Financial Insights and Performance Solutions International Form Partnership ; Sales Enablement Program Offers High Impact Training with Proven Results

FRAMINGHAM, MA – NOVEMBER 13, 2007 – Leading independent research and advisory firm, Financial Insights, an IDC company, and Performance Solutions International (PSI), a leading training organization providing world-class financial services industry training solutions, today announced the formation of a partnership bringing together a research company with insight and integrity and a training company with instructional design expertise and structured learning disciplines.

Together Financial Insights and Performance Solutions International now provide a blended solution that leverages data driven research, engaging training, and years of experience in the financial services industry to deliver:

* A proven method for learning the industry fundamentals, understanding the business drivers and challenges at the “C” and line-of-business levels

* A comprehensive yet logical learning approach that recognizes most organizations consist of individuals with varying levels of industry knowledge or experience

* Continuous knowledge transfer with ongoing subscription access to independent research creating dynamic domain experts in one's own organization

* An open dialogue with Financial Insights' expert analysts to support key investment decisions and go-to-market strategies

"The Financial Insights and Performance Solutions International partnership is based on an understanding of client needs and a true appreciation of the differences between research offerings, knowledge transfer, and training solutions,” said Howard Stein, one of the founding Partners of Performance Solutions International.

Jeanne Capachin, vice president of Research, Banking and Insurance at Financial Insights along with Howard Stein, of Performance Solutions International will be discussing these offerings during the annual BAI RD conference in Las Vegas, November 13-15, 2007. To set up a one-on-one briefing with Jeanne or Howard please contact Deborah Stark, 508-935-4318, or

About Financial Insights, an IDC company

Financial Insights provides independent research, custom consulting, and detailed multiclient studies on the technology issues and challenges facing the financial services industry. Our global research covers topics of strategic importance to corporate and retail banks, insurance carriers, asset management firms, securities and brokerage firms. Our local practices in Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America and Canada add an in-depth regional viewpoint. Financial Insights, an IDC company, is headquartered in Framingham, Massachusetts, USA. IDC is a subsidiary of IDG, the world's leading IT media, research, and exposition company. For more information visit: .