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Pete Hess: I think we're really going to shock some people...it gives me a great feeling.

Peter Hess throws a Black Diamond lifeline to stubborn Advent Axys users, but will the price be right?
The Advent CEO shows his respect for 1,400 change-averse Axys loyalists -- who hold hundreds of billions in assets -- by paving the way for delivery of Black Diamond's coveted reports

Wednesday 9.25.13
Bo Dong: We actually are helping Advent, not so much taking business away. Otherwise, you probably would have jumped.

How two ex-myCFO guys are winning big RIA clients by using a pilot fish strategy to win Advent clients without harming the host
WealthSite is a no-name, but its customers are not, and it's winning by skimming the performance reporting off the top of Advent and PortfolioCenter accounts

Thursday 4.4.13
Frank Quattrone's magic did not produce an opportunity for Advent better than what it had in-house.

After 'anxiety' rises, Advent Software calls off plans to seek a buyer
The gorilla provider of portfolio accounting to RIAs will go it alone after casting about for white knight

Monday 3.18.13
Peter Hess: They don't feel the same urgency.

How Black Diamond is working out -- or not -- as Advent's agent of deliberate cannibalization
The great migration from Axys to Blue Sky is still not a torrent -- and has actually slowed from pre-merger days -- thanks to an unforeseen psychological freeze from Axys clients

Wednesday 3.6.13
Neesha Hathi: This is where the attorneys go to the side and the project managers take over.

Schwab and Advent Software forge historic agreement -- mostly for the good of Black Diamond users for now
Aided perhaps by the ex-Schwab employees moving to Jacksonville, the two giant RIA forces, both San Francisco-based, are looking happily engaged

Wednesday 10.31.12
Brian Shenson: That's a huge pain point for a lot of our clients.

Schwab moves to keep 3,500 desktop-bound RIAs from walking onto somebody else's cloud
Advisors with PortfolioCenter housed on a closet-based server can get on Schwab's titanic servers without giving up years of customization -- and, finally, get data through Schwab from multiple custodians

Tuesday 6.19.12
Peter Hess: It's so much better (collaborating) than if we're at opposite sides of the country wondering what the other side is doing.

Advent and Black Diamond are looking like soul mates but the Axys-to-BlueSky 'Easy Button' is still on the to-do list
The merged companies still maintain a vision of converting Axys users to BlueSky in a few clicks of the mouse

Thursday 9.15.11
David Welling: We are being careful not to tackle too many 'integration' projects out of the gate.

Update on Black Diamond-Advent merger
The sales teams are staying separate but sharing training this week

Wednesday 7.20.11
Erika Donalds: Axys does not have any kind of login or audit trail, so you couldn't assign users; you couldn't limit what different users could see or do in the system. That was too much of a risk.

What one big RIA has to say about its switch from Advent Axys to Advent Portfolio Exchange
It's a night-and-day improvement in terms of the two products' functionality and the conversion process to APX was fine, if lengthy

Wednesday 6.15.11
Steve Van de Wetering: Doing it way before you even buy APX gives you a big window of opportunity to fix it.

How one company is making money by making Advent Axys data portable
Empaxis outsources to India and some of its customers use the service before they choose to switch providers

Wednesday 6.15.11
Peter Hess: Black Diamond had emerged as the pre-eminent player in [the RIA] space.

Why Advent and Black Diamond are merging and how advisors look at the deal
The rival software makers hit it off after their top execs had a February phone call

Friday 5.13.11
Peter Hess: With 3300 users, Axys is here to stay...that said, the Axys clients I’ve spoken with at the Conference are really excited about APX.

Advent founder urges advisors to steer away from 'disruptive' course of switching systems
DiMarco cautions that a firm's ROI can be imperiled during the intense process

Wednesday 9.22.10
The recent hires of Nikol Tennant and Priyadarshini Radhakrishnan are helping Robert Levitt to make his worldly business model work

Robert Levitt is building a big RIA practice in Florida from France and Indonesia
Customers may pay a little more but get a very different investing approach

Wednesday 8.11.10
Michele Holton: You'll definitely know you're still with Advent; our customers have been pleasantly surprised.

RIABiz takes a peek under the hood of Advent Portfolio Exchange
The San Francisco software giant has made customer relationship management a big priority

Wednesday 5.12.10
Eric Clarke: Growth-minded advisors have made Orion's pipeline of prospects fatter than ever

Orion is outshining competitors in the eyes of some RIAs
The Omaha-based portfolio management outsourcer is winning on service and innovation

Wednesday 3.17.10
Matt Abar is talking up his vision of the future at the T3 conference

T3 conference sizzles under the hot San Diego sun
RIA event is all about making expensive business decisions

Friday 2.19.10

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