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Fair Isaac Again Ranks as Revenue Leader in Services Operations Analytic Application Software


Global analytics and decision management technology leader earns 26.8 percent market share in 2006

(Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA) - Fair Isaac Corporation (NYSE:FIC), the leading provider of analytics and decision management technology, today announced that industry analyst firm IDC has ranked the company as the worldwide revenue leader in the services operations analytic applications software market for the fourth consecutive year.

According to IDC’s new report “Worldwide Supply Chain Management, Workforce and Services Operations Analytic Applications 2006 Vendor Shares” (IDC #208116), Fair Isaac led the worldwide services operations and workforce analytics revenue category in 2006 for the fourth consecutive year, with related revenues of $367.1 million. The company earned 26.8 percent of the market, while its closest competitor earned a 6.7 percent market share.

Brian McDonough, research manager, Analytics and Data Warehousing Software at IDC stated that, in addition to the financial services industry, Fair Isaac “has shown success in retail/CPG, telecommunications, healthcare and pharmaceutical industries and will continue to pursue these markets. Fair Isaac business rules, predictive analytics and decision services are offerings which are common to all of these industries and, when combined, enable it to deliver what it called Enterprise Decision Management (EDM) solutions that automate decisions in areas that extend beyond fraud and risk management to include marketing, next-best action, customer management, pricing optimization, and other applications.”

“Fair Isaac’s leadership position demonstrates that our analytic solutions for Enterprise Decision Management are enjoying increased customer adoption in services operations,” said Mark Layden, vice president of products at Fair Isaac. “Businesses today need to make smarter decisions fast, and EDM enables them to answer the call by connecting and improving decisions across departments and customer touchpoints.”

The combined market for supply chain, services operations and workforce management analytics reached $3.7 billion in 2006. According to IDC, services operations management applications support the services supply chain and are unique to particular industries.

These industry-specific applications cover a broad range of activities such as automating claim processes (as applied to insurance functions), automating admissions/discharges and transfers of patients (as applied to healthcare functions), or automating energy trading (as applied to energy and utility functions). Other examples of industry-specific applications are those that enable the automation of real estate, business, legal services, banking and finance, education, government, social services, and transportation.

Fair Isaac’s analytic applications for Enterprise Decision Management include predictive models and strategy optimization that result in more targeted and successful decisions; data management and data analysis services that bring complete customer transactional information to every decision; and business rules management software that implements decisions in a real-time environment for faster, more consistent and more accurate decisions. Fair Isaac also provides tools and services that help businesses develop and deploy their own systems for Enterprise Decision Management.


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