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Avangate Named Best eCommerce and Billing Platform

SkyCommerce Suite Recognized by Industry Peers for Innovation and Flexibility in SIIA CODiE Awards

REDWOOD SHORES, CA--(Marketwire - February 11, 2013) -  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 Greenler 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 CODiE™ Awards
The SIIA CODiE™ 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

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