Advent Software Launches Advent Portfolio Exchange™, its Next Generation Portfolio and Client Management Solution

Advent Software Launches Advent Portfolio Exchange™, its Next Generation Portfolio and Client Management Solution

Single Platform Provides the Ultimate View of Investment Operations from Prospecting to Reporting

San Francisco, CA, September 19, 2005 – Advent Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADVS), the leading provider of software to the investment management industry, today announced the launch of Advent Portfolio Exchange™, Advent’s next-generation portfolio management system that combines portfolio accounting and reporting and client relationship management into a single platform.

Leveraging Advent’s 22 years of proven innovation, Advent Portfolio Exchange™ provides an industry-standard relational database and sophisticated security and audit features, combining both front and back office operations in a single, customizable solution.

Advent Portfolio Exchange™ is a comprehensive offering designed to manage the full range of investment operations from the early stages of client prospecting to client reporting. The new product leverages Microsoft technology, including an SQL database, .NET technology and a web-based user interface. It also features:

  • Robust portfolio management and reporting; 
  • Integrated client management; 
  • Single relational database with advanced user security, transaction management, and audit features;
  • Enhanced fixed income functionality; and,
  • Customizable online reporting for client and portfolio information.

Advent Portfolio Exchange™ has gone through a rigorous process of client validation throughout its development process. Over the past year, Advent teamed with more than a dozen client firms who provided invaluable feedback and ran the system in their business environments. Among the firms who participated in the program are Bill Few Associates, Inc., Sterling Capital Management, Midwest Trust, and Stanford Management Company.

“Advent Portfolio Exchange™ will allow our firm to disseminate confidential information to our consultants across many business units with a high level of security,” said Rodney S. Engh, CFP®, vice president of Bill Few Associates, Inc. “This solution offers so much more than any other product our firm evaluated, by successfully combining client data management, portfolio management, and portfolio reporting in one convenient and easy-to-use package. For the first time, we are able to view the ‘whole picture’ of a client just by opening one program. I would recommend Advent Portfolio Exchange™ to any firm that wants to be on the cutting edge of technology when it comes to the management of their most valuable asset – their client base,” he said.

“We’re working with very sensitive data – the most important information you could have about your clients. Advent Portfolio Exchange™ allows us to have the right level of control over who has access to which information, and leaves us confident that the system is secure,” said Cathy Sawyer, director of Sterling Capital Management. “The functionality of Advent Portfolio Exchange™ fits into our whole vision as a firm to provide our client support team with customized views of each client and portfolio, so that they can provide superior client service.”

“Investment management firms are facing increasing pressure to meet strict regulatory requirements across all parts of their business. At the same time, they’re demanding standardized, intuitive technology that all their employees can easily use. With Advent Portfolio Exchange™ we are marrying feature-rich technology with a browser user interface that will give firms support for enterprise security and audit requirements in a highly customizable, user-friendly application,” said William Penney, Advent’s director of product marketing.

ABOUT ADVENT
Advent Software, Inc., a multi-national company, has been providing trusted solutions to the world's leading financial professionals since 1983. Firms in 50 countries using Advent technology manage investments totaling more than US $8 trillion. Advent's quality software, data and services enable financial professionals to improve service and communication to their clients, allowing them to grow their business while controlling costs.

FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS
Any forward looking statements included in this press release involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from our expectations. These risks and uncertainties include market acceptance of new products, the impact of initiatives by competitors, and other risks detailed in Advent’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including, but not limited to, its annual report on Form 10-K and quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, as amended, copies of which may be obtained by contacting Advent Software at 415-645-1787, or by visiting Advent’s Investor Relations website at www.advent.com.

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ADVENT is a registered trademark and ADVENT PORTFOLIO EXCHANGE is a mark of Advent Software, Inc. or its subsidiaries. All other company names or marks mentioned herein are those of their respective owners.

CONTACT:
Kathleen Golden, Advent Software
(415) 645-1336
kgolden@advent.com

Jacqueline Chen, Ogilvy Public Relations
(212) 880-5335 
Jacqueline.Chen@ogilvypr.com