SOURCE: TechExcel

October 15, 2007 12:57 ET

TechExcel Named to Software Magazine's 25th Annual Software 500

2007 Software 500 Rankings Place TechExcel as One of World's Top 500 Software Companies

LAFAYETTE, CA--(Marketwire - October 15, 2007) - TechExcel, Inc., the leading provider in unified Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) and IT Service Management (ITSM) software, today announced it has been selected for inclusion on Software Magazine's Software 500 ranking of the world's largest software and service providers, now in its 25th year.

The Software 500 is a revenue-based ranking of the world's largest software and services suppliers targeting medium to large enterprises, their IT professionals, software developers and business managers involved in software and services purchasing. Some 37 percent of the 2006 Software 500 companies are privately held. The Software 500 recognizes leaders and innovators in the software industry and is published annually. The complete list is available here: www.softwaremag.com

"Being recognized as one of the largest software companies in the world is an honor for TechExcel," said Dr. Tieren Zhou, Ph.D., CEO and Chief Software Architect of TechExcel. "The Software 500 ranking validates the solid growth and expansion into new global markets, including the United Kingdom, that we have achieved over the past year. As businesses continue to adopt ALM technologies for greater operational efficiency we remain focused on working with our customers and partners to build technology that delivers innovation tied to sustainable business results."

"The 2007 Software 500 results demonstrate that growth in the software and services industry was healthy from 2006 to 2007," said John P. Desmond, editor of Software Magazine and Softwaremag.com. "The top four business sectors this year are System Integration Services/IT Consulting, Application Development, Financial Applications and Security Tools/Systems."

The ranking is based on total worldwide software and services revenue for 2006. This includes revenues from software licenses, maintenance and support, training and software-related services and consulting. Suppliers are not ranked on their total corporate revenue, since many have other lines of business, such as hardware. The financial information was gathered by a survey prepared by King Content Co. and posted at www.Softwaremag.com, as well as from public documents.

"The 2007 Software 500 results show that growth in the software and services industry was healthy from 2006 to 2007, the ranking year. The industry continues to be dynamic with more than 98 new companies on the list this year for the first time," says John P. Desmond, editor of Software Magazine and Softwaremag.com. "The top four business sectors this year are System Integration Services/IT Consulting, Application Development, Financial Applications and Security Tools/Systems. It may be the case that the difficulty companies have in developing and keeping their own IT skilled workers is driving demand for services firms."

TechExcel's application lifecycle management and service and support software solutions are globally deployed by a large number of Fortune 2000 companies. For additional information on TechExcel and how the company's software solutions are making the business of software development more efficient, see http://www.techexcel.com.

About TechExcel

TechExcel, Inc. is the leader in unified Application Lifecycle Management and Support and Service solutions that bridge the divide between product development and service/support. This enables enterprises to focus on strategic goals of product design, project planning, development and testing, as well as enabling transparent visibility with all customer-facing initiatives. Founded in 1995 and headquartered in Lafayette, California, TechExcel maintains over 1,500 customers in more than 42 countries worldwide. For more information, visit http://www.techexcel.com or call 925-871-3900 in the United States or +44 020 8322 7700 in the United Kingdom.

About Digital Software Magazine, the Software Decision Journal, and Softwaremag.com

Digital Software Magazine, the Software Decision Journal, has been a brand name in the high-tech industry for nearly 30 years. Softwaremag.com, its Web counterpart, is the online catalog to enterprise software and the home of the Software 500 ranking of the world's largest software and services companies, now in its 25th year. Software Magazine and Softwaremag.com are owned and operated by King Content Co.

About King Content Co. and the Software Marketing Perspectives Conference & Expo

King Content Co., owner of Software Magazine, is holding a one-day Software Marketing Perspectives Seminar & Expo at the Hyatt Regency Austin on Town Lake, on Oct. 23, 2007. To register, go to www.smpevent.com. The event offers a spin-free zone where VPs and directors of technology product management, primarily from the software industry, can share experiences and network with each other.

The fourth annual Software Marketing Perspectives Conference & Expo will be held at the Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, Calif., from May 7-9, 2008.

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