Advent Software Awarded ‘Best Places to Work’ Designation

Advent Software Awarded ‘Best Places to Work’ Designation

Advent Among Top 100 Bay Area Companies Selected for Third Consecutive Year

SAN FRANCISCO – May 6, 2009 – Advent Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADVS), a leading provider of software and services for the global investment management industry, today announced that it was named among the ‘100 Best Places to Work in the Bay Area’ for 2009 by the San Francisco Business Times, Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal and East Bay Business Times.  Advent ranked ninth in the category of companies with 501 to 1,500 employees.

“To be recognized as one of the best places to work in a region of so many esteemed companies is a tremendous honor, especially since our ranking is based directly on our employees’ feedback,” said John Brennan, Senior Vice President of Human Resources at Advent.  "We understand that in order to provide a positive experience for our clients, we need to create that same experience for our employees.  We are committed to providing an innovative and rewarding workplace, and are very pleased to have those efforts acknowledged.”

Advent has been recognized for three consecutive years on the esteemed ‘Best Places to Work’ list, which honors companies with positive work environments and best employment practices.
The annual list is a joint project by the San Francisco Business Times, Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal and East Bay Business Times.  The rankings were divided into five categories based on size for equitable comparison.  Winning companies were evaluated based on employee responses to a satisfaction survey on a range of topics including work culture, management practices and benefits.

About Advent
Advent Software, Inc. (www.advent.com), a global company, has provided trusted solutions to the world’s leading financial professionals since 1983.  Firms in 60 countries use Advent technology.  Advent’s quality software, data, services and tools enable financial professionals to improve service and communication to their clients, allowing them to grow their business while controlling costs.  Advent is the only financial services software company to be awarded the Service Capability and Performance certification for being a world-class support and services organization.  For more information on Advent products visit http://www.advent.com/about/resources/demos/pr

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Contact:
Jessica Miller
Advent Software, Inc.        
(415) 645-1668
jmiller@advent.com