Angoss and DALBAR to Offer Financial Advisor Analytics Combining Advisor Behavioral, Attitudinal, and Transactional Insights to Accelerate Sales and Reduce Redemptions for Mutual Fund and Wealth Management Manufacturers



    TORONTO, March 18 /CNW/ - Angoss Software Corporation (TVX:ANC) and
DALBAR, Inc., today announced the formation of a strategic partnership to
introduce L'Attitude(TM), a co-branded financial advisor analytics solution
combining DALBAR's market leading qualitative research and the Angoss
FundGUARD(TM) predictive analytics system for the mutual fund and wealth
management industry.
    L'Attitude(TM) combines DALBAR's financial advisory survey capabilities
with Angoss' advanced predictive analytics capabilities, bringing an
innovative financial advisor analytics solution to market to address the
requirements of mutual fund and wealth management marketing and sales
professionals, to better understand their advisory channel relationships,
target new advisor acquisitions, grow product distribution, and predict in
advance which advisors are most likely to transact to grow net sales, and
mitigate redemption risk.

    
    L'Attitude(TM) key features:

    -  Integrated behavioral, attitudinal and transactional analytics
       permitting dealers to extend and project their existing advisor
       profiles and data across the entire financial advisory community.

    -  On-Demand, subscription-based access to the L'Attitude(TM) database
       supports low cost, high-availability access to a feature rich
       analytical solution with detailed, drill-down analysis for existing
       advisor segmentation and coverage analysis and targeting across the
       financial advisor marketplace.

    -  Ability to integrate with Salesforce.com, SalesPage, SalesLogix,
       Microsoft Dynamics and other CRM platforms, ensuring fast, high impact
       deployment of advisor analysis and targeting tools to inside and field
       sales representatives.

    L'Attitude(TM) key benefits:

    -  Accelerated acquisition and deepening of quality advisor
       relationships.
    -  Accelerate net sales, while mitigating redemption risk, with
       predictive sales leads and redemption alerts for inside sales and
       wholesalers weeks in advance, to align and prioritize coverage.
    -  Fast time to deployment, with subscription-based access, and no
       hardware, software or extended technology implementation cycles.
    

    "This new strategic partnership offers an exciting future for our
financial services clients because they will benefit from the combined power
of the leading behavioral, attitudinal and analytics provider and the leading
research and consulting firm," said Jody Bullen, Director of Public Relations
of DALBAR. "Together, Angoss and DALBAR offer companies the ability to more
effectively leverage their data as a strategic corporate asset for better,
faster decision making throughout the enterprise."
    "We're pleased to be working with DALBAR to bring this joint offering to
market" commented Angoss President Eric Apps. "By integrating Angoss
predictive analytics capabilities with DALBAR's financial advisor level data
and rigorous qualitative research methodologies, we will be able to provide
our joint clients with unparalleled insight into their financial advisor
buying and selling activities, the behaviors and trends that drive these
activities, and the proactive steps mutual fund and wealth management
manufacturers can take to grow and maximize the value of these critical
distribution relationships."

    About DALBAR

    DALBAR, Inc., the nation's leading financial-services market research
firm, continues its three-decade commitment to raising the standards of
excellence in the industry. With offices in the US, U.K. and Canada, DALBAR
develops standards for, and provides research, ratings, and rankings of
intangible factors that influence the overall customer-service experience in
the 401(k) Plan Participant, broker/dealer, managed account, retirement plan,
life insurance and property and casualty insurance industries. Such factors
include print communications, Internet, interactive voice response, call
center, and financial-professional touch points. www.dalbar.com

    About Angoss

    Angoss Software Corporation empowers people to make "Better Business
Decisions. Every Day."(TM). Some of the world's leading financial services,
telecom, life sciences, and retail organizations use Angoss predictive
analytics software and services to grow revenues, while reducing risk and
cost. Angoss helps its clients utilize business data to discover the key
drivers of behavior, predict future trends and events, and act with confidence
when making business decisions. For more information, visit www.angoss.com.

    This press release contains statements of a forward-looking nature. These
statements are made under the "safe harbor" provisions of the U.S. Private
Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The accuracy of these statements may
be impacted by a number of business risks and uncertainties that could cause
actual results to differ materially from those projected or anticipated,
including: the risk that the sale of our products and services involves a long
sales cycle; the risk that the economic environment and business conditions
will remain difficult to predict; the risk of competition in our target
markets; the risk that we may not respond adequately to evolving technologies;
the risk that we or our customers may have difficulties in introducing our
products or services; the risk that we will encounter difficulties in
continuing to offer services; the risk that we will encounter difficulties in
integrating the operations of acquired companies with our own; the risks of
conducting our operations in a variety of international locations; the risk
that we may need to record future write-downs of assets arising from our
investments in other companies; the risks relating to the costs that we may
incur as a result of litigation against us; and other risks described in our
filings with securities regulatory authorities, including our annual reports,
interim financial statements and similar disclosure documents. Angoss Software
does not undertake any obligation to update this forward-looking information
after the date of its initial publication, except as required under applicable
law.

    Note: The Toronto Venture Exchange has neither approved nor disapproved
    the above information.




For further information:

For further information: Alim Khan, Director-Marketing, (416) 593-2412,
akhan@angoss.com or Jody Bullen, Director of Public Relations, (416) 777-1103
ext 225, jbullen@dalbar.ca

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