Ryan Associates Designated as First Premier Consulting Partner for Advent Software

Ryan Associates Designated as First Premier Consulting Partner for Advent Software

Consulting Firm to Provide Select Geneva® Clients with Implementation and Operational Assistance

SAN FRANCISCO and NEW YORK - February 20, 2008 – Ryan Associates Technology, LLC, a boutique consulting practice specializing in solutions related to portfolio accounting systems, and Advent Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADVS), the leading provider of software and solutions for the global investment management industry, announced today that Ryan Associates has been named Advent’s first Premier Consulting Partner.

Advent’s Premier Consulting Partner program selects well-established technology consulting companies that have significant experience and expertise in implementing and working with Geneva®, Advent’s award-winning portfolio management and fund accounting solution.  The Premier Consulting Partner program is intended to expand the integration and consulting resource pool for firms utilizing Geneva®, and entitles Ryan Associates to perform services for Geneva® clients.  All Premier Consulting Partners will be screened by Advent Professional Services and Product Development and are required to achieve Geneva® certification.

Once certified, Premier Consulting Partners provide several services to Advent’s Geneva® clients including: Implementation Analysis, Application Development, Report Customization, Integration Services, Procedure Documentation, Conversions, Project Management, Test Services, On-going Support, User Training and Upgrade Management.

"Advent is a proven leader in the marketplace and we are excited to have been chosen as their first Premier Consulting Partner,” said Charles Walters, Managing Director of Ryan Associates.  “Becoming the first Premier Consulting Partner of Advent speaks to the hard work of our employees, our strong relationship with Advent and our commitment to our clients’ success."

Ryan Associates has a proven track record of successful Geneva® projects, including deploying Geneva® for global asset managers, integrating data systems and project planning for hedge funds with complex financial reporting requirements.  The team’s expertise lies in coding Geneva® reports in Advent’s custom Report Specification Language. 

“We are very pleased to introduce Ryan Associates as our first Premier Consulting Partner; Advent places a high priority on a successful and positive client experience and recognizes the importance of consulting partner contributions,” said Todd Gottula, Vice President, Product Development, Client Services, and Support and Co-Head of Global Accounts for Advent.  “Having completed major migrations and conversions for leading asset managers, the Ryan team offers excellence in trading integration, accounting and client services with the goal of creating seamless workflow with as little manual intervention as possible.” 

About Ryan Associates
The professionals at Ryan Associates have more than ten years of portfolio accounting systems experience, and understand how to integrate the details of trading, accounting and client services into one seamless workflow with little manual intervention. As each company relies on its own distinct working modes to create an environment of efficiency and success, Ryan Associates specializes in evaluating the uniqueness of each client through a detailed examination of each client’s internal workflow and systems to provide the optimal solutions for enhancements, upgrades and new installations. To find out more, please visit www.rynassociates.com.

About Geneva®
Geneva®, a global investment management and accounting platform, is a proven solution for asset managers, hedge funds, fund administrators, prime brokers, and mutual funds that require a high level of operational efficiency and easy access to real time data.  Geneva® offers comprehensive instrument coverage, full financial general ledger, and industry-standard integration tools enable firms to manage complex investment vehicles, multiple investment strategies, and tiered fund structures.

About Advent
Advent Software, Inc. (www.advent.com), a global firm, has provided trusted solutions to the world’s leading financial professionals since 1983.  Firms in 60 countries use Advent technology and manage investments totaling nearly US $18 trillion.  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 organization. 

Advent and Geneva are registered trademarks of Advent Software, Inc.  All other company names or marks mentioned herein are those of their respective owners.

Jessica Miller
Advent Software, Inc.
(415) 645-1668

Anjali Sud
Ryan Associates Technology, LLC
(646) 221-3336