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Avangate Named Best eCommerce and Billing Platform

Avangate Named Best eCommerce and Billing Platform 
SkyCommerce Suite Recognized by Industry Peers for Innovation and
Flexibility in SIIA CODiE Awards 
REDWOOD SHORES, CA  -- (Marketwired) -- 04/30/13 --   Avangate, the
agile Commerce provider trusted by thousands of software and Cloud
services companies to grow their businesses worldwide, today
announced that its Avangate SkyCommerce Suite is the winner of the
2013 SIIA CODiE Awards, Best eCommerce and Billing Platform. 
Based on the award criteria, Avangate's SkyCommerce Suite was chosen
as the best eCommerce & billing platform designed for media,
publishers & information providers. From the initial set of industry
vendors, judges selected and evaluated 3 finalists: Avangate, Aria
and Recurly for a wide-range of capabilities, including: support for
revenue collection like subscription billing, platform flexibility,
accessibility as well as innovation of business model and
go-to-market approach. 
"Successful commerce requires bringing together eCommerce services,
subscription and recurring billing, and distribution. Having the
speed and flexibility for vendors to quickly launch new products,
test new business models, and grow globally has become critical for
digital commerce," said Carl Theobald, Chief Executive Officer,
Avangate. "This CODiE award, together with our rapid growth and
continued high client satisfaction are a strong validation of our
strategy and execution." 
The SIIA CODiE Awards are the industry's only peer-reviewed awards
program. The first round review of all nominees is conducted by
media, publishing, and information services executives with
considerable industry expertise, including members of the industry,
analysts, media and bloggers, and bankers and investors. The judges
are responsible for selecting the CODiE Awards finalists. SIIA
members then vote on the finalist products and scores from both
rounds are tabulated to select the winners.  
"We commend Avangate for this win in Best eCommerce & Billing
Platform for its SkyCommerce Suite. The products selected as
finalists for this year's CODiE Award stand as a testament to the
dedication companies have not only to meet, but also to exceed their
customer and partner expectations," noted SIIA Vice President for the
Content Division, Kathy Gre
enler Sexton. "Avangate was recognized
among an exceptional field of innovative companies." 
Avangate was recently included in the Market Overview: Subscription
And Recurring Billing Solutions 2012," Forrester Research Inc., as
well as in The Gartner CRM Vendor Guide, 2013, under E-Commerce
Platform Providers and Subscription Management categories. 
To learn more about how Avangate can grow your software and SaaS
sales, read an overview of the Avangate solutions. 
About the SIIA CODiEâ„¢ Awards
The SIIA CODiEâ„¢ Awards were established in 1986 by the Software &
Information Industry Association (SIIA), so that pioneers of the
then-nascent software industry could evaluate and honor each other's
work. Since then, the CODiE Awards program has carried out the same
purpose -- to celebrate the software and information industry's
finest products and services. 
For more information about the SIIA CODiE Awards, visit:
http://www.siia.net/codies 
About Avangate
Avangate is an advanced Commerce provider that enables Software and
Software-as-a-Service companies to sell their products via any
channel and any model with a view to optimizing both online and
offline revenue. Specifically designed for the software vertical,
Avangate's scalable solution includes a full-featured secure
eCommerce platform, a partner management system as well as a
worldwide affiliate network. Avangate's expertise in the software
business helps vendors increase product visibility on the Internet,
maximize access to additional selling channels and improve overall
software revenue.
More information can be found on avangate.com 
Media Contact
For media & PR inquiries, please contact:
Vera Wang 
Horn Group
Tel: +1 415 905 4022 
Email: vera.wang@horngroup.com  
Delia Ene 
Avangate
Tel: +31 20 890 8080 ext: 4654 
Email: delia.ene@avangate.com