WESTBORO, Mass., November 29, 1999 - Ardent Software, Inc. (Nasdaq: ARDT) today announced a strategic partnership with Firstlogic, Inc., the developer of i.d.Centric data quality software that helps companies cleanse and consolidate data in database marketing, data warehousing, and e-business applications. Under the partnership agreement Firstlogic will develop and support a link between its customer data quality tools and Ardent's DataStage Suite.
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Ardent''s DataStage Suite. Organizations implementing complex database marketing programs and e-business strategies depend on extensive data quality assurance. Together Ardent and Firstlogic are meeting this market need, said Mikael Wipperfeld, vice president of data warehouse marketing at Ardent Software. This partnership allows our joint customers to take advantage of Firstogic''s address verification, name parsing and extensive matching and consolidation capabilities inside the DataStage suite, the