Avangate Sponsors CODiE Award Nominations to Recognize Emerging Software Stars

Four-Time CODiE Award Winner Lends a Hand to Help New Innovators Gain Exposure

ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwired - December 21, 2016) - Avangate, the global eCommerce and subscription billing platform that maximizes revenue for software, SaaS and digital solutions, today announced that it will hold a CODiE Award nomination contest for emerging innovators.

The CODiE Awards are the software industry's most prestigious and only peer-recognized awards. For more than 30 years, the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) has distributed CODiE Awards in an ever-growing number of categories. Most recently, the CODiE Awards recognized technology innovators in more than 75 different categories, from Data Visualization to Social-Emotional Development. With focus on innovation, education and business application, the CODiE Awards represent a key way for any software company to validate its market viability and industry leadership. Avangate has won multiple CODiE Awards in the Subscription Management and eCommerce & Billing categories.

"At Avangate, we recognize that growth and innovation in technology benefit our whole industry," said Alex Hart, CEO of Avangate. "We've had the privilege of receiving several CODiE Awards in the past and are proud to extend the opportunity to be nominated to more emerging companies. In addition to the award itself, the entire CODiE process is a valuable learning experience, allowing participants to gain insights from presenting their products to expert judges in each respective field."

Avangate will sponsor three CODiE nominations for one category, each worth $995, and hopes that the contest will bring promising new start-ups into the winner's circle and further contribute to the high quality of these awards.

Companies that want their software or SaaS start-up to compete for an Avangate sponsored nomination should submit a pitch to Avangate by January 20 at the Avangate 2017 CODiE contest page. Nomination winners will need to submit their own official CODiE Award nomination on the SIIA website and conduct CODiE Award demos for the competition judges.

SIIA CODiE offers more details on the 2017 CODiE categories, award timeline and nomination requirements. Avangate is not an official sponsor of the CODiE Awards and is only sponsoring individual applicants, who must complete their own CODiE Award applications and demos.

Winners of the Avangate CODiE sponsorship will be announced by January 25, 2017 and nominations will have to be completed by February 3, 2017 directly on the CODiE website.

About the SIIA CODiE™ Awards

The SIIA CODiE Awards is the only peer-reviewed program to showcase business and education technology's finest products and services. Since 1986, thousands of products, services and solutions have been recognized for achieving excellence.

For more information, visit siia.net/CODiE.

About SIIA

SIIA is the leading association representing the software and digital content industries. SIIA represents approximately 800 member companies worldwide that develop software and digital information content. SIIA provides global services in government relations, business development, corporate education and intellectual property protection to the leading companies that are setting the pace for the digital age.

For more information, visit www.siia.net.

About Avangate

Avangate, a Francisco Partners portfolio company, is the digital commerce provider that helps Software, SaaS and digital solution providers to sell their products and services via multiple channels, to acquire customers across multiple touch points, to increase customer and revenue retention, to leverage smarter payment options, and to maximize sales conversion rates. Avangate's clients include ABBYY, Absolute, Bitdefender, FICO, HP Software, Kaspersky Lab, Telestream and many more companies across the globe.

More information can be found on www.avangate.com.