Advent Software Wins Learning Products Awards

Advent Software Wins Learning Products Awards

San Francisco, May 14, 2001 - Advent Software, Inc. (Nasdaq: ADVS) the leading provider of Enterprise Investment Management solutions, announces that its Learning Products department has won two international awards of merit and four regional awards in the 2001 Society for Technical Communication (STC) Competition.

Advent Software is a leading provider of software for investment professionals, offering stand-alone and client/server software products, data interfaces, and related services that automate and integrate mission-critical functions of investment management organizations. More than 6,500 firms have licensed Advent Software solutions. Advent's Learning Products department creates material to facilitate the use of Advent's software products, including online Help and printed manuals, Web-based documentation, computer and Web-based tutorials, and training materials.

The winning submissions from Advent for this year's STC awards were: Moxy Computer-based Tutorial; Managing and Trading with Moxy; Axys for Busy Professionals; and Understanding Partnership Accounting. Understanding Partnership Accounting, a book for professional asset managers involved with investment partnerships, and co-written with the Financial Services Industry Group of the New York office of American Express¸ Tax and Business Services, and Moxy Computer-based Tutorial, both received the STC international award of merit.

"The awards from the STC are significant because they provide a measure for us to gauge how we are doing in relation to our peers," said Stewart Florsheim, Director of Learning Products for Advent Software. "To achieve recognition in that context provides professional feedback to let us know that we are giving our customers excellent tools."

The Society for Technical Communication is the leading professional organization of technical communicators worldwide, with a membership of 25,000 writers, editors, Web designers, graphic designers, and translators. The STC competitions, held at local and international levels, identify the best in technical communication every year, in a variety of media.

About Advent
Advent Software, Inc. is the leading provider of Enterprise Investment Management solutions. The company provides a suite of complementary products for the front, middle and back offices of investment management organizations. 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
(415)-495-6766x201