TIFF Sets the Standard for Investment Excellence with Advent’s Tamale RMS®

TIFF Sets the Standard for Investment Excellence with Advent’s Tamale RMS®

$9.5B Investment Firm Centralizes Research Management to Support Investment Team and Achieve Results for Members

SAN FRANCISCO – August 17, 2011 – Advent Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADVS) announced today that The Investment Fund for Foundations (TIFF) has chosen Advent’s Tamale RMS® solution to help its investment professionals and associates centralize, share and apply the organization’s investment research data. TIFF chose Advent’s Tamale RMS® to collect and manage its investment research data flow after a competitive review and selection process. With Tamale RMS®, the geographically dispersed investment team at TIFF has access to intuitively organized and easily accessed research data and information to support the team’s decision making processes and help deliver solid returns for the non-profit organizations TIFF serves. 

TIFF is a cooperative-style investment organization that stewards more than $9.5 billion on behalf of approximately 750 endowed non-profit organizations. In keeping with its mission to ‘enhance the investment returns of non-profit organizations,’ TIFF’s investment team employs rigorous processes to select and monitor external managers for its investment programs.  The investment team at TIFF relies on internal collaboration to ensure that expertise and information is shared and that individual team members are empowered to make well-informed and strategic investment decisions.

Like many organizations, TIFF had been using e-mail to share information and research data but found the method cumbersome and unreliable as a means to catalog and access the organization’s information. The investment team wanted a more effective way to ensure that all pertinent information was captured and accessible to the entire organization. 

“Our team gathers a great deal of quantitative and qualitative information to evaluate and monitor the money managers we work with,” said Lodge Gillespie, managing director, TIFF. “Tamale RMS® offers us an intuitive and convenient way to create a central repository for the data and analysis and affords access to the entire team, from wherever they are. As a result, each member of our team benefits from the knowledge, insight and experience of their colleagues. Ultimately, the more informed and in-sync we can be, the more effective we are at delivering real value for the organizations who count on us.”

Tamale RMS® works in concert with existing organizational workflows.  The solution facilitates editing and sharing of information via Tamale RMS® without requiring end users to make drastic changes to their day-to-day processes. With Tamale RMS®, the TIFF investment team can access, update and share new information from mobile devices including the Apple iPad, iPhone, Blackberry and other mobile devices, which means the entire TIFF organization operates using the most current and relevant information, even when investment team members are on the road. 

About Tamale RMS®
Tamale RMS®, the market’s leading research management system, centralizes a firm’s research and enables investment professionals to spend less time searching for information and more time capitalizing on their ideas. Tamale RMS® brings efficiency and organization to a firm’s research and compliance processes and can be tailored to the varying workflows of each firm to maximize ease of use and adoption.  Tamale RMS® is used by thousands of investment professionals around the world and can be accessed anytime, anywhere – from the desktop or on the road. For more information on Tamale RMS®, visit http://www.advent.com/tamale.

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 count 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 operational risks and 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 http://www.advent.com/solutions.

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

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