SOURCE: CrownPeak

January 22, 2007 09:00 ET

CrownPeak Named 2007 Codie Awards Finalist in Two Categories: "Best Content Management Solution" and "Best Software as a Service Solution"

Award Honors Outstanding Achievement in Software, Digital Information, and Education Technology Industries

LOS ANGELES, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 22, 2007 -- CrownPeak, the company defining the future of content management, announced today that it has been selected as a finalist for two categories in the Software & Information Industry Association's (SIIA) 22nd Annual Codie Awards. CrownPeak earned finalist recognition in two distinguished categories -- "Best Content Management Solution" and "Best Software as a Service Solution."

The Codie Awards is the preeminent awards program recognizing outstanding achievement in the software and information industry. This year's finalists were chosen by a unique combination of journalists and peer review, analyzing 72 categories of exceptional products and service. 367 finalists were chosen from more than 1,200 nominations submitted by more than 600 companies -- exceeding the previous record set in 2006.

"The 2007 CODiE Finalists represent real winners, even at this stage of the contest," said Ken Wasch, SIIA President. "Competition is fiercer than ever and that makes selection as a CODiE Finalist a major achievement. All the companies on this year's list should feel justifiably proud of their recognition."

"Being recognized as a Codie Awards finalist in two categories is a tremendous honor," said CrownPeak CEO Jim Howard. "We continue to evangelize the importance of the SaaS model and the benefits of innovation, so gaining this type of recognition validates our hard work and commitment to excellent service."

This year's finalists represent an impressive array of technology and business innovation, success and vision. The 22nd Annual Codie Awards Gala will be held on April 17, 2007 at the historic Palace Hotel in San Francisco, where winners in each category will be formally announced.

About CrownPeak

CrownPeak is defining the future of content management with its cost-effective, easy-to-implement software services for enterprise-level Web content management and site search. As the only solution to offer best-of-breed integration with ExactTarget, and WebTrends, CrownPeak's 360° Site Management gives Web site managers complete control over the critical functions involved in delivering a successful, revenue-driving Web site.

Enterprises and vertical organizations such as Crain Communications, Trek Bicycles, Hyundai Motors, the State of Virginia and the University of Southern California have realized the value in CrownPeak's 24x7 customer support and guaranteed response times. CrownPeak has been named to EContent's 100 most influential companies list, has won eWeek's prestigious Analysts Choice Award and InfoWorld's Product of the Year Award and has been named an SIIA Codie Award finalist for Best Content Management System every year since 2003.

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