d-Wise Selected as One of 25 North Carolina Companies to Watch

d-Wise Shares Recognition with Companies Making Impressive Collective Impact on State’s Employment and Revenue

May 9, 2012 - Raleigh, NC - d-Wise, provider of powerful business solutions for the unique challenges of the Life Sciences & Health care industries, has been chosen as one of 25 recipients of the North Carolina Companies to Watch award. The award, in its third year, is presented by the Council for Entrepreneurial Development (CED) in partnership with the Edward Lowe Foundation and honors growth oriented, second-stage companies headquartered in North Carolina that demonstrate high performance in their market, exhibit innovative products and services and display other unique qualities that make them “worth watching.” The companies will be recognized in an awards dinner on June 7, 2012 at the Raleigh Marriott City Center in Raleigh, NC.

“We are pleased that the winners represent a wide range of the state’s regions and industry sectors. Each company is unique and we will be sharing the stories of their success at the awards ceremony,” said Joan Siefert Rose, CED president.

“Our research shows that second-stage companies are the champions of sustainable job creation,” said Penny Lewandowski, director of entrepreneurship development at the Edward Lowe Foundation. “In addition to providing jobs, these companies are setting trends in innovation and discovery, powering economic growth in their region, in the state and for the nation.”

“Being recognized as part of a group that collectively added 936 jobs and $191 million in revenue in the past 4 years is quite an honor,” comments Bud Whitmeyer, CEO of d-Wise. “It’s also a milestone in d-Wise’s corporate development and validates our team’s hard work.”

The 2012 North Carolina Companies to Watch recipients were selected from an initial pool of more than 200 nominees from across the state. They are privately-held companies with six to 99 employees and generate between $750,000 and $50 million in annual revenue from sales receipts, grants or investors.

For more information on the award recipients or to register for the North Carolina Companies to Watch awards dinner, please visit http://www.cednc.org/content/companies+to+watch/10973.

Companies to Watch is a unique awards program developed by the Edward Lowe Foundation to honor second-stage companies that demonstrate high performance in the marketplace, exhibit innovative products or processes, or otherwise make those companies worth watching. CED’s partners for North Carolina Companies to Watch are: Business Innovation & Growth, Entrepreneurs’ Organization, Greensboro Chamber of Commerce, NC Biotechnology Center, NC Institute of Minority Economic Development, NC Technology Association, NC Rural Center, Packard Place, Research Triangle Regional Partnership, SBTDC, Women Presidents’ Organization and Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton LLP.

About d-Wise
d-Wise is a solution provider that helps clients improve business processes by taking control of their data. With a unique combination of industry experience and technology expertise, d-Wise headquartered in Raleigh, NC, utilizes its unique blend of domain and technology knowledge and experience to provide solutions geared to the challenges of Life Sciences and Health care organizations. d-Wise provides industry leading data integration and standards solutions that are rooted in specific domain knowledge as well as CDISC and SAS expertise. d-Wise uses its extensive data warehousing and integration knowledge to tailor its solutions to individual client needs and support their efforts to gain competitive advantage. Moving Beyond the Data. www.d-Wise.com

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