AMSTERDAM – August 13, 2002 - Advent Europe, the independent European distributor of Advent Software, Inc.® (NASDAQ: ADVS), announces that Wijs & van Oostveen, a Dutch asset manager, has chosen Advent Office® as its integrated solution for its portfolio management & reporting and its trading & order management solutions.
Flexibility, Speed and Efficiency
"We examined the market for an enterprise investment management solution, and ultimately chose Advent Office because of its flexibility, speed, and efficiency. Our investment in Advent Europe’s solutions will allow us to spend more time with clients, and less time on manual processes,” says John Kruijt, (title) at Wijs & van Oostveen. Managing both discretionary and non-discretionary money, catering to high-net-worth individuals and small to medium-sized companies, Wijs & van Oostveen has 70 employees and will integrate the solution with a third party CRM system.
Proven Technology & Size of Client Base
The importance of Advent Software’s proven technology, with over 6500 clients world wide, was a key factor when Wijs & van Oostveen chose their technology partner. “It was very important for us to implement a product suite that will continue to keep us at the very forefront of our rapidly developing market,” says Kruijt. “We were impressed with Advent's leading solutions,” he concludes.
User-Friendliness and Broad Range of Functionalities
Advent Benelux is confident that the user- friendliness and broad range of functionalities that Advent Office provides will result both in an increase in AUM and the number of clients for Wijs & van Oostveen. “We continually strive to provide extremely high quality products and services, and signing a new client such as Wijs & van Oostveen is a direct result of the commitment we make to our clients,” says Ger van Nijkerken, Managing Director, of Advent Benelux.
Breakthrough in the Dutch Marketplace
Since start up 18 months ago, Advent Benelux has signed 6 new clients, Wijs & van Oostveen being the latest. “I am proud and confident in going forward, “says van Nijkerken. “I am proud because we are becoming the leading vendor of Investment Management Software Solutions in the Dutch market, and I am confident because our clients are happy clients. These are the best sales tool for expanding our client base further,” van Nijkerken ends.
About Advent Europe
Advent Europe is the fastest growing pan-European provider of investment management solutions in Europe. Established in 1998 as an independent distributor of Advent Software, Inc. products, Advent Europe has a local presence across the continent. In December 2001, Advent Software acquired Advent Europe distributors in Denmark, Norway and Sweden.
Advent Netherlands BV is a subsidiary operation of Advent Europe serving the Dutch market.
Advent Software, Inc. has been providing trusted solutions to the worlds' leading asset managers since 1983. Firms in 55 countries use Advent technology to manage investments totalling more than US $8 trillion. Advent's quality software, data, services and tools enable managers to improve service and communication to their clients, allowing them to grow their business while controlling costs. Advent's common stock is traded on the NASDAQ National Market under the symbol ADVS.
Advent Software, Inc. is located at 301 Brannan Street, San Francisco, CA 94107, telephone +1 415 543 7696, www.advent.com. Advent Software, Inc. is a registered trademark of Advent Software. All other products or services mentioned herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.
Anne Line Lande, Marketing Manager
John Kruijt, ICT Project Manager
Wijs & van Oostveen
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