SCHAUMBURG, IL--(Marketwire - February 18, 2009) - Acresso Software, a privately held company of Thoma Bravo, today announced the appointment of Janet Perna to its Board of Directors.

Ms. Perna is the former general manager, information management for IBM's Software group. In that role, Ms. Perna established IBM as a market leader in database, enterprise content management and information integration. Under her leadership, the group increased information management revenue by more than 150 percent. Perna currently serves on the board of directors of Deltek and Varicent.

"We are very pleased that Janet has joined the Acresso board," said Mark Bishof, President and Chief Executive Officer for Acresso. "Janet is a world-class enterprise software industry veteran bringing exceptional depth of domain expertise and strong track record of business success to Acresso and her insights will be invaluable."

"Acresso is a proven leader in software licensing and entitlement, and has a great opportunity to support both software producers and their enterprise customers in managing entitlements effectively, especially in an economy where every IT dollar counts," said Janet Perna. "I look forward to working with Mark and the Acresso team during the next phase of growth."

Acresso Software provides solutions that help simplify the business relationship between software producers and enterprises. Acresso's product line includes the FLEXnet® and InstallShield® family of products that were previously offered by Macrovision Corporation prior to Thoma Bravo's April 1, 2008 acquisition of Macrovision's Software Business Unit that resulted in the formation of standalone company, Acresso Software.

About Acresso Software

Acresso Software provides solutions that power the business of software for multiple customer segments, including hardware and software producers, engineers and developers, helping them uncover revenue opportunities, streamline their infrastructure and reduce costs. The company's proven solutions, including the FLEXnet and InstallShield product lines, have been simplifying the business relationship between software and hardware producers and their enterprise and government customers for more than 20 years. Acresso maximizes the value of the software the world develops and uses. For more information, please go to:

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