Completion of Inforte Acquisition by Business & Decision

CHICAGO, July 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Business & Decision Group (Euronext:BND) the international consulting and systems integration company specializing in Business Intelligence, Customer Relationship Management and Enterprise Solutions, today announced the completion of the Inforte (NASDAQ:INFT) acquisition. The terms of the merger, agreed to in May, were ratified on July 26.

With this transaction Business & Decision reinforces its presence in the United States, the United Kingdom and in India. Moreover, this agreement enables the company to establish itself in Germany.

With more than 250 employees, Inforte is widely recognized for its Business Intelligence and CRM domain expertise.

For Inforte, this merger will enable the company to attain a critical mass in order to carry out larger projects. Furthermore, shared knowledge with the Business & Decision Group will lead to a new outlook on German and North American markets.

About Business & Decision Group

Founded in 1992, Business & Decision is an international engineering and consulting firm specializing in Business Intelligence, Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and E-Business. The Group works with clients to facilitate system implementation to assist business performance management (dashboards, reporting, consolidation etc.); customer relationship management (sales force automation, call centers, campaign management, analytical CRM); and E-Business (ERP, intranet and extranet portals, directories and Meta directories, e- commerce, knowledge management, Open source technologies).

Business & Decision has been listed on the Euronext Paris since 6 February 2001 (Symbol:BND). Business & Decision is also listed in the NextEconomy segment as well as the IT-Cac (technology market).

With more than 2,200 employees (in Europe and North America), Business & Decision has developed a 'complete project approach' that ranges from consultation to implementation. The Group has a reputation for its functional and technological expertise and has forged partnerships with the key technology vendors. Today Business & Decision has more than 1,200 clients.

About Inforte Corporation

Inforte helps companies acquire, develop and retain profitable customers with a unique combination of strategic, analytic and technology deployment services. Our approach enables clients to improve their understanding of customer behavior; successfully apply this insight to customer interactions; and continually analyze and fine-tune their strategies and tactics. Founded in 1993, Inforte is headquartered in Chicago with offices in Atlanta; Delhi, India; Hamburg, Germany; London, United Kingdom. For more information, call 800.340.0200 or visit

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     Director of Marketing
     Inforte Corp
     Tel: 312.540.0900

Source: Inforte Corporation

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