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…Vendors selected for the “Cool Vendor report” are innovative, impactful and intriguing…

(Vienna, Austria) – 21 April, 2008 - Lixto Software (www.lixto.com) today announced that it has been identified by Gartner as a Cool Vendor in the Business Intelligence (BI) and Performance Management markets.

In its report, ‘Cool Vendors in Business Intelligence and Performance Management, 2008’ (dated 4 April, 2008, by Andreas Bitterer et al.), Gartner encourages readers to look at the vendors discussed there, as they are examples of how the BI and Performance Management markets are heading in the right direction.

Commenting on the report, Gilbert Hödl, CEO of Lixto, said; “Consumers increasingly rely on the Internet to make purchasing decisions. Understanding these highly volatile online markets in real time is life or death when it comes to selling for many companies. Lixto can help them understand online markets faster to make better business decisions.

“We are delighted to have been identified by Gartner as a Cool Vendor in Business Intelligence and Performance Management and are looking forward to expanding our profile in the market through 2008, building on our success in helping some of the world’s leading travel, electronic and consumer goods companies increase their revenues through the use of our software services.”

About Gartner's Cool Vendors Selection Process

Gartner's listing does not constitute an exhaustive list of vendors in any given technology area, but rather is designed to highlight interesting, new and innovative vendors, products and services. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness of a particular purpose.

Gartner defines a cool vendor as a company that offers technologies or solutions that are:

- Innovative; enable users to do things they couldn't do before
- Impactful; have, or will have, real business impact (not just technology for the sake of technology)
- Intriguing; have attracted Gartner's interest during the past six months.

About Lixto

Lixto Software GmbH empowers better decisions by searching and aggregating information in real-time and delivering end-to-end connectivity solutions. The company’s solutions and services are used in metasearch, online market intelligence and web process integration, thus allowing companies and end users to achieve better and more structured results for their queries.

Lixto also helps companies by automating their web-based business processes. Facts and figures about markets, suppliers, customers and competitors can be found more quickly, more accurately and are less expensive to access.

Lixto's customers are international companies in the automotive, travel, e-commerce and IT industries such as ZF Friedrichshafen, ThyssenKrupp Presta, Voss Automotive, shopping.com, the Austrian National Tourist Office, energy provider Verbund and SAP.

For further information please contact:

Penny Flood
Ascendant Communications
Tel: +44 (0) 7956 425 938
Email: pflood@ascendcomms.net

Peter Bernard
VP of Marketing, Lixto
Tel: +49 171 9963687
Email: peter.bernard@lixto.com


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