Pfizer, Inc. with Composite Software win DM Review's 2008 Innovative Solution Award for Data Integration

San Mateo, Calif., December 22, 2008 -- Composite Software, Inc., the data virtualization leader, today announced that SourceMedia’s DM Review has named it and one of its customers, Pfizer, Inc., as winners of the 2008 Innovative Solution Award for Data Integration.

DM Review editors reviewed submissions for innovativeness and quantified business value, and selected the winning solutions that best exemplify unique software or new applications of traditional software to achieve exceptional business value. Awards were given in eight categories: Business Intelligence/Analytics, Business Process Management, Data Integration, Data Management, Data Warehousing, Enterprise Application Integration, Enterprise Content Management and Performance Management.

“We consistently see products that offer to simplify the data aspects of business,” said Julie Langenkamp, editor-in-chief at DM Review. “The results achieved by Pfizer Pharmaceutical Sciences with Composite Software demonstrate indisputable ROI.”

The Portfolio & Resource Management team within Pfizer’s Pharmaceutical Sciences business replaced costly and time-consuming “spreadmarts” (one-off spreadsheets generated from hand-entered data from multiple data sources and embedded calculations) with a Rapid Deployment model based on information views created with the Composite Information Server™. It took on average several weeks to build each spreadmart, which had only a 50 percent chance of successfully delivering the necessary information. Using Composite’s data virtualization technology, more than 95 percent of all projects now succeed within three days.

“It is great to see Michael Linhares and his group getting this much-deserved recognition as technology innovators,” said Bob Reary, director of Customer Value at Composite Software. “We’re pleased to be a part of their success.”

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About Composite Software, Inc.

Composite Software, Inc. is the leading independent provider of data virtualization software for IT and business professionals. The company’s solutions discover and deliver information—across multiple locations and disparate data sources—to help enterprises solve day-to-day business problems faster, for less. Expanding from its roots in enterprise information integration (EII), Composite’s solutions provide an important link between enterprise data and the desktop, complementing traditional physical data integration, while delivering greater flexibility and control for hundreds of customers, including five of the top six U.S. investment banks, five of the top ten pharmaceutical companies, software vendors including Cognos, Informatica and BMC, and U.S. Defense and Intelligence agencies. Founded in 2002, Composite Software is a privately held, venture-funded corporation based in Silicon Valley. For more information, please visit

Composite Software and Composite Information Server are registered trademarks or trademarks of Composite Software, Inc. Copyright © Composite Software, Inc. 2008.

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