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ISS ANNOUNCES NEWS ANALYST BASED ON FULCRUM FUL/TEXT

 ISS ANNOUNCES NEWS ANALYST BASED ON FULCRUM FUL/TEXT
 OTTAWA, Canada, April 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Investment Software


Systems (ISS) of Littleton, Mass., and Fulcrum Technologies, Inc. of Ottawa, Canada, today announced delivery of News ANALYST, ISS's real-time information system based on Fulcrum Ful/Text text-retrieval software.
 ISS News ANALYST is a text-management system that integrates real-time news and time-sensitive sources of financial information. News ANALYST indexes data streams in real-time and provides full-text searching and real-time filtering capabilities. Search collections are analyzed and returned to the user ranked according to specifications. The system is targeted at the financial and corporate marketplaces which have the need to access rapidly changing information.
 ISS News Analyst is designed to allow open access to database structures. Users can add information to the system for immediate indexing, display and retrieval by interested parties. In addition, users can create custom "news wires" or can add integrated full-text functionality into existing proprietary applications. News ANALYST operates in a UNIX environment and will ship first on Sun Microsystem's SPARC(tm) servers.
 "We are pleased with our customer's acceptance of News ANALYST," said Carl Tarabelli, president of ISS. "Together ISS and Fulcrum are meeting the real-time text management needs of the financial services industry."
 "Integrating news and other text document streams with real-time trading data has been a key design consideration in the financial services markets, and we are excited that News ANALYST is the first product to deliver on this promise," said Peter Eddison, vice president, market development at Fulcrum Technologies.
 "ISS News ANALYST is a critical component of our real-time information management process," said Paul Cucurullo, senior manager at the Wall Street investment firm Lehman Ark Management. "Its open design and ability to manage full-text in real-time add a distinct competitive advantage to our management of news and research."
 Fulcrum provides full-text retrieval products and services designed to help customers solve information management problems. Fulcrum's products feature client-server architecture and portability across all major computer platforms. The Fulcrum Application Program Interface enables organizations to integrate the text-retrieval software into products or applications.
 Investment Software Systems, Inc., based in Littleton, Mass., is a leading-edge provider of financial information solutions. ISS specializes in integrating advanced technologies to provide innovative solutions for financial professionals.
 Founded in 1983, Fulcrum Technologies is based in Ottawa, Canada. Fulcrum is a member of the Datamat Group of companies, a $200 million organization based in Europe. Along with its OEMs and distributors, Fulcrum offers worldwide sales, service and support for its text- retrieval products which span PCs, minicomputers, mainframes, networks and CD ROM. Fulcrum's products and development tools are targeted to office systems vendors, electronic publishers, VARs, corporations and the government marketplace.
 Fulcrum Technologies is located at 785 Carling Avenue, Ottawa, Canada, K1S 5H4, 613-238-1761.
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 /CONTACT: Peter Eddison, 613-238-1761, or Bob Sutton, 212-836- 4881 of Fulcrum; Pat Schena of Investment Software Systems, 508-486- 1000; or Lois Paul or Lisa Burke of McGlinchey & Paul, 617-862-4514, for Fulcrum/ CO: Fulcrum Technologies, Inc.; Investment Software Systems ST: Ottawa, Massachusetts IN: CPR SU:


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