SCHAUMBURG, IL--(Marketwire - August 11, 2009) - Acresso Software today announced that the readers of Visual Studio Magazine have made Acresso InstallShield®, the leading installation authoring solution for the Microsoft® Windows® platform, the runaway winner of the Visual Studio Readers Choice 2009 Award in the Installation, Setup and Deployment Tools category for nearly nine years. Acresso InstallAnywhere, the leading multi-platform installation authoring solution, also placed third in the same category.

"The continued domination of InstallShield reflects Acresso's commitment to paying close attention to the needs of our development community and quickly providing users with the advanced tools and capabilities they need," said Steve Schmidt, Acresso's vice president of product management. "With InstallShield and InstallAnywhere, software developers can quickly deliver error-free installation packages that provide a great customer experience and reduce support costs."

The Visual Studio Magazine 2009 Readers Choice Awards honor the very best third-party tools, components and framework as selected by VSM subscribers. Nearly 700 VSM readers identified the top commercial dev tools from independent vendors in the Visual Studio development space, across 23 categories. The publication honored three products in each category, and the Readers Choice Award went to the top-voted product in each category.

About Acresso InstallShield

InstallShield, deployed by over 71,000 customers on more than 500 million systems worldwide, is the industry standard and global leader for installation authoring. Developers around the world rely upon InstallShield every day for even their most complex Windows desktop, server, web, mobile device applications and more. Through the InstallShield product line, Acresso Software is a Visual Studio Industry Partner member and a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner.

Supporting Materials for All Journalists:

-- InstallShield 2010 Datasheet

-- Complete Feature Descriptions

-- Follow InstallShield on Twitter

About Acresso Software

Acresso's proven solutions, including the FLEXnet, AdminStudio 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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