Cymfony's Dashboard Recognized among Top Software Products; Dashboard Named a Finalist For 19th Annual Codie Awards

WASHINGTON, DC, Jan. 12, 2004 -- Cymfony Brand Dashboard(TM) V2 has been selected as a finalist in the category of Best Business Intelligence or Knowledge Management Solution for the 2004 Codie Awards, presented annually by the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) to honor the industry's best products and services.

"To be recognized by the SIIA as a leader in the industry is a true honor, and confirms our assertion that superior technology makes Dashboard the gold standard for market intelligence," says Andrew Bernstein, CEO of Cymfony. "We developed this innovative software solution to provide the most accurate, cost-effective and user-friendly solution for media, marketing and research professionals, and we take great pride in that."

Cymfony Brand Dashboard is a media measurement and analysis solution that offers automated brand intelligence, message analysis, visibility metrics and competitive comparisons across thousands of media sources, making it possible for companies to quantify the ROI of their media strategies and allowing marketers to tie communications campaigns to real-time results.

"In light of the intense competition this year, to be named a Codie Awards finalist is a tremendous honor and an important achievement," says Ken Wasch, SIIA president.

More than 800 nominations were submitted by 600-plus companies, the most Codie Award entries ever received. Finalists in 41 products and services categories were selected by software and information industry trade journalists, national technology writers and analysts and education technology specialist. Voting members of the SIIA review the finalists, making the Codie Awards program the only peer recognition program in the software and information industry.

Winners will be announced May 18, 2004, in San Francisco.

About Cymfony, Inc.

Founded in 1996, Cymfony is an award-winning business intelligence software and services company, providing real-time media measurement and analysis to leading corporations throughout the world. Brand Dashboard, the company's flagship media and brand intelligence application, is used to measure, analyze and manage global brands, messages and media perception, while Cymfony's InfoXtract(TM) technology is one of the leading advanced information extraction and analysis solutions used by United States government and intelligence agencies. For more information or to schedule a Brand Dashboard demonstration, contact Cymfony at 617/630-9114. Visit Cymfony on the web at

About SIIA

The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) is the principal trade association for the software and digital content industry. SIIA provides global services in government relations, business development, corporate education and intellectual property protection to more than 600 leading software and information companies. For further information, visit

Cymfony and Brand Dashboard are trademarks of Cymfony, Inc. All other trademarks and copyrights are property of their respective owners.

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