CisionPoint Selected CODiE Award Finalist in Three Categories in Its First Year on Market



    SIIA Judges Nominate CisionPoint as Best On-Demand Platform, Vertical
Market Content, Online News Service

    CHICAGO, Feb. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Cision, the leading provider of media
research, distribution, monitoring and analysis services to public relations
professionals and other communicators, today announced that the CisionPoint
on-demand integrated software platform has been selected as a finalist in
three categories for a 2009 CODiE Award, sponsored by the Software and
Information Industry Association (SIIA).

    Established in 1986, the CODiE Awards celebrate outstanding achievement
and vision in the software, digital information and education technology
industries.

    CisionPoint, introduced in late October 2007 and eligible for its first
CODiE competition, was chosen as a finalist in the three categories in which
it was entered:
    
    --  Best On-Demand Platform
    --  Best Vertical Market Business Content
    --  Best Online News Service

    
    CisionPoint is one of only six products to be nominated in three or more
categories. According to the SIIA, the 2009 CODiE Awards received more than
850 total submissions from over 600 companies. The winners, to be chosen by a
vote of SIIA members, will be announced at a May 5 ceremony at the Palace
Hotel, San Francisco.

    "The CODiE nominations further validate CisionPoint as a superior
technology solution and services delivery platform for best-in-class content,"
said Joe Bernardo, President and Chief Executive Officer of Cision North
America. "CisionPoint's selection as a finalist in the highly competitive Best
On-Demand Platform category - honoring products that support the deployment of
services that successfully fulfill SaaS applications - is a tribute to our
outstanding technology development group."

    "The Best Vertical Market Business Content nomination confirms that the
gold standard in media research - Bacon's Media Database - maintains that
status in an online world. And the Best Online News Service nomination
demonstrate that the wide range of media monitoring services delivered through
CisionPoint are world-class," Bernardo said. "These nominations, and the
breadth of excellence they convey, underscore why CisionPoint has become the
fastest-growing platform of its kind, with more than 2,700 customers in its
first 16 months on the market."

    According to the SIIA, "Through a unique combination of journalist and
expert peer review, the CODiE Awards recognize 71 categories of outstanding
products and services. Nearly 190 judges encompassing tech trade journalists,
consultants, educators, IT and product specialists, and other knowledgeable,
yet neutral, experts have reviewed all of the products entered."
    


    
    Learn more about CisionPoint
(http://us.cision.com/products_services/products_services_overview.asp)

    Get a list of all CODiE Awards finalists at
http://www.siia.net/codies/2009/finalist_list.asp
    

    About Cision AB

    
    Cision (www.cision.com) empowers businesses to make better decisions and
improve performance through its CisionPoint software solutions for corporate
communication and PR professionals. Powered by local experts with global
reach, Cision delivers relevant media information, targeted distribution,
media monitoring, and precise media analysis. Cision has around 2,500
employees in Europe, North America and Asia, and has partners in 125
countries. Cision AB is quoted on the Nordic Exchange with a turnover of SEK
1.8 billion in 2008.
    



    




For further information:

For further information: Andree Beckham, Director of Marketing & Public
Relations, +1-312-873-6434, andree.beckham@cision.com Web Site:
http://www.cision.com                 us.cision.com

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