SOURCE: Aspect Software

June 22, 2006 11:30 ET

Aspect Software CEO James D. Foy Named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year® 2006 in New England

Award Recognizes Entrepreneurial Excellence in Software Category

WESTFORD, MA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- June 22, 2006 -- Aspect Software, Inc., the world's largest company solely focused on the contact center, announced today that Aspect CEO James D. Foy has received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year® 2006 award in the software category in New England. According to Ernst & Young, the award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who are building and leading dynamic, growing businesses. An independent panel of judges selected Foy for the award, which he accepted at an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 20th Anniversary gala event at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel on June 15.

Within a four-year period beginning in 2001, Foy successfully led the integration of six contact center technology providers, ultimately creating Aspect Software, a contact center solutions provider with more than 30 years of cumulative experience in automatic call distribution, workforce management, predictive dialing, voice portals and multichannel contact. His entrepreneurial merger-and-acquisition strategy created the largest company in the world solely focused on delivering products and services for in-house and outsourced contact centers.

"This is a tremendous honor," said Foy. "I have had the privilege of working with many forward-thinking, dedicated and highly skilled people over the years who have helped to create a company that is technologically innovative and committed to delivering exceptional value to our customers. Aspect Software has a very bright future, and I am excited about what our customers and employees are going to accomplish together in the coming years."

The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year awards program celebrates its 20th anniversary this year and continues to honor entrepreneurs who have demonstrated excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. "Ernst & Young is proud of its history in recognizing these outstanding leaders and their companies," said Bryan Pearce, Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year program director for New England.

As a New England award winner, Foy is now eligible for consideration for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2006 national program. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the overall national Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award winner, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, Calif., on Nov. 18, 2006. The overall national Entrepreneur of the Year award recipient is then considered for the world event held in Monte Carlo.

About the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards

The Entrepreneur of the Year® awards program was created and is produced by professional services firm Ernst & Young LLP. As the first award of its kind, the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who are building and leading dynamic and growing businesses. The program honors entrepreneurs through regional, national and global award programs in over 100 cities and 35 countries.

About Aspect Software

Aspect Software, Inc., the founder of the contact center industry, is the world's largest company solely focused on providing proven, innovative contact center products and services that enable the key business processes of customer service, collections, and sales and telemarketing. Each day, thousands of in-house and outsourced contact centers around the globe conduct more than 125 million customer interactions using Aspect Software products. We believe in using the power of technology to positively transform the customer-company experience. That belief has led us to accept the challenge of developing the world's most reliable automatic call distributors (ACDs), most trusted dialers, most widely used and respected workforce management (WFM) solutions, most flexible voice self-service systems and the industry's first and most comprehensive unified, multichannel contact center solution. Headquartered in Westford, Mass., Aspect Software has operations across the Americas, Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia Pacific. For more information, visit www.aspect.com.

Aspect and Aspect Software are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Aspect Software, Inc., in the United States and/or other countries. The names of other companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

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