Home Properties Selects CSI - The Center For Data Warehousing for Strategy, Vision Selection and Validation
EAST HANOVER, N.J., March 11, 2004 -- Conversion Services International, Inc. (CSI - The Center for Data Warehousing) (OTC Bulletin Board: CSII.OB), was selected by Home Properties, Inc., to conduct a vendor-independent assessment for a business intelligence solution.
Home Properties, a real estate investment trust (REIT) which owns, manages and acquires apartment communities in the Northeastern, Mid-Atlantic and Midwestern United States, sought assistance with the selection of an end-to-end business intelligence solution to enrich the value of their ERP investment and to deliver significant value to their Business Constituency in a shorter period of time. Home Properties had narrowed the selection process for "End-to-End Business Intelligence Solution(s)" to two highly qualified vendors, and then leveraged the expertise of CSI-The Center for Data Warehousing to guide the assessment and selection process. CSI's understanding of the strategic requirements for a complete, end-to-end business intelligence solution, as well as their "best practices" methodology made them the perfect partner to facilitate the evaluation, validation and selection process for Home Properties.
Chris Berson, Home Properties' Director of Application Systems Support, added, "CSI - The Center for Data Warehousing's contribution to our recent evaluation of Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing technology was invaluable. It is always a challenge to drill through the vast quantities of information vendors bring to the table. But CSI's expertise in the Business Intelligence Technology arena, coupled with their skill in documenting and presenting pertinent information, helped us focus on features, functionality and architectural issues that would lend to, or detract from, our strategic needs. As a result, we feel comfortable with our final selection, and know we have a solid baseline on which we can build as we evolve our implementation of business intelligence enterprise-wide."
"CSI - The Center for Data Warehousing played a major role as an objective advisor and leveraged its core competency to mentor, educate and provide the necessary knowledge transfer to assist Home Properties with their selection of an end-to-end business intelligence solution," said Tim Furey, Practice Director, The Center for Data Warehousing. "Our proven 'best practices' methodology for Business Intelligence Assessments -- which emphasizes a vendor independent approach -- has once again added significant value to the overall assessment process and positioned Home Properties to advance the strategies and objectives of their business."
About Conversion Services International, Inc.
Conversion Services International, Inc., is a leading developer and professional services provider of IT management consulting, data warehousing, and business intelligence to Global 1000 companies. The Center for Data Warehousing (http://www.datawarehousecenter.com) is CSI's focused practice for leveraging its expertise and experience to recommend, architect, and implement state-of-the-art business intelligence and data warehousing solutions. Information about CSI - The Center for Data Warehousing can be found on the web at http://www.csiwhq.com or by calling its corporate headquarters at 888-CSI-5036.
About Home Properties
Home Properties is the sixth largest publicly traded apartment company in the United States. A real estate investment trust with operations in selected Northeast, Midwest, and Mid-Atlantic markets, the Company owns, operates, acquires, and rehabilitates apartment communities. Currently, Home Properties operates 200 communities containing 48,590 apartment units. Of these, 41,480 units in 151 communities are owned directly by the Company; 4,808 units are partially owned and managed by the Company as general partner, and 2,302 units are managed for other owners. For more information, view Home Properties' Web site at homeproperties.com.
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