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alfabet Posts Record Financial Results in the Third Quarter of 2010

November 08, 2010

Q3 2010 Revenues up 24% Over Q3 2009

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - November 8, 2010 - alfabet, the leading software provider in strategic IT planning and management, today announced that it has continued its streak of consecutive quarters of record financial results in the third quarter of 2010, overcoming the difficult economy to attain substantial revenue increases and improved EBIDTA margins for the period.

alfabet's 3rd quarter financial results in 2009 were exceptionally strong compared to others in the industry.  The company has continued this growth momentum with third quarter 2010 global revenues up 24% over the same quarter last year.  Bookings increased 19% over the same quarter last year, while EBIDTA margins were 27% for this latest quarter comparatively.  These results reflect a 9% growth in revenue year to date and a bookings growth rate of 19% year to date.

In Q3 alfabet added further leading international companies to its client portfolio which now includes many of the top 10 companies in the global automotive, banking, insurance and IT sectors measured by market value. Among them are the 3 leading German automotive manufacturers and 5 of the top 10 global financial services organizations reinforcing the company's' dominance and strong performance in the global automotive and financial industries.

"Increased bookings are proof that our Business IT Management solutions are helping CIOs better align their business priorities and provide a substantial return on investment," said Erik Masing, CEO and founder of alfabet. "Using alfabet's planningIT, CIOs are gaining a clear understanding of IT as a whole and achieving sustainable growth opportunity for their organizations.  That word is rapidly spreading to like-minded organizations seeking operational efficiencies."

In Q4, alfabet plans to release the latest version of planningIT and host its sixth-annual planningIT eXchange in Berlin on November 16, 2010. Attendees will hear CIOs and IT leaders from Bank of America, Generali, Deutsche Telekom, MOHH, Fireman's Fund Insurance Company and others discuss their strategies for achieving successful Business IT Management.

About alfabet (

alfabet enables companies to see, analyze, control and align IT initiatives with business priorities continuously. Its planningIT® software is unique in tightly coupling business priorities and IT returns with current and future initiatives. Competitive point solutions offer modeling or repository functions with a static view of priorities, architecture and infrastructure. alfabet provides a holistic, integrated and collaborative approach that offers continuous transparency into how IT and business information, processes and roles are changing and need to be managed over time.

The company serves a global user community of 40,000 IT professionals in more than 40 countries in a variety of industries, including automotive, financial services, telecommunications, logistics, high-tech and others. Its customers include international corporations such as Credit Suisse, Munich Re, BMW, AXA Winterthur, Deutsche Bahn, OCBC and T-Systems. Founded in 1997, alfabet is based in Berlin with U.S. Headquarters in Cambridge, Mass and Asian operations based in Singapore.

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Jacqueline Routier