Advent Software Ranks as One of Forbes Top 200

Advent Software Ranks as One of Forbes Top 200

San Francisco, October 31, 2000 - Advent Software, Inc. (Nasdaq: ADVS) the leading provider of Enterprise Investment Management (EIM) technology, has been selected by Forbes Magazine as one of the country’s 200 Best Small Companies. This is Advent’s third consecutive year on the Forbes Best 200 Small Companies list.

Advent Software offers some of the most sophisticated solutions available to the financial services industry today, engineered to manage, streamline and integrate large and complex information flows across the front, middle, and back offices of financial institutions. Advent’s latest offering, Advent TrustedNetworkSM, enables financial institutions to use the Internet to deliver cross-institutional views of individual investor’s portfolios. A business-to-business solution, Advent TrustedNetwork will allow the consolidated information to be shared simultaneously between trusted financial professionals and their clients.

“Being named by Forbes as one of the best small companies is an achievement we take very seriously, especially having made the list now for several years,” said Peter Caswell, President and CEO of Advent Software. “Our first goal at Advent is to consistently meet the needs of our clients, and recognition such as this is credit to the success we strive for as an institution, and to the work each individual at Advent has contributed.”

Advent Software, Inc. is a leading provider of Enterprise Investment Management solutions, offering stand-alone and client/server software products, data interfaces, and related services that automate and integrate mission-critical functions of investment management organizations. Advent has licensed its products to more than 6,000 financial institutions in 36 countries for use by more than 60,000 concurrent users. The company's common stock is traded on the Nasdaq National Market under the symbol ADVS.

Contact:
Kathleen Golden
Advent Software, Inc.
301 Brannan Street
San Francisco  CA  94107
(415) 645-1336

Emily Axelrad
Digital Clarity
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