Express Metrix's Flagship Product Named Best Asset Management Solution

May 29, 2008 (08:05 AM EDT)

SEATTLE, May 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Express Metrix, a leader in IT asset management solutions, announced today that its flagship product, Express Software Manager, was awarded the 2008 CODiE award for "Best Asset Management Solution" by the Software Information Industry Association (SIIA).

Express Software Manager integrates PC inventory and software metering into an easy-to-use IT asset management solution -- providing IT professionals with much-needed visibility and control over their hardware and software assets. Express Metrix products are best known for delivering meaningful IT asset data that enable IT departments to demonstrate greater accountability in maintaining compliance with licensing agreements, reducing IT spending and overhead, and improving network security.

Express Software Manager prevailed over four other finalists in the asset management category including Centennial SAM.Suite (recently acquired by FrontRange Solutions), Dell Computer's eSMART, Novell's ZENworks Asset Management and TriActive's Systems Management On Demand. The award winners are chosen by current SIIA members, making the CODiE awards the only peer-reviewed honor in the software industry.

"Express Software Manager is a rock-solid product backed by our passionate personal investment in our customers," said Kris Barker, co-founder and CEO of Express Metrix. "We are thrilled to have won this award; it's a testament to our 13-plus years of focus on developing world-class IT asset management solutions and proves our decisive leadership in this space."

The selection of Express Software Manager by the SIIA validates what Express Metrix customers have long known to be true: the product helps them efficiently manage PC hardware and software and avoid unnecessary IT spending and overhead. Lynn Barbour, configuration & asset manager for Medavie Blue Cross, uses Express Software Manager to track IT asset inventory, stay compliant with software license agreements, restrict the use of unauthorized applications and track software utilization. "Using Express Software Manager to identify and eliminate spending on unused software saved our organization in excess of $400,000 last year alone," said Barbour.

Express Metrix will add the CODiE award to its list of accolades, which includes Microsoft's Software Asset Management Partner of the Year and Gold Certified Partner Status in the Microsoft(R) Partner Program. A list of all of the CODiE award winners is available at .

To download a complimentary 30-day trial of Express Software Manager, receive a live product demonstration or obtain additional information, please visit or contact Express Metrix at or 1.888.611.2288 (within the U.S. and Canada) / +001.206.691.7902 (outside the U.S. and Canada).

About Express Metrix

Express Metrix has proven leadership in the IT asset management market through more than 13 years of focus on developing PC inventory, software license compliance, and software metering technology. Express Metrix solutions enable IT accountability by providing visibility and control over IT assets, which protects organizations against failed compliance audits, confidential data loss, IT overspending, and the consequences of uninformed IT decisions. Express Metrix solutions deliver vital information that allows for the efficient management of desktop hardware and software -- freeing IT departments to focus on mission-critical operations and other strategic initiatives.

Used by over 1,100 active customers, the Express Metrix product line includes Express Software Manager(R) (Professional and Standard Editions), Express Inventory(R) and Express Meter(R). More information on Express Metrix can be found on the company's Web site at .

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