Comshare Produces Blueprint for Leveraging Technology to Successfully Implement Corporate Strategy

ANN ARBOR, Mich., April 15, 2003 -- Comshare, Incorporated (Nasdaq: CSRE) announced today the publication of its new book, "The Strategy Gap: Leveraging Technology to Execute Winning Strategies" (John Wiley & Sons). With 61 percent of senior finance executives planning changes to their performance management systems within the next 18 months, according to a recently published report, this is a timely subject.

"The Strategy Gap" reveals a step-by-step process for effectively executing strategy by integrating best practices techniques for corporate performance management (CPM) with state-of-the-art information technology. Along with an online appendix, this resource will help readers:

-- Identify root causes of "strategy gaps," the missing links between long-term goals and day-to-day operations

-- Recognize technology's impact on organizational effectiveness and efficiency -- or lack thereof

-- Understand how to combine processes, metrics, methodologies, and systems to impact CPM

-- Select the right systems architecture, technology solution, and implementation team to support CPM

-- Calculate ROI for a CPM application designed to enable the successful execution of winning strategies

"As thought leaders in the corporate performance management arena, we often are asked how technology can be used to promote strategic effectiveness and operational efficiency -- especially in the face of shortened cycle times, an unpredictable business environment, and changing regulations," said Dennis Ganster, Comshare's Chairman, President, and CEO. "The Strategy Gap, based on our 37 years of business consulting and information technology experience, is our answer."

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About Comshare, Incorporated

Comshare, Incorporated is a leading provider of software that helps companies implement and execute strategy. Comshare's application for corporate performance management encompasses planning, budgeting, forecasting, financial consolidation, management reporting, and analysis. In business for over 35 years, Comshare is one of the top independent software companies, with Fortune 500 and Financial Times Top 1000 customers around the world. Comshare is a Siebel Software Partner and Microsoft Gold Certified Partner for Business Intelligence and Software Products. For more information on Comshare, call 1-800-922-7979, send email to , or visit Comshare's website at .

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