Advent Software Releases Latest Version of Tamale RMS®

Advent Software Releases Latest Version of Tamale RMS®

Enhancements to Industry-Leading Research Management Solution (RMS) Help Firms Streamline and Optimize Investment Processes

SAN FRANCISCO – May 12, 2010 – Advent Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADVS), a leading provider of software and services for the global investment management industry, today announced that it has launched the next generation of Tamale RMS®, its industry-leading research management solution.  Version 5.0 introduces new configurable templates, dynamic reports and views combined with a new framework for seamless data integration that help firms streamline and optimize their investment processes.

"We are very pleased with the enhancements in the latest version of Tamale®.  The new customizable workflow features bring together all of our most important information in a format that allows for thoughtful collaboration," said Porter Durham, Chief Operating Officer, Global Endowment Management.  "Version 5.0 will also make finding information and managing events easier where the need for the best and most current data is critical.  Tamale® truly serves as our information hub, helping us increase productivity and enabling us to more efficiently leverage our research."

Enhancements to Tamale RMS® 5.0 include:

  • Customizable workflow templates and configurable views that can be tailored to specific investment workflows.
  • Data integration framework that allows firms to seamlessly and efficiently combine data from multiple sources for enhanced decision-making.
  • New calendar module puts key events alongside research in a centralized and searchable view enabling a new level of collaboration and organization.
  • Enhanced filtering dramatically improves ‘findability;’ saved filters allow users to create personalized views for more focused navigation and browsing.
  • New privacy options allow firms and teams to optimize collaboration by selectively controlling levels of access to research items and topics.

“Tamale RMS® 5.0 reflects Advent’s ongoing commitment to helping firms implement a more systematic research process so that investment professionals spend less time looking for information and more time leveraging their primary research for more informed investment decision making,” said Mark Rice, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Tamale at Advent.  “We see the continued success of Tamale® as evidence that more and more of the industry is viewing research management as a competitive necessity and best practice.”

About Tamale RMS®
Tamale RMS®, the industry’s original research management solution, helps portfolio managers and analysts organize and share their research, in order to manage more investment ideas, more effectively.  The solution, which is used by more than 2,500 investment professionals around the world, organizes information around the workflow of each investment professional or team and provides features that enhance the research process.  Tamale RMS® brings unparalleled efficiency and organization to the research process.  For more information, visit the Tamale RMS® page.

About Advent
Advent Software, Inc., a global firm, has provided trusted solutions to the world’s financial professionals since 1983.  Firms in more than 60 countries rely on Advent technology to run their mission-critical operations.  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 our product demo page.

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 continued sales of existing products, market acceptance of new products, the impact of initiatives by competitors and other risks detailed in Advent’s most recent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including, but not limited to, its quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and its 2009 annual report on Form 10-K, copies of which may be obtained by contacting Advent Software at (415) 645-1787 or by visiting Advent’s Investor Relations Web site at

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Media Contact:
Smita Topolski
Advent Software, Inc.
(415) 645-1668