February 24, 2010

eThority Enterprise Named 2010 SIIA CODiE Award Finalist

eThority Release

Software Recognized as a Finalist for Best Post-Secondary Enterprise Solution Category

Charleston, SC, February 24, 2010 – eThority, the provider of a user-obvious enterprise performance engine for reporting and analytics, announced today that their flagship product, eThority Enterprise, has been recognized by the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) as a finalist for a CODiE award in the category "Best Post Secondary Enterprise Solution."

eThority has, since its inception in 1992, worked closely with higher education institutions to solve their most pressing reporting and analytics problems. eThority Enterprise was inspired by clients at a medical university who were unable to consolidate and access their data due to the complexity of existing business intelligence systems.

Designed to empower the end-user, eThority Enterprise leverages the company's background in higher education by addressing areas critical to the performance of an institution, such as financial analysis and reporting; student admissions, enrollment and retention analysis; and institutional performance benchmarking.

Established in 1986, the CODiE awards serve to showcase the software and information industry's finest products and services and to honor excellence in corporate achievement and philanthropic efforts. The CODiE are the industry's only peer-reviewed awards program, which provides member companies with a unique opportunity to earn praise from their competitors.

One hundred eighty-eight products from 136 companies were selected as finalists from more than 785 nominations submitted by 374 companies. Nominated products underwent an intensive review by subject matter experts, analysts, journalists, and others with deep experience in the field. All finalists may now be reviewed on the CODiE Awards Website at www.siia.net/CODiEs.

The CODiE Award for the Best Post-Secondary Enterprise Solution awards the best non-instructional business management tool that supports education enterprise software solutions in data mining, data analysis, data exchange, processing and reporting, and an array of other categories.

"This is the twenty]fifth year we have recognized excellence in the software, education and information industries through the CODiE Awards program," noted Ken Wasch, President of SIIA. "In this economic climate, companies are doing even more to innovate. eThority has demonstrated a commitment to innovation and quality that is reflected in their selection as a finalist for the CODiE Awards. I am pleased and proud to have them listed among the candidates, and I wish them the best in the final round of voting."