finalist

Composite Information Server 3.0 Selected As One Of Three Finalists In Analytics and Reporting Category

San Mateo, Calif. - March 29, 2005 - Composite Software, the Enterprise Information Integration (EII) leader, today announced that eWEEK has selected the company’s Composite Information Server 3.0 as one of three finalists in the Analytics & Reporting category of the Fifth Annual Excellence Awards. The awards program honors the most innovative and relevant enterprise hardware, software, and services announced in 2004, and provides enterprise IT professionals with a comprehensive assessment of best-in-class product and service innovations. The finalists were selected from over four hundred entries.

“We are pleased that eWEEK’s judges have recognized the Composite Information Server 3.0 as a best-in-class product,” said Jim Green, Chairman and CEO of Composite Software. “eWEEK’s stature in the industry and their commitment to undergoing a stringent, thorough evaluation of products supports the years of work we have devoted to making CIS 3.0 the best EII product on the market. Their recognition also reinforces how essential EII is for every company that needs visibility across different systems, which is true for almost every enterprise.”

The Composite Information Server manages, secures, and publishes comprehensive, reusable views of key business entities such as customers, products, or employees for use in dashboards, reports, or end-user applications. The views combine data in real-time from a wide range of relational, file, WSDL/XML, and packaged-application data sources. Composite Software customers include companies such as Life Time Fitness, Starbucks, Hewlett Packard, EDS and Visa. Similarly, software leaders Cognos and Informatica have selected Composite to extend the reporting and data integration capabilities of their respective products (Editor’s note: see Informatica announcement of March 28, 2005.)

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About the eWEEK Excellence Awards
The Excellence Awards program, now in its fifth year, provides enterprise IT professionals with a comprehensive assessment of best-in-class product and service innovations that create efficiencies, enhance performance and provide competitive edge. Vendors nominate new and forthcoming enterprise-class products and services, which are judged for innovation, suitability to task, interoperability, extensibility and security. Excellence Awards judges are eWEEK Labs analysts and eWEEK Corporate Partners, whose real-world experience and technical expertise will direct organizations to the products and services that will allow them to establish and maintain technology leadership while making the most effective use of corporate resources. Read more about the eWeek Excellence Awards here.

About Composite Software
Composite Software is the acknowledged leader in Enterprise Information Integration (EII), which provides real-time views of critical business information across multiple sources. The company’s flagship Composite Information Server enables access to distributed enterprise data as if it existed in a single location. Founded in 2002 and headquartered in San Mateo, CA, Composite Software is funded by Palomar Ventures, Apax Partners, Lehman Brothers Venture Partners, Clearstone Venture Partners and Dot Edu Ventures. For more information, please visit the company’s web site at http://www.compositesw.com.