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Anthony Sperling: We're de-coupling our growth from accounting systems.

Two years in, Advent Software gives itself a Sept. 30 deadline to release the middleware that will draw Axys users into the Cloud
Advent Direct is groundbreaking and breathtaking in its ambidexterity but is it enough to stop the feeding frenzy by Tamarac, Orion and other cloud natives

Thursday 5.29.14
Reed Colley: I love solving problems and I've not always been the best at implementing solutions.

Reed Colley steps down from executive-level duties after selling Black Diamond
With bucks in the bank and his Advent mission largely accomplished, the 36-year-old entrepreneur is eyeing ventures, offering his two cents at Advent when asked

Thursday 9.26.13
David Welling: We call these 'boomerang' folks. These people make a move as soon as they can get out of their existing contract.

Black Diamond divulges 'unbelievable' data about how Advent is doing, two years after its $73-million buy
The growth at the Jacksonville, Fla.-based RIA unit is pretty stunning, but competitors say that Axys users are still ripe for the picking

Wednesday 6.26.13
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
Black Diamond founder Reed Colley is relocating to San Francisco to help chart Advent's broader future with his knowledge of mobile, social media and the cloud.

A year after the Advent-Black Diamond deal, the merged company is making some big chess moves
Reed Colley switches coasts as new hire Mike Golaszewski heads the other way to Jacksonville and the Advent-Black Diamond sales teams merge

Monday 5.21.12
Peter Hess has the challenge of taking over from a long-ruling founder.

Peter Hess will take the CEO reins at Advent Software
The visionary of the Black Diamond acquisition replaces Stephanie DiMarco who will step down in June

Friday 1.6.12
Peter Hess drove the Advent-Black Diamond merger and may have created an RIA-friendly monster.

The 10 most influential figures in the RIA business going into 2012, Part 2
These advisors and executives made dramatic moves that advanced the business of registered investment advisors

Wednesday 1.4.12
Reed Colley: We continue to have our best quarters.

How Black Diamond is faring as a unit of Advent Software
Signs are very good though at a cost because of the sales structure

Monday 12.19.11
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
Charles Goldman made sure that Advent had its talking points ready.

A blessing from Charles Goldman helped seal the Advent-Black Diamond deal
Executives were ready to pull the trigger but wanted reassurances about how elements of the RIA market would react

Monday 5.16.11
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
Presidio's Paul Boscacci: Advent has just been a little arrogant in their approach, but they’re changing that.

Black Diamond wins a $4-billion RIA right in Advent's backyard
Presidio execs said they appreciated Peter Hess's involvement, but passed on fellow San Francisco firm

Thursday 3.17.11
Jonathan Heck: The Axys software might as well be an entirely separate business and it’s in run-off mode.

Advent Software is squandering its market leadership by keeping focus on Axys, according to a hedge fund analyst's report
The San Francisco-based leader is slow to react with new technology, web-based solutions, pricing, and ease of upgrades and integration, the report says

Monday 12.6.10
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
Peter Hess: [The concern] is getting existing Advent clients to rethink their relationships with us. That’s our biggest uphill challenge.

Advent Software is moving ahead in the RIA tech market-- even if most Axys users refuse to budge
Advent Portfolio Exchange is hitting its stride but mostly thanks to a whole new generation of customers

Monday 5.10.10
Peter Hess: I think this first quarter actually was one of the best first quarters we have ever had, if not the best.

Advent Software got a lift from improving APX sales in first quarter
San Francisco-based broker is at important point in its history

Friday 5.7.10
Peter Hess: “It’s more affordable and it’s more of an offering.”

Outsourcing begins to catch fire at Advent Software
Hess recognizes that a new breed of advisor doesn't want the 'dirty work'

Wednesday 10.28.09

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